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Posted April 23, 2011
I love historical fiction. The premise of this book is ridiculous, as the author rewrites Scottish history. The portrayals of the Queen of Scots, Lord Darnley, and David Rizzio were maddening, and the characters were thinly drawn with the exception of the annoying main character. To say that this book pales in comparision to Diana Gabaldon's Outlander is an understatement. It's the worst book I've ever read.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 24, 2003
Janet Elaine Smith's Par for the Course is great entertainment. A time-travel into the 1500's mixes the old and the new and shows that friendships and romance can span the ages! Mechi Jeanotte, a golf pro in Aberdeen, Maryland finds herself transported back in time to Aberdeen, Scotland, where she makes the acquaintance of Mary, Queen of Scots (an avid woman golfer) and a certain hunk of the Keith clan, one Robert Keith, Viscount of Kintore. As Mechi accustoms herself to the 'old ways' she finds her modern knowledge put to the test when a plague threatens the Keith clan's stables. Political intrigue and family secrets make for some interesting reading in this tale that will have you brushing up on your history lessons and appreciating modern appliances! A wonderful story for the whole family.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.