Book Review: Alessandra by Ann Pratley

Next review: Alessandra which I read September 12-16, 2016. 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 out of 5 stars

What a delightful tale of love and family! Alessandra is the story of a young woman who thought herself “too plain” to find a husband, let alone love. When her family arranges a betrothal for her, she has mixed feelings: on one hand she will be a wife, something she’d not envisioned for herself, but will she love her groom (and be loved in return)? 

The idea of two strangers working together toward love and happiness was a sweet one. The story itself travels at a leisurely pace, with an interesting subplot occurring at about 1/3 of the way through the story. After that intrigue subsides, however, the tale returns to its slower pace. While normally I might have been frustrated by such a slow-down, it somehow worked well here. This whole book felt like a calm Sunday drive.

That said, the chemistry of Alessandra and her new husband, Edward, was endearing. As a young couple, both new to the ways of love, their journey of learning and exploring the art of lovemaking was refreshingly sweet. All-in-all, a thoroughly enjoying, leisurely read. I’d recommend it to any lover of historical romance. 

Pick up your copy HERE. (as of 11/11/16 read it for free on Kindle Unlimited!)


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