Book Reviews of Venus

Venus
Venus
Author: Jane Feather
ISBN-13: 9780553573695
ISBN-10: 0553573691
Publication Date: 8/26/2003
Pages: 400
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 54 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
Author Jane Feather uses an interesting time and setting for her book and while I've seen books that had more atmosphere this one does fairly well. She also includes a great deal of information (nicely presented) about the role and lives of actors and Restoration theater. It was not uncommon for high ranking men to marry female actors so the ending for Venus wasn't out of bounds. But I do wonder how many of these women continued in their professional careers after marriage (as Polly seems set to do).
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Helpful Score: 1
Excellent, as are all of Jane Feather's stories.
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You don't find too many books set in the 1600's, during the reign of Charles I, so I was intrigued from the first. The descriptions of the filth of the poor & the arrogance and ennui of the rich painted such rich pictures in my mind that I felt I was truly there.
The two main characters fall in love right away, and you know that some evil must befall them eventually, but when it does, you are still agast at the sheer evil of it all. It only underscores the deceit and hypocricy of the royalty.Of course, true love does prevail (it HAS to, doesn't it?) and you can't help but love the victory taken by the female lead - what a great character she is! The first half of the book was a bit plodding, but when you get to the political intrigue, it makes it all worthwhile.
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Pretty woman story set in 1700's. Entertaining
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This is the same book as "Hearts Folly" by Jane Feather.
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Great Read
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This book is "Hearts Folly" re-named.
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The last thing Lord Nicholas Kincaid expected to see in the gloom of a London tavern was a vision of loveliness. And when she led him to a bedchamber with a come hither smile,there was no question of resisting -until he realized the lying wench meant to render him senseless so the landlord could rob him blind! That's how the handsome lord made the aquaintance of Miss Polly Wyat,a ravishing beauty he soon decided would make the perfect spy. Unwittingly,she would infiltrate the inner circle as the king's court. But when Nicholas sets out to bind Plly with chains of passion,he find himself hard -pressed not to be bewitched...or to fall in love.
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London, 1644

...a deliciously sensual tase of intrigue and temptation...
The last thing Lord Nicholas Kincaid expected to see in the gloom of a London tavern was a vision of loveliness. And when she led him to a bedchamber with a come-hither smile, there was no question of resisting...until her realized the lying wench meant to render him senseless so the landlord could rob him blind! That's how the handsome lord made the aquaintance of Miss Polly Wyat, a ravishing beauty he soon decided would make the perfect spy. Unwittingly, she would infiltrate the inner circle of the king's court. But when Nicholas sets out to bind Polly with chains of passion, he'll find himself hard-pressed not to be bewitched...or to fall in love...

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The last thing Lord Nicholas Kincaid expected to see itn the gloom of a London tavern was a vision of loveliness. And when she led him to a bedchamber with a come-hither smile, there was no question of resisitng...until he realized the lying wench meant to render him senseless so the landlord could rob him blind.
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The last thing Lord Nicholas Kincaid expected to see in the gloom of a London tavern was a vision of loveliness. And when she led him to a bedchamber with a come-hither smile, there was no question of resisting ... until he realized the lying wench meant to render him senseless so the landlord could rob him blind! That's how the handsome lord made the acquaintance of Miss Polly Wyat, a ravishing beauty he soon decided would make the perfect spy. Unwittingly, she would infiltrate the inner circle at the king's court. But when Nicholas sets out to bind Polly with chains of passion, he'll find himself hard-pressed not to be bewitched ... or to fall in love...
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The last thing Lord Nicholas Kincaid expected to see in the goom of a London teavern was a vision of loveliness. And when she led him to a bedchamber with a come-hither smile, there was no question of resisting...until he realized the lying wench meant to render him senseless so the landlord could rob him blind! That's how the handsome lord made the acquaintance of Miss Polly Syat, a ravishing beauty he soon decided would make the perfect spy. Unwittingly, she would infiltrate the inner circle at the king's court. But when Nicholas sets out to bind Polly with chains of passion, he'll find himself hard-pressed not to be bewitched...or fall in love...
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by Jane Feather