Satyr’s Son

A Georgian Historical Romance (Roxton Family Saga Book 5)

Romance - Historical
497 Pages
Reviewed on 09/30/2017
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Reviewed by Divine Zape for Readers' Favorite

Satyr’s Son: A Georgian Historical Romance is book five in the Roxton Family Saga by Lucinda Brant, a compelling historical romance with memorable characters and a great plot. The setting is London, in 1786, and Lord Henri-Antoine is back from a Grand Tour to a life of ease, but he is afflicted with a dreadful illness. He meets Lisa Crisp, an intelligent, sharp-witted, but penniless orphan, under very strange circumstances. She is a woman who fights against poverty by offering her services to the poor. At a wedding that they both attend, Henri makes Lisa an unusual offer, but she accepts it and thus begins a romantic tale that will transport readers to the heights of delight and keep them mesmerized.

The novel is well-written and its unabashed emotion, coupled with the unexpected plot turns, will have readers' eyes filled with tears of joy. Lucinda Brant injects a lot of humanity into her characters and readers can easily connect to them. The novel offers very subtle lessons in the art of love and hope, opening readers' hearts to the mystery of attraction and how true love can transform one’s destiny. Satyr’s Son: A Georgian Historical Romance features a great plot, fast-paced and intricately woven with surprises that no one would see coming. The setting has great historical references, well-imagined and written with mastery. The glowing moments of tenderness were the best part of this novel for me and I loved the crisp and powerful writing. This one is a masterpiece, a delightful read in its genre.

Maureen Dangarembizi

Satyr’s Son by Lucinda Brant is an unforgettable historical romance set in London, 1786. Lord Henri-Antoine is the son of a duchess and the brother of the current Duke of Roxton. Theirs is the most powerful family in the land. But for all their wealth and power, they have no easy solution for Lord Henri-Antoine’s devastating affliction. Enter our heroine the compassionate Lisa Crisp. An orphan herself, this young woman spends her days working among the sick poor of London. In Lisa Crisp Lord Henri-Antoine finds love and understanding, but will it be enough to win their forbidden happily ever after?

Though Satyr’s Son is the fifth installment in the Roxton series and the first one I’ve read, it was such a lovely read and easy to follow. This is a must-read for historical romance fans who enjoy it when a rake is brought to his knees. Lucinda Brant spins a heady tale full of laughs, uniquely touching moments, and an amazing plot that will keep you on edge right to the end of the book. I loved the Roxton family so much that I know I’ll be going back to read the previous books that I missed. I loved the forbidden element in this book that made a HEA an impossibility. This book totally engaged me at an emotional level. The hero in this book was alpha, vulnerable and sexy. And for those looking for an intellectual read where you actually learn something integral to human nature, this book is for you.

Rabia Tanveer

Satyr’s Son - A Georgian Historical Romance: Roxton Family Saga, Book 5 by Lucinda Brant is a heartwarming romance about two people from opposite sides of English society, yet when they meet by chance, there is no denying the chemistry between them. The novel follows the charming and endearing journey of Lord Henri-Antoine and Miss Lisa Crisp as they learn to love and appreciate one another. In a story set in 1786, London, Henri-Antoine loves his life of privilege and freedom from responsibilities, however, he too has hidden secrets that he does not want others to know.

When he attends a wedding, he has no idea that he will finally meet his match, a woman who never had a life like the one he leads, yet she is far superior to him in many ways that he never knew or appreciated before. Lisa led a poor life, but kept herself from a life in the poorhouse with the help of her relatives. She is smart and she is not afraid to take chances and carve her own path in life. When she meets with the charming Henri-Antoine, she is scandalized by his offer, but she is not able to refuse him. This proposition is a recipe for disaster, but should she take the plunge?

This novel oozes romance and a magnetism that is very hard to resist. I loved the connection between Henri-Antoine and Lisa, but I liked Lisa more. She had an undeniable spark; she is intelligent and rarely emotional. Her practical edge spoke to me and I felt connected to her. Together, she and Henri-Antoine created a pretty picture and had a relationship with a shaky start, but they built it with time. This is yet another thing that I thoroughly enjoyed; the main characters had time and page space to grow fonder of each other. This is a definite must-read!