About the Book
A Girl Called Foote by A.E. Walnofer
Publication Date: May 13, 2015
eBook & Paperback; 390 Pages
Genre: Historical Fiction
Young Jonathan Clyde causes mischief for everyone at Whitehall, the stately home of his privileged ancestors. As he matures, however, he comes to despise the vanity and conceit surrounding him.
Misfortune requires Lydia Smythe, an exceptionally clever farmerís daughter, to seek employment at Whitehall. As a parlor maid, she feels stifled and harried by those over her. Still, she refuses to relinquish her independent mind and spirit.
From the moment Jonathan catches Lydia reading the books she is supposed to be dusting, he is intrigued by this unusual servant. Thus begins a clandestine relationship that is simultaneously amusing, confusing and enlightening. Just as it is evolving into something neither of them expected, an unforeseen truth comes to light, and the two wonder if their unconventional bond will be forever lost.
Set in England in the mid-eighteen hundreds, A Girl Called Foote is the coming-of-age story of two similarly impressive people leading very different lives.
Can we just take a minute to appreciate this cover? There’s just something about simplistic covers that I find so soothing and beautiful. It just immediately had to read this! But anyways, it’s also such a good book! It’s set in one of my favorite time periods to read about and there’s, again, just something so soothing I find about reading books set during this time.
The characters in this book were all so interesting. I even found myself invested in the stories of each of the side characters. Which is quite the phenomenon for me as I can be very particular with my character appreciation. I enjoyed getting a backstory into their lives, and I think that really helped move the story along. It set up a premise for why the characters are the way that they are.
The romance in the book was fitting for the time period. It was clear and present, but this was more of a story about the characters. It’s the tension that makes the romance and I think that’s something that only books set in this period excel in. There’s just something about romance in the 1800s, you know, when it’s not forced.
About the Author
A.E. Walnofer spends weekdays mobilizing the soft tissue and synovial joints of patients, and weekends typing out stories that are incessantly brewing inside her head. There are lots of these tales and she hopes to share many more of them with you in the future.
Blog Tour Schedule
Tuesday, May 5
Review at Gwendalyn’s Books
Thursday, May 7
Feature at Books In Their Natural Habitat
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