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The Unfortunate Miss Fortunes
The Unfortunate Miss Fortunes
Author: Anne Stuart, Jennifer Crusie, Eileen Dreyer
When she was sixteen, Dee Fortune kidnapped her two younger sisters and ran from danger. Now twenty-nine, she's still trying to control her shape-shifting power--no easy task when Danny James shows up one Friday morning with his deadly smile and dangerous questions about the past. — Lizzie is determined to save her family from financial ruin by t...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780312940980
ISBN-10: 031294098X
Publication Date: 6/26/2007
Pages: 391
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 402 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 18
This was an entertaining book, but took a while to get into. I couldn't connect with the sisters until further into the book. I also felt that I was dropped into the middle of a conversation and had to catch up. That said, there were some good parts to this book, especially Mare's penchant for quoting movies, most of them favorites of mine, so there are some hidden laughs in there. The descriptions of the sisters' magic was great, but it just didn't go deep enough. The ending was almost decent, but wrapped up too quick, and I'd like to have seen the book go farther, or at least have an epilogue.
All in all, it was a quick read, but I think it could have been done much better, considering the caliber of the authors.
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Helpful Score: 14
I expected 3 novellas with a common thread and was surprised to find 1 story about 3 couples written by 3 authors. I can't say that I found it enjoyable. It is a good enough paranormal romance but it felt choppy. It was rushed in some aspects and in others I just couldn't wait for them to get the lead out and get to the darn point.
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Helpful Score: 8
Ho-hum... really didn't care about the young ladies in this book... keep your powers, lose them... whatever. Not much of a story here... wicked
Aunt, wants to stay young... willing to kill... whatever. The only good line (laugh out loud!) was when the evil aunt had sent a Jude Law look-alike as a "gift" for one of her nieces... the Niece doesn't go for him and the Aunt wants to know why.
"How could he not be your type?" Xan said. "Your entire generation is mad for Jude Law."
"Well, some of us felt he lost some luster over the Nanny thing," Mare said. (How funny is that!)
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Helpful Score: 6
I had expected three short stories that tied in together. Instead this is one solid story that they collaborated on. At the beginning of the book it seemed a bit spastic and was hard to read, but farther into the book I got sucked in and it flowed quite nicely.
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Helpful Score: 4
I adore both Anne Stuart and Jenny Crusie and picked this up as soon as it came out. I thought it was a cute beach read, but lacked a certian spark since there were three love stories crammed into a 390 page book. There just wasn't enough room to devote to fully fleshing out the characters. However, it had a certian "Practical Magic" charm, and kept me entertained on a camping trip.
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I was disappointed in this book. It wasn't an anthology like I expected but a conglomeration of authors writing the same story. There were parts that were great and others (most of it actually) that was just so-so. I liked the grand premise: the aunt who's losing her powers through aging targets her powerful but don't know it nieces. Aunt Xantippe is an evil woman who manipulates everyone into doing what she wants regardless of the consequences. Dee, Lizzie and Mare are good moral people just trying to live their lives under the radar when Aunt Xantippe reenters their lives. The only good thing she did was introduce each woman to their soul mate. Unfortunately, she didn't do it for their sakes but her own. Anyway, a good premise but not executed very well.

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Dee Fortune (O'Brien) (Primary Character)
Lizzie Fortune (O'Brien) (Primary Character)
Mare Fortune (O'Brien) (Primary Character)
Xantippe Fortune (Major Character)

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