This book is different from most of the others in the fact that it is not only from Claire's first-person perspective. It also follows Roger Wakefield (Mackenzie) and Brianna Randall (Fraser) in the third person. I like that the author chose to write it this way because what's happening with these other characters that Claire doesn't get to be present for is very important to the story, but having Claire be first-person makes me feel like I have a special connection with her above all the other characters, like I am her when I'm reading because I can get inside her mind.
I was into this book right off the bat! It captured my imagination from the first page and held it the entire time. When I finally finished it I was actually sad and now I can't wait for the sequel, Liberte, to come out!
I want to start by saying that I did really like this book. I feel like it was well researched and it flowed nicely. I liked how it spanned a longer period of time, showing what life was like for the main characters before the Revolution started and all the way through it to what life is like for them after the revolution (if they survived!)
Wow, I was really impressed with this book! I ordered it as a bit of research in my own French Revolution historical fiction I'm about to start writing. I didn't expect to be enthralled with it, but I was! It was hard to put it down and then I was thinking about Marie when I wasn't reading. She had such an interesting and unique and terrible life during the revolution and a bit after.
I want to start by exclaiming "Oh man! What a wonderful book!" - Alex Apostol's 5 Star Review of "The Lost Queen". Read more now...