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A Groom of One's Own (Writing Girl Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

a screwball comedy of errors that feels like combing Sheridan's The School for Scandal with a 1930s madcap movie

In 1822 at the church in Buckinghamshire, the man she is engaged to marry Matthew Fletcher breaks off their relationship saying marriage is a commitment. Stunned, Sophie Harlow writes off marriage. Thus it is ironic because one year after her disavowal of marital blis...
In 1822 at the church in Buckinghamshire, the man she is engaged to marry Matthew Fletcher breaks off their relationship saying marriage is a commitment. Stunned, Sophie Harlow writes off marriage. Thus it is ironic because one year after her disavowal of marital bliss and her fall from grace, she obtains a position as one of the four Writing Girls; her column is Miss Harlow's Marriage in High Life for the London Weekly.

For the Weekly, Sophie covers the wedding of the Duke of Hamilton Brandon to Lady Clarissa, daughter of the Duke of Richmond. She would like to beg off because she is very attracted to the groom, but must attend if she is to keep her job. To her amazement the Duke appears to want her and to both their shock, the bride seems more interested in a foreign prince. However, the quartet is all honorable people so no one will take that critical first step to disentangle the wrong pairings into the loving relationships.

The first Writing Girl's Regency romance is a screwball comedy of errors that feels like combing Sheridan's The School for Scandal with a 1930s madcap movie inside a regency romance. The story line is fast-paced throughout as the quartet dance to love but with the wrong partners. Maya Rodale provides a wonderfully zany historical with three other Writing Girls to go.

Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on June 9, 2010

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6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Boring story, terrible characters, don't waste your money!

I read a lot of regency romance. I love the time period and I love a good love story. This is not one. The characters have no real personalities, the story was unrealistic and frankly boring. She repeated the same problem over and over again. The characters were in...
I read a lot of regency romance. I love the time period and I love a good love story. This is not one. The characters have no real personalities, the story was unrealistic and frankly boring. She repeated the same problem over and over again. The characters were in love after he saved her from being hit by a carriage and they went for a walk after?? What? It was stupid. Even that I could put aside but it wasn't a cute story. The characters were two-dimensional and I couldn't really see what the attraction was between them because there was nothing about them I really knew. Besides he was a duke and had responsibilities and she was a writer and therefore scandalous. That is it! There are so many great authors out there who write characters who are well-rounded and love stories that are sweet and funny. I thought the concept for this had so much potential, but this fell short! Read something else, I promise this will disappoint.

posted by WHSpecial on February 11, 2012

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    Boring story, terrible characters, don't waste your money!

    I read a lot of regency romance. I love the time period and I love a good love story. This is not one. The characters have no real personalities, the story was unrealistic and frankly boring. She repeated the same problem over and over again. The characters were in love after he saved her from being hit by a carriage and they went for a walk after?? What? It was stupid. Even that I could put aside but it wasn't a cute story. The characters were two-dimensional and I couldn't really see what the attraction was between them because there was nothing about them I really knew. Besides he was a duke and had responsibilities and she was a writer and therefore scandalous. That is it! There are so many great authors out there who write characters who are well-rounded and love stories that are sweet and funny. I thought the concept for this had so much potential, but this fell short! Read something else, I promise this will disappoint.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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