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Posted March 23, 2000
Spent your time on better reading.
This book has convinced me that I am no longer going to read books by S.C. The story is silly and poorly developed. The characters are shallow. The sex scenes pop out of nowhere. This seems to be the standard with all her books.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 21, 2000
Posted February 1, 2000
You will want to read All Smiles again and again!!!
I didn't want the story to end. It's so funny and sexy and the people in Mayfair Square are something else. Meg Smiles is one of the two Smiles sisters who were in MORE AND MORE. She's the one who's a seamstress. In this book she and her sister Sybil are in real trouble over money. They don't have enough to live on. Meg decides she's going to change this and sets out to find someone 'pleasant' who can look after the two of them and enjoy having a kind, resourceful wife. Boy is she good at understatements. She's a ball of fire! She starts out by getting some sort of concoction from a hidden shop near Bond Street and dying her hair red. Wait till you hear Sybil's reaction to that. Meg applies to be companion to a princess from Europe when she makes her Season. The idea is to find opportunities to meet an eligible husband. She meets Princess Desiree's older brother, Jean-Marc, Count Etranger and they might as well both give up then and there. The plot is mysterious, and it pulls you in, but I like the way Ms. Cameron always makes the hero and heroine the most important part of the story, even when things get a bit dangerous. Meg and Jean-Marc and to die for. Old Spivey is back and hiding out in his newel post at Number 7 again. He's the most arrogant ghost I've never met! Now I'm hoping Sybil's story will be next.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 9, 2008
Entertaining Regency romance
When their father, a rural vicar dies, sisters Meg and Sybil Smiles move to London¿s 7 Mayfair Square, home of an unhappy ghost, Sir Spivey. The spirit plans to force the two sibling out of his home by matchmaking the outgoing Meg with a nearby resident. <P>Meg realizes that the sisters have a financial problem. She applies for employment as a companion to seventeen-year-old Princess Desiree of Mont-Nuages, a tiny country on the Italy-France border. Meg¿s plan is to net a wealthy spouse while serving as a guide to Desiree. Meg needs to persuade Desiree¿s older stepbrother Jean-Marc, Count Etranger that she can do the job. Surprisingly, Jean-Marc hires Meg. As Meg works closely with Desiree, she and Jean-Marc fall in love. However, he is the heir to the throne and she would never suit as his queen. Then again, his uncle plans to destroy the only contender to being the next monarch of Mont-Nuages even if it means killing Meg. <P>ALL SMILES is an entertaining Regency romance that provides a fresh look at Stella Cameron¿s superb 7 Mayfair series. The story line is crisp and the entry of Jean-Marc and Desiree provides a different perspective of the lives of Europe¿s early nineteenth century aristocracy. Meg is a wonderful and brave character whose antics adds depth to the fireworks. Sub-genre fans will demand Sybil¿s story soon. <P>Harriet KlausnerWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.