Love on Assignment
Cara Lynn James
During the summer of 1900 Charlotte Hale, a native Newporter and secretary for the Rhode Island Reporter, accepts an undercover assignment as temporary governess to Daniel Wilmont's children in order to secretly gather evidence against him. As he helps her rediscover God, Charlotte learns that Daniel is an honorable man. They unexpectedly fall in love despite their different backgrounds and social positions. Charlotte soon realizes she must defend Daniel against the forces set against him-a willful student with a romantic crush and the newspaper editor determined to destroy his reputation.
I feel really oddly about this book, because there were parts of it that were well-written, but there were also a lot of parts that just didn’t seem to flow. Actually, a lot of it just didn’t “work” for me. It was really strange, actually, because sometimes scenes just didn’t seem to go together. Not that it didn’t make sense, but that the actual writing didn’t seem to mesh together. Sometimes it was stilted and period-appropriate, and then other times it felt, not exactly modern but…almost lazy, like the author was just trying to get from point A to point B.
However, there were parts that were interesting, although the actual storyline was only about so-so. Not amazing, but not tedious. Every time I started to think, "this is kind of boring" the author would surprise me with something that I rather liked and I would end up continuing.