Friday, September 4, 2015
Renaissance Faire- Jane Stain
Description: When handsome highlander Dall takes Emily up on stage at the renaissance fair for some Scottish dancing, the butterflies in her stomach are not from stage fright. She's a drama major who's seen River Dance a dozen times. But Dall never drops his 16th century accent, and no one ever teases him about that. There aren't any jeans or sneakers in his tent, either.
My Thoughts: Jane Stain's novel is a little hard to rate. On the one hand, it is lighthearted and contains all the aspects of a time travel romance that people woo and ah over. I found myself completely unable to take it seriously, with the characters being adults but still needing parent permission to spend the summer at the faire, and the heroine jumping to conclusions with the scantest bits of information.
After having read it, I learned that the book had originally been published in serials, which might account for some of the holes in logic.
Renaissance Faire is by no means a serious tale. The characters are silly and often irrational. Whether the author meant it that way or not, it none the less makes a suitable read for those days when you just want to escape from all complexity.
I received this book through I'm A Reader, Not A Writer's free ebooks for review program in exchange for an honest review.