Catch Me if You Can, Juliette Cosway
Genre: Romance, Historical
I don’t read Historical novels often but like to dip into one every now and then, and this came along at just the right time. I did enjoy it but its not one I’d reread.
I liked Eleanor, a girl who’d been allowed to grow up without being moulded to society’s conventions. Her dad adored her, had indulged her and she was the boy he didn’t have. Her mother died in childbirth ( though oddly Eleanor mentions having a few childhood memories of her….Clearly a child prodigy!) and its really just been her and her father since, plus of course the servants from the family estate. She does have an aunt she’s close to, though she lives in America.
Eleanor wants to undertake the journey her father took many years ago, they’d planned to do it together, and now he’s died she plans to do it in tribute to him. Her aunt is horrified and sends Rivers to escort her to America, and hopefully persuade her not to undertake the perilous journey. She’s already met Rivers, when he visited along with her aunt and there’s definitely a pull between them. He’s strong minded too though and when the two are set on opposing courses – well…fun times 😉
Its a sweet romance, the historical side of it feels right, and I liked the characters. It wasn’t a story I fell in love with though, was one I could easily put aside to finish later rather than Have to finish Right Now!
Ultimately if you like a light historical romance you’ll enjoy it, but I really needed a bit more depth and drama to the story.
Stars: three, a fun, light read.
ARC supplied by Netgalley and publisher