Monday, January 13, 2014

An Untitled Lady - Nickly Pentilla

 Although not exactly  my genre, and a bit of a romance and complicated, the characters were vivid and the story line energetic. It worked for me much of the time, and as the author indicates herself,  "This is my most ambitious story yet ".

I really liked the complexity of the Shaftbury family, and how uncomplicated and purpose driven Madeline seemed at first. In actuality, Maddy was just as complex with hidden issues which began to bubble to the surface after her quick marriage to Nash Quinn. Each character had their own quirks and wrinkles which ebbed and flowed, which was part of the fun and energy of Pentilla's  narrative.

Did I mention I do not usually read romances? As romances go, I thought this part of the storyline worked quite well. What also worked for me was the detail of  working class Manchester, which was very well done, and  historically correct. The workers, although fictional, seemed very appropriate in mood, thought and speech to their era in time.

Although I was not thrilled with the massacre description, that is what actually happened! From the Peterloo History website,  I found this,"An estimated 18 people, including a woman and a child, died from saber cuts and trampling. Over 700 men, women and children received extremely serious injuries. All in the name of liberty and freedom from poverty. "

Despite being not quite Regency romance and not quite historical novel, I do recommend this to readers of both. It  was intricate and entertaining.



Virtual Book Tour Schedule
Monday, January 6
Feature & Giveaway at Historical Fiction Connection
Tuesday, January 7
Review & Giveaway at Broken Teepee
Wednesday, January 8
Review at Flashlight Commentary
Review & Giveaway at WTF Are You Reading?
Thursday, January 9
Review & Giveaway at Unabridged Chick
Friday, January 10
Interview at Mina’s Bookshelf
Monday, January 13
Review at Reading the Ages
Tuesday, January 14
Interview at Layered Pages
Wednesday, January 15
Review at She Is Too Fond of Books
Saturday, January 18
Spotlight at Romantic Historical Reviews
Monday, January 20
Review & Giveaway at Found Between the Covers
Tuesday, January 21
Review at To Read or Not to Read
Wednesday, January 22
Review at Book Lovers Paradise
Friday, January 24
Review at Turning the Pages
Monday, January 27
Review at A Chick Who Reads
Review & Interview at Just One More Chapter
Tuesday, January 28
Review at The Most Happy Reader
Interview at A Chick Who Reads
Wednesday, January 29
Review at Book Nerd
Friday, January 31
Interview at The Most Happy Reader


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About the Author
Nicky Penttila writes stories with adventure and love, and often with ideas and history as well. She enjoys coming up with stories that are set in faraway cities and countries, because then she *must* travel there, you know, for research. She lives in Maryland with her reading-mad husband and amazing rescue cat. 

She’s chattiest on Twitter, @NickyPenttila, and can also be found at nickypenttila.com and on Facebook.

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