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THE GAMEKEEPER
DAVID HOUGH
ISBN# 1897370121
July 2007
Lachesis Publishing
1787 Cartier Court, RR 1,Kingston, Nova Scotia B0P 1R0 Canada
Trade paperback
Price: Unavailable
329 Pages
Historical romance
Rating: 3 Cups

Elizabeth or Lizzie is a young woman determined to help others, and in defiance of her family she winds up at a dockside mission. While trying to protect herself and others she meets Tom, the gamekeeper of the estate which sponsors her mission.

Tom is young man who enjoys his new placement at the large estate and is enamored by Lizzie. He enjoys her company more after each encounter but the continued interference by the daughter of the estates owner is a problem.

As the couple gets closer malevolent pressure from the outside and their own stubbornness may be too much for Tom and Lizzie’s romance.

I enjoy reading how descriptively Mr. Hough depicts every aspect of the book. From the glorious English countryside to the privation of dockside communities, the fine details hallmark the book’s style. Equally fully elaborated upon are the characters. Lizzie is strong willed but her actions prevent her from being completely empathetic. Tom is a decent man who epitomizes the 1800s country worker. Support players are often portrayed in extreme methods and at times appear close to caricatures. As the characters move through the book their actions are often logical but at times seem convenient. The romance hovers around the plot however it is the struggle for survival that takes precedence. The Gamekeeper is an interesting book with grand attention to the fine points of the story.

Anya
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