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Bantam, Jul 2003, 5.99, 384 pp.
ISBN: 0553585835

In 1837, a man slips past the security protecting members of the royal family of Akora as they reside in their London estate. The intruder sneaks into the bedroom of Princess Amelia. He manages to abduct her and with the help of an associate escapes with Amelia as his prisoner. His compatriot implies to Amelia they expect a ransom for her, but they have a different agenda. They allow her to escape in a manner in which she thinks she did it on her own. Then Kentucky born Niels Wolfson happens to come along on horseback to complete the rescue of the Princess.

Amelia senses that Niels is hiding something from her that leaves him filled with remorse and guilt. Though quite attracted to the doubting cynical Yank, she needs to know what his game truly is. Niels cannot help but falling in love with the courageous woman he kidnapped, but once she learns the truth, he expects their relationship to end.

The latest Akora historical romance is similar to the previous tales, but is freshened up by the cunning American and by fast forwarding a score of years. The return of lead protagonists from the previous novels, albeit a generation older, adds a feeling of homecoming even while readers will appreciate the delightful duo Amelia and Niels. Though Akora seems too perfect, readers will cherish this story and look forward to a late twentieth century island paradise.

Harriet Klausner
The review of this Book prepared by Harriet Klausner








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1600 to 1899 Hidden Identity/Secret Motive    -   Yes Is really...    -   a criminal (possibly)

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   champion of justice Age/status:    -   20's-30's

Main Female Character

   -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   60% Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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