Friday, July 29, 2011

Review: The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell

The Vespertine
Author: Saundra Mitchell
Page Count: 293
Book Description from GoodReads:
A 19th-century historical romance set in Victorian Baltimore about Amelia van den Broek, whose prophetic dreams have made her the talk of high society, and whose love for an artist distinctly outside of the social circle that threatens her place in it.

My Review
Amelia is sent to her cousins home in New York to teach her to be more lady like and find a rich husband that her brother, August, finds suitable.The night she arrives there is a dance being held at her cousins house, Amelia is completely out of the circle that her cousin, Zora has with everyone around but, that's just fine with her because Nathaniel has his full attention on her. Later that night Amelia has a vision, she tells Zora about it and soon it's all over town and people are calling for her to tell their fortune. After she saves a girls life by her knowing the future, Amelia feels as though she has done a good deed. But it isn't until it back fires that Amelia wishes she had never told anyone about her seeing the future.
Amelia sees Nathaniel almost on a daily basis' but it isn't until one night that she surprises him with a visit and finds out truly how he always seems to come out of no where around her.

This was my first historical read, even though it took some time to get use to the old timey talk it was really good. I didn't know what to expect when I read this book, I actually never read anything about it but I'm glad I got it! Zora and Amelia have a sister like relationship and are quite rebels for that time. Nathaniel was the most worst gentleman and best.
Even though it was very sad toward the ending, its worth it. The second book doesn't follow Nathaniel and Amelia, but Zora so I'm instreted in what the author will have in her life.

Sexual content: None!
Language: None!
Violence: Mild.

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