Book Review: "The Master of Emmet Manor." Author: Joe Giampaolo. Publisher: Independently Published. Publication Date: May 1, 2022
"The Master of Emmet Manor" is the third installment in "The Hampshire Stories" series and like the previous books, this one did not disappoint. The storyline progressively evolves and most importantly, the characters are amply fleshed out, immersing the reader within the story through their robust dialogues and musings. Although this is a short book lengthwise, it is epic in its overall delivery.
Rich in vivid detail and imagery, Mr. Giampaolo paints a regency romance that I can honestly say it reads like a Jane Austen novel. His knowledge of historical details during that time period is monumental but what strikes me even more while reading this book is the elegant, and yet humble way, he expounds that knowledge, ensuring that the story unfolds in a natural, uncontrived manner. Needless to say, there is a certain "smartness" about this book that is impressive to a reader experienced in reading this particular genre.
Mr. Giampaolo furtherly showcases his keen skills as an author with the addition of beautifully written poetry within this book, baptizing it with this original element that naturally weaves into the storyline, rendering the book a few notches above some of the other regency books I have read in the past. The poetry's delivery is soft, flowy and ultimately romantic in it's undertone. A lovely treat for the reader. The quality of style in Mr. Giampaolo's writing is exactly that... quality... brimming with gracefulness and elegance and he delivers this carefully crafted concoction throughout every book he publishes.
I fell irrevocably in love with the elegant cover and the love affair continued with each turn of the page. I appreciate this latest, written work of art from the author. In summation, this book is exceptionally written and worth being added to your personal bookshelf.
"The Master of Emmet Manor" deserves no less than 5/5.
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Book Reviewed: "The Master of Emmet Manor." Author: Joe Giampaolo. Publisher: Independently Published. Publication Date: May 1, 2022.
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