Chameleon - eBook
1818 England suspenseful adventure
An 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 girlÃ¢ÂÂs 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. ItÃ¢ÂÂs the second in a series, but strong enough to stand alone.
May 28, 2013
Not your normall Regency Romance!
Far 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.
October 28, 2012
An OK read
While the plot is something different and unusual and actually very good, the character and relationship development was lacking. I found that Lady Victoria did not behave as a lady of Quality should when found alone with a man at night. I trust that the story of Mercy which is to follow will be handled a bit more tastefully.
It is to be hoped that the purpose of a "Christian" romance is to encourage virtue in the lives of young readers.
June 28, 2012
Regency Romance with a twist
The 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.
August 3, 2012