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Frankly, My Dear (Creole, Bk 1) (Timeswept)
Frankly My Dear - Creole, Bk 1 - Timeswept
Author: Sandra Hill
LOST IN THE BAYOU — Selene had three great passions: men, food, and Gone With The Wind. But the glamorous model always found herself starving -- for both nourishment and affection. Weary of the petty world of high fashion, she headed to New Orleans for one last job before she began a new life. Then a voodoo spell sent her back to the days of opul...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780843946178
ISBN-10: 0843946172
Publication Date: 10/1999
Pages: 368
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 42 ratings
Publisher: Leisure Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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reviewed Frankly, My Dear (Creole, Bk 1) (Timeswept) on + 44 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
When I first read the "pre-reviews" of this book before it was released, I was very excited. So excited that I pre-ordered the book. I read this book in one day and had to force myself to finish it. The concept behind the book was great - model goes back in time and is mistaken for a mulatto/quadroon at one of the famous Quadroon balls. Wow! This should make for an interesting read, right? Wrong! For one, the heroine bemoaned living in a society where she and other women were judged based on their outward appearance - and she spends half the book trying to get the other women around her to change their appearances in attempts to attract the men they desire. And a Black woman bemoaning her big behind? Give me a break! As a Black female and avid reader of historical romances, this book was just plain silly! I am not a stickler for historical accuracies and such and get tired of reviewers who spend so much time criticizing small inaccuracies that they miss the beauty of a well-written story but this book was just unbelieveable! For one...the characters sounded like they were from modern days, not historical times. Secondly, the 4-year old (E.T. *eyes rolling) - he wasn't funny. He needed his behind paddled and his mouth washed out with soap. I could go on and on but why bother? What could have been a perfectly good story is ruined by an excessive amount of silliness.
reviewed Frankly, My Dear (Creole, Bk 1) (Timeswept) on + 54 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Not being a fan of time travel romances I was very hesitant to read this book. This book is about a supermodel Selene who gets a voodoo curse put on her and she gets sent back to New Orleans 1845. A year where skinny women are not the norm and a woman's attractiveness is based on her breeding and manual labor abilities.

The historic background of the south in 1800's was infuriating but as I don't know many details of specific practices of the time I cannot say if they are historically accurate or not.

The main character decides to make James (the "hero") laugh and tells him tons of blonde jokes thoughout the book. I love a good joke and have laughed at blonde jokes in the past but in the 1800's these jokes wouldn't be funny at all so I couldn't really see the point. As a matter of fact I couldn't see the point in this book.

Sandra Hill has written several other books and I am glad I read one of her better ones before this. If this had been my first Hill book I might have never picked up another one again.

There is a sequel to this book about James' son Etienne. Another time travel book. Will I be reading it? Probably not.
reviewed Frankly, My Dear (Creole, Bk 1) (Timeswept) on + 58 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Did you like Scarlett O'Hara, Tara and gone with the wind. This time travel story will interest you then. Our modern "Scarlett" gets in a lot of trouble very quickly before she figures out how to be proper in an earlier time period.
reviewed Frankly, My Dear (Creole, Bk 1) (Timeswept) on + 13 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
This is a very enjoyable read. Really funny!
reviewed Frankly, My Dear (Creole, Bk 1) (Timeswept) on + 265 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
This novel fairly sizzles. Very hot, and actually quite good.
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reviewed Frankly, My Dear (Creole, Bk 1) (Timeswept) on + 20 more book reviews
Set in the days of the Old South -- A supermodel from the '90s, a dark and brooding Creole, blonde jokes, Gone with the Wind references and so much food talk that it makes you hungry!

A light read with some funny scenes. Ending is rather abrupt, but otherwise sets up a premise for what can be considered it's follow-up "Desperado", also by Sandra Hill, and "Sweeter Savage Love" as the 3rd installment featuring Etienne Baptiste, James' son from "Frankly My Dear".

I liked this book enough to read the next two, you should do the same! :)


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