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Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

A touch of polite, a dash of common sense

I had been delighted to spot this Hester Browne book on the shelf since I had loved The Little Lady Agency series and despaired that it had ended a few years ago! While The Finishing Touches holds a completely different story with new characters, Ms. Browne's writing st...
I had been delighted to spot this Hester Browne book on the shelf since I had loved The Little Lady Agency series and despaired that it had ended a few years ago! While The Finishing Touches holds a completely different story with new characters, Ms. Browne's writing still sparkles with the same delightful fun I have come to adore! I enjoyed Betsy and many Franny-isms that she shared and tweaked to fit the modern times! Manners, once learned and mastered, are definitely timeless - and I would have definitely loved to attend the Phillimore Academy for Young Ladies!

posted by epicrat on March 20, 2011

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Original Concept

When I opened the book I was excited about the idea of a "finishing school" for girls. But this book started off slow and lost my interest a few times. However, once it got going, I enjoyed the central characters and found myself rooting for the Jamie - Betsy hookup.
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When I opened the book I was excited about the idea of a "finishing school" for girls. But this book started off slow and lost my interest a few times. However, once it got going, I enjoyed the central characters and found myself rooting for the Jamie - Betsy hookup.

I do think that some of the characters and side plots were unnecessary and convoluted - Venetia? really? - and I thought some were unfinished or wrapped up to quickly.

I want to read more by this author because I think she something more to offer. Her writing style is clever and has a great sense of humor to it. I just felt that this book was good, not great.

posted by knicmo on April 26, 2010

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  • Posted April 26, 2010

    Original Concept

    When I opened the book I was excited about the idea of a "finishing school" for girls. But this book started off slow and lost my interest a few times. However, once it got going, I enjoyed the central characters and found myself rooting for the Jamie - Betsy hookup.

    I do think that some of the characters and side plots were unnecessary and convoluted - Venetia? really? - and I thought some were unfinished or wrapped up to quickly.

    I want to read more by this author because I think she something more to offer. Her writing style is clever and has a great sense of humor to it. I just felt that this book was good, not great.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted December 27, 2012

    Check it out

    Really cute, drags at a couple parts but all in all a good read!

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