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Product Details

  • Paperback: 258 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (June 3, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1475078714
  • ISBN-13: 978-1475078718
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.2 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,291,706 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Lauren Laviolette lives in Wilmington, North Carolina.

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I'm a sucker for an old fashioned historical romance novel.
Citizenrobot
I am thrilled to have discovered Lauren Laviolette and look forward to reading more from her in the future!
Bear Town Girl
The characters are fully formed and fun - the dialogue witty and enjoyable.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Citizenrobot on June 26, 2012
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I'm a sucker for an old fashioned historical romance novel. I used to devour them in high school when instead of socializing with age peers, I was drowning in descriptions of ball gowns and carriages and the rules of the British 'ton'. The problem with those paperback romances of my youth is that the history parts were usually a thin shell around a solid candy core of bodice ripping. Not that I have any problem with bodice ripping, I wouldn't want you to think that! I read stacks and stacks of these novels; it was rare that one truly sucked you into a particular time period and a particular world.

Now I'm all grown up and I want some damn HISTORY in my romances and Lauren Laviolette's American Revolution-era 'Love Among the Rabble' serves it up like a bottomless glass of fine claret. 'Rabble' is centered in Charles Town as the colonies are teetering on the brink of battle with the British crown. Our heroine Liliana Dunsmore (sassy, witty and truly strong) finds herself falling in love with the wrong man, Bennett Davenport, a dashing English naval officer - and unlike those novels of my youth, this romance won't be so easy. You don't just ride out a war and wait for your boyfriend, tapping a satin slipper on your family's estate. History makes things a lot harder than that - and it makes for good reading.

Love Among the Rabble has plenty of swoony romance AND lots of well-researched details. I would love to go to Charleston now to see some of these settings for myself - I've never wanted to make actual travel plans after reading a romance novel, so you've got to know this book is special. A must read for fans of this era and this literary genre!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Regan on July 3, 2012
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This was my first by Laviolette and I believe it is her debut novel. It's a great first book and a wonderful love story! I'll definitely be looking for more of hers. If you like a well-written historical romance that will put you into the time of America's Revolutionary War, this is a good one! It spans the years 1773-1780, as Laviolette takes us deep into what happened in South Carolina during that time. I love a romance with rich historical detail and real (as well as fictional) characters, especially when combined with a dashing hero and a strong, independent heroine--and I was not disappointed in this one.

As the story opens, it's 1773 and the Colonies are on the brink of war with England. "Loyalists" and "Rebels" are beginning to square off against each other in South Carolina. Today we think of the war as between England and the young American nation, but it wasn't so clear then. People loyal to the Crown who considered themselves Americans lived next door to those "rebels" who considered themselves patriots. Sometimes this occurred even in the same family.

Liliana ("Lily") Dunmore considered herself a patriot (while her family purportedly was Loyalist) until she met Lieutenant Bennett Davenport, a British Naval officer who happened to be in her home of Charles Town. Though Bennett is wildly attracted to the beautiful and tempestuous Lily Dunmore (who is crazy about him), he expects to inherit a title as a Baronet and knows he cannot marry a commoner, especially a Colonial. The war will tear their budding love asunder and years will pass before they are brought together, but what a sweet ending.

I highly recommend this one and think you will like it, too! Oh and I understand that Laviolette is writing Hunter's story--now that should be worth waiting for.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 30, 2012
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This story was one of unstoppable romance ... two people who are drawn to each other in a way that is physical and spiritual. Even after years of separation their love continues... I could not put this book down! I had not read a romance novel in years... this sweet romance may have just ignited my addiction to historic romances.... I highly recommend this book... it will make you laugh... fall in love and long for that first bad kiss.... mmmmm delicious ... oh sweet guilty pleasure!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bear Town Girl on July 31, 2012
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I thoroughly enjoyed Love Among the Rabble! It was my favorite beach read this summer. I was immediately drawn in to the life of Liliana Dunmore. The ending left me hungry for more and I hear a sequel is in the works. I am thrilled to have discovered Lauren Laviolette and look forward to reading more from her in the future!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Urban Fantasy Fan on July 7, 2012
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Although historical romances aren't my usual reading choice, a friend recommended this book and I loved it. The author does a wonderful job of dropping the reader into the American coastal South during the Revoultionary War, providing a vivid backdrop for a flawed but steadfast romance.

The characters are fully formed and fun - the dialogue witty and enjoyable. Looking forward to her next novel!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By NewlyNCd on July 2, 2012
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Like period pieces? Historical Fiction? Romance? A good, quick read? This could be your summer book!
Laviolette has captured an era that, some say, many in the south haven't left. But that's because it's so easy to romaniticize. Revolutionary War lifestyle is seldom thought about and a world apart from the lives we lead. Sea-going men and the women they leave behind, the 18th century aristocracy, the way a woman is treated... it's all captured here. That makes it easy to read -- and you even find yourself rooting for the couple!

My only beef? It ended too soon!
Where's the next one, Ms. Laviolette? Somewhere in the Caribbean, following Bennett and Lil?
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