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
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
Not quite as steamy as some of the romance novels (not a bad thing!) just a cute love story, with more humor about the Smythe-Smith musicale! I basically love anything Rosalyn Landor narrates...she gets all the voices just right.
Julia Quinn and Rosalyn Landor are always a great listen. This book has wonderful wit and a pleasant easy plot. This is the second time I listened to this story and still enjoyed it. I'm sure it'll be just as entertaining several more times.
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.
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.
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.
I don't think so.
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!!
I don't think my eyes could handle anymore eye rolling
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.
not that I know of,but she did a fine job.
I made it to the end.
If I were born in 1848, I might have found this interesting.
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