Welcome back to Lamon Reviews. About a week ago I finished this novel titled The Viscounts Convenient Bride by Josie Bonham.
Title: The Viscounts Convenient Bride
Author: Josie Bonham
First I think I should let everyone know that I only recently started reading and enjoying historical romance novels, so I can only compare this with the few historical romance novels I have read.
I enjoyed the relatively quick pace of Bonham’s writing. Although it is contained in a little over 500 pages, it is far from a linear romance. It has several exciting twists and turns, both expected and unexpected.
Bonham’s characters are clever and competant. Both male and female characters have an intelligence and fieryness to them. From the dutchess to the lady’s maid, they all have some degree of fearless. I liked that about the novel.
For example, neither Kitty nor Annie act helpless or hysterical while they are kidnapped and threatened. They both keep their cool and try figuring out how to escape instead of waiting to be rescued.
One thing I would have liked to see differently in the novel, would have been a little more background information on the mothers of Luke and Kitty. I feel their deaths are the catalyst for most of the tragic parts, so it would have given the characters another dimention to view them.
I enjoyed reading this novel from begining to end. It has a different feel from other historical romance novels like The Flame Within by Liz Harris or The Perfect Sister by Gail Meath but just as easy to fall into.
Therefore, I happily recommend The Viscounts Convenient Bride to lovers of historical romance novels.