I'm not sure what the fuss is about. I love historical romance and this left me wondering why it gets so many stars...and why I crept through this audiobook until the very end. It was an eye rolling chore to listen sometimes. A predictable yawner.
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I enjoy this author, but I'm not a Gregory junkie. i buy her work based on simple things. This book intrigued me because I didn't know Lady Rivers (Duchess) story and I like the less known stories of people around the famous ones.
Plus, she tells a good tale and doesn't get bogged down in the history. After reading (listening) what I found fun to do was to read the reviews. So many people seem to rate this tale based on how the author treated the raters favorite women in history.
If you are a Margaret fan, you'll probably not enjoy this read. And the last quarter of the book dragged because of the repeatitiveness, i.e. off to battle, think loved ones will die, but surprisingly they don't.
But it was nice to see a loving couple do well. And Lady Rivers had 12 children! Oh my!
I think some may like it. It was tooooooo long! There was not enough happening to warrant the length. I love historical books and this time period, however this was grueling to get through.
The historical part, but even that was lacking. The characters were not that engaging. By the end I thought the two main characters were idiots. Why, because if someone you love turns into a monster serial killer you don't repeatedly back them and say it is my duty.
She was okay. I found her voice a little annoying and sleepy. She didn't do her men well or differentiate her characters enough.
Relief when it was over. In the last five minutes the end angered me, really?
I gave three stars for the story because of the effort.