Bethany House Publishers recently gave me a copy of The Reluctant Duchess by Roseanna M. White to review. At first it was hard to follow all the characters, but it got easier. The story flowed smoothly and was easy to keep reading.
I like that there was humor in the The Reluctant Duchess. The characters, especially the main male character, Brice, had a good sense of humor.
There were some solid biblical lessons, such as trusting God and listening and obeying His voice. I also like that Brice, displayed strong faith. He was an honorable gentleman, something I always appreciate in the books I read.
It was easy to sympathize for the main female character, Rowena. Her story seemed real and it was easy to root for her and be happy with how things turned out for her.
The Reluctant Duchess was a good book. I thoroughly enjoyed it, from start to finish. There were no dull moments or moments that really dragged on.
I like the solid substance the book offered. It wasn't just a light read, but, as stated above, spoke solid biblical truth. I like the quote on love, which reminded me of 1 Corinthians 13:
"Maybe it wasn't a feeling, wasn't an emotion- if it were, it would be changeable, fleeting, like anger or happiness or sorrow. But it shouldn't be. Couldn't be. Love had to be firmer than that. Which meant that love, like faith, couldn't be based on feelings." (page 298)
Looking for an historical fiction read? Check out Roseanna White's The Reluctant Duchess.
Disclosure: Although I was given a copy of the book to review, all opinions and reviews are my own.