“The French just said he was a damned nuisance. Or they would have had they the good fortune to speak English. Instead being French they were forced to say it in their own language.”
I know you’ll be shocked when you discover I’m reading yet another book that is part of a series (well, maybe you are – if you are only reading CBR7, you don’t know my reading proclivities as yet). However, this is one that, while enjoyable, doesn’t motivate me to continue the rest of the journey. It’s probably just as well. While I’m a habitual reader of series, even to me, 12 is a *lot* of books. I do recommend you look at the list of titles Willig has come up with to keep to the Color Flower combo for the title characters – there is some serious struggle going on after awhile ( MIDNIGHT MANZANILLA??).
All that said, it’s still a fun romp through Bonaparte’s France. There’s reasonable set up for the sequel, in particular in the modern story, as Eloise sets off with Colin for a weekend at the family estate at book’s end. I liked the characters, Richard in particular, and it was a fun, easy read. I’m just not invested enough to continue. However, that may not be true for you, so feel free to give this one a whirl and see if it grabs you! I’ve heard tell that the series gets progressively better, so if you’ve got the time and desire to see it through, more power to you