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Not Up To Usual Quinn Standards,
This review is from: Everything And The Moon: Number 1 in series (Lyndon Family Saga) (Paperback)I have read a number of Julia Quinn's 'fun' style regency stories, and really enjoyed them. But unfortunately, this one left me very disappointed and even irritated at times, so much so that I couldn't finish it.
Not sure whether the author herself still wasn't quite convinced in love at first sight, or if the heroine was just far too modern to be credible in this type of story - even a 'tongue in cheek' style one, as Ms Quinn's stories are. But it just didn't work for me at all. I agree with another reviewer, who talks about the 'Big Misunderstanding' that this story hinges on, which isn't really enough to keep the conflict alive, in this case. So the story then degenerates into some kind of strange stalking case, with the heroine behaving like a sulky child, really, whilst the hero beseiges her and his noble relatives all turn out to be more modern women in regency costumes...
Sorry; I usually always enjoy these stories. But this was just not up to the writer's usual standards.