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Royal Bridesmaids: An Original Anthology
Royal Bridesmaids: An Original Anthology
by Stephanie Laurens
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Feeling exploited!, 26 Dec 2012
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Very disappointing collection - original stories by favourite authors were entertaining if somewhat short.Unfortunately they totalled only 151 pages (37750 words approx) of the book. The rest was taken up with 54 pages of extracts from these authors already published books (not their upcomomg ones so I've already read the whole books!) and 54 pages of extracts from other authors/works (3 of the 4 being modern novels not historical ones). The extracts therefore totalled 108 pages ie 40% of the book.
While this is not an expensive book to buy, it is an unsatisfactory read because the 3 main stories are brief so consequently don't develop character, plot or relationships in the way a reader would expect from these writers - it feels like the publishers are exploiting the popularity of these writers to make sales of what appears to be a cynical marketing tool.

Pirate: The Unkindly Gentlemen
Pirate: The Unkindly Gentlemen
by Lauren Stephanie Lauren
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.31

22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars How Disapppointing, 31 Oct 2010
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I ordered this book thinking it was by Stephanie LaurenS - IT IS NOT! As an English teacher, I read all types of books so would not have been so displeased had "Pirate: The Unkindly Gentlemen" been well-written and entertaining. Unfortunately it is neither of those things but it still comes up as part of any Amazon search on Stephanie LaurenS

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