Title: The Scandalous Tale of Agnes Biggenbotten
Author: Christopher Newman
Rating: Five Siren Stones
Sub-Genre: Light Erotic
Keywords: historical, romance, erotica
Word Count: 31,000
Page Count: 101
E-Book ISBN: 978-1-77065-032-9
Print ISBN: 978-1-77065-040-4
Publisher: Eternal Press
Buy link: http://www.diesel-ebooks.com/cgi-bin/item/parent-9781770650329/The-Scandalous-Tale-of-Agnes-Biggenbotten-eBook.html
Reviewer: Stacey Krug
A Journey of Innocence, Love, Tragedy and Justice—and an ample derriere
Toiling away at Horseweed’s Tavern is Agnes Biggenbotten, whose name is more like a description. The poor thing, innocent as the day is long, is totally unaware of the stir she causes while she goes about her chores. The men-folk crowd into the pub every night to be mesmerized by her famous and—well—plump attribute. But alas, one man cannot simply watch the show and soon attempts to seduce the naïve Agnes. His death is discovered by a minister already convinced of her guilt, due to her absence in his church, and soon our heroine is accused of witchcraft, a crime she did not commit. Freed by one of her secret admirers, she flees her home. But where in the world can someone like Agnes run to? Will the exiled dandy Baron Dapplegrey be her savior or just another man wishing to sample her—um—assets? Above all, does she have the time to find out before Witch-Hunter Finneas Weevel, who is hot on her trail, brings her to justice?
I loved this story! Christopher Newman used a very refreshing writing style. The tale is portrayed through a wandering storyteller. By using a storyteller, the author was able to make you feel like you were being told, instead of reading it.
The breaks in the tale by the storyteller were witty and funny. Agnes is a delightfully naïve heroin that we get to see develop throughout the tale, and just can’t help but love. Between the storyteller and Agnes I found myself laughing out loud at all the humorous parts, and crying at the sad parts.
The plot twists keep you on the edge of your seat and unable to stop “listening to the story”. This tale contains romance, intrigue, sorrow, and joy. It was truly wonderful, and the editing was well done. If you like a little humor and fun with your romance, then this is the story for you.
I can’t wait to see what other tales Christopher Newman has spun!