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Posted July 14, 2008
I like this novel better than Stargazer
I like this novel better than the first one. I believe it is cuter than Stargazer. Starting out right away Sophie is dressed as a man and is wearing a fake mustache which is on a mission of its own trying to fall off her face. Crispin chases her through the city trying to figure out why she is there and if she has done the murder. Of course like always The Heroine has no where to go and is helpless. She has to turn to Crispin for help. The love scenes are hot. Once Crispin has caught her he makes her strip naked so she is not concealing anything under her clothing. Talk about embarrassing for her but really hot for Crispin. My favorite scene is when they are at this guy's 'forgive me It's been a while' club/courtesan lair and she is sitting by Crispin and is not suppose to say anything because Crispin has told the guy she is french and cannot speak english. But the guy keeps saying things that make her mad and Crispin is like if you say one word I will kiss you. And she doesn't because she doesn't want anything to do with Crispin. But after they are done and they leave the club and they get to their horses she starts to yell at him and he lays a big wet one on her. Its so cute and saucey at the same time. The ending is really cute to, cause they got this bet going that who ever can solve the murder gets one wish. The wish is something that the other person has to do no matter what the circumstances. This is after Sophie has to strip naked so you can believe she is going to wish for something spiteful for Crispin. It is a very lovely story cute plot and even cuter ending I really enjoyed it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 2, 2002
Posted August 23, 2002
If your looking to suspend all belief about the practical, then this the book for you. It's a great frothy beach read. However the only way the reader is aware that Ms. Jaffe is using the Renaissance period and in particular the Elizabethan age as her backdrop is when she mentions ( in passing ) Queen Elizabeth, doublets, swords, and William Shakespear. Don't expect to be entertained and also enlightened about the Renaissance in this series of books. This is not Ms. Jaffe's forte.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 14, 2000
I love reading an author's first book and Michele Jaffe's The Stargazer was a real treat. Continuing with the same delicious humor and intrigue are Crispin and Sophie in the Water Nymph. I tore through this sensual mystery and was sad to see it end. Can't wait for the next installment in this family's mystery ridden life, especially if they are all as talented as Crispin.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 9, 2008
delightful Elizabethan romantic suspense
In 1588 London, Queen Elizabeth I informs Crispin Foscari, Earl of Sandal, that he is relieved of duty due to accusations of treason. Her Royal Highness gives a shocked Crispin fourteen days to clear his name or potentially face the hangman¿s noose. Crispin wastes no time seeking information to prove his alias Phoenix is innocent of the charges. <P>In the Unicorn club, Crispin observes Sophie Champion dressed as a male. He confronts her with her gender and accuses her of killing informant Richard Tottle at the fastidious gambling hall. Sophie denies murdering Richard. She like Crispin was seeking information from the deceased. Sophie hopes to learn why someone killed her beloved godfather though officially it has been declared an accident. While Crispin and Sophie wage a battle of wits throughout London¿s seamier side, they fall in love even as an unknown enemy wants to take both of them out. <P>Faster than the speed of light, Michele Jaffe has attained a high reputation for excellence from romance readers and reviewers. Her newest novel, THE WATER NYMPH, is a delightful Elizabethan romantic suspense that historical fans will fully enjoy. The story line is filled with intrigue that brings a bygone era alive even as the tension grips the audience. The lead charcaters are an intrepid pair whose humorous battle provides comic yet serious relief. This book is another triumph for Ms. Jaffe who will find readers clamoring for a sequel starring an intriguing secondary character. <P>Harriet KlausnerWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.