Here they are! I have been waiting and WAITING for Carola Dunn to be reprinted with fresh, contemporary covers and here they are, and they do not leave you wanting. Keep them coming!!I will buy them all.
So, this is Book 1 of the Rothschild Trilogy, Miss Jacobson's Journey. Miriam Jacobson is a strong character who defies her parents wishes for her to marry a Mr Cohen, "a mere youth", "thin as a rake, pallidly sallow" with eyes that are "weak", "lackluster" and "red rimmed". And he can't grow a beard. After only one brief meeting, Miriam rejects him in favour of a life of adventure with her Uncle Amos, a doctor, who travels around Europe.
The story jumps to 1811, Uncle Amos has died, war has begun and Miriam knows it's time to go back to England, but how to get there? She strikes a deal with Mr Rothschild- he will get her home to England if she helps transport gold to General Wellington. She has two companions for her journey through France and Spain, handsome and arrogant Lord Felix Roworth, who has a grudge against Jews, and Isaac Cohen, who is of course the poor lad Miriam rejected in 1802, and for a while, Mr Cohen can't seem to let it go...
I don't want to spoil the ending, suffice to say that, as always, Carola Dunn delivers the perfect ending. The guy who gets Miriam does so because he's deserving of her, and not because he is "the very embodiment of her schoolgirl dreams". I've just given it away, haven't I?
I loved this book, Carola Dunn's writing style and her choice of language. I'm never bored by her, she keeps me turning the pages as if my life depends on it, and I'm only ever disappointed when the book ends. The research she must have put into this novel is pretty impressive. This lady knows what she is talking about, which is so refreshing and makes the read so much more enjoyable, I think.
Buy the whole trilogy, it's adorable and you'll love it.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 286 KB
- Print Length: 345 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Belgrave House/Regency Reads (19 August 2010)
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00405R5HC
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 18 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #393,757 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)