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|Format: DRM Protected ePub|
Publication Date: 2012
Availability: In Stock
Series: Ravensmoore Chronicles
Lady Victoria Grayson has always considered herself a keen observer of human behavior. After battling a chronic childhood illness that kept her homebound for years, she journeys to London determined to have the adventure of a lifetime.
Jaded by his wartime profession as a spy, Lord Witt understands, more than most, that everyone is not always who they pretend to be. He meets Victoria after the Regent requests an investigation into the activities of her physician brother, Lord Ravensmoore.
Witt and Victoria become increasingly entangled in a plot targeting the lords of Parliament. Victoria is forced to question how well she knows those close to her while challenging Witts cynical nature and doubts about God. Together they must confront their pasts in order to solve a mystery that could devastate their future.
MaryAnnORAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 51818 England suspenseful adventureMay 28, 2013MaryAnnORAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4An intriguing story filled with suspense and danger. This regency set in 1818 England connects readers with Lady Victoria Grayson, who desires freedom and adventure following years of illness. Her brother, Lord Ravensmoore, wants to protect her but she becomes entangled in the mystery he has been called to deal with. Someone or something is attacking some of the lords with the intent to kill them. Who is the wicked Talon, who claims to be perpetrator of these evil deeds?
Victoria befriends Lady Phoebe and wonders about the girl's brother, Lord Ramsey. Victoria joins Lord Witt, a friend of her brother, in trying to unravel the strange goings-on. When her own life grows endangered, how will she escape? She draws on strength from God to withstand this life-threatening trial.
Each chapter of Chameleon opens with an appropriate quote that helps establish the mood. Jillian Kent has woven a masterful tale, as noted by the awards lists on which the books appears. It's the second in a series, but strong enough to stand alone.
MaryLu TyndallSan Jose, CAAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Not your normall Regency Romance!October 28, 2012MaryLu TyndallSan Jose, CAAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Far far better! I have to be honest, most historical romances tend to bore me. I write in this genre, and I love romance, but for me to be engaged in a story, there must be something else.. some intrigue, some adventure, suspense! That's why I loved this book so much. It has everything I love in a great novel. If you're looking for a mild, sweet story, this may not be the book for you. But if you want a heart-throbbing romance, a truly creepy-evil villain, a great mystery (who is trying to kill off members of Parliament?), and lots of adventure, then I'm sure you'll enjoy this book as much as I did. Don't get me wrong, there are your typical balls and haut-ton and the heroine is a sweet lady. There is also humor and some very tender moments. But Ms. Kent takes the reader into some of the shadier sides of Regency England and into the mindset of true evil. I applaud the author for delving into topics that most avoid. I note the author works as a counselor and has a degree in Social work which would explain her knowledge and interest in these areas. All in all, the entire novel was refreshingly different and highly engaging, and contains deep spiritual truths that stay with the reader far beyond the last page.
Cara PutmanIndianaAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Regency Romance with a twistAugust 3, 2012Cara PutmanIndianaAge: 35-44Gender: femaleThe regency time period is becoming one of my favorite historical time periods. This book mixes romance with mystery. Someone is targeting members of Parliament for a vicious death. The heroine has been sheltered due to an illness and is now determined to experience life to the full, even if that means inserting herself into the investigation. I found it amusing how she wouldn't take no for an answer. Her naivety softened some of her decisions that might have otherwise stretched the possible. The time period is captured well, and I hope to read more books by this author.
Stephanieupstate NYAge: 35-44Gender: female2 Stars Out Of 5Too many errors to enjoy...July 18, 2012Stephanieupstate NYAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 3Value: 4Meets Expectations: 3Chameleon has a really strange character: Talon. Very strange and a bit creepy. Ok, a lot creepy. Talon trains birds to attack people. Did I mention creepy?
The whole story revolves around the dark mystery of Talon. Who is he? Why is he using his birds to hunt and maim or kill members of Parliament? The whodunit ending was very surprising - I hadn't guessed it.
When I noticed that a main character in the book, Ramsay, was misspelled on his first and second appearances in the book as Ramsey, I was afraid there might be trouble.
Sad to say, the editorial errors were numerous and more glaring than just spelling. These mistakes made reading difficult and confusing.
I really like the Regency style of Jillian's writings. Her subject matter of mental health practices of the day makes her books unique and different (although Talon was almost too much for me in this book). Unfortunately, the editorial errors made the book hard for me to enjoy, and Chameleon ultimately couldn't win me over.
*I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine.*
FayeAge: 18-24Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Charming!July 15, 2012FayeAge: 18-24Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4A delightfull regency era novel, with a dash of dark mystery.
Enter a whole new world full of romance, chaperones, murder, and deceptive charm. Victoria is a young woman full of innocence, with an eye for observation, quick mind for thinking.
The mystery element of this book definitely added a darker edge to it, because the rest of the tale had a sort of Austen feel too it.
This might just be me, but I felt there were times when the book moved too slowly for my preferences and I felt like the book could have been a few pages shorter.
Overall this was a lovely book, that though part of a series works wonderfully as a stand alone. This is a book that will please those who are both mystery lovers and the regency fans!
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thanks!