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Almost a Lady

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  • Posted April 9, 2010

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    Almost an excellent story

    Overall, I enjoyed this book. You've got two headstrong protaginists, but unlike the heroines in Feather's Duncan Sistsers books, Meg Barratt is not so prickly as to be almost unlikeable. Cosimo (we never do find out his last name, come to think of it) is a dashing, competent sailor-slash-spy-slash-assasin. He knows what he's doing, except when it comes to Meg. There are the usual blissful love scenes, pages of witty dialogue, feelings of bitter betrayal, passionate make-up scenes, etc. I found myself interested in the descriptions both of life on an 19th century ship and life with Napoleon. The story itself was fairly absorbing - I think I would have read it even if it hadn't been a romance!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2007

    Almost a Lady

    This book started out great -- but ultimately, the character of Meg just didn't stay true to her initial guts & spunk. As the book went on I felt she was just a doormat, rationalizing her every action just to stay with Cosimo. A little depressing to me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2007

    Hello people out there!!

    I thought this book was ok. The part I liked about this book was that Meg Barratt seems so willful and adventureous. Jane Feather really made the characters seem real. The part that was dissapointing was that Cosimo seemed so hard and only focused on his mission yet he would seduce her. It seemed that he only lusted after her and not really love her.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2006

    Loved the Story - Left Hanging with Ending

    I love every Jane Feather book I have read and I believe I have read them all. This one was no exception until I got to the end. I had so many questions: did Meg ever go back to let her friends and family know she was safe what her plans were for her future? And who was Cosimo, really? It appeared he had no past. Would he continue to serve his country as an assasin? I guess I like my stories to have nice tidy endings and this one left me hanging.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    fast-paced early nineteenth century romantic suspense thriller

    Meg Barrette was walking near the seafront of Folkstone with a friend who has to go home while she goes on to visit the lending library. Afterward, a storm strikes before Meg can reach shelter she slips and loses consciousness. When she awakens she is on The Mary Rose, a ship at sea with Captain Cosimo in charge. Cosimo explains that his men were to pick up Ana, his espionage partner, but instead erred. In fairness Meg looks like the missing Ana, who Cosmo fears has been captured by the French. --- Cosimo realizes that his guest is feisty and brave so he wonders if she can replace Ana on a key mission. She finds herself attracted to him though she knows he is the wrong type of man for her. Still as he tries to seduce her into cooperation on two fronts, the boudoir and the French, he never expected to fall in love with what should have been an expendable pawn. Instead he now has to decide whether to save his Meg or the lives of a thousand strangers. --- ALMOST A LADY is fast-paced early nineteenth century romantic suspense thriller that takes off from the moment that Meg awakens on the Mary Rose and never slows down until after Cosimo has to decide between love and the common good. Meg is an intriguing protagonist whose courage even Cosimo admires though she adapts to espionage perhaps too easily. Still she and her beloved rogue make for fine high seas and on land anti-Napoleonic escapades. --- Harriet Klausner

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    Posted August 23, 2010

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