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Under Gemini Mass Market Paperback – November 15, 1996
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Every family hides something, but Flora Waring discovered a devastating deception in hers. At twenty-two she learned she had an identical twin, Rose, who lived with the mother Flora didn't remember at all. And when Flora ended up impersonating the high-spirited, spoiled Rose, she would have to face how cruel lies can be. When she agreed to accompany Rose's fiance to meet his grandmother in a picturesque town on the Scottish coast, she would quickly fall in love with the lush green countryside, the Armstrong family, and a rare, wonderful man. But she would also confront Rose's shocking secrets and a betrayal that could break her heart. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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But this book, Under Gemini, was a huge flop. The plot looks like the first try of a ten year old to write a book. The theme of two twins that got separated at birth.has being used too many times and it doesnt convince anybody.anymore.. And the coincidence of meeting in London is so incredible like .everything else in this book
In this book you treated your feminine character like in the Middle Ages, weak and stupid.And it is supposed to be a twenty century book.A man has to get a wife in order to have his shirts pressed and his kitchen cleaned.
I could ignore the absurdity of the plot. But, dear Risamunde Pilcher, how could you write about a man slapping a woman in her face and she becomes attracted to him . What message do you send to your readers? Even in a remote Scottish town.
I am going to forget this book and I dont know that I will read another Pilcher book.
I think if you look up 'comfort read' in the dictionary, it will tell you 'see Rosemunde Pilcher.' It would in my own personal dictionary, anyway. I love her books for the robust good sense of the characters, the twists and turns of the plots, and the eventual happy ending, cleverly achieved. Usually lit is accomplished by somebody doing the right thing. I had to stop and think as I was reading this book 'is this a D. E. Stevenson novel?' but no, it was Pilcher, the next best thing to Stevenson.
Flora falls in with the madcap plans of her suddenly-discovered twin and agrees to take her place to comfort a dying woman. She comes to find that deceiving kind, decent people who take you at face value and come to cherish the person they think you are isn't as much fun as she thought it was going to be. It becomes even more untenable when she realizes that her twin is a manipulative, selfish person who thinks only of herself.
Eventually inhabiting Rose's skin becomes so difficult for Flora that she wants out, but doesn't know how to extricate herself without doing more damage than she has already done. She does, of course, in typical Pilcher fashion, findinding her true self and love, too, along the way.