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Book Title: Marry in Haste|
The author of the book: Christina Courtenay
Date of issue: September 1st 2009
ISBN 13: 9781842627068
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 5.64 MB
Edition: Dales Large Print Books
Read full description of the books Marry in Haste:I listened to the audio version of this, read by Jilly (surname escapes me). I enjoyed the narration very much, though I suspect Jilly's sense of irony was just a tinch on display. That was a good thing.
The story is short and fast-moving which pleased me. I don't like very long audio books. The style was quite pleasing, and there was some humour. The hero failed the would-he-really test a few times. I loved the squire's wife and her son and liked the relationship between Amelia and her little stepdaughters (and guessed one of the secrets almost immediately).
In fact, I predicted the story turns accurately all the way. This led me to wonder; when do genre conventions and editorial givens become predictability? One might argue that all the events/twists in the story had to happen because otherwise there would be no story. I have a subversive mind though and like to see some obvious roads not taken. I think that's why I prefer cross-genre romances to the pure ones. In a cross-gen, the H and H can have adventures and conflict without idiotic suspicions or misunderstandings. They might disagree on how to tackle a specific challenge, but that's down to differing opinions, not to stupid misunderstandings.
As a regency, I liked this book very well. It engaged me. However, I would have liked it better if it had avoided just a few of those so-obvious twists.
Read information about the authorHalf English/half Swedish, grew up in Sweden, then moved to Japan for a while.
Writes historical romance/adventure stories and time slip. Also YA romance as Pia Fenton.
Former Chairman of Romantic Novelist's Association.
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