Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
Review of’The Belvedere; on inkitt.com.
‘Hooray for James and Harriet!
I became interested in this book because it was written by a man. I thought no way could a guy write romance. Well, I was proven wrong. I loved the innocence of Harriet and the patience of James. The author writes with such elegance and his characters just come to life. They are very well defined, so it makes it easy to fall into the pages of this novel. The descriptions of the scenes will put you there if you allow yourself to go. Harriet’s innocence is endearing. I think between her and James, she is definitely my favorite. I would have loved to know more about James’ mother and sister. Mrs. Ward seemed to be a woman who loved her children, knew what they were capable of, and wouldn’t waste anytime chastising them if they were in the wrong. It was refreshing to meet James’ mother. I liked her. This is an amazing story of innocent love that just doesn’t happen in this time. In some chapters, thoughts, or spoken dialog repeats itself. Almost like the author was reiterating what was already said. I’m not sure why that was, but it was only a minor inconvenience as I wanted to move along with what was going to happen next. But if you want to travel back in time where women were polite and demure, and men were gentlemen all of the time, read The Belvedere. Fantastic work.’ Kayresia Bass.