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Splendid (Blydon Family Saga Series #1)

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  • Posted January 16, 2010

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    Lives up to its title.. Splendid indeed!!!! (a must-read)

    This book was absoloutely heart warming! I loved ALMOST every second of it. The characters grew on me after a while, and by the end of the book, i was absoloutely smitten and almost spoiled the next book of the series (dancing at midnight) with my hope that Emma and Alex would make an apperance! I began reading Dancing at Midnight, and read ms.Quinns letter to the reader. After finding out that I had the books completely out of order, I went straight to Splendid. Though the first chapter didn't immediately take me for a whirlwind, Julia Quinn wastes no time adding conflict to the story with a chapter 2 &3 that will have you going "OMG!!!!". I believe the character development staled a bit as the "swooning" period was under way. cleverly by passing the two months in which Emma and Alex become "close friends". the delay in their love developing left me a bit impatient, but was well made up for once a certain 'special' proposal took place =D. I did feel the ending conflict (with Belle,who's story continues in the next book) was a bit contrived and I disliked how Quinn went about playing the last few sequences out,but overall, I was splendidly enamored with this book from beginning to end. and the epilogue was wonderful as well! .... This is definitely a good book to take you away from yourself for a few hours and make you feel for the characters. Did i mention how much i loved chapter 2&3?? wonderful sequence that just clicked and resonated somewhere with me. STRONG&BRAVE LITTLE CHITS FOR LIFE!!!! (my favorite type of heroine)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2013

    Lovely story!

    A very fun read, most readers will enjoy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2012

    Very cute story! Recommended!!

    This was a really cute story... One of those stories that you wish you lived. The characters were great and hilarious! If you want to get lost in another world for awhile, I would definitely read this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2005

    Splendid - It was pretty close to that...

    I am an avid historical romance reader for over 20 years now (since my high school days and back when the covers of these books were rather racey and open to alot of teasing by guys!). I stopped reading for a few years as everything seemed the same and I got burnt out on the same plot lines. Fortunately, I started reading again this year and some new authors are great and the covers are much more tame - you can take them in public without scorn! I am a first time reader to Julia Quinn and the book 'Splendid'. Apparently this is one of the first books she ever wrote. She notes in her forward that she would go back and make things much different years later as a professional writer but, of course she would and could not tamper with her first piece. It stands as it is and a good one at that. Most authors would be proud to do a book like this the first time around. It's a simple book but, simply splendid too. I agree with one reviewer that Alex - the hero - was a bit fast in declaring his infatuation with Emma so quickly - only pages into the story. Luckily, things slow to a more realistic pace as their interest and attraction and eventual relationship develops. They are solid characters and the plot line moves along well. I would recommend this book to others and will buy some more Julia Quinns to see how she has developed over the years -I expect she's done well. Enjoy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2013

    Good

    First time reading Julia Quinn. Liked the book. Will read more of her books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2006

    must read this!

    This was the first J.Q book I have ever read and coincidentally it was her first. I loved it! If you love romance you must read this!

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