Author: Jennifer Moore
Publisher: Covenant Communications
Published: September 2016
Paperback: 224 pages
FTC FYI: I received a paperback copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Miss Diana Snow is everything a British chaperone should be—she finds satisfaction in order and depends wholly upon the rules of decorum as she negotiates the isle of Greece with her young charge. But Miss Snow's prim and proper exterior masks a disquieting past: orphaned and alone in the world, she has only her stiff upper lip to rely on. When a brief encounter with a handsome stranger challenges her rules of propriety, Diana is unwittingly drawn into an adventure that will turn her ordered world upside down.
Alexandros Metaxas is a Greek spy working to recruit individuals to the cause of revolution. His mission seems to be going perfectly until he encounters Diana Snow, a captivating—if slightly cold—beauty. When their paths cross again, the ill-fated reunion threatens all Alex has been fighting for. But more importantly, it places Diana's life in jeopardy. There is only one way to save her: they must put themselves at the mercy of the most powerful pirate family in the Mediterranean. Soon, Diana is plunged into a fantastic world of gypsy curses, blood feuds, and unexpected romance. But when a bitter vendetta places her in mortal danger, will she have the courage to fight for life and love?
A PLACE FOR MISS SNOW is a sweet story with great characters, and a beautiful setting. I thought Jennifer did a great job in capturing the time period and events. Diana was fascinating, at times too stubborn, but after finding out why, it was understandable. Alex also had a tragic back story, but I loved his "cause" and what a great character he was. Determined, yet playful. The supporting characters were wonderfully written too. I loved Elena, Sophia, and the pirates. There are many scenes that stood out to me as "favorites" but I especially loved Alex's haircut and Diana's preparations for a town wedding, it was nice having her see herself (and things) in a positive way. I loved how Diana found a happy life in the small simple town and how it changed her for the better. Jennifer's author note at the end was great too. I love to see an author invested in their books and research. One thing I would have appreciated was a pronunciation guide as some of the Greek words were, to me, a little trickier to read. That being said, Diana really grew a during the course of the book and I loved how she triumphed at the end.
5 out of 5 stars. I will read any book from this talented author.
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