Bees in the Butterfly Garden, Gilded Legacy Series #1
Stick with this to the end!
I found the first half of this book dragged a bit but I couldn't put it down for the second half. It always amuses me to see how 'proper' society lived in those days. The book included some very interesting characters and I especially loved the way the Pemberton family dealt with each other when someone went against the rules - deciding to extend grace or mercy - or to punish in some way. This book portrayed the good and bad sides of life and the importance of making wise choices. There was a mixture of adventure, romance and suspense and a clear understanding of God's grace, mercy and love.
November 29, 2013
I have read some other books by this author that I really enjoyed. The description of the story line sounded interesting but I was disappointed. I had to make myself finish the book as it just did not capture my interest. It was too long in my opinion. I will try other books by this author but this one just was not as good as her Great War series.
September 24, 2013
A Nice Read
I love Maureen Langs books and have really enjoyed her writing. This book wasn't at the top of my list of hers. I personally wasn't a fan of the main character's attitude, but given what she went through, you could sort of understand. I had our book club read it and they were "ok" with it as well. So it is ok to be used in a book club. Some will enjoy it more than others. The ending was very nice as well.
June 28, 2013
Meg Davenport, a student at Madame MarisseÃ¢ÂÂs exclusive boarding school, longs to be included, loved and part of her fatherÃ¢ÂÂs life. At his death, she learns who her father truly was and wonders if she might possess the same innate qualities to be a Gilded Age thief. Ian Maguire, a handsome rouge, plans to continue where MegÃ¢ÂÂs father left off but finds himself torn between using MegÃ¢ÂÂs high societal influence and protecting Meg from herself. Involved in a dangerous plot, Meg finds herself growing in her faith, her love and what truly matters most in life.
A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
This book grabbed my attention from the cover, the title and then the first page. It is fast-paced, dangerously adventurous and enchantingly enjoyable. As the main character, it was interesting to watch Meg grow from a pampered, sheltered young woman into a faith-based, conscientious mature person. Full of precarious situations, suspenseful confrontations, historical encounters and even a little bit of romance, I truly loved this book from beginning to end.
Maureen Lang was a new author for me but will definitely be a repeat one. I already have the next book in the Gilded Age Legacy Series, All in Good Time!
5 (out of 5) pennies
May 22, 2013