Robert J. Elisberg sent me his debut novel Wild Roses. I liked the idea of the story of the three musketeers with a twist meaning women in the role instead of men. I knew a little about the three musketeers but not much. I was interested to see how three women in these roles would work or not?
The king was only a child at the time of his kidnapping. His father had died recently and with the monarch being a child a perfect opportunity. One noble man the Marquis De Longueville wants to change the rule of France to the nobles. He seems to succeed until…These three women Racine a gypsy, Charlotte a wealthy heiress, and Gabrielle an actress start blocking his plan. These ladies all have one thing in common they are great with a sword. An old nobleman finds a way to unite them, but can they really get over their differences? Will they rescue the king?
I thought this story was interesting like I mentioned before. I am always interested to see female characters in leadership. The author came up with some interesting characters in Racine, Charlotte, and Gabrielle. He has a great villain in the Marquis De Longueville.
The story seemed to drag. I had no problem reading the first eighty pages. I would really prefer a little less telling of a story and a little more show. In other words let the characters tell the story. I lost interest the more telling I received throughout the novel.
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