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"[One of] the best books of 2005. A remarkable book.... As the title suggest, it's about love and lust, but Passion concerns itself in almost greater measure with those romantic yearnings by which men and women live and for which they are willing to die…. A feast of language, a grab bag of delights.... An exploration of mind and emotion, heart and art."
-—The Washington Post Book World
"[A] deeply imagined and gorgeously written novel about the Romantic poets, as seen by the women who loved them…. Morgan brings a fascinating past to brilliant light."
-—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Whether historical or romantic fiction, or a melding of the two, this is a sensational story of money, marriage, and, above all, high-wrought emotion…. A sprightly, intelligent romp." —-Kirkus Reviews
"The wealth of detail and Morgan's amazing ability to re-create what these women might have thought and felt are worth savoring…. The novel encompasses enough love affairs and tragedy for a dozen bodice-rippers, without ever losing its clear-eyed intelligence…. Passion more than lives up to its title."
-—The Christian Science Monitor
"Astonishing historical fiction that vividly reflects the passions associated with an exhilarating new era in literature." —-Booklist
"Passion is a wonderful book—-rich, authentic, beautifully written and, yes, passionate…. I have not been better entertained all year." —-Tracy Chevalier, author of Girl with a Pearl Earring
In Regency England, if you have a father with expensive tastes but no money, you must do what you can with your wits and your looks. So Caroline Fortune goes to work as the companion of a formidable society woman, and soon her beauty and intelligence attract admirers, both honorable and otherwise.
Surrounded by flirts and gossips, Caroline is implicated in their indiscretions. Will Miss Fortune be able to keep from losing her head--or her reputation--in this "clever, Jane Austen-like...romance filled with parlor-room wit" (Publishers Weekly)?
Posted March 21, 2013
Really a fun read, with a strong female character. Plot twists a little predictable, but that's okay. Jude Morgan is among the closest to Jane Austen of contemporary authors -- much more depth to her work than many of the silly, inaccurate Regency romances out there -- which are just contemporary stories in long dresses, and with horses!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Written very much in the style of Georgette Heyer and Jane Austen. Reminiscent of Pride and Prejudice. Sadly predictable but fun and witty dialogue and a nice romance which is often all I require in a book. I defintely recommend it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 28, 2007
As a die-hard Jane Austen fan, I am constantly looking for novels that follow the same time period. This book falls right into place, carrying a witty humor throughout that kept me laughing until the last page. A fabulous book that I would recommend to anyone!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 21, 2006
I've heard of lots of books compared to Jane Austen. This one actually deserves to be. The plots and characters would, for the most part, fit right into an Austen novel. It's even written in an old-fashioned tone that only occasionally shows its modern origins.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 3, 2006
This book is absolutely delightful! Anyone who loves Jane Austen's novels will be absolutely entranced. Miss Fortune is an engaging and loveable character, you'll be cheering her on throughout the book. This is a MUST read!!!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 9, 2009
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