Wednesday, January 18, 2012

"Storming the Castle" By: Eloisa James Review

Storming the Castle
"Storming the Castle"
By: Eloisa James
When Miss Philippa Damson runs away from home to Pomeroy Castle, she is far from a princess…she’s an extraordinary beauty with ordinary dreams — to live a quiet life as a nursemaid.
Jonas Berwick, rakish son of a grand duke, has vowed never to wed.
He offers Philippa everything—but his hand in marriage.
Philippa has stormed the castle, but now she faces an impossible Challenge: To win the love of a prince, she may have to risk everything that makes her a lady.

My Thoughts:
      I have said it before and I will say it again, Eloisa James is one of my favorite authors. I've been a fan of hers since the beginning. She can write a romance like no other - if you want a quirky romance, go to Eloisa James. They are funny and lighthearted while also leaving you smiling when you are finished.
     "Storming the Castle" is a short e-novella that I recently read on my new nook! I thought the quality might be down a little because it was only an e-novella, but boy was I wrong. She brought her A-Game with this one folks!
     The story starts out with Phillipa being unhappy with her life. When you are set to marry one person all your life, and everyone expects you to...but you don't want to, what are you to do? So, she sets off to the local castle when she hears they need a nurse. Enter our hero, Jonas! Jonas is a Prince's illegitimate brother and is currently working as the butler. Jonas doesn't want to give away his identity and neither does Phillipa...but of course, love and hijinks ensue!
      I really enjoy the worlds Eloisa James creates. The characters from this e-novella are also featured in the book, "Kiss at Midnight." The main characters, secondary and heck, even the animals are meticulously detailed and wonderfully produced. A wonderful short story about a plucky young woman and the man who comes to love her. Love wins every time, don't you know?

1 comment:

  1. I guess I'm going to have to buckle down and read one of her books, I have 3 just sitting here mocking me, but for some reason I always pass them up for something else.

    Maybe I'll start with this one since it's a novella, see if I like the writing style.

    Great review.