Honoria Smythe-Smith is:A) a really bad violinist
Marcus Holroyd is:A) the Earl of Chatteris
Together they:A) eat quite a bit of chocolate cake
It's Julia Quinn at her best, so you know the answer is...
D) all of the above
©2011 Julie Cotler Pottinger (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers
This was a sweet regency romance. I loved the interactions between Honoria and Marcus, and how others perceived them. It was a fun adventure, seeing them fall for each other and how they dealt with it. Poor girls in that quartet though! I enjoyed the final chapters, the action was orchestrated (yep, pun intended) just right to tie up all the major threads. I found it refreshing too, since physical romance was saved for the end, as a culmination...
The only part that got to me was the too-good description of the infected wound, which I unfortunately read during dinner and I completely lost my appetite. Awful. But well written. I didn't want to put it down the whole time, made difficult by pesky things like my job. =P
I think Lady Danbury was my favorite character. Loved her attitude, and how she mischievously helped things along. A great light read.
Narration was pretty good too, but not my favorite. Mainly because, as much as I like Landor and have listened to her read many novels, she has only one real voice for men, and sometimes in order to differentiate her females some of them sound too airy and childish. But in general, her timing, flow, emotion, etc are well done.
I listen to books at times and places when I wouldn't read a book, so I don't think this question illuminates anything.
I like Julia Quinn's books. This wasn't a favorite, but a good, easy listen.
It was the first time I fast forwarded portions of a book because the dialogue was so tedious.
The development of Honoria's and Marcus' relationship- but it was way to drawn out.
As always, she was excellent
The pace of the novel was too slow and then tied up too quickly at the end
This book by Julia Quinn was very disappointing. Senseless chatter by young women and their mothers, not once by several times. The beginning was overdone emphasizing that the heroine was a nuisance when she was a child. The characters were flat and didn't have chemistry or tension.
SPOILER***The bedroom scene was just unbelievable - in her parents' house during a party? The hero was as close to a rutting pig as an author could write it.**
Very disappointing from a writer who has done much better.
The narration was well-done considering what she was given to perform.
So many books, so little time!
The humour and the fact that the central characters were not prone to fits of the vapours or being overbearing! Marcus isn't a rake; he's just a decent man who is a bit shy and Honoria is loving and proud of her somewhat bonkers family!
Oh, where to start? She's far and away my favourite narrator. Her performances are always well thought-out and she sounds as though she's actually read the book a few times and spent time understanding the characters. She's outstanding when it comes to the female characters, giving each one a clearly different voice, and her elderly dowagers are a hoot!
The part where it dawned on Honaria that Marcus really didn't have anyone to turn to or look after him.
This is perfect if you're in the mood for something light and fluffy - and Rosalyn Landor can't be bettered when it comes to historical romance.
Audio-fiction ADDICT !
I was waiting for this book for a long time. And I always have high expectations of Julia. She did not meet up with my expectations in this book . The romance was late to start . The interaction between the two main characters was disappointing and unsatisfactory . It was ok but not WOW . The narration was splendid as always . Well done Rosalyn
No character development (i.e. characters had not discernible personalities), no chemistry what so ever in the romantic leads, premise of story lame. Watching paint dry would be equally entertaining.
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