The Lady Rogue
Set in 1930s Eastern Europe, The Lady Rogue takes you on a captivating adventure to the time of the Orient Express, wire communication, and the open possibility for the discovery of ancient artifacts and legends. Jenn Bennett paints a rich and colorful backdrop full of details and information that brings the pages to life. Her flawless and highly descriptive writing makes you feel like you are seeing and experiencing the story first hand.
Theodora Fox is a smart, spunky, inquisitive teenager who gives the story personality and plausibility. Her reconnection with Huck Gallagher, who her father took in as a boy when his parents were killed in an accident before his eyes, provides a personal subplot as they move to heal the broken hearts that resulted from their forced separation. The intimate yet bantering relationship they have gives the story many lighthearted and comical moments. The chase: away from players with nefarious motives and in search of her her father, provides growth for her and Huck both personally but also for their relationship.
Jenn Bennett totally nailed it with The Lady Rogue. It is the perfect YA and teen read but totally a book adults will enjoy. Its appropriateness for all ages in no way detracts from the high level of storytelling and craftsmanship of this amazingly creative tale with a totally unexpected but perfect ending.
Tanya’s love for books has been a lifelong passion that she likes sharing with others. Reading is also the thing that relaxes her after a day of juggling the many responsibilities that come with being being wife to an amazing man, mother to four great kids spread around the world, business manager, and farm hand on their place in southwest Missouri; home to Akaushi cattle and a menagerie of pygmy goats, horses, chickens, dogs and cats.