As some of you may have read in a previous post, I signed up to do my first book review of a book by Brittany Jo James, she contacted me a few weeks later to ask if I would like to do one for her other book, “At Least I’m Pretty”. I thought sure, why not, I am always looking for new books to read and new authors to follow. I have to say that I am so happy that I signed on for the second book, too, it really was as good as the first one, “My Knightly Dreams“, to read that review click on the title.
The book “At Least I’m Pretty”, was absolutely wonderful,especially with the added gypsy element. Several of my favorite novels include the gypsy lifestyle. There were times that I laughed out loud at Emerald’s antics, teared up in sadness for Dimitrie, and sat on the edge of my seat in suspense. All of these elements helped to draw me into the characters and the story, which of course are the most fascinating parts of any great story. I found the strength and perseverance that Emerald portrayed in dealing with the life struggles was amazing, whether it was fighting for her brothers, fighting with her sisters, standing up for Dimitrie, and the determination to protect what was hers.
I would absolutely recommend this book as well for lovers of the historical romance novel genre. It was truly amazing! It also had one more element that many of my favorites have…which is the possibility of a sequel. I never want to see a story end or the characters go away. I love to read books that are part of a series. It is wonderful to see more parts of the story and read more about the characters, even if they are secondary ones in a new story.
Please read the synopsis from “At Least I’m Pretty”, below…
Prince Dimitrie seems to have tough luck waiting for him around every corner. His most recent problems, a dangerous clan of gypsies threatening his life and his father presenting an ultimatum that he must marry within thirty days or lose his crown to his vehement sister, completely exasperate the young man. However, things appear to turn around when he unexpectedly meets a beautiful and seemingly eligible bride in a neighboring village. The fascinating and mysterious young woman steals his heart but with his history of bad breaks he cannot help but wonder if the captivating beauty is too good to be true.
Emerald Baillie is growing weary in her ploy to intimidate the supercilious Prince of Moldavia into releasing her imprisoned brothers. The stunning Duchess of Little Egypt confidently leads her life as gypsy royalty but trying to guide a large group of wayward menaces and keep them out of trouble proves tiresome, even for the poised young woman. With all the pressure resting on her shoulders she panics more and more each day. Fortunately for Emerald, Prince Dimitrie unintentionally makes her search for revenge against him much easier. However, sticking to her mischievous plan by abandoning all emotion and guilt is not as simple when her heart becomes involved.
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