Friday, February 28, 2014

Song for Sophia by Moriah Densley

If you enjoyed The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie by Jennifer Ashley as much as I did you may fall equally in love with Song for Sophia

Song for Sophia is a romance that requires its reader to delve past the book description and look further into the tale in order to encounter the fresh and original storytelling that lies hidden behind a typical romance plot device. Sophia begins with the same introduction as many historical romances…beautiful woman of the ton hides her true identity to escape a terrible past and hides in plain sight in the guise of a maid. 

Though the plot begins in this predictable manner, Densley quickly blows all similar romances out of the water and takes you on a passionate, sexy and fresh historical adventure. Much like Jennifer Ashley’s work in The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie, Wilhelm, the hero for Sophia was born with a form of Autism. He is a savant who, though brilliant, struggles to fit into the expectation of society. In addition, both Sophia and Wilhelm have endured and survived emotional and physical injury, adding nuance and tension to their romance.

The fascinating characters mixed with a startling exploration of the harmful lack of protection for women under this time period’s legal system make for a suspenseful romance. I recommend A Song for Sophia for readers who enjoy historical romance with wounded heroes and a touch of suspense. This title is coming soon to VBPL. 

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