Monday 2 November 2020

Carole's Monday: Pride and Intentions

Author: Dushica Labovich
Genre: Historical Romance
Format: ebook
Published:  May 31st 2020
Pages: 265 
Where I Got It: My shelf (Given to me by the author/publisher for my honest and unbiased opinion)

Summary: An unofficial guide to love and trust;
A romantic story and family drama;
A tale about female strength.

Set in beautiful castles in the middle of the twentieth century, this is a story about Doris Rose the daughter of an English oligarch who cannot forget the poor young man who stole her heart a long time ago when her parents forcefully separated them.
But love has the power to turn the dark tragedy of their past into a miracle. Reborn as one of the richest men in England, the former poor boy from her childhood returns to her parents' lives...

Morally marred by lies, deception and secrets from her parents' past, the former mistress of Magnolia Castle, Doris Rose, is forced to abandon her wealth and join the working class. She blames the very man she secretly loves for her misfortune.

The oligarch's plans and the pride of the girl who has lost everything become the only things that tie two people who secretly love one another.

Is love stronger than hatred? Is love mightier than wealth? How will the turbulent relationship between the oligarch's daughter and the poor thief of her heart end? Are they ready to put everything at stake for the sake of love?

 I was offered to read the English version of this and when I seen the cover and read the synopsis, I was hooked. I had to check it out. 

The story follows Doris Rose who is the daughter of an English oligarch who cannot forget the young man who stole her heart years ago. The two are torn apart because of her parents. Time goes by but a miracle will happen. He has become one of the richest men in England and she has walked away from her parents and their wealth to make a name for herself and earn her own way in the world. Will the two find each other and finally stay together? Or will wealth and hatred keep them apart. 

This was short, but it worked for the story.

I did feel the beginning dragged a little bit. It took a couple of chapters for me to really become invested in our characters. However, after a certain event, I became hooked and had to know how it was all going to end! 

Poor young love! I felt for them. I GET that her parent's didn't want her to marry a poor person and they didn't fully trust him or think he was good enough....but....c'mon guys...let them love each other.

The world can cruel...especially because of society and the stupid rules. We know they will find love eventually and someday, but I was so nervous because I had no idea how they were going to put aside their differences and find each other again. 

This is inspired by Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice' but it is its own story. There are some parallels here and there but on a whole the characters and story have a different path. I liked how the author did this. You can see the parallels scattered around, but this was a fresh of breath air for me. I enjoyed it!

I LOVED the last scene of the story. It brought a little tear of joy to my eye. It was a wonderful way to end the story. 

All-in-all, I really did enjoy this. The beginning was a little slow in pulling me in, BUT once I was hooked I was indeed hooked and could NOT put this down. I'll give this 4 stars. 



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