Sunday, January 22, 2017

Book Review - The Lady Who Saw Too Much by Thomasine Rappold

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Review by Suze
 
Gianna has visions, she can sometimes see into the future. She once failed to help someone and is determined to prevent that from ever happening again. That is why she doesn't hesitate when she has the chance to accept a job working as someone's companion. She knows something bad is going to happen to the person who is in charge of the household and this time Gianna won't be powerless, she will save the person from her vision.
 
Gianna is supposed to bring Alice out of her shell. Alice doesn't have any friends and she prefers spending time in her beloved garden over any kind of social event. Alice's brother Landen is worried about his sister and thinks Gianna might be the solution to Alice's problem. However, Gianna hasn't accepted the job to help Alice, she's there for Landen. To make sure he survives she has to trick him and before they both know it they're united. While there aren't any problems in the bedroom department the same can't be said about the rest of their time together. Will Gianna's plan eventually work or has she bitten off more than she can chew?
 
The Lady Who Saw too Much is a wonderful intriguing story about a woman who can look into the future. Gianna sees important and sometimes dangerous things that are going to take place. After she failed one person she promised herself she will never let it happen again. That's why she tricks Landen. It isn't her intention to do something to him that has permanent consequences, but she doesn't regret her decision to keep him safe. Their complex relationship and mutual attraction is a fun element of the story. Landen is a kind man who likes to protect and wants to be in control. Sometimes that means he takes decisions for other people. With Gianna things are the other way around, which is quite entertaining. I really enjoyed reading about their game of pushing and pulling, it is both sexy and amusing.
 
Thomasine Rappold's heroines have interesting gifts. The historical time frame and countryside setting she's chosen are perfect for the kind of stories she writes. I loved reading her colorful descriptions of society and her main character's personalities. The beautiful and peaceful surroundings they call home versus the complex struggle to be accepted is a fascinating topic for a series. The main characters have good hearts and are kind to others, but they are lonely because nobody appreciates what they can do. They do prevail in fantastic ways though and I love the surprising twists and turns of the stories. The Lady Who Saw too Much is another amazing The Sole Survivors book.
 
Advice
 
The Solve Survivors books can be read as standalones, but as they're all really great I'd recommend you to start with the first.

17 comments:

  1. never heard of this author before but this sound like a great book i kind of like the heroine already

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  2. It's an engaging premise!

    --Trix

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  3. Which book in the series is this?

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  4. It sounds like a really good read.Thanks for sharing it.

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  5. I am a great believer of seeing into the future ans myself and my mum have experience of it. I th I k I would enjoy this book.

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  6. Intriguing storyline!

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  7. Sounds like a great book. Will have to check it out. Thanks for the review!

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  8. Sounds really interesting, I'm already hooked with the story and the characters, can't wait to read this. And the cover is beautiful. Great review!

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  9. Excellent review! This book sounds like a very interesting read!

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  10. The characters sound like interesting people.

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  11. Thanks for the advice. This is a new author to me.

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  12. Seeing visions would be a difficult gift to have.

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  13. Oooh I like the way this sounds!

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  14. THanks for the review, although the subject is interestihng I find historical fiction difficult to relate to

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  15. Sounds like you really enjoyed this one Suze! The cover design is lovely.

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