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Entertaining but not Engrossing.,
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This review is from: The Proposal: Number 1 in series (Survivors' Club) (Paperback)
I am not surprised that this book did not receive glowing reviews, but it is difficult to pinpoint what is wrong. As is usual with her books it deals with the redemptive power of romantic love but I found the hero, a gentle giant, traumatised by war, and the heroine, recovering from an unsatisfactory marriage, slightly dull and the other characters quite ordinary. It just seemed to lack the spark of life which would have transformed it from a worthy to an outstanding read. Even Ms Balogh's favourite set-piece of the house party, where the hero's bourgeois relations , all in trade, show the aristocratic Lady Muir how to enjoy herself, did not have the usual witty edge.The villain was rather insipid too.