Dear The Wild Princess by Mary Hart Perry,
I really wanted to like you. Really, I did. As soon as I read your synopsis, I wanted in. You were going to transport me to the life of Princess Louise, the so called “Wild One” of Queen Victoria’s many children. Princess Louise who broke tradition by marrying outside the circle of European royalty.
I didn’t care that you were historical fiction and parts of the Princess’ life are embellished for the sake of the novel. Historical fiction is one of my favorite genres. Plus Princess Louise sounded like she had lots of spunk. My kind of lady. She even convinced her mother, the Queen, to allow her to study art with commoners. Not a small feat in the mid-1800s.
What I didn’t expect was for the novel to turn into a historical romance. I know, I know. Princesses are allowed to fall in love. Usually they’re married off to some foreign prince in order to form alliances. Still I can only stand reading about characters feeling a “warmth in their loins” so many times.
So my darling, The Wild Princess, it’s time we part ways. I gave you over a 100 pages. It’s not you, it’s me. You’re well-written and fascinating. I wanted more history and less talk about loins and less descriptions of naughty bits. (I can’t believe I just said that.) I’m sad we couldn’t work things out.
If you’re not too heartbroken, I’ll be happy to pass you along to one of my blog readers. Who knows, maybe it’ll be a match made in heaven?
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