Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Wild Jasmine [Small]

Book: Wild Jasmine
Author: Bertrice Small
Reason for Reading: for fun
Genre: Romance - Historical

Review: Princess Yasamin lived a charmed life in India until her brother's quest for power and dominance resulted in the death of her husband. Realizing her father, the ruler of India was ill and unable to protect her much longer, Yamasin flees to England to the safety of her English mother's family. Anglicizing herself as Jasmine, she forms a special bond with her dynamic grandmother Skye O'Malley, and begins a journey of love, heartache and scandal.

Almost written as two books (part one being India, part 2 as England) this was an interesting although not entirely engrossing. Jasmine is an interesting, strong willed heroine yet after over 500 pages, I still didn't feel like I "knew her." Small had the potential to incorporate plot points from Jamine's time in India yet missed the opportunity. As a result-the ending was mundane.

Book Junkie's Grade: C

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