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Frankly, My Dear (Timeswept)
Frankly My Dear - Timeswept
Author: Sandra Hill
Literary Times — Voodoo drums in the swamps of Louisiana and herons making melancholy calls to each other -- sounds that whisk you back to the times of sugar plantations, Southern drawls, arrow-backs? Wait a minute! Try aerobics! That's what happens when you send a New York bred and raised fashion model back in time. Unfortunately for Selene, tha...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780843940428
ISBN-10: 0843940425
Pages: 368
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4 stars, based on 54 ratings
Publisher: Leisure Books
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Frankly, My Dear (Timeswept) on + 44 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
When I first read the "pre-reviews" of this book before it was released, I was very excited. So excited that I pre-ordered the book. I read this book in one day and had to force myself to finish it. The concept behind the book was great - model goes back in time and is mistaken for a mulatto/quadroon at one of the famous Quadroon balls. Wow! This should make for an interesting read, right? Wrong! For one, the heroine bemoaned living in a society where she and other women were judged based on their outward appearance - and she spends half the book trying to get the other women around her to change their appearances in attempts to attract the men they desire. And a Black woman bemoaning her big behind? Give me a break! As a Black female and avid reader of historical romances, this book was just plain silly! I am not a stickler for historical accuracies and such and get tired of reviewers who spend so much time criticizing small inaccuracies that they miss the beauty of a well-written story but this book was just unbelieveable! For one...the characters sounded like they were from modern days, not historical times. Secondly, the 4-year old (E.T. *eyes rolling) - he wasn't funny. He needed his behind paddled and his mouth washed out with soap. I could go on and on but why bother? What could have been a perfectly good story is ruined by an excessive amount of silliness.
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Helpful Score: 5
Not being a fan of time travel romances I was very hesitant to read this book. This book is about a supermodel Selene who gets a voodoo curse put on her and she gets sent back to New Orleans 1845. A year where skinny women are not the norm and a woman's attractiveness is based on her breeding and manual labor abilities.

The historic background of the south in 1800's was infuriating but as I don't know many details of specific practices of the time I cannot say if they are historically accurate or not.

The main character decides to make James (the "hero") laugh and tells him tons of blonde jokes thoughout the book. I love a good joke and have laughed at blonde jokes in the past but in the 1800's these jokes wouldn't be funny at all so I couldn't really see the point. As a matter of fact I couldn't see the point in this book.

Sandra Hill has written several other books and I am glad I read one of her better ones before this. If this had been my first Hill book I might have never picked up another one again.

There is a sequel to this book about James' son Etienne. Another time travel book. Will I be reading it? Probably not.
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Helpful Score: 4
Did you like Scarlett O'Hara, Tara and gone with the wind. This time travel story will interest you then. Our modern "Scarlett" gets in a lot of trouble very quickly before she figures out how to be proper in an earlier time period.
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Helpful Score: 3
This is a very enjoyable read. Really funny!
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Helpful Score: 3
This novel fairly sizzles. Very hot, and actually quite good.
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reviewed Frankly, My Dear (Timeswept) on + 54 more book reviews
This book is an awesome read! Hilariously good and very moving. A book that's staying on my shelves so I can read again and again later! I think I'll be trying out more of Sandra Hill books now.
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The story of a time traveler who 'travels' back to the Old South, via a voodoo spell, and the days before the Civil War. She is a modern day woman who experiences living on a plantation, falling in love with the plantation master and a score of new experiences for her and those around her . The story is funny and somewhat romantic with some descriptions of sex. The character seems to have a hang-up on "Gone With The Wind" and it's characters Scarlett and Rhett. A well told entertaining plot makes this book hard to put down. .
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I really enjoyed this book. I think that, while it is sometimes "campy", it was done in a very tongue in cheek, funny way. If you enjoy historicals and loved GWTW, you will definitely like this book.


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