Sunday, April 26, 2015

Fiction Review: The Creole Princess

Beth White writes with incredible historical detail. Although she uses the occasional jargon, her style is thoroughly enjoyable. In The Creole Princess, the story jumps around quite a bit, requiring the reader to fill in the blanks in time passage. White also uses quite a few points of view, but her characters are solid. The lead male is much like The Scarlet Pimpernel, dashing and brave on the inside, more sensitive and illusive on the outside. This portion of the book series takes place during the American Revolution, with our female leads on the edge in their alliances. The romances are thin, but believable. I recommend reading White's end-of-book notes for some interesting historical tidbits on her research and incorporation of real-life historical figures. White's enjoyment of history shows in these notes and throughout the book. It's for that reason that her story succeeds as the perfect historical novel, reaching in to touch on deep themes of slavery and independence. The one downer is that the time hops make for a lack of emotional attachment and suspense.

*Disclaimer: I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review.

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