The Curious Swan

· Eclipse Publishing
3.0
1 review
Ebook
314
Pages

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It was a simple moment at the beginning of summer. Klara was sprawled out on the couch, flipping through her favorite novel and wafting away her great-grandmother’s smoke when all of a sudden, she hastily closed the book and spoke. “Sometimes I think Father just doesn’t understand that I’m not a child anymore. But the truth is, I’m not. I’m growing into a woman, and a sophisticated one at that. And just because I love children’s literature and the worlds within my novels, doesn’t mean I’m detached from the real one,” she huffed.

Cordelia had smiled to herself. Klara’s world was by no means small, but it was simple and had always been filled with characters from novels—epic romances spanning the seas, forests filled with honey bears, and skies with children who could fly. Their estate, and Klara’s mind, has always been filled with stories. In many ways, her life was as open as a partially-read book. Ready for the pages to be turned, in any direction and at any speed. 

And that was what Cordelia wished for in that moment. That the pages would start turning for Klara. That Klara would start living her own story. 

But that wish was made in naivety. 

It was made before Edward came into Klara’s life. Before Klara’s father returned to the estate. Before Klara’s mother’s death rose back into her memory. And before Cordelia herself found her great-granddaughter at her own birthday party, heaved over in a pile, broken. Broken by a boy. Broken by her father. And broken from within. It’s amazing how only a few short months can change everything for a young girl.

Cordelia glanced back at Klara, the youthful and glowing girl, still untainted by life. By men. But we mustn’t get ahead of ourselves, so let’s return to the beginning. To where it all started. 

And that, was with Eddie.

3.0
1 review
Suzanna Smith
October 13, 2019
3.5 Stars The curious Swan is a sweet romance novel centred around Klara and Eddie. It's an engaging read but slightly predictable in it's delivery. Those looking for an enjoyable romance will not be disappointed. The writing style is elegant but can be a bit jarring at times. The curious swan almost reads like a Jane Austen novel, but the Historical English Countryside feel is then suddenly broken as references from modern day technology are made breaking the scene that has been set. This is my first time reading a Kenzie Hart novel and I look forward to my next encounter with this talented author.

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