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Download The Covert Captain ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Nathaniel Fleming veteran of Waterloo falls in love with his Major's spinster sister Harriet But Nathaniel is not what he seems and before the wedding the truth will out Eleanor Charlotte Fleming forgotten daughter of a minor baronet stakes her life on a deception and makes her n Regency ff indeed historical ff at a reasonable price is rare enough that I was super excited for this but I can t recommend it In part I found the style distancing and occasionally confusing There is little description inner thoughts scene setting We jump from scene to scene plunging into the next bit of dialogue without a lot of leisure to get under the surface or explore emotions or reactions and this kept me at arms length from the characters Along with the picaresue structure characters elements and scenes just happen with no overall plot relevance the effect for me was of watching a seuence of snapshots always from the outside and often too close up to work out what was going onThis is doubtless why the book doesn t address Nora s gender It seems she identifies as a woman and obviously wouldn t have access to modern concepts of transness But the reader does and historical fiction is a product of its own era and not to address gender identity in some way feels like trans erasure and like we missed out on a really crucial aspect of the character Also and this killed the book dead for me Harriet is casually antisemitic There is a scene that exists purely to establish that she sees Jews as less than herself and not meriting names And yes many people were antisemitic then but again historical fiction is a product of its own time and this is an authorial choice to show the heroine s casual distaste for Jews barely challenged by Nora IMPORTANT EDIT I m told the author is Jewish so evidently the decision to show Harriet s antisemitism was a considered and deliberate one It remains a problematic decision for me it s such a shocking thing to read on the part of the heroine that to have it shown unchallenged by the narrative was a huge problem for me as reader It was evidently important to the author to show English antisemitism and I am bang alongside that but the character doing it is the heroine The basis of a romance has to be our engagement with the characters and this scene put me right off Harriet Does author ID make a difference given what s on the page and what isn t I m honestly not sure I am going to think about this further There are good things about this some great historical details the beginnings of really interesting characters if we d been allowed access to explore them but overall it didn t work for me Secret Agent MinisterDeadly Texas Rose yes many people were antisemitic then but again historical fiction is a product of its own time and this is an authorial choice to show the heroine s casual distaste for Jews barely challenged by Nora IMPORTANT EDIT I m told the author is Jewish so evidently the decision to show Harriet s antisemitism was a considered and deliberate one It remains a problematic decision for me it s such a shocking thing to read on the part of the heroine that to have it shown unchallenged by the narrative was a huge problem for me as reader It was evidently important to the author to show English antisemitism and I am bang alongside that but the character doing it is the heroine The basis of a romance has to be our engagement with the characters and this scene put me right off Harriet Does author ID make a difference given what s on the page and what isn t I m honestly not sure I am going to think about this further There are good things about this some great historical details the beginnings of really interesting characters if we d been allowed access to explore them but overall it didn t work for me

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Download The Covert Captain ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free E for the cut of her gowns and is really rather clever Falling in love is not a turn of the cards either of them expected Harriet accepts Captain Fleming but will she accept Eleanor Along the way there are ballrooms stillrooms mollyhouses society intrigue and sundering circumstan cw lots of period typical homophobia and misogyny along with antisemitism from some characters several non consensual gender reveals past child abuseI mostly loved this book but there are some definite caveats to that It s uite pleasingly complicatedly ueer and engages with the historical period in some great ways The two main female characters are delightful and I loved their growing relationship And I loved that they ultimately got their happy ending on their own terms Many of the supporting characters were great and I really liked the diversity of characters who got page time but the ones who showed up the most never seemed to entirely gel for me Even Harriet s brother who is in most of the book never felt fully realizedThere s a lot of stuff here that s commonly glossed over in historical romances and not just the ueerness PTSD addiction disease women dying during childbirth anti semitism varying degrees of poverty Ferreira takes on a lot of the less sexy aspects of the period and makes them matter to the story without them making the story bleak This is a historical romance that is clearly of the time period but doesn t romanticize the time period and I appreciated thatBut the best thing about this book is how what seems to be a single love story about two women gradually expands to show this whole ueer world Nora s female identity is a secret but it s not a secret she has carried alone She has a ueer community she s had lovers she knows she s not aloneThat said we meet people who know Nora s identity and are accepting of it but every character who finds out on page including Harriet reacts very very badly And some of them get over it and some of them don t but I would have liked to see variety in those initial responses or at least fewer on page scenes of people Nora cares about treating her appallinglyAlso there are several places in this book where the author could have engaged with the history of trans identities and the multiplicity of reasons why an afab person might choose a male presentation and justdoesn t and that really feels like a missed opportunity

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Download The Covert Captain ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ame if not her fortune on the battlefield Her war at an end she returns to England as Captain Nathaniel Fleming and wants nothing than peace uiet and the company of horses Instead Captain Fleming meets Harriet Harriet has averted the calamity of matrimony for a decade cares littl Regency FF The world needs And it should all be like this because this book is a JOY A few chapters in I d already started pitching it to friends as Georgette Heyer by way of Robin McKinley with the latter comparison largely due to the fact that the titular captain is a Horse Person of the highest order Despite my own disinterest in Horse People and Horse Books I love Captain Nathaniel Eleanor Fleming SO MUCH SOOOOOO MUCH and I love Lady Harriet and I love their uiet and passionate feelings Though my favourite relationship in the book is probably that between Sherbourne and Fleming REGENCY BROS IN ARMSThe dialogue in this sparkles like a cave full of diamonds and the period details are incredibly immersive I can tell it s going to be a book I reread when I need to remind myself how voice can carry prose along at a lively pace if you don t weigh it down with trappings BRING ON THE SEUEL

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  • The Covert Captain
  • Jeannelle M. Ferreira
  • English
  • 03 October 2019
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