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Behind The Mask
Behind The Mask
Author: Kim Larabee
ISBN-13: 9781555831516
ISBN-10: 1555831516
Publication Date: 6/1989
Pages: 137
Edition: 1 Us ed
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Alyson Books
Book Type: Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
This frothy debut novel bears the hallmarks of a formula romance in every way except one: the lovers here are women. Larabee uses 19th-century British high society and the calculated cunning of the marriage mart as the backdrop against which two young aristocrats woo and win each other. Characterization is Larabee's strength: penniless Maddie, who robs coaches because she does not want to marry for money, and the widowed countess Allie, who falls in love with Maddie at first sight, are charming in their eccentricities.
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I enjoyed reading this book, it was a fun romp into another time and place.However the end of the book is weak in that how the problem is solved is in no way realistic. While the writing is not sophisticated and it would have benefited from better editing, it was a good first attempt by this author.