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A BookViral Review Of My Dear Margaret By K.M. Bishop

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  • ASIN: B08K7VLZ6G
  • Publisher: Shellville Design; 1st edition (30 Nov. 2020)
  • Language: English
  • Print length: 277 pages
  • Genre: Historical Romance

SUMMARY:

Celeste Willoughby, a beautiful heiress, full of wit and disdain for societal expectations, only has two problems: her most intimate friend Margaret, still pining over her lost love, has plans of joining a convent; and her father, vocally disapproving of her behavior, has threatened to send her to an asylum for her promiscuity!

The BookViral Review:

“Margaret was reserved, kind, unassuming, and as non-judgmental as a human could be, while Celeste, except for the occasional random act of kindness was none of those things”

With a heartfelt narrative, there is a certain resilience to Bishop’s prose that echoes the formality of the times, yet doesn’t overplay the ever-present backdrop of longing.

First and foremost a historical romance, Bishop remains faithful to the devices of the genre. Her plot is not overly complex but is taut and well-considered. Suspense, unresolved sexual tension and love are abundant, but they would be little more than the requisite offerings of romantic fiction if it wasn’t for her obvious talent for creating wonderfully vibrant characters with distinct voices.

“He – he is very tall.” Margaret said. “Tall?” Celeste repeated. “That man uses tree trunks as toothpicks.” And with lines like these readers will find themselves laughing out loud but Bishop isn’t afraid to delve into the taboo subjects of the time and there is a deeper exploration of hope and expectation that elevates My Dear Margaret to a class of its own.

A delightfully realised historical romance, My Dear Margaret will linger in your thoughts beyond the last page turned and is definitely deserving of your attention. A five star read it is unreservedly recommended!

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