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Most Helpful Favorable Review

22 out of 29 people found this review helpful.

Really? Inaccurate, wont load to Nook?

Here is to all you spoil sports FYI. Leaving bad feed back for a Romance fantasy book. Why because the historical facts arent accurate, what? This is a romance fantasy people nothing is real or accurate, its just for fantasy, (fun), get over it. As far as bad reviews fo...
Here is to all you spoil sports FYI. Leaving bad feed back for a Romance fantasy book. Why because the historical facts arent accurate, what? This is a romance fantasy people nothing is real or accurate, its just for fantasy, (fun), get over it. As far as bad reviews for not loading correctly to your nook REALLY? This is not the area for complaining for that. Go through the correct channels. This crap frustrates me. I want a review of the book not your whinning. Besides that it isnt fair to the author to bring down her score for things out of their control. GREAT HISTORICAL (FANTASY) ROMANCE BOOK.

posted by Charmed47 on December 30, 2011

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32 out of 53 people found this review helpful.

Completely lacking in historical accuracy

I usually don't get too upset about historical accuracy in romances because that is not the point of the genre, but this book is so outrageous that I cannot even finish it. I am willing to accept that a beautiful woman with no work history is hired as the head housekee...
I usually don't get too upset about historical accuracy in romances because that is not the point of the genre, but this book is so outrageous that I cannot even finish it. I am willing to accept that a beautiful woman with no work history is hired as the head housekeeper for an Earl, even if that is completely impossible. I am even willing to accept a romance between an aristocrat and woman he believes is a servant (seductions happen). Actually, I such a fan of upstairs-downstairs shows that I was eager to see how this would play out.
What I cannot get beyond is that the Earl's butler, secretary, and all his male servants go missing so that the housekeeper can flounce around, performing their duties. La-la-la... she waltzes in on her employer and his brother, proceeds to arrange flowers, and then engages them in conversation. Not only does the Earl not get upset that his housekeeper beats him unconscious, he allows her to nurse him (naked), and then they proceed to share all their intimate thoughts over lemonade. Not only would a housekeeper not sit in the presence of her employer, she would likely have little interaction with him. Her job was to manage the female servants. The butler's job was to manage the male servants and to attend personally on the lord. All the male servants would not be allowed to go missing. I was completely distracted by how woefully understaffed this supposedly rich Earl's house was.
Also, we are led to believe that it is impossible for the Earl to find a wife to bear children and his father is so desperate to get him married that he tries to get his mistress to pass off another man's child on him. What?? A Duke wants his heir to marry a fallen woman who is pregnant with another man's child????
This book is so full of historical problems that I simply cannot finish it, despite decent writing.

posted by 2950578 on December 15, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2010

    Completely lacking in historical accuracy

    I usually don't get too upset about historical accuracy in romances because that is not the point of the genre, but this book is so outrageous that I cannot even finish it. I am willing to accept that a beautiful woman with no work history is hired as the head housekeeper for an Earl, even if that is completely impossible. I am even willing to accept a romance between an aristocrat and woman he believes is a servant (seductions happen). Actually, I such a fan of upstairs-downstairs shows that I was eager to see how this would play out.
    What I cannot get beyond is that the Earl's butler, secretary, and all his male servants go missing so that the housekeeper can flounce around, performing their duties. La-la-la... she waltzes in on her employer and his brother, proceeds to arrange flowers, and then engages them in conversation. Not only does the Earl not get upset that his housekeeper beats him unconscious, he allows her to nurse him (naked), and then they proceed to share all their intimate thoughts over lemonade. Not only would a housekeeper not sit in the presence of her employer, she would likely have little interaction with him. Her job was to manage the female servants. The butler's job was to manage the male servants and to attend personally on the lord. All the male servants would not be allowed to go missing. I was completely distracted by how woefully understaffed this supposedly rich Earl's house was.
    Also, we are led to believe that it is impossible for the Earl to find a wife to bear children and his father is so desperate to get him married that he tries to get his mistress to pass off another man's child on him. What?? A Duke wants his heir to marry a fallen woman who is pregnant with another man's child????
    This book is so full of historical problems that I simply cannot finish it, despite decent writing.

    32 out of 53 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2013

    Yuck!

    I guess I'm past "bodice rippers." I made it to chapter five before I said enough was enough. I don't even care what "Mrs. Seaton's" secret was---i just had to get away from this story!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2013

    Quit reading two chapters in

    Not even close to believable

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2013

    Dissapointed

    I have liked several books from this series, including the prequels. So I didn't like the way the duke was protrayed in this one, there were some conflicting descriptions with other.books in this series. Not a bad story overall though.

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  • Posted May 10, 2011

    Wasn't a struggle to put it down...

    I can't say much about this book except that it wasn't great, not bad, but not really good either. It passed the time. I am person who gets very involved with books I am reading, very easily. Not so much this time. I found myself not really caught up in the characters or what was happening until well into the story. It just felt like something was missing. Like a really good recipe that is missing an ingredient. I was disappointed. Maybe it was just me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2011

    Hard to Keep Interest

    This started out really good but by the middle I couldn't wait for it to be over. Lost my interest

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  • Posted December 28, 2010

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    Slow Read

    I love Romance novels but this was too slow for me. I was not fond of her style of writing. I expected it to run pace similar to Lisa Kleypas and Julia Quinn. Would not recommend. Plenty of Free Nook romance reads that were better than this.

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