Title: THE PERILOUS JOURNEY OF
THE NOT-SO-INNOCUOUS GIRL
Publication date: March 17, 2015
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
Author: Leigh Statham
Lady Marguerite lives a life most 17th century French girls can only dream of: Money, designer dresses, suitors and a secure future. Except, she suspects her heart may be falling for her best friend Claude, a common smithie in the family’s steam forge. When Claude leaves for New France in search of a better life, Marguerite decides to follow him and test her suspicions of love. Only the trip proves to be more harrowing than she anticipated. Love, adventure and restitution await her, if she can survive the voyage.
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First lets start off with this amazing cover! The cover is really what drew me in but the story kept my attention until the very end. I love steampunk stuff and this was perfect. The world-building was amazing and it was so easy to picture myself in the 17th-century world of Ms. Marguerite.
The character development in this story was also very well-done. I especially enjoyed Marguerite's "journey" as she grew and developed into such a strong character. Claude was also a favorite character and I really rooted for him and Marguerite to have a happy ending. The adventures in this story were so exciting and I would love to read more about Marguerite, maybe what her life is like in New France?
ABOUT LEIGH STATHAM:
Leigh Statham was raised in the wilds of rural Idaho, but found her heart in New York City. She worked as a waitress, maid, artist, math teacher, nurse, web designer, art director, thirty-foot inflatable pig and mule wrangler before she settled down in the semi-quiet role of wife, mother and writer. She resides in North Carolina with her husband, four children, five chickens and two suspected serial killer cats. If the air is cool and the sun is just coming up over the horizon, you can find her running the streets of her small town, plotting her next novel with the sort of intensity that will one day get her hit by a car.
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**Disclaimer: I received this book via the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Any thoughts and opinions are my own.**