Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Book Review: The Rake's Challenge by Beth Elliott
Title: The Rake's Challenge
Author: Beth Elliott
Stars: 5 stars
The story that is exceptionally well told by an author who does not have to resort to sex to sell the plot. The storyline was realistic and made for easy reading. It was as if you were sitting on the side watching the tale unfold. I enjoyed this book from start to finish.
Giles Maltravers has his rakish lifestyle turned upside down the day he saves Anna Lawrence from a pair of drunken young bloods. The irony is that Giles is now honour bound to protect this headstrong girl.
Inspired by a fervent devotion to the works of Lord Byron, Anna is determined to live a life of adventure, but she plunges from one disaster into another. Giles has no time left to enjoy his former pleasures, especially when the Prince Regent decides that Anna is just in his style.
About The Author:
Beth grew up in a tiny village on the flat, flat Lancashire plain. Holidays were spent with her grandmother in the wild hills of mid-Wales. These contrasts helped her imagination to develop, and her Celtic heritage means she has a vivid imagination and an ear for rythym and patterns in words.
She began making up stories from before she could write them down, casting the people and places she saw into her own version of a tale she had heard. Later, her stories were usually continuations of novels she had read but which finished 'too soon'. And she always loved 'Long ago and far away' best for setting a story.
She is very fond of travelling, especially in Mediterranean countries, and often sets her tales at least partly in these lands.
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