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The Last Days of a Rake

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

13 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

A "little" taste of Scandal

I'm really baffled by all the negative reviews for The Last Days of a Rake. Maybe like so many other curious readers, I didn't realize this was just a companion piece to the larger novel Love & Scandal. This "little" taste of Scandal, is only about 60 pages. A short sto...
I'm really baffled by all the negative reviews for The Last Days of a Rake. Maybe like so many other curious readers, I didn't realize this was just a companion piece to the larger novel Love & Scandal. This "little" taste of Scandal, is only about 60 pages. A short story but I personally enjoyed it. I had an opportunity to review Ms. Simpson's writing style and I have put Love & Scandal on my "wish list" as a result of this introduction. I felt she showed a real talent to capture the time period, the dialogue was genuine, her descriptions vivid and the simple message that is expressed at the very end of this snippet is worth venturing into other works by this author. I am personally very select in my historical-fiction reading choices (few pass these days) but The Last Days of a Rake has opened up another Regency-Victorian era work to my attention and I hope others will follow.

posted by LadyinWriting on March 14, 2011

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4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Just okay.

This book did not hold my attention completely. I am not sure that I would read anything else by this author.

posted by DebC52 on October 16, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2011

    Just okay.

    This book did not hold my attention completely. I am not sure that I would read anything else by this author.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 2, 2013

    an OK story

    Nothing great just OK

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2012

    just ok

    I started this novel on Saturday July 20th 2012.
    The women in the third chapter was sitting in her chair knitting . I also like to knit too everyday that I can. I enjoyed this novel ShelleyMA

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 15, 2012

    Interesting reading

    Having spent my time recently reading Sabrina Jeffries books, I thought I'd check this out since it was free. It's a sad tale about a rake hell, and not a pretty one at that. Obviously life wasn't all that great when all you do is drink, wench, etc. it's a story of regrets for an aimless life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2012

    odd

    I am very fond of Regencies, and the Georgian period books that precede them, but this was definitely a wierd one. A moral tale of "don't be like me." Amusing at best.

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