A Desperate Fortune

By Susanna Kearsley

Once again, we have a dual timeline. The modern girl is a codebreaker with Aspersers. Unfortunately that sounds a lot more interesting than it was. she is trying to unveil the story of Mary Dundas, a Jacobite exile from the 1730s’, via her diary which is written in code. She has written about this era in history quite a bit, and she graces us with a few cameos of people from her previous books.

All in all, this one was rather slow, particularly the contemporary story of Sara. The romance in this one, however, was the best I’ve read by SK so far. She does not excel in this department, but the last scene with the big Scotsman and Mary was very sigh worthy, bumping this one up from 3 stars to 4 stars.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

March 7, 2016

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