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The Moonless Night
Marie Boltwood shared the neighborhood excitement about Napoleon being imprisoned aboard ship just outside Plymouth harbor. When two dashing gentlemen--the thoughtful Mr. Benson and the arrogant Lord Sanford--arrived to stay at Bolt Hall, she knew one was a British agent. But who was the other? With intrigue heavy all around her, Marie desperately needed to find out. ...more
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Published April 1st 1980 by Belgrave House
(first published 1980)
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Jennie Gallant is Joan Smith's pen name. I have liked most of her novels, but for some reason I did not enjoy this one nearly as much as the others. It was very slow paced and the story line leaden. I finished it, but almost gave up about 3/4 of the way through. Still, it had some redeeming qualities and some interesting historical perspectives on the aftermath of Napoleon.
For some reason this was not very engaging. There wasn't any chemistry between Lord Stanford and Marie. The storyline about Bonaparte's attempted rescue was ho-hum. There's not much tension or suspense. It was a light read at best but not compelling. I'd say closer to 2-1/2 stars.