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3.6 out of 5 stars

HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERon 26 November 2003
From the time she was a little girl, gardener's daughter Celeste Milford has had only one ambition in mind: to win the love of Ellery Throckmorton, the younger son of her father's employer. After a four-year absence, training at the Distinguished Academy for Governesses and a sojourn in Paris, the newly sophisticated Celeste might just be the woman to achieve her goal. It doesn't matter that Ellery has inconveniently acquired a fiancee... his sights are now firmly fixed upon Celeste.
Unfortunately, Ellery's attraction to a servant's daughter (even a disconcertingly desireable one) doesn't fit in with his older brother Garrick's plans at all. Garrick had deliberately fostered his brother's engagement to a woman of good birth and fortune and he isn't going to see his efforts go to waste, which means he'll just have to provide Celeste with a distraction: himself!
Just when fantasy seems to be turning into reality, Celeste finds herself faced with a major dilemma because suddenly she isn't so sure that it's the *younger* Throckmorton brother she really wants.
Although the story is likeable, and the style amusing as ever, huge sections of this book appear to have been simply duplicated from 'Sabrina'. Borrowing elements from classic films has worked well in some of Dodd's other novels - My Favorite Bride ('The Sound of Music') and Just the Way You Are ('Bells Are Ringing') - but the extent of the similarity In My Wildest Dreams bears to 'Sabrina' may be a bit much for some readers.
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on 26 September 2016
Loved this book. Our heroine would rather go for the younger brother who is good looking but sallow. But the older brother who is in charge of distracting her, ends up wanting her and shows her what passion is all about and ends up falling in love with her!!! I loved this book. Brilliant story line.
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on 31 October 2001
This is the fourth book in the CD's Governess Series and I enjoyed it as much as I had the others. The story was fresh, fastmoving and had a good subplot.
Garick was everything male, dark and attractive. Celeste was whitty and likeable. The chemistry between the two was sizzling and the love scenes steamy without being vulgar.
I read the book over two nights and found myself waiting for the second night to come so I could continue the story.
A brilliant read just what is needed for the long winter nights ahead.
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on 9 February 2002
I read this and was slightly disappointed. It was basically "Sabrina" (the movie with Bogart and Hepburn or Harrision Ford).
I'm completely additcted to Regency Romances and the lead female characther more whimpy (dispite being the gardeners daughter) than the prveious leads in the series.
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