Miss Diane Snow is everything a British chaperone should be—she finds satisfaction in order and depends wholly upon the rules of decorum as she negotiates the isle of Greece with her young charge. But Miss Snow's prim and proper exterior masks a disquieting past: orphaned and alone in the world, she has only her stiff upper lip to rely on. When a brief encounter with a handsome stranger challenges her rules of propriety, Diana is unwittingly drawn into an adventure that will turn her ordered world upside down.
Alexandros Metaxas is a Greek spy working to recruit individuals to the cause of revolution. His mission seems to be going perfectly until he encounters Diana Snow, a captivating—if slightly cold—beauty. When their paths cross again, the ill-fated reunion threatens all Alex has been fighting for. But more importantly, it places Diana's life in jeopardy. There is only one way to save her: they must put themselves at the mercy of the most powerful pirate family in the Mediterranean. Soon, Diana is plunged into a fantastic world of gypsy curses, blood feuds, and unexpected romance. But when a bitter vendetta places her in mortal danger, will she have the courage to fight for life and love?
|Size||6 x 9|
|Published||Covenant Communications 2016|
This is a Regency tale with a very different setting. Greece, of all places! Dropping an English miss in the middle of all things Greek definitely shows her that she and life are more than she ever supposed. The many characters (some of which truly lived) will charm you into wanting to travel to the very real setting of Tsimova. This is a story that gets better and better the further you read. Now, I just want it to continue.
Jennifer Moore has become one of my favorite authors in the last year or so. Her attention to real history gets me involved in the stories she writes on a whole new level. This book is no exception.
This story takes place in Greece during the time of the Ottoman Empire. The main characters of this story become involved with Pirates and the Greek Revolution. This is a period of time and place that I know nothing about. I love that Jennifer Moore introduces me to history and initiates an interest in me. Every time I read one of her books I'm on Google finding out more.
Jennifer Moore is great at introducing a time and place in history and wrapping it in an intriguing and romantic story. I love watching the main characters develop their relationship. In this story, Diana Snow (or as the local Greeks call her "missno") finds herself. She has been invisible most of her life and in this story she discovers herself. She finds that she likes who she is. What a wonderful thing for any of us to discover!
I would let my 15 year old read this story.
Received ebook in exchange for an honest review
This is a compelling historical fiction story of a British Lady's companion kidnapped. She is nobody of consequence and when the pirates turn her over to a head of an island rebel group, she fears what will become of her when it is discovered nobody cares enough to pay a ransom for her.
This story contains adventure, suspense, action, family values, romance and portrays examples of self motivation and resiliency.
This was very well written. I feel the first part of the book lingered a little to long on the drama leading up to the adventures but it was well worth the time to read it. The characters "came to life" and felt like real people! The scenes were described well and easily visualized. The Title and Cover were both a great "fit".
I give this book a Four Stars rating.
*This book was gifted to me but in no way obligates me to offer appositive review.
LOVED THIS ONE! Miss Snow is AMAZING!
What was a simple chaperone assignment turns into a rescue mission for captured children and all because of a change meeting of A MAN--are you intrigued???
You will be enthralled at Miss Snow's tenacity, creativity, determination, and cleverness.
And then there is Alexandros-----SO GOOD!
I highly recommend this one!
I love a good Regency romance and when the traditional formula is changed a little, it makes for a very enjoyable story. Diana is a chaperone, not a genteel woman, yet her straight-laced ways are every bit as proper as society demands. It's hard to judge a book by the cover, for the reader knows not what lies within the pages, and that's exactly how things are with Diana--there's much more to her than what she chooses to show on the surface.
Can you imagine being dragged into the middle of an adventure involving pirates, curses, and other misfortunes? Diana finds herself in the thick of a thrill of a lifetime and manages to make the most of her peril. I love her character and the way she positively spins the world around her through her attitude and determination. Alex is a great, swoony, and slightly mysterious character and I adored him.
