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From Publishers Weekly
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About the Author
With tens of millions of copies in print, #1 New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn has been called “Smart, funny,” by TIME Magazine. Her novels have been translated into 33 languages and are beloved the world over. A graduate of Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges, she lives with her family in the Pacific Northwest.
Look for Bridgerton, based on her popular series of novels about the Bridgerton family, on Netflix.
Karen Hawkins was raised in Tennessee, a member of a huge extended family that included her brother and sister, an adopted sister, numerous foster siblings, and various exchange students. In order to escape the chaos (and while hiding when it was her turn to do the dishes), she would huddle under the comforter on her bed with a flashlight and a book, a habit she still embraces to this day.
A native and current resident of Southern California, Suzanne Enoch loves movies almost as much as she loves books. When she is not busily working on her next novel, Suzanne likes to contemplate interesting phenomena, like how the three guppies in her aquarium became 161 guppies in five months.
When not carpooling, scraping gum off seatbelts, doing laundry and staring insanity in the face, Mia Ryan likes to escape into her writing. You can also read Mia Ryan's "A Dozen Kisses" in The Further Observations of Lady Whistledown, an Avon book published in February 2003.--This text refers to the mass_market edition.
- Publication Date : October 13, 2009
- File Size : 670 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 400 pages
- Publisher : HarperCollins e-books; Reprint Edition (October 13, 2009)
- ASIN : B000FCKA3U
- Language: : English
- Page Numbers Source ISBN : 0060577487
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #61,589 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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"I admit I have felt the effect of your mouth, my lord," she said in a low voice.
This looking and not touching was going to kill him. "You haven't begun to feel the effect of my mouth, Charlotte, " he murmured.
WOW! Be still my beating heart!
The only low point in this fabulous collection was the story by Mia Ryan. I was very disappointed by the silly, downright obnoxious character of Miss Martin. What happened to Mia Ryan? I really enjoyed the story she wrote in the original Lady Whistledown compilation, but since, her work has seemed forced and painful. Very sad.
In all, you must read this book for the wonderful stories from Quinn, Enoch and Hawkins. This book is going on my keeper shelf!
The First Kiss (Julia Quinn): The sweet story of a penniless soldier and the rich earl's daughter who fall in love. He knows that her father will never accept his suit because he is considered a fortune hunter...who after the dinner party is also a suspect in the Bradley's theft. Rating 3.5
The Last Temptation (Mia Ryan): A spinster companion plans a party for a rake determined not to marry and the two fall in love. These characters never quite clicked for me. The story seemed to meander for a while and then ended too abruptly. Rating 2
The Best of Both Worlds (Suzanne Enoch): A scandalous man and a woman whose parents insist that she act above reproach fall in love. I really enjoyed this one. The characters were sweet and I loved how the hero was determined to win the heroine despite the interference of her parents. Rating: 4
The Only One for Me (Karen Hawkins): This story is about a husband and wife who reunite after being separated for 12 years. I liked the characters in this one, but I really couldn't get over the idea that these two people who love each other so much would stay separated for so long. Rating: 3.5
Top reviews from other countries
The format is five stories, which overlap in time and characters, with a running thread of comment from Lady Whistledown's column. Ms Quinn supplies the Column and one of the stories, and three other authors contribute an individual story each. I like Ms Quinn's style, but in a multiple-author offering there are usually one or two that disappoint. However, in this book all the authors were quite readable. ( I had not read anything by the other three before.)
There are a few references in passing to characters in other Julia Quinn books (always fun for a Ms Quinn afficionado to pick up), but mostly the characters are quite new. They were all pretty well rounded, and I happily joined in their romantic trysts, although Charlotte could have been a little less proper!
It is not a 'memorable' book, but is light-hearted and an easy read which could easily be returned to at a later date. I would definitely recommend it on this basis.