Thursday, September 8, 2016

A Place for Miss Snow by Jennifer Moore {Blog Tour Review and Giveaway}

A Place for Miss Snow by Jennifer Moore
Paperback, 224 pages
Published 2016 by Covenant Communications
Miss Diana Snow is everything a British chaperone should be—she finds satisfaction in order and depends wholly upon the rules of decorum as she negotiates the isle of Greece with her young charge. But Miss Snow's prim and proper exterior masks a disquieting past: orphaned and alone in the world, she has only her stiff upper lip to rely on. When a brief encounter with a handsome stranger challenges her rules of propriety, Diana is unwittingly drawn into an adventure that will turn her ordered world upside down.

Alexandros Metaxas is a Greek spy working to recruit individuals to the cause of revolution. His mission seems to be going perfectly until he encounters Diana Snow, a captivating—if slightly cold—beauty. When their paths cross again, the ill-fated reunion threatens all Alex has been fighting for. But more importantly, it places Diana's life in jeopardy. There is only one way to save her: they must put themselves at the mercy of the most powerful pirate family in the Mediterranean. Soon, Diana is plunged into a fantastic world of gypsy curses, blood feuds, and unexpected romance. But when a bitter vendetta places her in mortal danger, will she have the courage to fight for life and love?
My Review: 4 Stars
I love a good Regency romance and when the traditional formula is changed a little, it makes for a very enjoyable story. Diana is a chaperone, not a genteel woman, yet her straight-laced ways are every bit as proper as society demands. It's hard to judge a book by the cover, for the reader knows not what lies within the pages, and that's exactly how things are with Diana--there's much more to her than what she chooses to show on the surface. 
Can you imagine being dragged into the middle of an adventure involving pirates, curses, and other misfortunes? Diana finds herself in the thick of a thrill of a lifetime and manages to make the most of her peril. I love her character and the way she positively spins the world around her through her attitude and determination. Alex is a great, swoony, and slightly mysterious character and I adored him.
This book begins quite intensely, but I found myself muddling through the inner portions just a bit. I've never considered what Greece was like during the Regency period and found myself getting stuck on all of the Greek terms, names, and pronunciations, as there are many, rather than enjoying the flow of the story in this fascinating setting. Of course, things picked right back up again, once I got over it, and I finished with a satisfied sigh. Yes, there's more to Regency life than impressing "the ton."
This is a great read for those who enjoy the Regency time period, with a twist, and a sweet, gentle story (with pirates). 
Content: mild violence; mild romance. Clean!
* I received a copy in exchange for an honest review*
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About the Author
 Jennifer Moore 
Jennifer Moore is a passionate reader and writer of all things romance due to the need to balance the rest of her world that includes a perpetually traveling husband and four active sons, who create heaps of laundry that is anything but romantic. Jennifer has a B.A. in Linguistics from the University of Utah and is a Guitar Hero champion. She lives in northern Utah with her family, but most of the time wishes she was aboard a British frigate during the age of sail.


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