THE REMARKABLE MISS FRANKENSTEIN
Author: Minda Webber ISBN: 0505526379 6/2005 HISTORICAL/PARANORMAL Publisher: DORCHESTER/Love Spell
RRAH's THOUGHTS AND PONDERINGS:
THE REMARKABLE MISS FRANKENSTEIN is cool, simply because it's a paranormal story in a historical setting. I find that a truly intriguing and not overly done concept, and am so happy the story doesn't let me down. It's quirky and full of historical fictional type liberties that absolutely crack me up.
The one sticky point I have is the heroine, Miss Frankenstein. The author gives her the absolute best plot to run amok in, not to mention a luscious hero. However, at times she drives me a bit nuts as she constantly puts herself into crazy situations that can only be described as over-the-top and dangerous. Even for a Frankenstein.
In the name of research, Clair's escapades have her leaping before she thinks, and though it's somewhat entertaining, I want to smack her for her stupidity. Some of her antics are cute, funny, and very embarrassing. Other times she acts as though she hasn't a brain in her head. Now, she wouldn't be who she is without her strong sense of self, her familial obligations, and her nosiness, and I recognize that. I do try not to be too picky, but a few times she simply goes too far.
As this is my only Minda Webber read, I look forward to discovering her other works in the future. Her humor is spot on, her plot and setting absolutely priceless. She creates wonderful characters and harnesses what many authors strive for—the ability to keep a reader engrossed and coming back for more.