The Lie and the Lady (Volume 2) (Winner Takes All) Mass Market Paperback – Import, 29 December 2015
“With her usual witty writing and exquisite flair for characterization, Noble offers readers the second, splendid book in her Winner Takes All series. The effortless manner in which she wrote The Lie and the Lady as a separate love story while at the same time gracefully connecting it to The Game and the Governess (2014) and cleverly hinting at what is to come in the series is nothing less than brilliant.” ― Booklist (starred review)
"Noble charms and enchants with a lively farce of a romance...There's loads of fun, but also tenderness and compassion. Noble certainly understands that combining humor, passion, a lively pace and a bit of mystery captures her fans' hearts." ― RT Book Reviews (4 stars)
"With a delightfully daring, tongue-in-cheek sense of both humor and romance, Noble continues where The Game and the Governess left off....heartwarming." ― Publishers Weekly
"Kate Noble’s The Game and the Governess spins a clever, tremendously entertaining tale of truth and lies, love and friendship." --The Washington Post
"[T]his winning novel ... boasts rich characters and a deliciously complex story." -- Publishers Weekly on The Game and the Governess
"An extraordinary and unique romance worth savoring." --Smart Bitches, Trashy Books on Let It Be Me
"The story's prologue literally gave me goosebumps — goosebumps that never went away throughout the whole book. This is the kind of deep, touching read that romance fans search for. I have a new favorite author!" - Morgan Doremus, RT Editor on Let It Be Me
“If Austen were alive and writing novels today, the result might be something exactly like Follow My Lead, a wickedly witty and superbly satisfying romance.” –Chicago Tribune
“Believable and captivating…an outstanding and memorable tale.” –PW (starred review) on Follow My Lead
“clever and graceful…simply sublime” –Booklist on Compromised -- Praise for Kate Noble
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- Publisher : Pocket Books (29 December 2015)
- Language: : English
- Mass Market Paperback : 384 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1476749396
- ISBN-13 : 978-1476749396
- Item Weight : 181 g
- Dimensions : 10.48 x 2.54 x 17.15 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,687,688 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Having said that, The Lie and The Lady works well as a stand-alone and you do not need to read the prequel novel to enjoy this one. However, I'm guessing that knowledge of 'The Game and the Governess' helped me love these characters quickly despite that Letitia appeared mercenary at first.
The Lie and the Lady builds over time so that it is in the last 40% or so that the clues and events in the first chunk of the book all come together. In the last 1/3 of this book, I decided that I loved it.
The build-up to admissions of love, kissing and other intimacies was so good that at a mere touch, or kiss, heat bloomed from my heart outward through my chest. That response took me by surprise and I loved that this book could do that.
I felt there was a good balance of Letitia and Turner being together on the page and apart, especially because of Letitia's circumstances.
The one who needed to find her true self and where she belonged was Letitia, and I felt she did an admirable job of 'waking up' in the time given to her in the book. I admired Turner for not interfering in Letitia's plans for her future, or pushing her in any way to do what he wanted, and how he waited for her to know herself and accept him. I found him an honourable character.
I enjoyed the secondary characters too, whether likeable or evil, and I am looking forward to this author's next novel, hoping it will be about Margaret and Rhys.
I felt this novel was well researched and enjoyed it thoroughly. It boggles my mind that the author wrote this while nursing a newborn baby. What a woman!
*contains sex scenes
Top reviews from other countries
The Lie and the Lady was is a wonderful read, and I found it to be clever, thoughtful and filled with intriguing characters. The dialogue is rich, witty and the atmosphere of the book makes the town of Helmsley and its people in it come alive. I felt like I was right there when it all happened, a bit like stepping into a Masterpiece Theatre series. I love when a story comes alive like that, when I am reading a book. .
There is romantic intent from several characters in the book, though the physical romance is secondary to the overall flow of the story. There is one scene in the churchyard with the John Turner and Letitia that is achingly beautiful and melancholy.
I am definitely moving this book to my keeper shelf.