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A very good quartet
on 21 October 2016
The first in a quartet of stories that deal with close relationships between girlfriends and the path of each of the four to find or rediscover their life's partner. I have read all four and am writing a review here to encompass all four books, for anyone who might be considering reading the series. The series could have had an alternative title 'Esme's story' because she is the connecting thread throughout - a woman out of her time who is as determined to create scandals as she is ultimately bent on presenting a reformed character to society. One needs to concentrate because there are quite a number of players in each story, some who appear in all the books, some with roles limited to one book. There is a great deal of humour and also sadness as the backgrounds and insecurities of various characters is exposed.
Do try the series - Eloisa James is such a good writer, and her stories are never predictable; there is always some entirely unexpected drama or scenario playing out. I am making my way through all her books, and really enjoyed this series.