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Lady in Red (Avon Historical Romance) Mass Market Paperback – March 29, 2005
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Top Customer Reviews
oppossed to 4 1/2 stars for her other 4 books.
It was very good, don't get me wrong, but I was disappointed in
a few things. The biggest diasppointment I suffered was the
place in which Marcus decides to deflower Honoria. His behavior reminded me of how a teenage boy might act in this same situation.
He couldn't even wait till they reached their 'honeymoon' destination (such as it was). That was another complaint I had --
they had only ONE night on the outskirts of town for their
Another thing I didn't like, was the way Honoria teased Marcus
with dangling the ring under other prospective buyer's noses.
During the scenes where she does this, she makes the reader feel as though she could not care less about his family's most precious heirloom. Very disappointing, with her being his
love interest & all. I wondered if she could be trusted. As it
turned out, she could, but I did have occassional, momentary
doubts at different times throught the story.
Now, the pluses to this book -- there were a lot of them -- my
favorite character, from the second book (Confessions of a Scoundrel), the butler turned coachman, Herberts - puts in an
appearance here. He is everybit as funny here as he was in
Other characters I liked were Cassandra, the eldest Baker-Sneed
relative after herself, and George, the youngest Baker-Sneed son.Read more ›
The writing is excellent and kept me engrossed in the story. The reasons I have to give it 4 stars instead of 5 are minor. I hated Honoria's name. Her sister's names were Cassandra, Olivia, and Portia. ANY of those names would have been better than Honoria.
** SPOILER ALERT**
Secondly, I felt that it was odd that Marcus and Honoria didn't acknowledge their passion for each other in any way. They would meet, he would want her badly, and then he'd go his merry way. She comes up with all these things that she wants in return for the ring (including him courting her sister) and never comes up with a plan that has something to do with their attraction? And neither does he? The "battles" were amusing, but somewhat unrealistic, I thought. Considering how much they make out in public places (his carriage, her house, the museum) it seems very rushed when a small kiss and horse accident in the park is what makes them get married. And that, too, near the end of the book.Read more ›
The conclusion to the St. John Talisman Ring series is a delightful story that I recommend to those looking for a hard-won happy ever after with some poignant moments and laughter thrown in. Realistic language of the Regency Era adds atmosphere to the tale and the protagonists' families lend variety to the yarn.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great story. I enjoyed it. Karen Hawkins is a great writer.Published 4 months ago by Rosalie Speciale
Another excellent book by Karen Hawkins. This book was fabulous. Easy to read, a great cast of characters, a book that was hard to stop reading. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Sharon Matheis
I liked Honoria, she was strong without being mean and caring without being a pushover. Some of the plot was a little silly, but it always is in these kinds of romance novels. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Jaime Bennett
I took my time with this story. One has to because it's a bit slow. It's immersive and you find yourself caring about the other people that are not the main focus. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Debbie
Presents a different point of view than the usual "ton" cover-up. I would recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in historical romance.Published on May 8, 2014 by lu griffin
Karen Hawkins does it again. Once you pick up one of her books you don't want to put it down.
Lady in Red is such a delightful book! It will make you laugh out loud at times.
Lady in Red is everything I love in a great book and though it is part of the Talisman Ring series, you don't have to read the others first, it stands great alone but I highly... Read morePublished on March 1, 2014 by JustAnotherBrat
This is a fun exciting book with very well developed characters,a fast paced plot with twists and turns and lots of tension! This is a great series you don't want to miss!Published on February 26, 2014 by Joan