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Book Review: I Knew I'd Meet You (Scarlet Rose #1) by Patricia Lyfoung

Book Title: I Knew I'd Meet You (Scarlet Rose #1)

Author: Patricia Lyfoung

Published Date: September 5th 2017

Format: Physical Book

Number of Pages: 98

Book Rating: 3 Stars

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Book Description:

Maud is quite happy living her simple life with her father and learning the exciting art of sword fighting. But when her father is murdered, Maud is whisked away from the life she knows by her rich and lordly grandfather. He wants to give her a home – on his terms – and help Maud become a real lady. All Maud wants to do is keep on fighting, so that she can have her revenger on her father’s killer.

High adventure and historical fiction come together in a swashbuckling thriller! Swords, vengeance, and a dashing highwayman known as the Fox comprise the key components to The Scarlet Rose, as Maud learns everything she thought she knew about her life wasn’t true, and how to grow and grieve after losing her father. The Scarlet Roseblends exciting, thrilling action with grounded, emotional characterization.


* Disclaimer: I start all my reviews with this disclaimer. I might not have liked a book but that doesn't mean you won't. We all read books differently based on personal opinions, personal preferences, personal life experiences, etc. Same goes for me loving a book, you might not feel the same way and that's completely OK! The beauty of reading is that no book will be read the same way. Hell, sometimes even reading a book a second time will make it hit completely differently or make me question why I liked it in the first place. All this to say, I hope that reading my reviews can help you learn more about the book and why I felt the way I did, and then help you decide based on your personal preferences if the book would be a good fit for you or not.

This was OK. Nothing super exciting or special but a cute little read. There was a few things which rubbed me the wrong way like for example there is elements of female empowerment (like an awesome sword fighter) but then also having the girl blindly obsessed with this guy she never met. Then there were some elements which were historically accurate and some weren't. Which lacked some consistency.

The image though were well done!

Until next time,

Maya Lemaire

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