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Subject: Edith Layton
Date Posted: 11/14/2011 7:52 PM ET
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So I'm reading The Disdainful Marquis, my first by Layton. I'm really enjoying her writing style, although the couple doesn't seem to get that much time together to develop their romance, and it's more like the heroine's journey. I don't really mind too much, but I would prefer the hero to get a little more development. Layton has a really readable, flowing style, so I'm planning to read some more by her. Anyone here have any Layton favorites they can recommend? So far from reading synopses and reviews on AAR, I am thinking to try Love in Disguise, The Devil's Bargain, and The Mysterious Heir.

Date Posted: 11/14/2011 9:17 PM ET
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 I love the book that precedes TDM -- The Duke's Wager -- though unfortunately, reading them out of order kind of spoils it. To Wed a Stranger is exceptional -- it's at the end of a series, but I read it first without issues. The Cad and False Angel are also favorites of mine. I think Love in Disguise is part of a series that should be read in order, though I can't remember where it comes in. The Devil's Bargain was very good.

Date Posted: 11/15/2011 8:48 AM ET
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The Cad was also a favorite of mine.  And her Christmas ones

One of her later ones that I especially enjoyed was "Bride for his Conveince".  It really reminded me of her classic style when she was writing for Signet(which remain my favorites).  But then I'm a sucker for the M/C storyline. 


More historical fiction-and a different time period for Layton-still have "The Crimson Crown" on my shelves.  Henry the VII rather than George the IV-and my introduction to a storyline that I still read about today-those "lost" princes....

Last Edited on: 11/15/11 8:55 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 11/15/2011 1:50 PM ET
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Oooo! I have that book and hadn't realized it was about that... I also seek out any books on that topic.