Back already with more romance (I swear I read other things, but right now it’s just allowing some great zen). My sister, having read all of the Pennyroyal Green series that’s published, suggested that I start with this one, number 8, because it’s one of the best while being easy enough to follow the subplots.
It now is one of my favorites! It’s the story this time of Jonathan Redmond (one of Violet’s brothers) and Thomasina de Ballesteros (Tommy), a beautiful young lady of questionable background. She leads a clandestine life of adventure rescuing poor indentured children who are abused and sends them on to better places. She ends up adopting Jonathan to her cause and many adventures ensue. It obviously all ends pretty sweet, but compared to the others in the PG series so far this had the best banter. Tommy and Jonathan are at their best in the story when they’re arguing.
So I adored Tommy as a heroine, and I’ve been attempting to come up with a why, especially compared to Violet the last heroine I reviewed. I think this is it: both are very smart and very capable, but I prefer the heroine who realizes this and won’t remain passive. Violet throwing herself when she’s bored into situations is just depressing. I wanted to continually yell at her, “If you’re bored all the time, do something about it!”. My favorite heroines, the Tommys, the Minervas, the Harriets all find occupations of some sort to drive them. I have very little patience with bored aristocrats, but then as my mom tells me I’ve been self sufficient since I was two (and haven’t been bored a day in my life). Also the older I get, the more I really do prefer the non-under twenty year old virgins who actually know something.
Anyways, overall review: a delight! Highly recommend so far out of the series!