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Emerald Queen Paperback – 1994

4.3 out of 5 stars 69 customer reviews

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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Diamond Books (1994)
  • ISBN-10: 0261665006
  • ISBN-13: 978-0261665002
  • ASIN: B002B1D69S
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)

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By M. Salerno on May 30, 2013
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This author really knows her "stuff". She should be writing historical fiction because her blend of fact and history with romance makes her books a cover to cover read. She is not the "formatted" type of romance writer which is so boring and blasé. More please!
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Emerald Queen is a work of wonderful historical and romantic fiction. One can easily tell in the first few chapters how much attention to detail the author provides without causing the story to drag out. Ms. Delk takes the reader back in time with her charming and often witty turn of phrase.

I am looking forward to reading the other books alluded to in her biography. The Bride Price
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Contains some spoilers!

I was lured into purchasing this book because of the rave reviews on here. Boy, have I been thoroughly disillusioned. Where to begin?

How about the lack of a cohesive plot? I emphasize "cohesive" because there was a plot; in fact many many...many plots horizontally and vertically, all well developed, and haphazardly stapled together. I didn't mind the horizontal plots (plots happening simultaneously) but the vertical plots were poorly designed. They were too well developed. By "well developed" I mean I had completely ceased to care about that particular protagonist and a comeback was little too late. I appreciate plot twists but this was not a good case. Instead I felt like a fish on a line with Karen (the author) wielding the rod. She flips the line overhead to the left, just when the boat floor is rushing towards my beady fish eyes and I am resigned to my fate, she jerks the line to the right. I am disoriented but getting used to the sensation, this time I hit the boat floor and I think "okay this is it", but no, Karen, just for the sheer hell of it, begins to twirl the line around and dance a jig. By the end of the ordeal I back to the left end of the boat floor, dazed and confused.

Another issue I had was with the characters equating lust with love. The first hero "A" believes he loves the heroine after a single lustful bout of hide and seek. No conversations. No sharing. No caring. By the way, one does not count "no leave me alone" kiss* kiss* slap* as heart-binding exchanges. And this set the trend for the slew of other "in love" heroes. There was too much emphasize on beauty. There were lust triangles involving the heroine and so on and so forth. This lent fickleness to the love stories. There are no soul-mates in this book.
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I love historical romance novels. Good read for a warm summer afternoon by the pool. Not too racy for more conservative readers.
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I enjoyed this story, and my first time being introduced to this author, but surely not my last. Very descriptive writing of Historical New Orleans. I could vividly picture the attire worn by the characters, the River Boats, the mansions, the sport of fencing, etc. Simone Deveraux was really a well-rounded and well-developed character, and I loved her throughout this book. This story involves romance, mystery, murder, suspense, and moved along at a good pace, I could hardly put it down. A marvelous historical piece by Karen Jones Delk! I highly recommend this book if you enjoy reading Historical Fiction!
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This was not a bad book in terms of story telling. Ridiculous and laughably implausible at times but I could overlook those parts considering that the story was overall pretty entertaining and well-written. But the hero was so flawed and oblivious to how flawed he was that I just couldn't like him. Am I the only one who noticed that the hero was going to RAPE the heroine when he first met her? He thought she was a prostitute and decided it was OK to force himself on her even though she was desperately trying to fight him off. He did not succeed only because someone walked in on them and the heroine was able to seize the opportunity to escape. What???!!! Even if she really were a prostitute, a man does not have the right to force a woman to have sex with him if she says no. And then when he finds out she's not a prostitute, all of a sudden he is in love??!! without knowing anything else about her??!! That's just disgusting. I'm not always looking for the hero to be a flawlessly virtuous heroic person. If at some point he had acknowledged that what he did was wrong (not because it turns out she was a virgin but simply because it is wrong to rape someone. period), I would've totally forgiven the hero, but I don't think he did. To be honest, I kind of lost interest in the book after that so I skimmed the rest. Read this book if you're willing to accept a rapist hero.
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Don't take this book too seriously, and you will have a fun time riding up and down the MIssissippi on a Riverboat and interacting with the creme of New Orleans Society.

I don't have much of an acquaintanceship with this era and setting, but I do believe that the main character, Simone is way too assertive for the time period, even given her uncharacteristic upbringing. Hiding out as a boy, learning to fence, befriending a Madame, and then still fitting in Society... no, I don't think so. Still, she's fun to read about.

None of the male characters were "worthy" of her, of course, and the villain is barely even a character... more of a one-note sketch (and there was no reason given as to why he was so obsessed with her.)
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