- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 911 KB
- Print Length: 356 pages
- Publisher: Diane Farr Books (24 Nov. 2011)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B006DTZ3FY
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #437,713 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Under A Lucky Star Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
In this novel the writer was able to build up, with great intensity, the feelings between Derek and Cynthia. When they kissed, it was explosive (in a good way) to me, as I yearned for them to be together. Only good writers can do this for me and I was so pleased with the powerful pull this romance had.
And the love story was romantic and sensual “without resorting to offensive material” - to quote my book’s blurb. And it is so true, I would call this romance “clean” even though I felt the intimacy of the couple (without graphic descriptions). The writing made my heart melt. It was really well done.
This story, and Derek, gave the quite young Cynthia the room to grow, mature and make her own decisions after learning through bitter experience and betrayal about how the real “society” world works. I’m glad Cynthia chose Derek.
This is not 5 star for me because the heroine's mother is extremely annoying and for too long. I like the way she is dealt with in the end (it made Cynthia's success that much sweeter), but I really suffered through scenes involving her. Poor Cynthia. Poor me. She drove me nuts. It was too much.
This was my first Diane Farr novel. Hopefully there are more. With less annoying mothers.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
"Under a Lucky Star" is a follow-up to "Under a Wishing Star;" and again Diane Farr has penned another quiet little gem of a Regency-era romance novel. While the story is a very simple one with very few frills and fancies, Ms Farr's vivid portrayal of the love and attraction that bounds Lady Cynthia and Derek together is affecting and is what makes this novel an engrossing read. Will the Lady Cynthia and Derek be successful in their quest for a happily ever-after ending or will Lady Ballymere thwart them at the very end? Even though this is a romance novel and we know that a happily ever-after ending is ensured, there were a few suspenseful moments when I really did wonder about how this sought after ending would be achieved! Another thing that made this novel a fresh and compelling read was Ms Farr's wonderful portrayal of Lady Cynthia. Lady Cynthia as a heroine may not be everyone's cup of tea. She's almost too passive and gives in to her mother's demands at almost every turn. On the other hand the authour's portrayal of the heroine is very accurate and in keeping with what she's was trying to convey: the anguish an obedient and dutiful child would have to face as she tries to balance her own needs and desires with the needs and wants of her parents. And Lady Cynthia's moments of rebellion, when they came, were most welcome.
While not everyone may appreciate this quiet little gem, readers who enjoy character driven novels that are smoothly paced and intelligently executed will indeed enjoy "Under a Lucky Star."
Farr also wrote The Fortune Hunter, a five-star keeper. One of my faves in the regency romance genre.
PLOT : Lady Ballymere coldly connives to catch an uber-wealthy bachelor for her daughter, the nauseatingly beautiful Cynthia. Derek Whittaker falls in love with Cynthia at first sight, but he is not wealthy enough for Lady Ballymere. Cynthia loves Derek immediately, too, but she is too cowardly to disobey mommy, so she spurns him. Derek won't accept defeat and continues to entreat. Cynthia plays hot and cold, because she loves him but feels compelled to please her greedy parents. Finally, Cynthia finds her spine. Finally, her manipulative matriarch gets her comeuppance.
I couldn't really get immersed in the romance. I quickly lost my patience with wishy-washy, weak-willed Cynthia.
Honestly, I was more interested in seeing whether Lady Bellyache got her just desserts. She gave me the creeps!
Content caution: One sex scene, several pages long and fairly explicit. Minimal swearing, if any. No violence.
Derek is a simple man. He is not a duke or any other lord. He is a secretary to one though. One night at the opera he saves Cynthia, a young lady who is hiding from her soon to be fiancé. They share some kisses and then from there on out their feelings are set forever.
But their happily ever after is not an easy one. Cynthia must marry a very rich man to save her selfish parents who spend money like there's no tomorrow. When Derek and Cynthia meet at a party, she gives him the ultimate cut and Derek is heartbroken.
Three years later they meet at a house party and Derek soon realizes things are not what they seem. The chase is on for Cynthia to become his.
Derek's pursuit of Cynthia is beyond sweet and Cynthia wants to be caught but she is constantly at odds with her mother and the guilt of her parents' spending. Derek and Cynthia find some hope with a lot of kissing. For those who don't like those passionate over the top love scenes, this book is for you and also recommended for teens.
A truly exceptional and sweet romance between two people who belong together from the moment their eyes and lips met.
Under the Wishing Star (Star Trilogy (Paperback))