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MandyM

Stuff I'm reading... Mostly romance and Scifi/Fantasy.

Edenbrooke

Edenbrooke - Julianne Donaldson 3.25 stars. Nominated in the Goodreads choice awards 2012, Romance category. Light and airy regency romance about a carefree tomboyish young woman and the honourable Lord who falls in love with her. It got off to a rocky start with the overly detailed descriptions of an unwanted suitor's drooling plus the heroine's seemingly inane passion for 'twirling'. But I persevered and it became more interesting mostly due to the attractive portrayal of the hero, Philip. It's a predictable formulaic tale but it's nicely done. I've seen some reviews comparing this to the works of [a:Georgette Heyer|18067|Georgette Heyer|http://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1336748892p2/18067.jpg] and [a:Jane Austen|1265|Jane Austen|http://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1282032472p2/1265.jpg] but that is not true of course. It's nowhere near that standard. I'm a fan of historical romance but I think the only reason this book got nominated is that it may be the best of a poor field. 2012 has been depressing for HR lovers.