Abandoned this actually. It's more romance than spying. They meet and carry on and share their life stories without even trading information...REALLY?Abandoned this actually. It's more romance than spying. They meet and carry on and share their life stories without even trading information...REALLY? Any Pinkerton agent worth his salt would know better than to blabber about who he really is. And she should know better too. They have these meetings that end up being all romance and not much trade of information. And his flirting with that southern belle made me want to vomit. That was a necessary part of the tale, but both her character and the flirting were OTT....more
I watched Revolution on Netflix a few months ago. Had I not, everything contained within this novel would have been new to me. Because I watched the sI watched Revolution on Netflix a few months ago. Had I not, everything contained within this novel would have been new to me. Because I watched the series, I knew what the heroine was getting herself into and that she was stupid. But she has heart and spunk, I'll give her that, and I enjoyed her tale. It's a tale of brother against brother, country against country, lover against lover, as she is an Irish rebel and he's in the British Army. At the same time he's fighting his own friends. Of course we don't realize this going into the novel at first, not unless you know your Irish history.
I loved the love story. The hero stole my own heart and that's rare. I also really liked the lesson in the pages..about how people are kept down with poverty, and nobody rises above their station without education.
The novel also showed us the kindness of many people during that time, folks who worked in soup kitchens, landlords who tried to help tenants... They may be few and far between but there was good with the bad. THOUGH I didn't really buy into Daniel's dad's change of heart.
Loved the heroine despite that fact I knew she was doing something rather idiotic--though I guess it depends on how you look at it, because as the heroine states at the end of the tale...they made a difference by changing the way some people thought and that was a start for some, while an end for others. ...more
I abandoned this with only a quarter left to go. It just petered out for me. There's nothing funny about the Blitz, but I guess I expected a more humoI abandoned this with only a quarter left to go. It just petered out for me. There's nothing funny about the Blitz, but I guess I expected a more humorous POV from a dog. Take, for example, the Diane Kelly series, sometimes told from the dog's perspective, or the Chet and Bernie mysteries.
Bertie's POV is just like a human's but with a bit less understanding of some things and what they are. Also, perhaps the dog POV is better for shorter tales, as from this little guy's perspective, we fail to really get to know what's going on with the humans. And there were a lot of humans and even though they popped up often in the story, I completely got lost as to how they were all related.
And though I think this is a great idea, the story also just wandered with no real purpose/destination. Bertie just lives through the war, witnessing engagements, black market deals, children leaving, etc....more