TJ's Reviews > Salt Bride: A Georgian Historical Romance

Salt Bride by Lucinda Brant
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Jun 15, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: historical-romance, indie, indie-reviews

OK, 4.5/5.0, but it's teetering just the same!

Explanations are not really necessary with this book, adjectives are.... Rich, luscious, heart-breaking, heart-warming, addictive, sigh-worthy, intelligent, the list could go on and on with nary a hesitation. But, since most expect an actual review and not just emotional word-praise, here goes:

When her guardian dies, Jane Despard is faced with marrying the Earl of Salt Hendon ("Salt," as he is known) or her beloved step-brother will be faced with selling everything his family has worked for. Now, that sounds like your average historical romance set up, doesn't it? Don't. Be . Fooled! Ms. Brant has tweeked this story with so many unsuspected caveats and graced it with so much emotional angst (I know, the adjectives again) that the story becomes completely unique. From Salt's despicable opinion of Jane to the past that defines and dooms her future, this story grabs you, wrenches the emotions right out and leaves you teary one moment, determined the next and always, yes always, turning those pages!

The only hiccup (and it's a small one) might be in the rather melodramatic climax. It stretched out a little long in the believability factor, ( they're STILL not getting it?!?! ) That's it. This is one of the best indie books I've read in a while and Ms. Brant is most assuredly one of the brightest stars on that ever growing horizon.
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message 1: by Claire (new)

Claire This sounds amazing. Wonderful review, T.J.!

message 2: by Heather (new) - added it

Heather This sounds good! Is it clean though?

Emery Lee I knew you would love Lucinda's work, TJ! :-)

message 4: by Tammy (new) - added it

Tammy Walton Grant Great review, TJ! Onto the list it goes...

message 5: by TJ (new) - rated it 5 stars

TJ Thanks gals! I'm off to try a few more of hers :)

@Heather; as close as it can get without actually being clean.
Sex is mentioned but nothing is described.

message 6: by Tammy (new) - added it

Tammy Walton Grant Whaaaaaaat!?!?!?

No nookie?

message 7: by Joy (new) - rated it 4 stars

Joy There's plenty of nookie but not a lot of description of it. I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone under 18

message 8: by TJ (new) - rated it 5 stars

TJ So what was YOUR verdict, Joy?

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