June 1, 2017
A Fine Gentleman
Sarah M. Eden's latest novel, A Fine Gentleman, was not as easy a read as her previous novels; however, the pace of this book picked up considerably after the first one-hundred pages!
It was satisfying to add the story of Jason Jonquil to all that I have learned about the Jonquil family so far. Jason focuses all his time and energy on his job as a barrister in London. When he meets Mariposa Thornton, a beautiful Spanish woman who has escaped Napoleon's war in Spain, he has meet his match. Mariposa has come to London with the story that she is seeking her inheritance; however, the truth is that she is desperately trying to locate her mother and younger brother, Santiago. Her family had promised to reunite with their Thornton relatives in England, if they lost each other in the craziness of the war!
When Mariposa does not find her mother or her brother with their English relatives, she is at a loss of where to turn next. Mariposa has already lost her older brother and her father to the war, so she cannot imagine being left with no one. Watch and see what Jason is able to accomplish when he sets his mind to bringing this grieving family back together!