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Lanai B. (lbyg) - ,
Subject: Help request--The Promise, Brenda Joyce
Date Posted: 10/20/2010 7:38 PM ET
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I finished reading The Promise by Brenda Joyce last night (this morning) and I have a question that I could use a=some help on.
It ended up taking me a litlle over 4 hours but only because I knew what was coming next (over and over and over again).
And it was not the big plot picture, WM gets in trouble, MN saves her, MN marries her, MN runs away, lots of anger, then a happy ending...it was the small details:
Alexi's former mistress staning in the window watching Elysse and Alexi at the Hansom Cab after the "great China/England sail".
Alexi buying a house on Oxford st. seperate from Elyse.
The Danish captian kidnapping Elysse and Loraaine and then the French man helping them escape.
Dumping the dead capt. in the Irish sea.
Okay, I am really tired and I can't remember the others but there were more including the name of ships, color of dresses, the number of years apart, the name of his mistress, etc.
Is it that I am just peicing together partial plots of other books, and then "forseeing" what I think will be the next step in the plot OR have I just read so many different pre-release excepts from the book that I didn't notice those chapters that I hadn't read online (before I got the book in the mail).
I am really only posing this question because this is the 4th time this year that this has happened,  I has also happened with all 3 of Hannah Howell's new releases this year.
Thanks for the input.
Date Posted: 10/20/2010 8:53 PM ET
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I have no idea in this case; in Howell's case, I think it's probably just that she writes the same book over and over. I once started one of her books and got very confused, thinking I had already read it -- turned out I had read the sequel, which had exactly the same plot.