Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Review: O'er The River Liffey (Power of the Match Maker) by Heidi Ashworth

Irish heiress Caroline Fulton knows this house party, ostensibly celebrating the victory of Waterloo, is really an audition: will she make a suitable wife? Her host, an English lord, has already won over her father, who’s determined to buy a title with Caroline’s dowry. She is far from taken with the baron, however, especially once she meets Niall Doherty, the impoverished, perceptive tutor to her host’s younger brothers. He shares her love of Irish fairy tales and seems to guard a troubled past…but neither quality will earn Caroline’s father’s approval.

My Thoughts:
I don't usually prefer to read historical fiction.  This story was intriguing since it's part of the Power of The Match Maker series.  I had a little bit of a hard time with some of the language.  Once I got into the story I really enjoyed it.  I wasn't particularly attached to any of the characters but I did really like Niall.  Caroline's father was at times a little pig-headed.  It brought to my attention how women were treated like property by the men in their lives.  I was glad when both Niall & Caroline decided to change their own destiny's.  I would have liked to see a little more of Pearl in this story.  I love the idea of her.  Overall this was a fun, quick read.  

Recommended for 15 & up.  

I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for reading and reviewing! I agree--women were not treated very well in the past.


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