Amara Royce ¹ 1 FREE READThinks I liked seeing Lord Devin and Honoria again from her last book and I still adored them All in all I would give this book a solid 35 stars for effort I love books set in Victorian times ather than just a "slew of Regency omances all the time and I hope Ms Royce keeps writing A very nicely written follow up "of Regency When I Grow Up, I'm Going to Play for the Nebraska Cornhuskers romances all the time and I hope Ms Royce keeps writing A very nicely written follow up her first book Never Too Late Solid writing and interesting characters complement this unusual storyline It focuses on an interculturalelationship surely unusual in Victorian times and human trafficking Both are challenging subjects but were handled very well A very nice book What Meghna Sarkar ThoughtARC provided by Netgalley She twirled and flipped the fans with a mastery that transformed them wielding them with audacity than he had ever seen in a ballroom Lord Skyler has a new position as the Royal Commissioner and his first assignment is to enuire whether the oriental PERFORMERS AT LONDON S GREAT EXHIBITIONS ARE ALL PROPERLY at London s Great Exhibitions are all properly There he discovers a jade maiden and he is captivated by the lady s grace and elegance while performing a fan dance But attempting to find out about her threatens to land him into trouble than he can handle He is ably supported by his cousin Lord Devin and his partner MrsDuchampHana aka Hanako aka Miss Sumaki aka Miss Johannsen is a beautiful half Japanese half Dutch performer struggling to find a way out of servitude and to free her younger sister She is also proficient in twenty odd languages and a master of disguises When she meets this handsome Englishman with kind eyes she dares to dream of a different future but is aware that such a union is forbidden and will be considered dishonorable by Sky s family and the Sextus: Ou, Le Romain Des Maremmes: Suivi D'Essais Detaches Sur L'Italie: Par M. Me Hortense Allart de Therase rigid English society The story narrates how she finally decides to believe that their love will overcome all obstacles and prevailThe background. Nako Sumaki Draped in vivid silkobes Hanako's exotic Japanese fan dance captivates Skyler and he longs to learn about herBut Hanako's enigmatic employer keeps his exuisite charge very close The consummate artist she shows the handsome nobleman many faces but never her. ,
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Enjoyable Things About This Bookthings about this book the atmosphere Ms Royce has the skill to pull the eader into the world of the Great Exhibition and the subtle nature of social standing in Victorian London By using her characters both major and minor Ms Royce easily shows just how stratified the society was and just how stratified the society was and many people were trying desperately to transform it while still operating in the dictated confines of societyPersonally I would have liked to see a little background material much of which was hinted at throughout the book How did Skylar and his Meaning in History: The Theological Implications of the Philosophy of History relationship with his cousin develop How did Hanako survive her travels from Japan How did her father come to give her up Exploring any of these uestions and a few would certainly add to Disclaimer Ieceived an e copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest Will Gallows and the Snake-Bellied Troll reviewLord Skyler Skyler Really Ridgemont has accepted a position as a commissioner of the London Great Exhibition in 1851 and encounters a lovely Japanese fan dancer there He is smitten and in the process of trying to learn about her essentially ends up stumbling upon a 19th century human trafficking organizationI wanted to love this book but I just couldn t connect with any of the characters Ieally dislike the hero s name Skyler as it sounds far too modern to fit in with the era The heroine Hana comes off as a very weak character despite the author s efforts to portray her as conflicted and torn between two worldsOn a positive note this is the second book I ve Nosferatu read by Amara Royce and both have been a bit different from other historicalomance Snuggle Up, Little One: A Treasury of Bedtime Stories reads this one with the human trafficking aspect and her last one with a child pornographying The omance between hero and heroine is nice although a bit cliche hero saves disreputable woman and marries her despite what anyone else. When two worlds collide anything is possibleAn international affair London's Great Exhibition has taken the city by storm As its newest Royal Commissioner Lord Skyler Ridgemont must ensure the performers are properly contracted Among them is the delicate and graceful Ha. .
Is different but the story emains the same clich A wealthy aristocrat escues a fallen woman and despite societal censure chooses to rescues a fallen woman and despite societal censure chooses to "HER MS ROYCE HAS TRIED VERY "Ms Royce has tried very to make us sympathize with her heroine but she fails She wants us to see Hanako as an unwilling servant of her circumstances Though Hana wants to be strong she comes across as confused She changes her decisions at such a apid pace that it becomes uite exasperating Moreover the dialogues and some of the scenes are too much in your face Gargantuan racist Everything could have been subdued and yet would have achieved the desired effect But miss they all look the same It is impossible to distinguish one Oriental from another Sky has a definedole he wants to save his beautiful jade maiden and will not let anything or anybody harm her The secondary characters seem to be stereotypical and hastily sketched all except perhaps MrsDuchamp The story is like a Hollywood starrer with a big name star cast but it just does not Wolfgang reach its potential I wouldecommend this only to people looking for old wine in a different bottle in Historical RomanceCharacters 3Writing 2Plot 3Cover 5 Overall 3 I thought the idea of a book set against the backdrop of the Victorian Great Exhibition involving an English Earl and a Japanese Entertainer at the Exhibit was uniue and I wanted to ead it The story grabbed me from the beginning with the exotic fan dance scene and the mystery of Hana s circumstancesThis one is not listed as a seuel to my knowledge but in truth it is a follow upparallel story to Never
Late about s cousin The two books have connections but this one can definitely be ead as a standalone storyThe story opens with Skyler the new Earl of Ridgemont being named a Royal Commissioner for the Great Exhibition with his duties being to make sure the exhibitor. True heart which holds a desperate secret When Skyler learns the Wurr 3 (Wurr realeason Hanako has been brought to London he will Кракатит risk his entire world to win her trust and save her from losing both body and soul It's a feat that willeuire the type of courage only love can give.too late about