Aug 3, 2009

Miss Delacourt book review


This book is great. I was able to read it all on saturday. Being in the car for 4 hours helped - and the book helped me stay sane while in the car for those 4 hours (as my kids screamed from the back seats.)
I loved the part about the duel. The outcome is funny and unlike any duel I've ever heard of. However, I'm not going to tell you what happened - you have to read the book to find out.
My favorite part about this book was that the characters deviated from the rules of propriety just enough to make things interesting. But they weren't complete deviants, either. I really like Jane Austen books, but sometimes they are all so stuck in a shell of decorum that it gets frustrating. And I've also read some books where the characters were completely rule free (remember that historical Harlequin romance book I read - yeah....yikes.)
I can't wait to see what Heidi has written for the next book. I saw on her blog the other day that she finished writing the manuscript, so now all I have to do is wait for it to be published. I can wait, right? I'm totally good at waiting....
Ok not so good at wiating, so maybe I'll just bribe her for a copy of that manuscript - anyone have any dirt on Heidi Ashworth? If you have something juicy enough, I'll let you borrow the manuscript when I'm done with it.

7 comments:

Emmy said...

Thanks! I think I will have to get this now.

wonder woman said...

I have GOT to read this book. Everyone loves it. Thanks for the review!

Heidi Ashworth said...

It's been known to happen---I actually allowed a blogger to read Miss D before it came out because she asked sweetly. She is now one of my best buds. I just submitted the sequel to Miss D--and it's better than the first, if I do say so myself (so did my critique group). Still waiting to hear if it's a go--my publisher doesn't really do sequels. If they can't do it, I'll self publish through Amazon and you'll have it in your hot little hands by the end of the year. (Thanks for the lovely review! Love it!)

Rachel Sue said...

I just ready Heidi's comment--I want that book!

So, I'm sorry to say that I have no dirt on her. But will you let me see the manuscript anyway? Just because I'm nice? No? I didn't think so. . . I'll see what I can find out. . . :)

marisa said...

So I just requested it..lucky me our library has it! I just finished Pope Joan and I loved it, I highly recommend it! The first chapter made me really glad that I didn't have to birth children in the 8th century! I got so hooked on the book I ignored my kids all the way home from Utah so I could read...and that is a lot further than 4 hours away!

Motherboard said...

I haven't read this book yet... but I want too!

marisa said...

just finished the book today! loved it! i gave it to my mom to read before it's due back.