Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The Mannequin by S.G. Rogers, Book Review

General Information
Genre~ Romance, Victorian, Clean
Publisher~Idunn Court Publishing
Published~ September 3rd 2015 

Book Summary (Per Goodreads)
Aubrey Whittingham lost everything when his family drowned in a ferryboat accident, including the will to live. His neighbor Rosamund tries desperately to bring him back from the brink of despair, but the beastly young duke fights her every step of the way. His feelings for her deepen, and when she departs for London, he vows to regain his health and woo her properly. Unfortunately, she disappears before he has the chance.

Rosamund is admired and praised as a mannequin for an exclusive London modiste, but her life is empty without the man to whom she gave her heart. Now, just when happiness seems within her grasp, jealous rivals conspire to ruin her dreams.

Can a beastly duke and a beautiful mannequin ever achieve a fairytale ending?
 

My Thoughts
A take on Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast, but different.  I absolutely loved this story.  It was an incredibly quick and easy read that had me laughing, tearing up, getting irritated with some characters and absolutely laughing and loving on other characters.  One could say that part of this book was somewhat predictable.  The girl was not socially equivalent to the boy, the boy did not care, the boy saves the girl..but then there is a wee bit of a twist!  However, even though it was highly likely that there would be a happy ending the adventures and dialogue are some that I enjoyed greatly.  I wish there were pictures to go with this story because the outfits from the modiste sound exquisite. Interestingly enough, my three favorite characters are actually the grandmother, the modiste, and Joe.  I read this book in one setting and can't wait to check out more from this author.  

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Disclaimer~ I received this book in exchange for an honest review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Until my next post...love y'all!!

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