Veena’s review of A Sinful Deception (Breconridge Brothers, Book 2) by Isabella Bradford
Historical Romance published by Ballantine Books 24 Feb 15
This is a delightful regency romance with a touch of mystery deftly woven into it. The characters are well developed and the story flows at a great pace. Serena and Geoffrey both have ties to India at different levels, and this is actually the factor that brings them together and contributes very nicely to the intrigue flavored with some Hindi phrases and love words to add a flair to the story. It’s a nice touch, but, unfortunately, it is the one that turned me off because the grammar is wrong and the author constantly refers to the Indian people as Hindi. Even given for ignorance of the times, I feel that if one is going to use cultural nuances and language, then they should be correct. Hindi is a language, Hindu is a religious affiliation, and the people are Indian since India is a melting pot of many different religious and cultural flavors of which Hinduism, while predominant, is still only one. Perhaps other readers won’t find this an irritant and they will get the maximum enjoyment from this story.
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