Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance
Published on: April 17th 2018 by She Writes Press (Kindle Edition)
Pages: 352 (Paperback Edition)
**I received an e-copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review**
You know, sometimes, I wish someone else could write my thought for me because I honestly barely took notes while reading this book, not because I’m lazy (but most likely) BUT SERIOUSLY THOUGH. I thought I don’t want to disturb myself while in the middle of reading it because I was so invested in the story and wanted to know how things would play out.
Song of Isabel, by Ida Curtis is a sweet and cute story of historical fiction and romance. Mistaken as a peasant, Lady Isabel was trapped by several guards, and tried to harass her for their own pleasures. Just in time, Lord Chetwynd rescued her from that perilous situation and ever since then, Lady Isabel could not remove the thought of her “champion”. Eight years later, they meet again but this time, in a marriage of convenience both with a different objective in mind. As the couple embarks on a journey, the attraction they feel for each other is taunted. Will the marriage end with an annulment or stay intact? Song of Isabel is a charming and adorable historical coming-of-age story that will make for a cozy read.
I was really, really excited to read this book when I got it from Netgalley. The synopsis was interesting and it’s a historical fiction plus romance and I couldn’t help myself but read the book!
Only recently, I’ve come to enjoy historical fiction and this book made me realize the things about why I’ve come to enjoy this genre. Here’s why:
- There’s less drama
- The characters most likely have a mature attitude
- They are true to their word (!!!) Like how they say “I promise” and keeps it all the waaaay
- The romance runs deeper than a clown’s pocket
- They are up front about almost anything other than top secrets that they think should be really kept (you know what I mean?)
- Straight to the point (characters don’t go round and round, making excuses here, making excuses there, etc.)
I enjoyed Lady Isabel’s character most of all, in this book. She was stubborn, independent, adventurous, and stands for herself. Additionally, she is witty and creative in dire situations. I love that about her! Her character is both strong and fragile and Lord Chetwynd is such a perfect match for her!
I couldn’t help but fall in love with Isabel and Chetwynd’s story because of how sweet they are for each other, but in a not-so-obvious-but-obvious kind of way.
Overall, Song of Isabel is the type of book that will make you feel comfy in your chair when it’s raining outside.