Friday, May 26, 2023

My Thoughts and More on Clarissa by Jean Jacobsen



Book Details:

Book Title:  Clarissa: A Clean & Wholesome American Historical Romance by Jean Jacobsen
Category:  Adult Fiction (18+) ,  324 pages
GenreHistorical Romance
PublisherJean Jacobsen
Release date:   Feb 2020
Content RatingG: Wholesome
Book Description:

Tragedy brings them together. Will love tear them apart?

New York City, 1832. Clarissa Tanner is carefree and lighthearted until the sudden death of her parents. Forced to pay off family debts or lose her horse farm, she's given one choice: auction off her beloved horses or reluctantly enter 1830s New York Society social season to face the dreaded marriage market.

Nicholas is a man on a mission, searching for his missing brother. Fearing Liam may be the victim of foul play, Nicholas needs to keep a low-profile while conducting his search. He takes a position as a dance instructor, providing refresher lessons to the beautiful but distracted Clarissa.

​Clarissa and Nicholas find a connection through grief and movement as they fight their attraction to one another. Will they give in to their desires and find true love or will family obligations keep them apart?
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My Thoughts:
Clarissa was a story that sucked me in from the very beginning. Clarissa finds herself in unbelievable grief at the start and she and her grandmother must decide quickly how they will handle the debts that are threatening their home and livelihood after her parents passing.
Each have their own ideas. Clarissa wants to auction her prize horses to see them through. Her grandmother, Abigail, wants for her to have her debut and get on the marriage market. Clarissa wants no such thing. She believes marriage will stifle her independence and be a oh so boring life.
Well, it becomes apparent that someone is out to get Clarissa and Abigail and their home. So, without any other fallback, Clarissa follows her grandmother's leading. Abigail hires a certain dance tutor, Nicholas Granger, for some refreshing dance courses for Clarissa. But what happens when Clarissa has finally met her match in Nicholas?
Well, Nicholas has his own agenda and his growing feelings for Clarissa keep getting in the way. But before either of them can even settle down, they must first deal with the danger that is closing in all around them.
I enjoyed this story very much from this new to me author. I look forward to more of her stories.
I was provided a copy of this novel from the author. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.

Meet the Author:

Jean Jacobsen is an award-winning storyteller of Sweet, Historical Romance. Featuring strong female characters, roguish heroes, and 19th Century adventure tales. She pens stories that transcend the heart and always have a happy ending. Because of Jean’s deep passion for history, she includes real events from the time period, making her stories come to life as they transport you to a by-gone era. Join her on the next adventure.

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