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Author: Kate Noble
Miss Gail Alton is not having a good day.  Or a good year.  First, her new stepmother strong-arms her into attending the Season as a foil to her beautiful sister Evangeline.  Then, while riding her mare in the park, she gets toppled by a stuffy, self-important, too-handsome-by-half "gentleman" who has the audacity to bla...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780425219645
ISBN-10: 042521964X
Publication Date: 3/4/2008
Pages: 384
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 37 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Audio CD
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dizz avatar reviewed Compromised on + 541 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
"RegencyLand" is my term for a setting which is like the English Regency period, but not really the same thing -- as FrontierLand in Disneyland is like the American west but not really.

Compromised is pure RegencyLand. Kate Noble's book is entertaining enough for a light read on a romantic comedy level, but there are many mistakes in it, and I don't think she captures much of the flavor of the period. Her language is quite modern; for me that's a minus, but I understand that for others that would be a plus. Some of her humorous sections would probably sound better if they were read aloud; the anachronistic tone wouldn't be such an issue and they are quite funny sometimes.

I do think she can draw vivid characters -- particularly the stepmother Romilla and the two sisters Evangeline and (Abi)Gail. There's nothing melodramatic about the book; it's basically a tale of two couples sorting themselves out and on that level it's a nice read. I just wish the author had had a good editor who knew something about titles, customs, etc., because too much got by her.
Aliboo avatar reviewed Compromised on + 11 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Author's debut novel, written with humor and wit, is about two sisters and mismatched lovers. The characters are delightful, and the plot never lags.
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Slow going at first but picked up. Good book


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