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The Finer Things
The Finer Things
Author: Brenda Joyce
ISBN-13: 9780312998820
ISBN-10: 0312998821
Publication Date: 1/5/2004
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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3.2 stars, based on 20 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
This was one of the best books I have ever read.***
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JOyce comes thru with another page turner about a young Cinderella and her travails.
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Helpful Score: 1
Good as are all her books.
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Helpful Score: 1
Good read.
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Fairy tale story. Fun read.
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I like Brenda Joyce, but just couldn't get into this one.
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Brenda Joyce always tells a thrilling tale of love and danger. While this book borrows much from The Pygmalion, it is still a wonderful read for anyone who enjoys historical fiction. A plucky heroine, a dashing hero, a villain who is not so evil as he seems, and some steaming hot sex to sweeten the mix.
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This was a good story..rags to riches type.
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I had to review this one. This book started out well, but got really unrealistic about 2/3 of the way through. Very cliche and just not good. Since this is the first book of hers I have read, I am hoping the next one is better.
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This was good in general - a My Fair Lady type story - just not my favorite Brenda Joyce. (She has SO MANY good ones!) The heroine stays "pure" through most of the story, so this book is also less trashy than most. You can decide whether that's a good or a bad thing.
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Two people from different worlds were brought together by passion, bound together by whispered accusations, and town apart by scandal and misfortune. The world claimed they should never love each other. Their hearts claimed otherwise.
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The Pretender
An orphan from London's East End, a fugitive from the poorhouse, Violet Cooper was tired of sleeping on stoops and being huntry and cold. But she dared to enter a world forbidden to her and her kind. Even marriage to a gentle elderly knight and the title Lady Goodwin could not open closed doors, stop the cold stares, or hush the shadowy rumors of murder...

The Aristocrat
He was a man of the world. The rules of Victorian society did not interest him, nor could a gauche pretender with a Cockney acent possibly turn his head. Yet Thodore Blake, second son fo the Earl of Harding, was immediately compelled by Violet--and soon found himself defending the investigation. But wedding vows were the only way to save her from a certain hanging...

The Finer Things
Two people from different were brought together by passion, bund together by whispered accusations, and torn apart by scandal and misfortune. The world claimed they should never love each other. Their hearts claimed otherwise.
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An orphan from London's East End, a fugitive from the poorhouse, Violet Cooper, was tired of sleeping on the stoops and being hungry and cold. But she dared to enter a world forbidden to her and her kind. Even marriage to a gentle elderly knight and the title lady Goodwin could not open closed doors, stop the cold stares, or hush the shadowy rumors of murder.....
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Violet Cooper was an orphan from London's East End and she was tired of sleeping on stoops and being hungry and cold. Even marriage to a gentle, elderly knight and the title Lady Goodwin could not open closed doors, stop the cold stares and hush the shadowy rumors of murder.