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A History Nut's Romantic State of Mind

"I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train." - Oscar Wilde

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Fair As a Rose: A Journeys of the Heart Romance

Fair As a Rose: A Journeys of the Heart Romance - Rebecca Ward Fair as a rose probably doesn't deserve the 4 stars I gave it. Nonetheless, for the lead characters, I am uncharacteristically generous with my stars this time.

I read this book many years ago. For a somehow mediocre book, I remember it surprisingly well. The plots are unimpressive. It uses the Battle of Culloden as the backdrop and puts an English warrior who served Duke of Cumberland together with a Scottish lady who is fiercely loyal to Bonnie Prince Charlie. They were naturally, at each other's throat, especially Laura, who was forced to marry Gavin.

I never like a sore loser, which is why sometimes I really want to strangle Laura. She was hostile toward Gavin but Gavin had been nothing but polite and reasonable. But they did grow together as a couple and I like them a lot in this book.

In my youth Laura and Gavin must have represented the ultimate romance story. Reading it now, I think the plots are too simple and do not support the relationship development. They just all of a sudden, started to care for each other. I fail to see why they were in love. But somehow something in their relationship touched me and I am willing to go to 4 stars for such gentleness. Not a book I would recommend, but rather something for myself.