Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Guise of a Gentleman by Donna Hatch

Do you enjoy a well written escape into a sweet romance?  -- sweet meaning, clean romance. You will find it here in The Guise of a Gentleman by my friend, Donna Hatch. I remember when she read the first chapter to us at our American Night Writers Chapter meeting. It was fun to hear and a thrill to get to add thoughts to the questions she asked as she was in the polishing stages of the novel. Now, here I sit with the finished book in my hands, tickled pink for Donna.

Let's start with the cover. There is a skull and crossbones pirates flag in the top left corner. The top right has a handsome man and a lovely lady a half an inch from kissing. You see a close-up of the back of a lady standing on the shore looking out at one of those cool pirate ships with the sails furled.

A quote from a best selling author appears on the front which reads "A fine specimen of a pirate romance."  The quote is 100% correct. What a fun romp with pirates and a unique situation with a lovely and impossible romance with a pirate that is much more than he appears to be.

Donna weaves intrigue and romance with this great escape into a world of long ago. I 've heard Donna talk about all the research she did on pirates and how they lived and it shows. That's what makes this book such a great escape. Donna gets it right.

I give The Guise of a Gentleman TEN SMILES. Ten is the top of the rating system here on Writers Mirror.

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  1. Thank you for the lovely review!

  2. I totally agree, Cindy. Love Donna's writing. Guise might've been my favorite . . . so far.

  3. I really like the way you included a cover review here. Wonderful idea!

  4. Thanks Donna, you are a wonderful writer and it is a pleasure to know you.

    Debra, I agree.

    Sarah, Thanks. Donna's book covers are lovely aren't they?

  5. That half-inch-from-a-kiss is far more interesting than some of the bodice ripper covers.
    And the pirate theme is so intriguing! It is going on my TBR.
    All my best!

  6. Donna, this is a lovely review! Congrats. I really enjoyed The Stranger She Married, so I have no doubts this one is just as good, especially with pirates in the picture...


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