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5.0 out of 5 stars great historical romance
never disappointed with suzanne she always tells a good tale.i never can put it down once started
Published on 3 May 2010 by Mrs. B. Owen

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3.0 out of 5 stars Explorer meets bluestocking
Captain Bennett Wolfe is believed to have died whilst exploring Africa and his companion, Captain David Langley, has written a book about their travels. When Bennett Wolfe turns up in London alive he finds that society feels less favourably toward him - David Langley's book suggests that Bennett Wolfe isn't much of an explorer.

One woman who doesn't believe...
Published on 19 Dec 2009 by Helen Hancox


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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Explorer meets bluestocking, 19 Dec 2009
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Helen Hancox "Auntie Helen" (Essex, England) - See all my reviews
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Captain Bennett Wolfe is believed to have died whilst exploring Africa and his companion, Captain David Langley, has written a book about their travels. When Bennett Wolfe turns up in London alive he finds that society feels less favourably toward him - David Langley's book suggests that Bennett Wolfe isn't much of an explorer.

One woman who doesn't believe that, having read Bennett Wolfe's previous two books, is Lady Phillipa Eddison. She's a bluestocking with no beaux but finds that Bennett Wolfe is taking an interest in her. However the fearless adventurer is rather out of place in society's drawing rooms. He doesn't entirely know how to behave and when he begins to court Phillipa he doesn't always get it right.But how can a stay-at-home avid reader and an adventurer with wanderlust ever make a good pairing?

That final question is one of the problems with this book, in that I didn't feel that it was convincingly solved. There were other problems with the book, no less the rather odd name of the hero which sounded very un-British to me. The historical setting didn't feel very accurate and although there were some nods to some contemporary events (such as the Rosetta Stone), I didn't feel that the book sat all that well in its time period.

The romance was sweet and believable but I found it hard to believe that Phillipa had been so overlooked previously when she came across as a very nice young lady. Bennett (that odd name again!) was a rather brash and uncouth character but I liked him, if not his propensity to violence. The subplot of some missing journals didn't work very well for this reader but I did find it a reasonable read overall.

Originally published for Curled Up With A Good Book Helen Hancox 2009
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5.0 out of 5 stars great historical romance, 3 May 2010
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Mrs. B. Owen "portia" (cheshire england) - See all my reviews
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never disappointed with suzanne she always tells a good tale.i never can put it down once started
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