I was expecting more from Janet Evanovich...I barely got through the first couple of minutes of the book before turning it off.
Lorelei King is great for the Stephanie Plum series but when she reads other stories you still picture Stephanie Plum characters which makes it hard to imagine the story line.
I love Janet Evanovich and she and Dorien Kelly did the readers proud with The Husband List.
surprising. entertaining. interesting
I love her and she is great with all of Janet Evanovich's books. You always know which character is speaking.
yes. I could have
When I purchased this book, I thought it would be a lot like her other books but I was surprised. I usually don't like books that are set so far back in time, but I loved this book. It was so interesting. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves Evanovich's other books.
Lorelei King, easy the constant torment of Caroline by her mother
There is not enough action at least not for a Evanovich book, no explosion, no car chase thouth in this world it would have been a carriage chase, the book is not bad, but it's missing the action where used too, and it shows.
When Caroline has the bad guy at gun point and Jack propose
yes and no, I was willing to give the book a chance, but if I knew the only really big action was at the end I would have skipped a lot of chapters, I almost left the story a few times, I like old style tales, but even those need a few bumps in the road to interest me, this book was more about pleasing the parents and sneaking around, cute but booring after a while.
if you love a sweet and slow romance with not much action, this is for you, but if you need more Kaboom in a Evanovich book then go in another direction, thought you do get the happy ending, it's slow and sometimes frustrating to get there.
Different era topic
I liked the character of Caroline and her perspective of her life.
The scene where Caroline leaves dinner to get away from her mother and her plans for Caroline's marriage.
Before women were empowered.
I enjoy Janet's books, her character is always a different take on a similar woman in different times or settings but always fun.
I really like Janet Evanovick (in particular, the Stephanie Plum series), but this book lacked the fun and excitement of her typical books. It is a historical novel that is very predictible, somewhat formal and old fashoned. I really expected better from Janet. It was really hard to get into the book or the characters. I got tired of hearing "yes mama" over and over as her mother scolded her on her manners. If you want to listen to this, wait for it to go on deep disount before you buy, as it is not worth a full credit.
This book is an easy listen. Although the storyline is predictable, it's fun to see how the love story unfolds. If you liked Love in a Nutshell, you will thoroughly enjoy this listen!
I enjoyed this book. It's slightly more serious, not as much of a romp as some of their previous books but thoroughly enjoyable
I love Janet Evanovich's quirky characters and Lorelei King's spot-on narrations, but even these trusted names cannot overcome this novel's lackings.
Most disappointing was the lack of these quirky characters and the predictable, lifeless plot.
King's narration attempted to breathe life into the work, but even a ventilator and defibrillator couldn't have successfully revived this text.
I was disappointed in the story. I tried to recast my expectations for Evanovich's usual genre and pretend I was listening to a bad Jane Austin, but even that didn't make this a good listen.
For listeners who enjoy the novel of manners, with it's overemphasis on adhering to the constraints of society, this might be enjoyable. But if you expect the quick wit, colorful characters, zany plot, and quick pace of other Evanovich novels in contemporary settings, give this one a pass.