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Noisy Deadlines

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My BookWyrm account, follow to see what I'm reading. Minimalist in progress, e-reader, introvert, nerdy, skeptic. I don't leave without my Kobo. I mainly read sci-fi/fantasy, with or without romance. Public Libraries are awesome! Mastodon: @noisydeadlines@writing.exchange

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The Pride of Lions (1997, Dell) 3 stars

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3 stars

It's a rich historical fiction set in Scotland in the 18th century. Kinda like Outlander but without time travel. It's well done in terms of world-building with lots of historical references regarding the Jacobite rising of 1745. It's an exciting book and the rhythm is good. There was one thing that caused me uneasiness in this book: the prevalence of a raping theme. I know it's historical and you can argue that that's how things were back then, but it's a fictional romance novel and I expected less of it. For example, even though it's not explicit, the "male hero" (Alexander) clearly uses the implicit idea of rape to frighten the heroine (Catherine). Every men on the road that encounters Catherine (or any women for that matter) thinks about "taking advantage" of her. So maybe the setting was too historical/realistic for me?