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This a lovely book . very engaging and does you are rooting for the characters all the way . It is about how true love may sometimes be staring at you right in the face and you do not realize it until you fall into a hole and need to be rescued . very well written and pulls at your heart strings in all the right places . read on . give book II a skip though
Nachdem ich so langsam meine Bibliothek auf Kindle umstelle, ist es nur logisch, daß ich meine "Julia Quinn Sammlung" auch digital zur Hand haben möchte. Die Familie Smythe-Smith ist unmusikalisch, chaotisch, sehr weit verzweigt und liebenswert. Alle Geschichten über die verschiedenen Mitglieder derselben sind lustig, spannend und (für mich) süchtig machend. Es ändert nichts daran, daß ich diese spezielle Geschichte bestimmt schon dreimal gelesen und einmal gehört habe, sie fasziniert mich immer wieder.
I’ve had some troubles getting into this book, especially at the beginning. I was quite overwhelmed with all the different people and conversations at first but as the story continued I was rather smitten with Honoria and Marcus. By the time I overcame my first hesitancy I rather enjoyed Just Like Heaven. And about halfway in the story develops into an even greater story than I initially thought. So don’t let yourself doubt this story at the beginning, it brings more love and joy as the story continues and I am really glad I stuck to this book. I really fell in love with Honoria and Marcus and their beautiful and lovely love story.
Julia Quinn reminds me of a witty friend who cracks you up with their dry view of the world. In ‘Just Like Heaven’ Ms Quinn is at her wittiest. Her target is an incredibly untalented string quartet who hold an annual concert. She has a lot of fun with the quartet of debutante cousins, who target men for marriage just so they can get out of the annual concert. The cousins squabble but they love each other. And this book centres around the theme of family love, and being an outsider.
I like that leading man Marcus is like a real man, attractive without being a chippendale, and with a poignant inner dialogue. I like Honoria the heroine who is a determined mischief making little girl underneath. The characters are truly endearing. I think the best HR author’s are able to bring emotional depth that lifts an ordinary story up a few levels. This is what Ms Quinn has done in this rather enchanting book.
Looking for a feel-good Regency romance with plenty of humour and not too much between-the-sheets action? This filled the bill for me. Honoria Smythe-Smith and Marcus, Lord Chatteris have known each other since childhood since Marcus was at school with her brother Daniel. Daniel has had to flee the country for an indefinite period after a duel gone wrong (which is dealt with elsewhere in the author's Smythe-Smith books) and has asked Marcus to make sure that his sister doesn't marry an idiot or a rake while he is gone. I won't go into more detail of the plot, although there is plenty more going on. Honoria and Marcus come across as a couple who are made for each other even though they take a while to realise it, and it makes for a believable romance. Although there is a lot of reference to the happenings in the other Smythe-Smith books, it is all explained well enough so that the books work as stand alone novels. I thoroughly enjoyed this one.
Un libro entretenido, con historia, divertido (es imposible no soltar carcajadas en algunas de las escenas....totalmente imposible) y romántico... Imagino que se toma algunas libertades con los personajes en la forma en la que interaccionan, pero la historia gana con ello. Protagonistas que se hacen querer, que son consecuentes con sus actos (aunque parezca extraño no siempre ocurre), secundarios muy conseguidos, divertidos y que te sacan de tus casillas...pero ese es su papel y poco drama tipo culebrón...el que hay está justificado. Nada de amor (o lujuria ) a primera vista...en fin...me ha encantado!