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Almost Innocent
Almost Innocent
Author: Jane Feather
Growing up behind the impenetrable walls of an English fortress, Magdalen does not know that she is the illegitimate daughter of a powerful English prince and his murdered French mistress -- or that she has been a pawn in the struggle between England and France ever since she slipped from her dying mother's womb. All she knows is that she longs ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780553573701
ISBN-10: 0553573705
Publication Date: 5/1/2001
Pages: 432
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3.5 stars, based on 116 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 4
This is a book about a love triangle. Madeline loves Guy who is just doing his duty and has a wife. She marrys his nephew who is lost in a battle. Guy is sent to protect her but an affair begins with many twists and turns
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Helpful Score: 3
Could not get into the book. Tried to read a couple of chapters and got bored with the book.
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Helpful Score: 2
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This was kind of hard to read because there was a lot of repetition in the writing. It wasnt just repeated information but the same phrases used to describe things that were just discussed maybe two paragraphs prior. A lot of the book was very boring and hard to get into.

There was also a lot of ugliness that I really dont want to have to face while reading a romance, like husbands who cheat on their wives but did not count it as cheating because it was with prostitutes. Or the amount of rape that goes on after a battle or even in the marriage bed. Or how it was perfectly okay for a man to beat his wife or lover. And we are talking about the good guys here. So it was hard to fall in love with heroes who did these things. Yes, those actions probably went with the times but I guess I need a little halt in reality if I want to indulge in a romance.

What kept me reading was the relationship between Magdalen and Guy. When things were good with them it was wonderful and fun to read. There were moments where Magdalen gave into Guy too much, but Magdalen was a great character. Her strength kind of carried the book.

Unfortunately I found the book rather depressing and drawn out. The love scenes lacked completion which was rather frustrating. Even though the ending was happy Edmunds acceptance in the end wasnt really believable. I know I complained that I wanted a break from reality but I just dont buy that Edmund all of a sudden would be so forgiving of the two.

I would read Jane Feather again. Im not sure why. I always find her books somewhat entertaining but lacking. I wouldnt spend credits or real money on her stuff though. This one was more serious than Im used to in her books. She usually has more humor.
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Great story. Enjoyed the struggle between the characters & how they ended up.
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Well written historical. High on the ick factors for me though. Heroine takes a lover and then there is the matter of her age.....
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A bit challenging to read, but a great story.


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