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Frenchman's Creek - Daphne du Maurier - Bogormen
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Frenchman's Creek - Daphne du Maurier
Title: Frenchman's Creek
Author: Daphne du Maurier
Genre: Classic
Rating: 3/5
# pages: 221
Date read: September, 2009

The Restoration Court knows Lady Dona St Columb to be ripe for any folly, any outrage that will alter the tedium of her days. But there is another, secret Dona who longs for a life of honest love -- and sweetness, even if it is spiced with danger. It is this Dona who flees the stews of London for remote Navron, looking for peace of mind in its solitary woods and hidden creeks. She finds there the passion her spirit craves -- in the love of a daring pirate hunted by all Cornwall, a Frenchman who, like Dona, would gamble his life for a moment's joy.

A difficult book to review, because while I wasn't terribly impressed by the plot, I was taken in by the character development. Especially in Dona obviously, but actually also in Harry. It's my wish for them, that they may come to understand each other, and be more happy together.

I always have problems with books where one half of the romantic couple is already married, because while I know I'm supposed to root for the main characters, I have a hard time making myself do so, as infidelity isn't something to be taken lightly. I think Daphne du Maurier handled it well in Frenchman's Creek though, and I was very pleasantly surprised by the ending.

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