Book Reviews of The Gilded Web (Web, Bk 1)

The Gilded Web (Web, Bk 1)
The Gilded Web - Web, Bk 1
Author: Mary Balogh
ISBN-13: 9780440243069
ISBN-10: 0440243068
Publication Date: 11/28/2006
Pages: 449
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 274 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed The Gilded Web (Web, Bk 1) on + 52 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 12
Although I usually love her books, I wasn't too happy with this book. I believe it was one of her first books that has been re-issued. Very slow moving and I just wanted to slap most of the characters and tell them to grow up. :)
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Helpful Score: 4
I can definitely see how much she's improved after reading this old book. I enjoyed it but I felt it moved slow and had a lot of internal character dialogue that seemed neverending. I'm glad I read it though. I did enjoy it.
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Helpful Score: 2
A reissue of one of her older books, and first of the Web trilogy ... a great read by one of my favorite authors!
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Helpful Score: 2
Great book...hadn't read this Balogh books before and I look forward to reading the rest of the Web series. This is the first.
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Helpful Score: 2
This was so much like a soap opera, too many stories going on at once.
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Helpful Score: 2
A classic contemporary version of a Rengency novel, by a master of the genre. This isn't her best, but it's a fun read, and Mary Balogh knows the era meticulously.
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Helpful Score: 2
Mary Balogh, always a person favorite, doesn't miss with this excellent re-release. I hated it to end.
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Helpful Score: 2
Good but wordy!! One of author's earlier books that has beeen reissued.
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Helpful Score: 2
Good, early Balogh worth reading.
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Helpful Score: 1
Reissue of 1989 historical romance. Regency
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Helpful Score: 1
Mary Balogh - always enjoyable. This is an old book re-published. Historical novel. In England Andrea Purnell is kidnapped in a case of mistaken identity. She is "forced" to become engaged. Previously and obedient biddable daughter she awakend to herself as an individual and exerts her right of choice.
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Helpful Score: 1
I usually love Mary Balogh's books, but I had to force myself to finish this one. I just wanted to slap the heroine for being such an idiot.
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Helpful Score: 1
A different story starting with a kidnap, loved it.
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Helpful Score: 1
Excellent author. I love her books.
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Helpful Score: 1
Excellent book, love Balogh.
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Helpful Score: 1
Another great great Mary Balogh book!
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Helpful Score: 1
All romances are not created equal, and Mary Balogh is certainly a cut above. A reprint of one of her early books (1989), this one has a serious vein not often seen in romances. I highly recommend it if you like your fluff to have more substance!
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Helpful Score: 1
I loved the book in the beginning. I thought Alex was a great heroine until she became TSTL. For no reason that I can see she began reject a perfect gentleman. The last 3rd of the book I hated every choice Alex made until the last 10 pages.

I am going to try the next one in the series because I did enjoy the first half of the story. I am hoping the Balogh can keep it going in the next book.
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Helpful Score: 1
Reprint of a 1989 book. As with all her books more than the ordinary.
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Helpful Score: 1
One of her earlier books republished.
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Helpful Score: 1
The Gilded Web was first published in 1989, although Balogh's writing has changed I enjoyed this first book in a series of three. I am anxiously awaiting the next one.
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Kept me interested, not an intense romance like I was hoping for.
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great book
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This is the first in a trilogy I cant wait for the next 2. Great read.
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Good read
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Very enjoyable book!
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mystery and romance
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From the back cover

All she wanted was to escape the hot, crowded London ballroom. But moments after stepping into the bitterly cold night, she is seized by a pair of strong hands and spirited away. Fully expecting to be ravished, sheltered Alexandra Purnell instead finds herself at the mercy of the man who saved her from certain scandal. Edmund, Earl of Amberley, is bold and sensual, tempting Alexandra to be reckless for the first time in her life. But as passion ignites, Edmunds offer of marriage takes Alexandra completely by surprise. Now a woman who craves her freedom above all else is about to discover how far one man will go to protect and possess the woman he loves
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Alexandra finds herself at the mercy of the man who saved her from certain scandal - Edmund, Earl of Amberley.
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From one of America's most beloved storytellers comes a classic love story-the breathtaking tale of a man and a woman caught in a web of temptation and seduction.

All she wanted was to escape the hot, crowded London ballroom. But moments after stepping into the bitterly cold night, she is seized by pair of strong hands and spirited away. Fully expecting to be ravished, sheltered Alexandra Purnell instead finds herself at the mercy of the man who saved her from certain scandal. Edmond, Earl of Amberley, is bold and sensual, tempting Alexandra to be reckless for the first time in her life. But as passion ignites, Edmund's offer of marriage takes Alexandra completely by surprise. Now a woman who craves her freedom above all else is about to discover how far one man will go to protect and possess the woman he loves.....

A good book!
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From one of America's most beloved storytellers comes a classic love storyâthe breathtaking tale of a man and a woman caught in a web of temptation and seduction.

All she wanted was to escape the hot, crowded London ballroom. But moments after stepping into the bitterly cold night, she is seized by a pair of strong hands and spirited away. Fully expecting to be ravished, sheltered Alexandra Purnell instead finds herself at the mercy of the man who saved her from certain scandal. Edmund, Earl of Amberley, is bold and sensual, tempting Alexandra to be reckless for the first time in her life. But as passion ignites, Edmund's offer of marriage takes Alexandra completely by surprise. Now a woman who craves her freedom above all else is about to discover how far one man will go to protect and possess the woman he loves.â¦
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from the back cover... "All she wanted was to escape the hot, crowded London ballroom. But moments after stepping into the bitteryly cold night, she is seized byu a pair of strong hands and spirited away. Fully expected to be ravished, sheltered Alexandra instead finds herself at the mercy of the man who saved her from certain scandal...
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All she wanted was to escape the hot, crowded London ballroom. but moments after stepping into the bitterly cold night, she is seized by a pair of strong hands and spirited away. Fully expecting to be ravished, sheltered Alexandra Purnell instead finds herself at the mercy of the man who saved her from certain scandal. Edmund, Early of Amberly is bold and sensual, tempting alexandra to be reckless for the first time in her life. 'But as passion ignites, Edmund's offer of marriage takes Alexandra completely by surprise. Now a woman who craves her freedom above all else is about to discover how far one man will go to protect and possess the woman he loves....
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Never read it, just recycling my wife's collection. Book is in good condition.