Monday, April 12, 2010

Review: She Walks In Beauty by Siri Mitchell

Title: She Walks In Beauty
Author: Siri Mitchell
Publisher: Bethany House
Date released: April 1st. 2010

Stars:**** 1/2
Age rating:
Back cover (from Goodreads):
For a young society woman seeking a favorable marriage in the late 1890s, so much depends on her social season debut. Clara Carter has been given one goal: secure the affections of the city's most eligible bachelor. Debuting means plenty of work--there are corsets to be fitted, dances to master, manners to perfect. Her training soon pays off, however, as celebrity's spotlight turns Clara into a society-page darling. Yet Clara wonders if this is the life she really wants, especially when she learns her best friend has also set her sights on Franklin De Vries. When a man appears who seems to love her simply for who she is, and gossip backlash turns ugly, Clara realizes it's not just her heart at stake--the future of her family depends on how she plays the game.

My Thoughts:
It's no secret that I'm addicted to beautiful covers. So, when I saw the cover for She Walks In Beauty, I knew I just had to read it. I've read A Constant Heart by Ms. Mitchell and fell in love with it, especially with her use of first POV. She Walks In Beauty centers on the bright and beautiful Clara Charter,( daughter of the famous Dr. Charter of New York city) who is a New York's most promising debutante.

I liked, very nearly loved, She Walks In Beauty. In the beginning of the book, it felt like it was just party after elegant party for Clara, and not a whole lot of anything else. But towards the end, the story got a little faster in pace and we get to see a lot more action and interaction between the characters. I loved the rich historical detail but, I felt that the characters themselves, weren't really described with as much detail as I'd like. A lot of the secondary characters felt a little flat, although most of the main characters were real and well rounded. Siri Mitchell wove an important message about God loving us for who we are, and that we don't need to change ourselves in ordered to be loved. I definitely enjoyed the story plot and felt it was original and interesting. But, my favorite part would have to be the very end (and no, it's not because I'd finally finished reading it). The ending was romantic to a "T" and didn't leave me wanting but sighing with contentment. All-in-all if you like Victorian era themed books, that are rich and well written, then I would definitely recommend She Walks In Beauty.

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Love Y'all,
I couldn't help but re-post this review with a pic of the back cover. Don't you just LOVE it?!? LOL


  1. GREAT review! Really well rounded and let me know the positives and negatives of the story. I am still dying to read it. :)

    Hey, how come you don't follow my blog anymore?? Ha, ha. Just giving you a bad time, no obligation. :) But I am almost to 100 followers and when I get there, I am going to throw a party, so be sure and be on the look out!!!

  2. Hey Casey,
    Thank you and I thought I was following your blog. Maybe it's just a glich cause I know I was following it just a week ago. Anyways have a great week, Casey!
    Love Ya,

  3. Wow, LOVE that back cover!!! Thanks for posting because it is SOOOOOO gorgeous!

    Nope, haven't seen that cute picture of yours pop up. Follow and you will be number 100! Woo-hoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Great review!! you're right, the cover is GORGEOUS!! and even the back cover, wow!! Thanks for the awesome review, hope to read this one soon.

  5. Hmmmm I love the cover but I couldn't wear that dress! The bow would make my butt look even bigger LOL! Thank you for sharing Ash! :-)

    XOXO~ Renee

  6. I AM GETTING THIS BOOK FROM THE PUBLISHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO excited, can't you tell???? ;)

    Hey, gave your blog an award, you can pick it up here...

  7. @Renee~ LOL;D The SWIB backcover is probably the best bakcover I've seen, too boot!
    And I think that bow/bussle would make anyone's keister look large. But it's still pretty.LOL;D

    @Casey~ Congrats to you Casey! If only I had waited. *sigh* Oh well... LOL But I requested the book too hoping that I could host a giveaway on here. But, I probably didn't get to the e-mail fast enough to get a copy.

    Have a great day tomorrow, you guys!
    Love Ya,

  8. Hi Ashley,
    Just wanted to let you know I have given you the Sunshine Award. Stop on over at my blog and pick it up!
    Deborah M.


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