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The Black Lyon

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

love Jude Deveraux

An exceptional book- I would highly recommend it. It has very good character development. A classic who-dunnit.

posted by bookholiday on December 5, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

INTOLERABLE IN PARTS

I was very disappointed with this novel. I am an avid historical romance reader so I know my stuff. But this novel being my second Deveraux I feel qualified to say Deveraux needs to cut back on the wife abuse. One finds it hard to love a man who can't control his temper...
I was very disappointed with this novel. I am an avid historical romance reader so I know my stuff. But this novel being my second Deveraux I feel qualified to say Deveraux needs to cut back on the wife abuse. One finds it hard to love a man who can't control his temper so much so that he strikes his wife like a man. I don't find this romantic in the least and believe it is indeed a romance KILLER. I'm sad to say the violence in Deveraux's novels and the stereotype her heroes have of the 'deceitful' unloyal wife has killed Deveraux's novels. This novel specifically had more pain than love or mercy. It was a sick kind of 'true love' between the main characters if you ask me. I've personally read several romances that have a strong fierce hero who DOES NOT once strike his heroine. No matter the anger he feels. I've listed some below.

posted by Anonymous on October 17, 2007

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2012

    Horrible, horrible book

    If you like reading about spousal abuse and rape, this is the book for you. I deleted it from my nook.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2009

    THE PRINT WAS Soooo SMALL & SENTENACES SO CLOSE, I RETURNED BOOK UNREAD

    EVEN THOUGH JUDE D. IS ONE OF MY FAV AUTHORS I RETURNED BOOK "UNREAD"

    THE PRINT WAS TINY & SENTENCES SO CLOSE TOGETHER IT WAS A TRIAL TO READ.
    I RETURN ALL BOOKS THAT HAVE TINY PRINT.

    I WANT TO ENJOY READING, NOT STRUGGLE!!

    Note: I ALSO E-MAIL PUBLISHERS TO GIVE MY COMPLAINT OF SMALL TEXT.

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2004

    no offense jude

    this book is like my 5th jude book. it wasnt that enticing aND WELL it really makes no sense. so before you buy it read the summary and the first three pages and the three middle pages and the last three pages if you dont beleive my review!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2002

    Half way through

    I am wondering about this book. I am struggling through this book. It has 276 pages and there is another with 35x pages. I just am not liking it at all. I find it to have many small plots that are not developed. Short in building, short in ending. Am I missing something. Or is this book redone as The Black Lyon Vol. I....and much better. It is choppy and anticlimatic with each little plot lost by it's quick resolve. I am going to continue to the end but am disappointed. I only picked it up because of the wonderful reviews. This is my first JD novel. And so far disappointed.

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