Miss Burton Unmasks a Prince
Author: Jennifer Moore
Publisher: Covenant Communications
Published: April 1st, 2015
Paperback: 183 pages
FTC FYI: I received a paperback copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Southern belle Meg Burton is her parents’ last hope of avoiding financial ruin, and a distant cousin’s kind gesture seems an ideal solution: he will sponsor Meg for a London Season. The pursuit of a wealthy husband was not exactly how the bookish young woman had envisioned her first trip abroad—after all, what does a girl from Charleston, South Carolina, know about being a lady?
Amidst the stunning gowns and extravagant balls of the ton, Meg feels like an imposter. Thankfully, she has one friend who knows her true self—Carlo, a handsome stable hand. Despite their difference in station, love blossoms between the unlikely pair, and Meg is sure of one thing: she wants nothing to do with the insufferable European aristocracy.
Prince Rodrigo de Talavera has lost everything to Napoleon. Jaded by war, he has become bitter and miserable—until he meets Meg, an American woman whose eccentric schemes and passion for life remind him what it is to laugh and to love. If only she knew him for himself and not as Carlo the stable hand. With the shadow of deception looming over their happy acquaintance and the dangers of war drawing ever more near, can Meg and Rodrigo find the courage to put aside their pretenses and discover if they can be loved as they truly are?
This book is another triumph for Jennifer Moore. I loved it! Meg is a joy. Her character bursts off the pages. I loved what went on in her head. I especially loved all of her spunk and her adventurous spirit. Carlo/Rodrigo was a great character too. I also enjoyed how Meg and Rodrigo got to know each other and the adventures they had to try to make the other happy. One in particular had me laughing out loud. I truly loved how Meg was her own person, and I loved everything about her, she brought a smile to my face many times. I also enjoyed Meg's relationship with Serena. I love (sorry, I'm using that word a lot) how Jennifer's three books intermix. They are their own story, of course, but the characters are familiar, and I was happy learn more about Serena and her family.
5 out of 5 stars. I have loved every word that Jennifer has written so far, and can't wait to read more.