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Restoration comedy or historical novel?,
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This review is from: The Ambitious Stepmother (Countess Ashby 3) (Paperback)
I missed the usual London setting of this series of novels but I still enjoyed the plot. This is easy reading for those of us who like a historical novel but are overwhelmed at times by the seriousness of some authors.
However, I think that the author is in danger of reflecting Restoration comedies too fully in the names she chooses for her characters. A little more overt history and a little less slapstick probably wouldn't go amiss.
Stop-press - I've just read Hallie Rubenhold's first novel and I'd really recommend it over this book. It's better researched and I felt like it was an easy read but that I'd learned a lot about the history of the period when I wasn't looking!