Ireland Rose by: Patricia Strefling
Published : August 2011
Version Read : Kindle/Owned
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Baltimore-born Ireland Rose, daughter of Irish immigrants, must be married by her seventeenth birthday. Rose’s father finds a suitable husband, Captain Camden Lovell, twenty-seven years her senior. Captain Lovell takes his bride to Charleston, provides her with a beautiful home on the Battery and good standing in Charleston Society.
As far as historical fiction goes, this book is almost spot on for life in the 1800’s south. I enjoyed the way life was described and how simple Ireland’s life was. The only thing that I had a hard time with was the grammar and spelling. I think there was an instance of a character being called another name. It’s an easy mistake, one I’ve made but it should have been caught in the editing process.
Ireland as a main character was enjoyable. I liked reading about the way she saw the world and how she reacted to the things that happened to her. I loved the people introduced once she was back in Ireland. However I did not feel as though her relationship with Captain Wyatt was worthy of becoming her love interest. It felt a little too rushed and should have happened earlier in the story.
I wouldn’t really call this a romance story but I would recommend this to any historical fan. It was cute, clean and worth the read.