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A very light hearted tale NOT for serious lovers of the Regency period
on 7 February 2013
I agree with the previous reviewer that the language of this story is inappropriate of the time and the subplots are ridiculous and beyond comprehension. "Eggplant" is an American or Australian term, "ginormous" (a word I detest) was first known to have been used around 1948, not to mention "already" which is more commonly used as an American colloquialism. These are just some of the pitfalls of this tale.
When you are first introduced to Penelope she comes across as a twelve year old and not someone of marriageable age. I must admit I was bored in the first couple of chapters and had to will myself to persevere. However by chapter 5 the storyline started to take off. Penelope's and Charles's antagonistic relationship was endearing and at times funny, but it was through this relationship I could find the charm of this book.