This book begins quite intensely, but I found myself muddling through the inner portions just a bit. I've never considered what Greece was like during the Regency period and found myself getting stuck on all of the Greek terms, names, and pronunciations, as there are many, rather than enjoying the flow of the story in this fascinating setting. Of course, things picked right back up again, once I got over it, and I finished with a satisfied sigh. Yes, there's more to Regency life than impressing "the ton."
This is a great read for those who enjoy the Regency time period, with a twist, and a sweet, gentle story (with pirates).
Content: mild violence; mild romance. Clean!
* I received a copy in exchange for an honest review*
I read this entire book in one sitting. It was that good. It also helped that everyone in the house had gone to bed ;) I love Regency romance, but I especially love this kind of Regency romance- the kind that takes you out of the parlors and ballrooms and lets you experience what the rest of the world is experiencing at the time. Diana's circumstances as an orphan allow her to fully embrace the lifestyle in Greece and the overwhelming sense of family she yearns for. The politics of the clans, the British and the Turks in Greece is fascinating, and my eyes were opened to the oppression and abuse the Greeks endured from the Turks for 400 years. The bright spot in Diana's new life is Alex, who is an enigma to her because he shows interest in her when she is used to being thought of as insignificant. While each character in the book is vividly portrayed and the story is told from both Alex and Diana's points of view, Diana is the character I came to know the most. She has distinct mannerisms and methods of coping through the pain she feels- or avoids feeling. I loved that Alex gently showed her that processing her emotions is important. Her strength and intelligence attracts him to her and their love steadily blossoms, even though they know that a future together is too dangerous. The members of the family that take Diana in enrich the story and I loved every sweet, suspenseful, thoughtful, and heart-wrenching moment that I read. Highly recommend!
(Thank you to Covenant Communications for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review)
I LOVE to read these Regency Romances by Jennifer Moore. I love the way that she writes, her characters are always amazing, the plot lines are great and there's plenty of romance in her books.
Diana was a really great character in this book. She doesn't really feel like she belongs in her world. She's a chaperone to her young friend, Molly, but she's an orphan and Molly's peers don't really feel the need to include her or even really be kind to her. I love the way she had courage, one night she wanted to return gloves to Alexandros, but interrupts a very important meeting he's having. Even though she has a knife to her throat, she holds her head high and she doesn't let Alex know just how hurt she was when he refused to acknowledge her.
I loved the way that Diana acts when she's thrown into a completely foreign situation. She works hard and does more than is expected of her, I loved the way she fell in love with the people she was sent to live with and it's very obvious by the care she takes for these people just how much she loved them. And she ends up risking her very life for them in the end.
Alex was a fun character too. He's working to get some of the Greek family groups to help with a revolution. I liked the way that he is constantly trying to make sure that all is well with Diana, because he had caused her to be in the situation that she is in he feels a sense of duty toward her. I liked the way that he eventually learns that it's okay to fall in love and move on with his life, he doesn't always need to be a slave to his past. I guess that both Alex and Diana needed to learn that lesson for different reasons, but they both needed to learn to move on and love in spite of their pasts.
This is a cute book that I didn't want to put down!
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This Regency romance is set in the Greek islands, which made it very unique and fun to read. Miss Diana Snow is a chaperone for a younger girl as they vacation to Greece. When a charming man named Alexandros barges in on their outdoor luncheon to chat with them and gain introductions, and then just as mysteriously disappears, she can’t stop thinking about him. When she chances to see him again, it is at night and she follows him to return his handkerchief. But she gets more than she bargains for when she is captured by pirates and taken hostage. The man she thought was such a gentleman isn’t who he seemed. As her fate becomes wrapped up in the powerful pirate family’s, and through them—Alex, her heart is tugged all sorts of ways as she tries to find a place where she fits in life. This story had intrigue, action, scenes of the heart, and mystery. The setting in the Greek islands and the history surrounding the Turkish empire’s hold over those countries was fascinating and heartbreaking. I really liked the characters and that is was clean, suspenseful, and romantic all wrapped up in one.
***I received a copy of this book in exchange for my fair and honest review.