Friday, July 1, 2011

Early Review of Confessions of an Improper Bride (Donovan, #1) by Jennifer Haymore

Confessions of an Improper Bride (A Donovan Novel)Title: Confessions of an Improper Bride
Classification: Adult Fiction
Genre: Historical Romance
Format: Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Forever; Original edition (July 26, 2011)
ISBN-10: 0446573140
ISBN-13: 978-0446573146

Six years ago Serena Donovan fled London in humiliation after being caught in about as compromising a  situation as is possible. Shortly after the "incident", the man whom she thought was "the one" gave her the cut direct in public stating he did not know her. Tragedy struck on the way home when her identical twin sister was knocked overboard in a freak accident and presumed dead. Her mother, thinking to make the best out of a tragic situation, told everyone it was Serena who had died. Only her immediate family knows the truth. Now she must face society once more as her sister, Meg, engaged to her sister's former beau. She never intended to enter London society again. She never intended to see him again. She never intended to make the same mistake twice...

I really enjoyed this story. I have to admit, however, the ending seemed a bit abrupt. I would have liked a few of the remaining loose ends tied up in an epilogue, but perhaps that will happen in a sequel? The story moved at a good pace and had a couple of twists. I love it when a story is not totally predictable. I enjoyed watching Jonathan Dane's inner struggle to determine if he was mad or sane in his suspicions that Serena was actually pretending to be Meg. Wondering if the woman he betrayed, yet loved, was still alive. Wondering if what he felt for Meg were the residual feelings of what he had felt for Serena. I also enjoyed watching Serena come to terms with her feelings for both Will, her betrothed, and Jonathan, the man she had once loved. This was the first book I have read by Jennifer Haymore, but it won't be the last. I look forward to reading the sequels. I gave this one 4 out of 5 roses. 

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