The Further Observations Of Lady Whistledown About book: It is really difficult to write a review of a book that has stories from different authors. When the story begins, Anne is 19 and thoroughly enjoying an unexpectedly cold and snowy January in London. The story starts off interestingly enough, with all the facets that make the marriage of convenience stories interesting. It devolves quickly, however, when the reader begins to realize just how big a spoiled bitch Lady Anne is.
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Nov 08, Daniella rated it it was ok It has come to the attention of This Author that a Certain Writer who calls herself "Daniella" a somewhat outlandish nom de plume, is it not? It would seem that the newly wed Lady Anne Trent, wife to the Marquis of Halfurst, received the greatest amount of censure and was called It has come to the attention of This Author that a Certain Writer who calls herself "Daniella" a somewhat outlandish nom de plume, is it not?
It would seem that the newly wed Lady Anne Trent, wife to the Marquis of Halfurst, received the greatest amount of censure and was called names that This Author is not inclined to disclose. It is being said, therefore, that the Marquis, the ever dutiful husband, is threatening to bring this issue to the House of Lords In fact, this came perilously close to getting a 1 star had it not been for the parts written by Karen Hawkins and Julia Quinn, which I liked.
The others, though, I hated. And this is why I settled with a compromise: 2 stars. I was really tempted to DNF this at the middle, but I tried so very hard to like the heroine to no avail. Why she had to complain about every single fucking thing. That you could even be pregnant???????? I stopped trying to read this when Anne refused to see reason and marry Maximilian even after she gave him her virginity.
Too much stupidity, please. This is what I was expecting when I started this anthology—a story that actually made me feel connected with the characters. I really loved it, but I do admit that it has a few flaws.
The lack of a proper epilogue was another letdown. In terms of the characters, Royce was deliciously cute, but may come off as needy and immature for some. And while I personally liked Liza for her independent personality, I understand why some may see her indecisiveness as annoying. Durham was treated. I felt really bad for him, especially since he had honourable intentions towards Liza.
Anyway, despite all the issues I raised, I still really enjoyed reading this. Two Hearts made me want to do a happy dance, especially after rage quitting the previous novella. What is it with hyphens and Julia Quinn? I love her, but "Smythe-Smith", "Mann-Formsby"? It bothered the feck out of me that David never had a clean break with his mistress, Anne Miniver. But still. I think Anne deserved to be notified about what was happening. Poor girl.
While penned beautifully, this story did not convince me of the romance between Susannah and David. Everything just seemed so fake and scripted. I was not invested in them, at all. They felt really one-dimensional. Overall, this anthology really disappointed me. I can see why people may like this, but yeah, my preferences may just be different I guess.
The Further Observations of Lady Whistledown
Perhaps the most astonishing —and some would say romantic— moment of the evening, however, was when the Hon. Miss Ballister, with her dark hair and eyes, is recognized as one of the more exotic beauties of the ton, but still, she was never considered to be among the ranks of the Incomparables until Mr. While Miss Ballister has had her share of suitors, none were quite as handsome or eligible as Mr. Mann-Formsby, who routinely leaves a trail of sighs, swoons, and broken hearts in his wake. Still, Mr. The lights seem brighter, the music more lovely, and the air positively shimmers.
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