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The Garçonnière

The Garçonnière - Ali MacLagan


I read it because of all this fuss. Now I know:

1)IT IS A ROMANCE. JUST SIMPLY-AN-ORDINARY-HISTORICAL-ROMANCE.
2)I really wished it could be MORE PROVOKING for my taste.
3)IT is a love story between two different men, a well written novel, not offended at all. Believe me, there are much much much worse books in this world that might make you feel uncomfortable. This one doesn't belong to those books. Unfortunately. I adore to read books that split our society. I don't understand why this one did it.


The plot:

A big plantation owner lost his wife shortly after she gave a birth to their daughter. He needed a wet nurse urgently. It is how Joseph, his baby sister and his mother landed at the house of Henry's father. Henry was the same age as Joseph when they met(5 years old), but a very lonely child. His father was too busy to pay attention to him, his mother too sick to pay attention to him. It is how Joseph and Henry met and became friends. And much much later- lovers. A big plantation owner was not amused about their friendship(even though they tried to hide it, because yes, they were aware that it was not the way how the things were ruled at that time, and it is why this so called-father tried to do everything to bring them apart. It didn't really work. When Henry got badly sick, his father ordered Joseph to make a coffin for his "dying" son. Joseph rejected, it is why he was beaten and left half-dead. Luckily our Henry waked up and saved Joseph from being dead. To a big surprise of his father. And even more- Henry found out that he was an actual owner of EVERYTHING, an official heir, so to say, so....it meant he became an official owner of the plantation and his father couldn't force him to do ANYTHING, inclusive to marry a woman. The end.



WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?! WHY THIS BOOK CAUSED THIS strange REACTION?! MAYBE YOU SHOULD READ IT TO DISCUSS IT?!

I really wished it would be MORE provoking, more creepy. But it is an average MM-historical romance.
Nice, but not even close to compare with the intensity of [b:Schadenfreude|10711584|Schadenfreude|XIX|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1398491224s/10711584.jpg|15622045] or [b:Purgatory: A Novel of the Civil War|13402316|Purgatory A Novel of the Civil War|Jeff Mann|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1403221238s/13402316.jpg|18634185].