Monday, July 26, 2010

Book Review: An Accomplished Woman

Title An Accomplished Woman
Author Jude Morgan
Rating ****
Tags hisorical fiction, romance, women, england, regency romance, humor 

This was a very well-done book. Lydia Templeton, at 30, is too old to be considered an eligible bride, but is happy with her life after turning down Lewis Durrant ten years ago. She enjoys books, a social life, her father's company. Her dear friend Lady Eastmond persuades her to take charge of Lady Eastmond's ward, Phoebe Rae, who has fallen in love with two men at once and needs advice.

The book tells a good story, and has some of the funniest lines ever penned, such as " The removal of the first course interrupted, though it did not entirely stop, Mrs. Vawser's tireless waving of the flag of personality."

The characters were also well done and seemed internally consistent, until near the end when everyone seems to have turned their personalities on their head. It was quite disconcerting, but maybe necessary to bring resolution to the story. Fun book.

Publication St. Martin's Press (2009), Edition: 1, Hardcover, 416 pages
Publication date 2009
ISBN 0312539665 / 9780312539665

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