Setting: Lincolnshire and London, England Genre: Regency Romance
The performance of this book is average at best. Ms Wiley's range isn't ..Show More »exceptional. My biggest problem was that Hilary often sounded like Glinda the Good Witch from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. After listening to about 1/3rd of the book, I bought the Kindle.
This is the first in the Westruthers series, but I think it is a branch off from something else. Secondary characters were introduced in such a way that I felt I should have known their stories.
The book could have been improved by the deletion of some scenes, and the subplot could have been more fully developed. And then there's the sex. Don't get me wrong! I like sex scenes as much as the next person, but there wasn't much variety, so I slid through some, since I knew how they did it. I enjoyed getting to know the characters. There's more to Jonathon Westruther, Earl of Davenport than is readily apparent. He has a three dimensional quality. Hilary deVere is beautiful, as well as having strengths to balance her insecurities. Both characters grow over the course of the novel.
This book is worth the credit if you like Elizabeth Wiley's narrative style.
I don't really know. Maybe someone with lots of patience. The concept of the story was very good, however it was so wordy that it became so frustrat..Show More »ing that I had to stop about half way through. I kept falling asleep and when I woke up, I hadn't really missed anything.