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Ribbons and Laces [Kindle Edition]

Ruby M. Ayres
2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Book Description

After a series of tragedies, young Linda Lovelace finds herself more or less on her own. Fortunately she has her job at a draper's shop and there meets Nelly Sweet. When Nelly takes her to a dance she meets Nelly takes her to a dance she meets Nelly's friend Bill Sargent and the man known as the Black Prince, Andrew Lincoln. When Lincoln offers to back Linda in her own business venture she is too thrilled to doubt his motive. Only when friends and even her estranged mother drop hints and begin to shun her does Linda decide to talk things over with Lincoln. To her horror she realizes too late why the Black Prince is so called...

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About the Author

Ruby Ayres (1881-1955) was born in London. Her first novel Richard Chatterton V.C. was published in 1916, after which she produced almost 150 titles. Although Ayres was known primarily for her romantic novels, she also wrote serials for the Daily Chronicle and Daily Mirror, as well as motion pictures in the United States and England. Her play Silver Wedding, was produced in 1932. The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography called Ruby M. Ayres "one of the most popular and prolific romantic novelists of the twentieth century".

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 343 KB
  • Print Length: 153 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Reader; 1 edition (1 Dec. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #209,145 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not worth it. 27 Oct. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Do not buy this. It is a predictable story with stereotypical characters and prosaic dialogue. It took me about an hour to read an that was an hour too long. Not worth 99p.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Old fashioned romantic read 27 Oct. 2013
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This is the second Ruby Ayres book that I have read, the first being Life Steps In. Like that book, this is a traditional old fashioned romance, I guess written between the wars. Although the story does not give any indication of when it was set, it certainly has that between the wars feeling to it. It is a quick read (a couple of hours), about a young girl who is trying after the death of her father to make her way in the world, supporting herself and her grandmother. Linda is young, impressionable and incredibly naïve and it is that naivety which leads her into trouble in this book.

Whilst the story and the mannerisms of the characters may seem extremely dated now, it was a story that I enjoyed. It did make me cringe a couple of times, especially when someone was described as being "a cur". Yes, the characters are stereotypical, especially the shallow gold seeking mother. However, it probably didn't seem that way when the story was first written.

It is an easy to read story, which is fairly predictable - you don't have to think where it is leading at all, but it is perfect if you want that type of read. I paid 99p for it as a daily deal = I really doubt whether I would have paid the £4.68 full price for it - it certainly isn't worth more than 99p.

If you have a penchant for old black and white romantic films then I think you would probably enjoy this read.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Dull and unimaginative. 27 Oct. 2013
By M. Linn
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Read the reviews and thought I'd give it a go for 99p. Sadly I feel it was 99p wasted. It is full of dull repetitious scenerio's which would have been better suited to an early teen read. The naivety of the main character is used to create the tension in the story which left me asking myself just what age is this author? I teach 7-8yrs old with more imagination than this. Very disappointing.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Ribbons and Laces 18 Nov. 2013
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Ribbons and Laces by Ruby M Ayres
an old time author favourite!

Easy read - for taking on holiday! All my Kindle purchases are for holiday reading.
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