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Author: Amanda Quick
From a stately country house in Hampshire to the dazzling drawing rooms of London Society, comes an exquisite tale of an elfin beauty, a vengeful lord, and a sweet love that is sheer poetry. — With her reputation forever tarnished by a youthful indiscretion, lovely Emily Faringdon is resigned to a life of spinsterhood, until she embarks on an unu...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780553592832
ISBN-10: 0553592831
Publication Date: 11/24/2009
Pages: 352
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 39 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 4
Really enjoyed this book. I believe it is the first book written by this author under this name. I find it difficult to read books in which I dislike the characters, but these caught my attention and sympathy. The basic plot was similar to others of this genre, but was still enjoyable and proceeded logically to the end. Someone once said "It's not the destination, but the trip" and I believe it applies to books of this type. You know how the book will end, but you want to find out what happens in between. This is a relaxing, light read.
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Helpful Score: 1
One of my favorite Amanda Quick novels. Emily Farringdon is a character that leaps to life throughout the book.
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Helpful Score: 1
I liked this story. Well written-kept my attention. The female lead is gutsy, spunky, and just fun to read about!
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Helpful Score: 1
I read The Paid Companion by the same author first and enjoyed it. I grabbed this one because it sounded similar and it was, slightly, in plot structure but not in quality. I'll guess this is an earlier effort and the author has improved over time. The first one I read was good enough to distinguish itself slightly above normal for the genre, but this one is probably just above median. A lot more firelit gown rending scenes in this one though, than The Paid Companion, so if you're into that aspect, this one would definitely be better. She, the author, seems to always have intelligent, assertive heroines pleasantly out-of-step with their historical surroundings. At least her heroes, if slightly unbelievable for the context, are skillfully developed enough for you to care whether or not the heroine succeeds in winning them over by the end. (It's fun to read if only to watch the author go from writing to conform to the genre, presumably to please a publisher, but then becoming more confident and successful and be able to poke fun at elements of the genre in her stories).
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Pretty good read. Only read this if you have the day to yourself as it's hard to put down. :)
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A great book with a fast paced storyline and page turning twists to it. A really good book.