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Monday, April 6, 2015

Blog Tour: Miss Burton Unmasks a Prince by Jennifer Moore

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Book Description:

Southern belle Meg Burton is her parents’ last hope of avoiding financial ruin, and a distant cousin’s kind gesture seems an ideal solution: he will sponsor Meg for a London Season. The pursuit of a wealthy husband was not exactly how the bookish young woman had envisioned her first trip abroad—after all, what does a girl from Charleston, South Carolina, know about being a lady? Amidst the stunning gowns and extravagant balls of the ton, Meg feels like an imposter. Thankfully, she has one friend who knows her true self—Carlo, a handsome stable hand. Despite their difference in station, love blossoms between the unlikely pair, and Meg is sure of one thing: she wants nothing to do with the insufferable European aristocracy.

Prince Rodrigo de Talavera has lost everything to Napoleon. Jaded by war, he has become bitter and miserable—until he meets Meg, an American woman whose eccentric schemes and passion for life remind him what it is to laugh and to love. If only she knew him for himself and not as Carlo the stable hand. With the shadow of deception looming over their happy acquaintance and the dangers of war drawing ever more near, can Meg and Rodrigo find the courage to put aside their pretenses and discover if they can be loved as they truly are?

Andrea's Review:

Like Jennifer Moore's other books, Miss Burton Unmasks a Prince is an exciting adventure complete with a clean romance. 

I really liked how the main characters met in this book. It was funny and the journey they shared was entertaining.

Meg was a great main character. Being a visitor from America was unusual for this genre, but I liked it. Trying to live up to her parents' expectations was a heavy burden (especially where they had her brother drop that bomb on her instead of having the courage to tell her themselves before she set sail). Not only was that burden huge, but she felt very much out of place with the high society members that surrounded her. Her down to earth character was easy to relate to.

I wanted more at the end, but otherwise thought it was a very good read. I'd recommend Moore's books and will happily read future books she writes.

Tarah's Review:

You know how when you read a book you really really love and then the author comes out with a new book? The feelings that come next are a mixture of excitement, curiosity, and for me, hesitation. Am I going to like it as much as the other one I read? What if I don't? The back of the book sounds soooo good. Is it true to the book? Will it ruin the other book for me? Anyone else feel that way? Well, those were the emotions that were going through me when I started Miss Burton Unmasks a Prince. I loved the synopsis and thought that this could be a really strong story. Part of me wonders if I was just in the wrong mood for reading, period. I liked the story. I can't point out anything that was bothersome or troublesome or anything else, but it just didn't keep my attention like Becoming Lady Lockwood did. The character development was well done, and like I said earlier, I loved the plot and the romance. I'm actually reading it for the second time (which I think says something), but it just doesn't grip me in a "I can't put this down." So, I'm going to chalk that up to my current mood of cynicism. I will definitely read more from Moore (hey, that's kind of funny), and will recommend her clean historical fiction to people who love this genre.

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