The Beloved Vagabond is a masterpiece. I am a big fan of romance novels written in this era, they are lighthearted and guarantee you a happy ending. William Locke will sometimes twist his stories making it hard to guess, and sometimes has endings which are NOT the marriage of “rich young attractive” people, but a happy ending all the same.
This book also had several references to people and terms of the 1800s. They weren’t necessary to know for the story, but I learned a lot of interesting things looking some of them up. There are also a few great quotes I took note of.
It’s a good story. The main character is a rich young man, which is a typical main character in early 20th century romances, but the twist is that he is dying. The ending is also different than the typical romance, it DOES NOT end with the rich boy falling in love with a pretty poverty stricken girl but quite different. I admire that the author dared to change the story up from the typical romance novel. Warning - There is a small person in the story they use some harsh terms with, so you might be offended if you are vertically impaired.
William J. Locke is an excellent author and I highly recommend the romance novels he has written, but this story fell short.
Nothing relating well to the 3 wise men of the Bible, it followed 3 modern men on a Christmas journey that turns out they had been spiritually lead on. I found the plot stupid, but it’s a short book you might want to see if it affects you differently.
A beautiful, romantic story of a woman “Zora” who has sworn off love, and the men that win her heart. The characters are colorful honest people that truly care about each other, the most unique being “Septimus” who generously sacrifices whatever he has in his love for Zora and his friends, and thanks to Septimus’ efforts, the story comes to a happy ending.
Well written and entertaining. This follows the classic style of romances written in early 1900’s and you don’t want to miss reading if a fan of that era.