“A Lady Unrivaled” (Ladies of the Manor, #3) by Roseanna M. White
Published: September 13h 2016 by Bethany House
Genre: Historical fiction, christian, romance
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The Fire Eyes have get to Lady Ella, who will try with everything in her to protect her loved ones from them. But, who will protect her? Cayton is sure she’ll be in a greater danger if he’s the one coming to her rescue. However, her stubborness is not allowing him otherwise.
It’s a very nice story.
Ella and Cayton are wonderful characters, and I enjoyed their exchanges throughout the book. Dialogues between them are so smart and funny. It was good!
I must say I didn’t agree with Lady Ella’s behavior sometimes. I think she was way too intense, she definitely should have taken one or two (or three) steps back at certain times. There were moments I just wanted to tell her: calm down! It was a frustrating because she kept doing and doing, when I believe she should have sat and waited more.
On the other hand, Cayton is perfect. I loved him. The chapters that are narrated from his viewpoint were my favorites. I only wish he had played a more active part in the whole thing, because Ella was doing pretty much everything, and he was just going with it.
Besides that, I must say that the events that forced them to be together were very repetitive, and, honestly, there was a moment I got tired of it.
Kira’s story was ok, I guess, but I didn’t get involved with her. I know that often we fall for secondary characters, but that was not my case in this book. Sometimes, I did want to skip her parts to get to the main story.
The whole Fire Eyes thing, the central theme of the trilogy, was more present in this book than in the previous one. I didn’t read Brook’s story, and that didn’t bother me while reading Rowena’s, but with Ella’s I felt like I had many missing pieces; thankfully, I could connect enough dots to understand the main picture.
Generally speaking, the book is nice. Writing is good, but I’d rather “The Reluctant Duchess”.
**I received a copy of this book from Bethany House through Netgalley in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own**
+ “You’re strong where I am weak, bold where I am quiet, realistic where I’m a dreamer, and yet you dream alongside me every day”. (Book dedication, I just loved it!)
+ “Blessed, precious chaos”.
+ “Life is more interesting if you allow yourself to get lost now and then”.
+ “I always say she’s sunshine or tempests, but nothing in between”.
Roseanna M. White pens her novels beneath her Betsy Ross flag, with her Jane Austen figure watching over her. When not writing fiction, she’s homeschooling her two small children, editing and designing, and pretending her house will clean itself. Roseanna is the autor of ten historical novels and novellas, ranging from biblical fiction to American-set romances to her new British series. She makes her home in the breathtaking mountains of West Virginia.