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What He Doesn't Know (Zebra Regency Romance)
What He Doesn't Know - Zebra Regency Romance
Author: Lisa Noeli
ISBN-13: 9780821778180
ISBN-10: 0821778188
Publication Date: 6/7/2005
Pages: 219
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

3.4 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Zebra Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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From the back:
Miss Josephine Shy is blessed with an exquisite soprano voice that no one outside her family circle will ever hear. As the daughter of a thoroughly respectable vicar, she cannot appear on stage. But when her rapscallion brother bankrolls a new musical theatre production and the famous star loses her voice, Josephine agrees to sing the part - behind a screen, of course. Soon all of London is humming the score of "The Shepherdess" - and its flock of live sheep are the sensation of the season! All the more reason for the music-loving Lord Daniel York to attend every performance. He is enthralled by the star's exquisite voice, if not her appearance. But when a wayward lamb knocks over the screen and Josephine is revealed at last in all her blushing glory, Lord York falls head over heels in love...
Why did I post the back cover? Good question, because it totally misrepresents what happens in the book:
Yes, Josephine has a beautiful voice. But everything from the third line onwards happens in the last three pages of the book, if at all!
Daniel invests in the production, and hangs around the theater during preparation. The book ends on opening night, so how, I ask you, can he attend every performance?
Daniel and Josephine knew each other when they were younger, and each sort of remembered the other with beating heart. They spend time together, fall in love and get married. And THEN opening night happens. At the END OF THE BOOK.
This was a really nice story, I liked the romance between the characters, it was really sweet and believable. No great emotional upheavals, no great villains, really, a nice romance.
But I have to wonder, did the person who wrote the blurb actually read the book? Did the editor and writer actually read the blurb before it was published?
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Regency Roamnce: Daughter of a vicar sings on stage.