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No Ordinary Love
No Ordinary Love
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Three excellent timeslip novellas, 6 Sept. 2017
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These are three timeslip novellas by Mary Balogh. Not quite what I'm used to reading from Mary but still up to her usual high standard. If you like her other work, there is no reason to hesitate with this collection.


Ridiculous! (Ridiculous Lovers Book 1)
Ridiculous! (Ridiculous Lovers Book 1)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ridiculously good!, 29 Aug. 2017
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I am always hoping to find a book with an original story line since so many are variations on a theme. This one is original and very entertaining too. It's very funny, almost a farce and halfway through I couldn't imagine how on earth it was going to end. Recommended and now I need to see what else the author has written.


The Beast of Yorkshire (Those Scandalous Taggarts Book 1)
The Beast of Yorkshire (Those Scandalous Taggarts Book 1)
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2.0 out of 5 stars Plenty of sex, not much story, quite a few anomalies..., 16 Aug. 2017
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There was lots of sex, not much story and I got bored and gave up halfway through it. Why did the hero marry a man called Francis? Or did the author mean a woman called Frances? And she seems not to realise that the British drive on the left, so the driver sits on the right. Anyway, were they driving a curricle or a buggy? Then they left the poor horse outside in the rain during a violent thunderstorm....Whitby a village set back from the sea? No, it was an important port for the whaling and fishing industry. All these anomalies jar the reader and knock them out of the story.


Nightingale (Crimson Romance)
Nightingale (Crimson Romance)
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1.0 out of 5 stars Poorly written, no appreciation of Victorian society and badly researched. Avoid., 11 Aug. 2017
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Poorly written by someone who has no idea of the class system in Victorian England and hasn't bothered to do their research either. Raccoons in England? (page 1!) - no, absolutely not. Or a wolf, boar or bear? No, this gets ridiculous. I persisted for a while, hoping it would improve, but it didn't, and I abandoned it at the 20% mark. Next time the author should employ an editor.


A Question of Thyme
A Question of Thyme
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you like romance, herbs, honey,...., 17 Jun. 2017
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If you like romance, herbs, honey or Jan Jones you will love this one. This ticked all the boxes for me and for my beekeeping, herb growing spouse. There are also references to the Cambridge Night Climbers. Now I could tell you stories about them (yes they really exist as a secret Cambridge club) but there simply isn't the space in a review....


Dancing with Clara
Dancing with Clara
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping, 9 Jun. 2017
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I wasn't sure about this story at the beginning, but I stuck with it and it became utterly gripping as I wondered how on earth it was going to end.


The Duke's Holiday (The Regency Romp Trilogy Book 1)
The Duke's Holiday (The Regency Romp Trilogy Book 1)
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4.0 out of 5 stars An entertaining read despite minor flaws., 16 May 2017
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This is an entertaining read despite minor flaws, without which I would have given it five stars. Why does everyone keep drinking (the normally after-dinner drink of) port? Then the author doesn't realise that in England one drives on the LEFT side of the road. Several action sequences make little sense until you realise they have been written as if the carriages are being driven on the right hand side of the road. And I never did understand who Flora was, even though she seems to be an important secondary character. However, these and other minor niggles don't stop it being worth reading.


The Viscount's Rose (The Farthingale Series Book 5)
The Viscount's Rose (The Farthingale Series Book 5)
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2.0 out of 5 stars A long drawn out tale with modern values and behaviours overlaid on a not very accurate Regency background., 4 May 2017
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A long drawn out tale with modern values and behaviour overlaid on a not very accurate Regency background. And why do they keep referring to the "cottage" when it is described as a very large house of over two dozen rooms plus all the servants' facilities? Is this supposed to be a joke of some kind? Or is a house like that described as a cottage on the author's native Long Island, NY? And if she's so familiar with the English Lake District why doesn't she realise that Cardinals are a North American bird, not found in Europe? Perhaps I should have stopped on page 1 where it refers to Mayfair District, London. No. We refer to it simply as Mayfair in the City of Westminster. I won't be reading more by this author who doesn't do her homework.


Lady In Disguise (The Langley Sisters Book 1)
Lady In Disguise (The Langley Sisters Book 1)
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3.0 out of 5 stars A story that needs more research, more care with the language and behaviour more appropriate for the period, 27 Mar. 2017
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The basic story is o.k. but some of the behaviour is modern, not Regency and some of the language is poorly chosen. "Bloody" is a blasphemous swear word not used in polite company these days and not in the Regency either, especially in front of ladies.Having the word used in most chapters is rather jarring and detracts from the story. Equally does the writer realise that "sod" as used is not a reference to a lump of earth, but that the speaker is calling the other person a sodomite. Again, sodomy is not a suitable topic for the ears of the heroines. There also seems to be confusion about the hotel. Ladies could stay at Grillon's Hotel in Albemarle St, but definitely not at Grillion's which was a gentleman's club. I won't be reading the rest of this series.


Longing
Longing
by Mary Balogh
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.64

5.0 out of 5 stars Mary Balogh at her best - if you like historical romance you should read this novel., 21 Mar. 2017
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This is not a verified purchase because it was a gift from a friend who knew I liked the writing of Mary Balogh and it certainly hit the spot.

The title says it all. It's a story of longing for a home, for your country, for your parents, for your children, for the rest of your family and for the community where you live. Nobody could express this better in writing than Mary has done here. The story is set in the valleys of South Wales during 1839 and among the tensions of the time resulting from the grievances of the coal miners and steelworkers. It's a novel I shall be reading again in future and I recommend it to you.


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