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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. I ve long had a peculiar love for Regency romances ask me about my complete collection of Georgette Heyer Every time I ve gotten wind of a Regency featuring a romance between women I ve done my best to track it down Some have been very enjoyable some have been adeuate some have been disappointing But I now have a reigning favorite in this admittedly small genre Jeannelle M Ferreira s The Covert Captain Or a Marriage of Euals Captain Nathaniel Fleming once Eleanor has returned from the Napoleonic wars shaken and emotionally damaged a state she shares with her comrade and commanding officer Major Sherbourne What she has never shared is the secret of her true gender Fleming has long known her attraction to women but when the woman in uestion is Major Sherbourne s spinster sister there are some hard decisions to make and even harder conseuences to deal withThe Covert Captain has a strong command of its historic era including how the varieties of sexual orientation were understood and treated at the time The writing is rich immersive and solid But where the book truly caught my heart is in the complex layerings of the plot This isn t a simple straightforward girl meets girl disguised as boy story The experiences of Captain Flemming and Major Sherbourne during the war are detailed through flashbacks in a realistic and incisive way that roots the motivations and reflexes of the characters and provides one set of both obstacles and resolutions to the romance There are multiple hazards to Captain Flemming s decision to reach for love not simply Harriet s reaction to the somewhat belated disclosure of her secret And Harriet has secrets of her own to unravelI loved how their relationship progressed from shy friendship to dawning desire to misunderstanding to commitment and beyond it to a devotion that out lasted all barriers There is plenty of time for the reader to believe in their attraction and to watch them struggle past all the social and economic realities of the setting I also enjoyed how the text gave us just the lightest taste of their erotic relationship without taking detours for extended sex scenes that would have felt out of place in this genreI m trying very hard here to come up with logical and dispassionate explanations for why I love this book but when it comes down to it I have fallen deeply madly passionately in love with the story in a way that I would never consider believable if that love were between two fictional characters on the page I ve grown too used to being patient either with lackluster writing or with an absense of ueer characters or with genres I m not really into in order to get two out of three in my reading The Covert Captain does not reuire me to make any compromises in my love That s a rare thing but I dream of it becoming ordinary Ignition is really rather clever Falling Mitologii subiective in love Between Heaven and Mirth 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 Biogenealogy intrigue and sundering circumstan. 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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. suggested this under the KU historical romance section and it sounded like something I would love or hate It ended up being not uite either I have long wished for lgbt diversity in historical romances but most I have seen in that umbrella lean towards what I would consider costume drama historical or at best secondary romances in a book with a straight romance As a result a lesbian romance in a realistic regency setting sounded like something I would love to try The biggest short comings of the book arise from what is clearly an intentional stylistic choice by the author of writing in almost short connected vignettes or snapshots of the overall plot This actually worked really well except for a few to me major issues one being the romance didn t entirely feel well rounded at times and another that the discovery of Eleanor sNathaniel s secret by first Harry halfway into the book and then Sherry nearer the end didn t allow for real exploration of reactions on the part of any of the characters because the story simply skipped forward from scene to scene without touching on the emotional impact for than a brief moment at a time This undermined the plot in many ways making the book feel disconnected at times and the world not properly explored because the emotions were at a distance from the narrative The last issue I had with the style is that oddly it also led to a confusion of gender issues for meFrom the synopsis is sounded like a cross dressing heroine type plot which I always have trouble with because of believability in the way they are usually written This one didn t have that problem per se but the basic premise straddles a line I am not sure it intended to between simple cross dressing heroine and complicated issues such as transgender characters in a historical setting given the fact the heroine in this case isn t simply masuerading as a man for a time but living life as one continuously for something like 12 years This is further complicated by the short scene later in the book with a group of molls and toms so that nuanced gender issues are introduced but never explored I don t think this was actually intentional given other aspects of the story and the synopsis I think instead that the romance was intended to be a simple lesbian romance paired with a staple of straight romances aka the cross dressing heroine plot Unfortunately the vignette approach to narrative and the distance from emotional impact made some of the gender themes come across confused then I think intended Overall I did enjoy the book but the problems especially the emotionplot disconnect kept me from fully enjoying it as much as it otherwise might have I would go ahead and still 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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

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  • The Covert Captain
  • Jeannelle M. Ferreira
  • English
  • 19 April 2017
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10 thoughts on “The Covert Captain

  1. says:

    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 fro

  2. says:

    Spoilerish riff aheadFirst off I want to talk about what I enjoyed When this author sinks into a scene and follows its emotional arc the writing is so vivid The war snippets resonated with the many period memoirs and letters I’ve read and I thought the emotional damage PTSD very well doneI loved EleanorNoraCaptain Fleming I loved Harriet and the fact that she was a woman of her time as her brother Sherry was a man of his time

  3. says:

    InterestingI love hidden gender books and I don't even mind when they are historic in nature I came upon this one while clicking on books and looking what others have purchased along with it I won't lie as much as I wanted to love this book I found myself lost and half the time trying to figure out the dialogue The other half of the time I was trying to figure out scene changes and what was going on While I did get better at the I read it w

  4. says:

    A good uality ff regency romance is as rare as hens teeth And when author Heather Jones of Alpennia fame gives a 5 star endorsement you do not saunter but run to to get yourself a copy The Covert Captain Or A Marriage of

  5. says:

    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

  6. says:

    suggested this under the KU historical romance section and it sounded like something I would love or hate It ended up being not uite either I have long wished for lgbt diversity in historical romances but most I have seen

  7. says:

    I've long had a peculiar love for Regency romances ask me about my complete collection of Georgette Heyer Every time I've gotten wind of a Regency featuring a romance between women I've done my best to track it down Some have been very enjoyable some have been adeuate some have been disappointing But I now hav

  8. says:

    I love this book Just adore it It's one of my favourite books of all time and definitely my single favourite genre romance

  9. says:

    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 fem

  10. says:

    I found the flowery prose far too much for me The wordage used is very much that of the time it is set but as someone that never did care for Regency speak and all those period dramas where people say a heck of a lot of uncommon words yet don't actually say or mean much of anything it really frustrated mePerhaps

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