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4.0 out of 5 stars Highland Scandal Review
I enjoyed this book and all of its Scotish setting. Lizzie is a spirited lass and Jack is the classic London Rogue at first. The Romance kindles quiet fast but takes a while to properly sink in, for both of them are reluctant to admit to the bond between them. The plot is well developed and the characters are interesting to follow, I enjoyed the read and if you are in...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Handfasting in the highlands
This is one of Julia London's 'Scandalous' series although it works as a standalone book. Although a passable read most of the time, this reader felt that it suffered very much from improbabilities; too many areas of the plot seemed just so unlikely that I wasn't ever entirely convinced.

The difficult life situation of Lizzie Beal was convincing. A woman who...
Published on 27 April 2009 by Helen Hancox


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3.0 out of 5 stars Handfasting in the highlands, 27 April 2009
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Helen Hancox "Auntie Helen" (Essex, England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Highland Scandal (Scandalous) (Mass Market Paperback)
This is one of Julia London's 'Scandalous' series although it works as a standalone book. Although a passable read most of the time, this reader felt that it suffered very much from improbabilities; too many areas of the plot seemed just so unlikely that I wasn't ever entirely convinced.

The difficult life situation of Lizzie Beal was convincing. A woman who lives with her disabled sister in the Highlands, Lizzie has few choices for her future apart from marriage; fortunately she has some kind of understanding with a neighbour, Mr Gordon, and hopes that he may be able to rescue her and her sister. However the improbability commences when Jack Haines, the earl of Lambourne, arrives in the Highlands as he is escaping a false rumour about an assignation with the Princess of Wales which means the Prince is after him. Jack somehow finds himself involved in a handfasting with Lizzie, a woman he hasn't previously met, in order to keep himself from bounty hunters.

Jack and Lizzie start their life together (which has to be for at least a year) in a rather uncomfortable manner. Lizzie spends the first half of the book being unpleasant to Jack and I found her a fairly unsympathetic character, even knowing the difficulties she is facing. I also found the first half of the book rather slow and in places almost boring. However the story did pick up a little eventually as Jack and Lizzie get to know each other and try to find out why Lizzie's uncle, in effect her guardian, is so against her marrying her neighbour Mr Gordon.

All in all this was a unsatisfactory book in many places with neither lead character particularly convincing or even that likeable. The side characters were interesting although not that deeply explored and the plot events often not quite believable.

Originally published for Curled Up With A Good Book © Helen Hancox 2009
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4.0 out of 5 stars Highland Scandal Review, 4 Jan 2010
This review is from: Highland Scandal (Scandalous) (Mass Market Paperback)
I enjoyed this book and all of its Scotish setting. Lizzie is a spirited lass and Jack is the classic London Rogue at first. The Romance kindles quiet fast but takes a while to properly sink in, for both of them are reluctant to admit to the bond between them. The plot is well developed and the characters are interesting to follow, I enjoyed the read and if you are in the mood for a good romance I totally recommend it!
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