Originally posted on my blog: http://witandsin.blogspot.com/2011/10/review-clever-john-by-elizabeth-hoyt.html
Anyone who has read Elizabeth Hoyt’s work knows that she includes a fairytale in each of her books. The fairytales are told bit by bit at the beginning of each chapter and they complement or mirror what is going on in the book. Clever John
is the fairytale Ms. Hoyt has written for her spectacular third Maiden Lane book, Scandalous Desires
Even if you’re reading Clever John
as a standalone fairytale, it’s a delightful read. Ms. Hoyt makes every word count in her stories, and though short, Clever John
is wonderfully satisfying. As with many of Ms. Hoyt’s full-length books, Clever John
is a story I’ll be reading over and over again.
The release of Clever John
also makes me desperately hope that Ms. Hoyt’s publisher will make her other fairytales available. As much as I enjoy reading them in the books, it would be wonderful to be able to read the fairytales straight through.