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Just Like Heaven | [Julia Quinn]

Just Like Heaven

Honoria Smythe-Smith is: A) a really bad violinist; B) still miffed at being nicknamed "Bug" as a child; C) not in love with her older brother's best friend, D) all of the above.
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Publisher's Summary

Honoria Smythe-Smith is:

A) a really bad violinist
B) still miffed at being nicknamed "Bug" as a child
C) not in love with her older brother's best friend
D) all of the above

Marcus Holroyd is:

A) the Earl of Chatteris
B) regrettably prone to sprained ankles
C) not in love with his best friend's younger sister
D) all of the above

Together they:

A) eat quite a bit of chocolate cake
B) survive a deadly fever and the world's worst musical performance
C) fall quite desperately in love

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

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    Caz 06-01-13
    Caz 06-01-13 Member Since 2014

    So many books, so little time!

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    "Fun and fluff - classic Julia Quinn!"
    What did you love best about Just Like Heaven?

    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!


    What does Rosalyn Landor bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    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!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The part where it dawned on Honaria that Marcus really didn't have anyone to turn to or look after him.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    x4xtina 05-11-12
    x4xtina 05-11-12
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    "Barf"
    Any additional comments?

    Your little sister could have written this book when she was in the 7th grade.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Dalia Kuwait, Kuwait 12-31-11
    Dalia Kuwait, Kuwait 12-31-11 Member Since 2010

    Audio-fiction ADDICT !

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    "An OK listen!"

    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

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Ann Norwalk, CA, United States 05-16-15
    Ann Norwalk, CA, United States 05-16-15 Member Since 2012
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    "What am I missing?"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Everything but the narrator who was wonderful as always. I'm sorry but this book was painful to get through. It was so boring.....very slow moving...not enough of anything. I must be missing something because so many reviewers loved this book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Bronx, NY, United States 04-30-15
    Jennifer Bronx, NY, United States 04-30-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Complete Yawn-fest"
    What disappointed you about Just Like Heaven?

    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.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Boredom


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Robin 04-16-15
    Robin 04-16-15
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    "Wishy washy but better than the next in series"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    If the writer had left out the intimacies in favour of more plot and interactions with other characters OR if she were able to write intimacy in such a way that it doesn't read as being shoe horned into an otherwise engaging plot in order to check that particular box for her genre.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Julia Quinn again?

    I don't think so.


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    dawn 04-12-15
    dawn 04-12-15 Member Since 2014
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    "A lovely story!"

    Just Like Heaven was a breath of fresh air to me. After reading the same dreary story lines again and again, this one finally made me smile! The characters were endearing, the story enchanting and Julia Quinn had me wrapped around this quaint little family from the get go. Give Just Like Heaven a read if you want to be sucked into a wonderful little story!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Barry 03-27-15
    Barry 03-27-15

    I'm not Barry

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    "Vintage (and I mean VINTAGE)Love Story"
    Would you try another book from Julia Quinn and/or Rosalyn Landor?

    I don't think my eyes could handle anymore eye rolling


    What could Julia Quinn have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    It was a sweet story. It read like a novel from the 1800s. There was five minutes of love scene,but the rest was shallow and slow.


    Have you listened to any of Rosalyn Landor’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    not that I know of,but she did a fine job.


    Was Just Like Heaven worth the listening time?

    I made it to the end.


    Any additional comments?

    If I were born in 1848, I might have found this interesting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mikimoraes 03-24-15
    Mikimoraes 03-24-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Narrated by kindergarten teacher"

    I was familiar to the author's work and have enjoyed other books by her. Her work is always very sweet, clean and almost naive in its simplicity. At the same time, and keeping that in mind, they offered a good time.
    Unfortunately, this audiobook was narrated by a woman that sounded like she was reading a story for kindergarteners. I couldn't get past her childish, overly sweet and almost condescending reading. Her treatment of the story made a book that already wasn't very strong, sound impossibly ridiculous.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    catreader 03-17-15
    catreader 03-17-15
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    "Caring hearts"

    Lovely story. Interesting characters by a wonderful storyteller. Can't wait to continue hearing the other stories in the series. Marvelous.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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