A clever and witty adventure fulled to the brim with swashbuckling excitement!
Series: Yes, book 1 of "One Dozen Daughters"
Characters: Clarice and Dominick
Setting: Alternate Universe, Sea Voyage
Sexual Themes: None
Recommendation: Whether sea-faring pirates or light romance is for you, both will take you on an adventure with House of the Four Winds. The crew will make you laugh and cry, the detailed picture of the settings will have you smelling the sea-salt air and the love and friendship between Clarice and Dominick will have you sighing with happiness. I was completely entrapped in the friendship of the characters as I read and if for no other reason, the honesty in those relationships has me recommending this story to any with the chance to read it.
Despite being thrown from her cushy life as a Princess, Clarice was raised to be a strong independent woman, her skills of perception, diplomacy and kind heart helping ease her difficult journey and gain her powerful allies and friends aboard the ship she sails with. With her quiet journey to the new world quickly becoming more dangerous as the days pass, Clarice uses her cunning to save her friends and does so without sacrificing her morals to do so.
While Clarice has a few flaw to round her character (just a few...), Dominick has none. He had a difficult upbringing, was deceived by those he trusted and gave up vengeance for it would do him no good in the long run. Dominick was interesting to read when interacting with Clarice, but by far he is the most one-dimensional character of the lot of them, and could have used some humanistic flaw to round him out a bit more.