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review 2018-09-07 15:52
The Case of the Missing Marquess by Nancy Springer
The Case of the Missing Marquess - Nancy Springer

This book was 100% adorable, and if I had found it as a middle-grade reader, I would have loved it. There were aspects of it that were wholly unbelievable, and the portrayal of both Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes was not canon, but I am no purist and didn't care a whit.

 

The basic premise is that Sherlock & Mycroft's mother had a late in life child, Enola, who is 14 at the time that Sherlock is well into his career (it's post Hound of the Baskervilles, for sure). One day, her mother up and abandons her, leaving her notes (with money) hidden around the house. She decides that she is NOT going to a boarding school, and runs away, finding a kidnapped peer, and getting kidnapped herself, on her travels, all the while uncovering a charlatan who has been separating the gentry from their money under the pretenses of being a psychic.

 

This was a quick little read that I was able to check out from library using overdrive. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and if you have kids, especially girls, who like mysteries, this might be a good one to recommend. Bonus points if they enjoy the original Sherlock Holmes tales.

 

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review 2018-09-05 02:33
Beauty is found everywhere, enjoy. Kept me turning pages.
Drawn to the Marquess - Bronwen Evans

Such a burden to carry for Stephen. I loved how Penelope was able to see beyond that burden. When misunderstandings and unspoken words threatened to tear apart this couple, my heart hurt. I loved their chemistry, their ability to see more than what was right in front of them, as well as the honest and steamy scenes between the two of them. Great descriptions and emotion. I recommend this story.

I received an ARC of this story through Netgalley, and this is my unsolicited review.

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review 2018-09-03 17:19
Drawn to the Marquess - Bronwen Evans

Overall, I thought the story was enjoyable.  I did think Stephen fell too fast for the kind of rake he is portrayed to be in the beginning.  I would have liked for him to keep thinking it was lust for a lot longer before realizing the lust he felt was actually love.  I thought that for a rake portrayed as stubborn and stuck in his ways and very determined to never get involved, he fell pretty fast. It didn’t take him long to start thinking about his feelings for her and how quickly his views changed, and I didn’t think her actions truly inspired that quick of a turn around. I wanted him to be a stronger rake type character that would be hard to win over, and he seemed to fall rather fast. Penelope was an interesting female character and her back story made her interesting and believable when it came to finding it hard to trust him. The story did end well and I really liked the epilogue. I love seeing how things end up after the last chapter, especially when time has gone by. The plot was intriguing and the conflicts the characters had to overcome were entertaining and made for a good story.  I liked it overall, I just like my rakes to be far more stubborn than Stephen seemed to be.

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review 2018-08-19 18:57
Attraction makes their love stronger and this an entertaining read.
A Match for the Marquess - Lillian Marek

This was a fun read, from the accidental compromising of Anne to the repairing of Philip's heart, family reputation, and home. Anne's willingness to accept and make the best of her life gave her the strength to stand up for herself and her husband. Philip was such a broken man, not knowing his own worth, .that his happiness was my own. There were moments of amusement as well as some of disgust at the treatment this couple received. It was a satisfying happily ever after, and I recommend this story.

I received a copy of this story as a gift, and this is my unsolicited review.

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review 2018-08-11 16:39
somewhat unsatisfying
The Marquess Tames His Bride - Annie Burrows

The romance was good, eventually and the characters got to know each other well by the end but also by the end it finished as if the author was suddenly told that there should be another book in the series.

 

I missed reading book 1 (it's on the TBR shelf now) so there were bits and pieces that felt a little like I was missing things.  lare Cottam and the Marquess of Rawcliffe knew each other when they were children and now when they meet she's sufficiently annoyed with the world to punch him in the nose, all of this leads to marriage.  Rawcliffe fails to tell her that he's investigating her brother and there are a lot of different issues going on. 

 

Seriously he used kissing too much to shut her up, talking is important, yo.

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