Okay, so “A Bloodsmoor Romance” is kind of weird and nothing like what I was expecting.
Like with all of the other books I’ve been reading from my book list, I didn’t do any research beforehand. I judged by the cover (the title, actually) and I was expecting a straightforward love story.
The story opens with a girl running away/being kidnapped, slowly revealing (over the course of several chapters) the events of the day leading up to this event. So far, there’s no word on who has taken her (their only clue is a hot air balloon) or what has happened to her. The focus of the story jumps between several of the family members, giving histories of their lives before the kidnapping and following their lives after the kidnapping.
I’m about a third of the way through the 600+ pager, and I have no idea what to expect from the rest of it. The weirdest moments so far were when one of the daughters’ new husband consummated their marriage with a dress mannequin, mistaking it for his bride; and reading about how the girls’ father, in his younger days, invented a time machine and his twelve-year-old student sent himself forward and backward in time, turning himself into an infant before disintegrating in the man’s arms.
What is this book?