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An Unsuitable Occupation for a Lady
     

An Unsuitable Occupation for a Lady

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by Jackie Walton
 

Spying isn't the thing for ladies, but Chiara Borwnlee's skills make her invaluable in the fight against Napoleon. When she's assigned to rescue Pope Puis VII with Rafael FitzHenry, the mutual loathing is obvious to all around them. Working together provides a foundation of mutual respect, but even that can't overcome old scars. They find that suspicion, failure,

Overview

Spying isn't the thing for ladies, but Chiara Borwnlee's skills make her invaluable in the fight against Napoleon. When she's assigned to rescue Pope Puis VII with Rafael FitzHenry, the mutual loathing is obvious to all around them. Working together provides a foundation of mutual respect, but even that can't overcome old scars. They find that suspicion, failure, and loss make a wedge that can separate or unify.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940032910398
Publisher:
Jackie Walton
Publication date:
12/07/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
239,044
File size:
352 KB

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Meet the Author

After growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area and marrying my high school sweetheart, we became what Alvin Toffler called "corporate gypsies." We've lived in a number of states and countries, including Italy, and have visited a lot of places, some of which show up in my stories. I'm a retired high school science teacher with degrees in English and psychology. (Those two and $4 will get you a good cup of coffee!) I've always loved history, though, as you might guess from the last chapter of my books. That's what happens when you mix a teacher with a self-professed history geek. We are once again back in the Bay Area with our long, tall Pole of a dog.

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An Unsuitable Occupation for a Lady 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 161 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For a free book, its hard to complain about 600 plus pages of story. Don't go in to this expecting perfection because it could certainly use some editing. However, it is a descent plot with historical flair. Read this now before it gets a proffessional edit and you have to pay $10.00 for it... its worth it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed Rafe and Chiara's story. Full of action and growing love. Just a few spelling errors in this 667 page book. Great historical read that keeps you so involved you can't put it down.
BeeMac More than 1 year ago
The author has a good story but hasn't done her research or checked her spelling and punctuation. She repeatedly uses "discrete" when she means "discreet" and "lead" when she means "led." A dictionary is the most valuable resource a writer can have. Also, Queen Victoria was the first monarch to use Buckingham Palace as a residence. Keep writing, ma'am, but in the future, do some research, use your dictionary, and hire a competent proofreader. The characters in "An Unsuitable Occupation" are great and the plot is interesting and the action is welcome, but these mistakes interrupt the flow of the story for the reader.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story is over 600 pages and holds your attention the whole time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not perfect but worth reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Predictable and jumpy, though at times interesting.
JackieW More than 1 year ago
I do not understand all of the 4 & 5 star ratings...this was so bad I couldn't get through even half of the book! The two main characters are antagonistic with each other for no discernible reason. The heroine is a child and acts like it...no way anyone that idiotic could be a spy. The hero is pig-headed, which usually is a good thing but here it isn't. He's supposed to be this intelligent, capable spy and yet he insists its his way or the highway even when he is clueless about the situation...even when it is obvious that the heroine is the expert. And, the conversations! My 6 year-old niece comes up with better conversations with her dolls! Don't waste your time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was i lovely read. I found it hard to put down and found myself immersed in the characters lives. Will read again for sure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I already recomended this to friends on Pinterest.
BananaMan More than 1 year ago
This was a very good read, I could not wait for the heroine to triumph with her hero by her side.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read
piaf More than 1 year ago
loved it.
janeyiv More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best historical romance i ever read!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book, as well as the historical notes in the end. I hope to see more from this author!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A couple times found that language was unbecoming of lady and out of character...character should react to situations while still retaining their style....if she used foul language should use it all the time. Story was good for the most part.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although there are minor spelling and grammatical errors throughout, they do not detract from the well conceived and developed story. The author has created an excellent story with a depth of character that helps the characters be relatable and keeps the reader rooting for the hero and heroine all the way to the end of the book- all 667 pages! The heroine is a strong, intelligent female who has overcome tragedy with a drive to learn skills necessary to fight for what is right despite the limitations society would try to impose. The hero is a strong closed mined male who believes that a young female is unsuited for the role of spy, but comes to realize her value. He makes mistakes, but quickly admits to his errors and sets about making amends when the truth comes to light- a valuable trait in a man. I particularly enjoyed the historcal information at the end of the story, finding it a unique addition as well as interesting. I will definitely recommend this story to friends and look for other stories written by this author. NOTE TO AUTHOR: Keep writing- you are very good at it. Don't allow the "nay sayers" to influence your attitude. You have done an excellent job of creating a cohesive, interesting story. That being said, I recommend that you not trust spell check and grammar check alone- they fail to catch homonyms, homophones, dropped letters and extraneous words in a sentence. As a writer it is difficult to be your own editor because you know where the story is going and your intent, but it is not impossible. When you are focused on editing. Try not to read the passage, but rather, take each sentence individually and evaluate it for errors in spelling, grammar, etc. This would reduce items like the word "the" becoming "he" which is a legitimate word and is not caught by grammar check either. Good Luck! I look forward to reading more of your books soon. Submitted from my nook.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm sure that someone forgot to edit this book. I'm not being picky, this book should have at least seen a proofreader! I can understand a few typos but there were pages and pages of them, to the point of distraction. The story and characters were mediocre, the dialogue was confusing and not true to the period. For example, words like "done" instead of "finished" and silly devices such as the hero saying "Absolutely" fifty times. Very disappointing, I hung in there until the ending, but I'll never get that time back.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The text seem unnecessarily long; I found myself skipping sections. The author rushes or glosses over the romantic scenes and draws out the spy elements. About 667 pages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good "Romp" and a sweet story.
j2smith79935 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the story. The ending was a little off, it just ended at an odd point. It should have expanded that scene or cut it out completely. I did like the historical part of it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book had a great love story that anyone could relate to. I thuroughly enjoyed it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You people shoould just read this novel yourselves and write your own review on this novel.I really enjoyed reading this novel very much. ShelleyMA.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He called her a whore and she put him in his place by asking him if virginity was to ensure future fidelity then then by those standards he( not being a virgin) was bound to commit adultery.........sound argument. As for calling her a ho..... this is a book! For Pete's sake, why would one penalize an author with writing a bad review? This is a good book (could use some editing) compared to a lot of sub-standard garbage thats out there. I'm grateful that it was free and I am not paid by or related to this author. Highly recommend!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago