A Lady's Point of View: A Regency Romance Kindle Edition
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"I was thrilled to find another author, like Candice Hern, writing in the great tradition of the Heyer Regency."--Regency Reader
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- File Size : 1076 KB
- Publication Date : August 15, 2011
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 194 pages
- Publisher : K. Loren Wilson (August 15, 2011)
- ASIN : B005HJUR1Q
- Language: : English
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
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- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #447,852 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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So, I felt like reader is cheated on the time with main characters and forced to endure a silly sister's love story.
Furthermore, towards the end story goes on hurriedly, The Big Misunderstanding happens when hero finds out who the heroine really is and shuts her completely down not even attempting to understand. Anybody with half a brain could have seen she was sincere but oh well, I guess this is how it always is in romance. And she leaves. Then he decides to go to London after her (telling himself he is going to find another governess). He bumps into the younger sister's fiance who, despite the fact they barely know each other, blurts out all the nitty gritty to him. That I found not believable and this made me dislike the sister's choice even more.
In the end everything happens quickly and without much exploration of main characters' feelings. Nothing is said in the end about the children- hero's niece and nephew that were the reason for hiring a governess in the first place. They loved the heroine and it would have been nice to add an epilogue with a family scene including them, because they were the ones always talking about their uncle marrying her.
Overall, great beginning and great story idea, but not sufficiently developed and time wasted on the sister. Also, hero & heroine have undeniable attraction throughout the story and kiss several times but never seem to reflect upon it?? Not even the heroine?
Anyway, not bad story but could be better.
As a result of her poor vision, and a case of mistaken identity, Meg makes an unplanned "detour" during her journey home, and instead arrives at the country estate of Andrew Davis, Marquis of Bryn, where he is expecting a new governess for his young niece and nephew. When Meg realizes the mistake, she is at first too shocked to correct the misapprehension. Later, she decides to stay--at least for a little while. The longer Meg remains at Brynwood, the more attached she becomes to Andrew and the children. Andrew is just as attracted to Meg as she is to him, but there is the added complication of the young woman to whom he is about to become affianced. The relationship that develops between Andrew and Meg is really sweet, and gradually blossoms into love.
In the meantime, in London Angela (Meg's sister) is having her first season. Periodically, the story switches focus from Brynwood to London to allow the reader to follow a side romance between Angela and Edward--he is the "stiff cheese" elder brother of Meg's best friend, Helen. That romance is fraught with difficulty as there is a woman who is determined to wring a proposal out of Edward. This same woman later tries to cause problems between Andrew and Meg, as she switches her ambitions from Edward to the Marquis.
This is a great book. I have to say that Ms. Diamond did an excellent job portraying the sisters romances in such a way that I cared about both couples equally. I've only encountered a few romance novels that focus on more than one romance, and whenever I have, typically I feel like the secondary romance is taking away too much attention from the primary. The contrary is true in this book, as I felt invested in both relationships, so much so that I got teary eyed a couple of times as Meg and Angela went through their romantic difficulties. Nonetheless, Meg and Andrew are the protagonists, thus the primary focus of the story is on the progression of their relationship. The bottom line is that I loved this book and highly recommend it. FYI, this is a clean romance.
Top reviews from other countries
I have no problem with the idea that the short-sighted heroine could not identify friends and acquaintances because of her poor eyesight - I'm blind as a bat without my glasses myself! And perhaps the fact that she'd managed to inadvertantly "cut" as august personage as Brummell himself could have made her the target of gossip. Okay so far.
But the rest of it made me roll my eyes. The H&H fall in love very quickly with very little foundation for it, and then, once Meg is revealed to have been merely masquerading as a governess, he gets on his ridiculously high horse and I find it hard to believe that a man supposedly in love, would dump the object of his affections on such a flimsy pretext.
There's also a secondary romance which rather detracts from the main one, and I can't help feeling it's just there to pad out what would have been an otherwise meagre page-count.
One of the things I want to read about in a romance is how the H&H come together and begin to understand each other on a deeper level, past the surface attraction, which is something that many of the more recently written titles in the genre do very well.
But I'm afraid this book left me feeling empty :(
Leider ist aber die erzählte Geschichte künstlich und nicht nachvollziehbar. Die weiblichen Helden sind unendlich edel und gut und arm, die männlichen reichlich borniert, um nicht zu sagen ausgesprochen dumm, dafür aber unvorstellbar reich und die Bösen sind so böse, dass sie lächerlich statt bedrohlich wirken.Sympatie kommt für keinen von ihnen auf. Interessante oder witzige Dialoge, die noch manches retten könnten, sind ebenfalls nicht vorhanden.
Ich habe es gelesen auf der Suche nach Büchern, die denen von Georgette Heyer vergleichbar sind, ich werde anderswo weitersuchen.