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When I began this book I almost just did not keep listening because it began almost plot point to plot point like my favorite of Georgette Heyer's books, a Civil Contract. This is story is an aristocrat marrying a Cit, exchanging his title for her fortune, a small wedding and the first time the married couple is able to converse about their marriage is in a carriage just after the wedding. Being fond of Georgette Heyer I was irritated by what I falsely assumed would be a pale retelling of an old tale.
I am glad I kept reading because the problems the young people face are their own and original to them. It is true in this book, the tension is increased by misunderstandings, but we humans see what we expect to see. The Bride expected to be snubbed by her husband's friends, and the Groom expected to find his new wife critical. So they believed what they expected to see, and heartache follows, to be warmly and tenderly repaired. Actually this book is quite historically accurate. The ending is truly a twist, and for these two people a happy one.
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If you could sum up Rosalind: A Regency Romance in three words, what would they be?
Intriguing, romantic, well written
What other book might you compare Rosalind: A Regency Romance to and why?
Which scene was your favorite?
When the stars align and all the characters get just what they want - no spoilers here!
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I really wanted to find out what came next throughout.
Any additional comments?
Rosalind is a genteel well written romance with lots to keep you guessing. Not as predictable as many period romances.
The narration brought all the characters to life. I think it would have been much less interesting to just read to myself.
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Unhappy that it appears that even if you read all 4 books you never find out who is the true Duke.
Btw Phaeton is pronounced faeton NOT feeton
Plus the British aristocracy "ride" they don't engage in "horse riding" or "horseback riding"
As the younger son of a Duke he would be styled Lord Peter Gilbert & his wife Lady Peter Gilbert. He would NOT have a peerage in his own right.
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