The Capricorn Stone

The Capricorn Stone - Madeleine Brent The beginning is really good, with Bridie and her family finding out her father was a famous thief. It is all very exciting for the reader, although for poor Bridie is a real pain, to realize they are broke, her fiancee breaking the engagement due his reputation and having to take care of a invalid mother, a thoughtless sister and an old Nannie.

But then, once Bridie moves out to London and becomes part of the music stage... MEH.

Not a fan of:

- music stage: more specifically, comedies. The kind Bridie and her protectors perform. Most of the book is about it.
- the hero: 1) has a moustache **yuck**, 2) is a cowboy **yuck**, 3) wears a gaucho hat and is more or less an Argentinian since he used to live there (I am not a fan of AR). 4) Once they are engaged, calls Bridie "honey" **yuck**. 5) likes to smoke **yuck**
- the lack of mystery and adventure and intrigue and live-in-danger. Only towards the end is more or less good.
- Bridie's sister's love story. Bleh.
- the epilogue: corny and predictable.