Stormi's Review: The Folly by Irina Shapiro
PUBLISHER: Merlin Press LLC
RELEASED: April 22nd 2012
GENRE: HISTORICAL ROMANCE, MILITARY
LENGTH: 231 pages
On a cold, December morning in 1815, the body of nineteen year-old Lady Elizabeth Flynn and her stepson, Captain Jeremy Flynn, are found floating in a lake on the Flynn estate. Sir Henry is devastated by the loss of his young wife and heir to the estate, especially since there is no evidence, no witnesses, and no apparent motive. But nothing is what it seems, and the gruesome find is only one link in a chain of events that started long before. Forbidden love, family secrets, and betrayal have led to this moment, ending months of speculation and gossip and bringing it to a shocking conclusion.
FIVE BOUNDLESS STARS
Elizabeth is put in an awkward situation when her reputation is ruined and she is forced to marry. She soon finds herself a Lady and married to a man she can not stand. When his long forgotten son comes home from the military she finds herself in love and together they run away. From then on a tale of lies, deceit, and murder follows. Will the happy couple escape the clutches of a hateful father and husband or will Elizabeth be forever unhappy in the clutches of her husband? This book was honestly a mystery from beginning to end. The Folly did not follow the layout of the other books I have read by Shapiro, it was very different. It had history and realness and wasn't just a "they fell in love" type of book. It was colorful and full of suspense, murder and mystery. I have to say some of the characters were easy to hate while others you grow to love more and more as the book goes on. Overall, this book was written very well and kept me guessing till the end.