- Paperback: 416 pages
- Publisher: Corgi (1 May 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0552167460
- ISBN-13: 978-0552167468
- Product Dimensions: 11 x 2.5 x 17.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 717,499 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Marriage Most Scandalous Paperback – 1 May 2012
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"'Deliciously sexy historical romance with a clever twist'" (Booklist)
"'She understands a woman's secret fantasies...Johanna Lindsey creates fairy tales that come true'" (Romantic Times)
"'Lindsey has mastered her craft, she creates fantasy...You want romance - you got it!" (Inside Books)
"'High-quality entertainment...The charm and appeal of her characters are infectious'" (Publishers Weekly)
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I'm also amazed that an author of the standing of Johanna Lindsey should have made such basic errors when it came to English hereditory rights and entail. I'm no expert, but even I picked it up straight away and then looked it up on the Internet just to make sure.
1.Under English law a heritory title usually passes through the male line and normally would neither be inherited by a daughter or her son (there was apparently one rare exception to this made by Parliament to the Duke of Malborough). So, there was no way that Margaret's son would inherit her father's title. 2. Entail - the original entailed estate given with the title would pass to the nearest male relative of the male line as with the title e.g. a distant cousin or even an uncle.So "White Oaks...the entailed manor of the Earls of Millwright" would not pass into the "possession" of Margaret, a daughter.
Other property could also be entailed by the owner and by Regency times these entails had to be renewed by each succeeding owner. However, these entails would also pass down the male line.
I would have thought that a young Regency aristocratic lady would not keep using the word "bloody" as freely as Margaret does. Also, nit-picking here, I do wish American authors would realise that we British do not use the word "fall" for Autumn, its an Americanism that ought to be picked up by the publisher's proof reader. Margaret was supposed to be English in origin, not American.
All the criticism above sounds as if I didn't like the book and in fact I did.Read more ›
I have always loved Johanna Lindsey in the past and have quite a collection on my shelves, but this one really is 'beyond the pale'!
First of all, the cursing, a lady or gentleman would not use 'Bloody Hell' at all, maybe 'damnation' or something like; it was on every page, almost!
Secondly, Aristocrats were educated and spoke real English not 'course' instead of 'of course' and we would hear 'M'dear' spoken by older gentleman as in 'Pygmalion', not young bucks!
Then we have John Wayne popping up as usual, 'The hell you will', heavens above, how do they get away with it, do they think we are so simpleminded that we accept anything? I suppose the answer is a resounding YES! Those Americanism's are a pain in the 'butt'!!!!
The ending descended into farce and probably if we were watching poor old Giles being repeated knocked down by Sebastian we would have laughed, I must admit that I read with my mouth open and wondered if it was Johanna Lindsey or a child who had written this garbage. I had to read it to the end, though, just to make sure.
At least the names were acceptable, Sebastian and Giles I do like!
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I really enjoyed this book had me hooked from beginning to end. Well worth a read.Published on 6 Nov. 2009 by L. Martin