Sunday, October 10, 2010
Review: THE MAKING OF A GENTLEMAN by Shana Galen
Shana Galen's The Making of a Gentleman, the second book in her Sons of the Revolution series, is the riveting tale of a brutalized man and his salvation through love.
This tale of three brothers separated by the atrocities of the French Revolution continues with the story of second brother, Armand. After rotting for twelve years in a French prison, Armand must relearn how to live a normal life. Although his body has healed, his demons so terrify him he can no longer speak--until he meets Miss Felicity Bennett. His desperate family has hired her as a tutor to guide Armand on his tortuous journey back into the world.
The lovely Felicity reaches him through her music, her tolerance and also with her touch. After the abuse Armand has endured, even a kind touch pains him--but not Felicity's.
Unfortunately, deadly mystery surrounds them. Two men stalk Armand and he cannot remember why. Felicity harbors secrets of her own, ones that can separate her and Armand even as their growing attraction draws them closer.
Armand is my favorite type of hero--a good man whose suffering has made him a better man. Ms. Galen does a masterful job of showing the world from the viewpoint of a man stripped of his humanity and how his perception changes as he heals.
I enjoyed this book even more than The Making of a Duchess, which I liked very much. When does the next book come out?
Thank you all,
ARC provided by Sourcebooks