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Subject: Adele Ashworth - what to avoid?
Date Posted: 1/12/2008 7:34 PM ET
Member Since: 12/27/2006
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I want to start reading her stuff because of all the raves.  I just thought it'd be quicker to ask what to AVOID by her, rather than what to read.

Thanks!

Date Posted: 1/12/2008 8:58 PM ET
Member Since: 5/3/2006
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What don't you like? ;-)

I'm not a huge fan, but I haven't read anything by her that I thought was dreadful. I have read some very poor reviews of _the Duke's Indiscretion_.  And I didn't much like _My Darling Caroline_ - I think her writing has improved since that book.

Date Posted: 1/12/2008 9:48 PM ET
Member Since: 6/9/2007
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The only book I've read so far is The Duke's Indiscretion and I liked it.

Date Posted: 1/13/2008 1:49 AM ET
Member Since: 8/9/2007
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My personal fav is Stolen CharmsWhen it's Perfect I think is actually quite good too, as is Winter Garden - with at least some minor quibbles.  Her others slightly less so.  Someone Irresistible - from my perspective - started out great, but had some big issues with pacing.  She never seemed to settle on one pace; it would zip right along, and then drag chapter after chapter.  I was very disconnected at the ending.  I have seen others rave about it though, so just take it as my opinion.  My Darling Caroline - bleh.  The heroine is a hardheaded twit, & the hero is a bit of a jerk for most of the 1st half of the book.  I never quite identified with either of them, although I liked the hero better in the second half.



Last Edited on: 1/13/08 1:50 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 1/14/2008 9:38 AM ET
Member Since: 1/11/2007
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I've read, Duke of Sin, Duke of Scandal, When it's Perfect, and Someone Irresistible and loved them all.  Dying to get Stolen Charms and Winter Garden.