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Saturday, August 13, 2016

The Valley by Hellen Bryan


Summary on Goodreads.

"suddenly penniless, the Honorable Sophia Grafton, a viscount’s orphaned daughter, sails to the New World to claim the only property left to her name: a tobacco plantation in the remote wilds of colonial Virginia. Enlisting the reluctant assistance of a handsome young French spy—at gunpoint—she gathers an unlikely group of escaped slaves and indentured servants, each seeking their own safe haven in the untamed New World.

What follows will test her courage and that of her companions as they struggle to survive a journey deep into a hostile wilderness and eventually forge a community of homesteads and deep bonds that will unite them for generations..." [+ more]

The story bored me and I DNF the book because the author spent an awful amount of time setting up the scene regarding Sophia's character and personality. I mean, Sophia was different than other girls in that time, I got it.

More than five pages (and I kid you not) were about Sophia's preparation for her first appearance in society. I was completely bored with the details of the dress and why she chose what she chose and yet was the most beautiful girl at the party.

I never made it to the ship or the colonies. Thank you Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this title.