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Posted March 27, 2008
Just Like All the Others
This book is just like every other mediocre romance that slips through the editorial cracks. Repetitious and inconsequential, the dialog leaves much to be desired. The language is mixed from different eras 'Ex. 'She refused to let anyone take the wheel in her life.' when such an expression would not have existed in the time period presented.' The plot could have been extraordinary if handled properly. Unfortunately, the mystery of the hero is lost in the mundaneness and un-likability of the main characters, who really have no redeeming, quirky, or endearing qualities. In short, independent, ahead-of-her-time woman impulsively marries a seemingly harsh man with secrets and, through unfailing perseverance, ferrets them out while preserving her 'unique' spirit. Also distracting is the writing itself. The language used by the characters is very much how an untutored American would imagine a Brit to speak, not how one actually would. (Lots of 'my love', 'I trust', 'Aye', 'our dear friend', etc. The only thing missing is that old standby, 'old chap'.)Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 18, 2013
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