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This review is from: My Wicked Marquess: Number 1 in series (Inferno Club) (Paperback)
I bought this because I have a few of Ms Foley's earlier books that I had reasonably enjoyed. I wish I had not! The plot was thin and mundane to say the least, with danger only hinted at. As for passion, there was precious little real emotion in the story unless Ms Foley is now under the impression that a collection of 21st century swearwords would have been used for passion in the 19th century? The only way you would have known this novel was meant to be set in the 19th century would be from the odd references to carriages and ocasional obscure mention of the monarchy. This is exactly the type of book that puts me off reading American authors who try to write about 19th century England. The only glaringly obvious faults thankfully missing from this effort were the usual American mistakes of using such words as 'Fall', 'block' & 'creek'. If American authors wish to write about England, the least they could do is get the language & behaviour of the period correct! Do not waste your money on this if you are an English reader who is well acquainted with the period.
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Initial post: 8 Jul 2012 11:45:25 BDT
V. Johnstone says:
I totally agree with Bookworm. I did not expect wonders from an American author writing about Regency England as my past (if limited) experience has proved lack of research into period language and customs is usually lacking in their books - this one was no exception. It felt as if two space travellers from the 21st century landed in Regency times and proceeded as if they were still in their own century. The story is passable - why bother to make it period if it can't be done accurately?
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