Thursday, December 6, 2012

Review ~ The Widow's Redeemer by Philippa Jane Keyworth

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Book Blurb

A penniless young widow with an indomitable spirit. A wealthy viscount with an unsavory reputation.

London, 1815: After her husband’s untimely death, Letty Burton comes up from the country with her domineering mother-in-law. Hiding a past she wishes to forget and facing an uncertain future, all she wants is to navigate London Society as a silent companion.

A chance meeting with London’s most eligible bachelor sets in motion a series of events that will bring her quiet life under the unfriendly scrutiny of the ton. With the net of scandal, debts, and rivals closing in, will she let her dark past dictate her life forever? Will she learn to trust again? And most importantly, will she allow herself to love?

My Review

This is the best book I've read this year. With subtle undertones of Pride & Prejudice among a fabulous and imaginative retelling of the story of Ruth and Boaz from Scripture, this book totally rocks! Oh, there's some variation since it's a fictional account but if you're familiar with the Bible story at all, you'll recognize it quickly. I was totally and completely immersed in this story until I tapped the last page on my Kindle. Rarely has that happened with an e-book for me but I didn't have a print copy. I can say I wish I did, because this is one book I would place right alongside my classics!

I think this book has it all; Engaging characters, witty and powerful dialogue, along with exceptional writing skill. If you love the story of Ruth, and the Regency Era, then this is the book for you! 

I want to thank Madison Street Publishing for my PDF review copy through FIRST Wild Card Tours. I was not required to write a positive review, just my opinion of the book. No other compensation has been received. 

*On a side note for some of my readers, this book does contain some mild language. Not much, mind you, but in about three or four places d*** and h*** are used. Of course, maybe they aren't considered cursing in the way the Brits use them :) 

Author Bio

Known to her friends as Pip, Philippa has been writing since she was 12 in every notebook she could find. Although she would love to take full credit for her writing ability, she has to admit her faith in Jesus gives her the inspiration and desire to write. She also has a passion for reading, history, and horse-riding, and these interests have led to a love for Regency romances.

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  1. This sounds like a great book! I'll have to add it to my TBR pile.

    1. Hey Cathy, I think you will thoroughly enjoy this book! There's so much I could have said about it but I like to let the reader make the discovery :)

  2. Wow, sounds good! Great review, Anne!

    1. Thanks, Marian! You would enjoy this one :) Have you read it?

  3. Anne, there is a paperback giveaway of this book up on the English Historical Fiction Authors blog this week....


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