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Preview — There's Something About Lady Mary by Sophie Barnes
There's Something About Lady Mary (Summersby #2)
Mary Croyden lives a simple life . . . and she likes it. But when she inherits a title and a large sum of money, everything changes. Forced to navigate high society, Mary finds herself relying on the help of one man—Ryan Summersby. Determined not to lose her sense of sel...more
The writing style was very simplistic and there was no real depth to either the hero or heroine. Mary in particular was a mass of contradictions; one minute she lacks confidence and self-esteem and the next she's giving the hero a dressing down or running off in...more
But I couldn't identify with Ryan or Mary. Neither of them were offered any qualities or personalities beyond what was happening on the page. Mary was at times annoying, stubborn and stupid. Ryan was priggish, inconsistent. I didn't believe his emotions at any point. He never drove th...more
I was disappointed because I wanted to like Mary. I quite enjoy strong heroines who know their minds. but this one, I just couldn't.
Mary Croyden lives a simple life . . . and she likes it. But when she inherits a title and a large sum of money, everything changes. Forced to navigate high society, Mary finds herself relying on the help of one man—Ryan Summersby. Determined not to lose her sense of self, she realizes that Ryan is the only person she can trust. But Mary's hobbies are not exactly proper, and Ry...more
Mary Croyden enjoyed her life just the way it was. She loved spending time with her father and enjoyed learning all he knew about medicine. She had a very unusual upbringing, for the last several years she and her father traveled around the countryside practicing medicine. He kept detailed journals about his travels and the things he learned which seems to be where all the problems have started. Recently her father was hit b...more
This is another book with a very strong female main character. Mary has been working as a surgeon with her father during the war in Spain. Now she is back in England and wants to continue but it is illegal for women to practice surgery so she works in secret. Enter Ryan who finds out her secret, wants to m...more
Mary Croyden grew up in a modest house in Stepney, a far cry from any aristocrats. Her father had run a medical practice out of the house until she was old enough to accompany him on his travels. He also trained her in medicine as she assisted him, giving her vast experience that not even medical school would provide. With his death, she suddenly discovers that her father had a title, one she never knew abou...more
Absolutely one of the...more
Mary Croyden is a courageous young woman who dares to follow in her father's footsteps by becoming a surgeon. Her father believes many deaths could have been prevented if only other sur...more
The outline for There's Something About Lady Mary has some similarities to the first book in the Summersby series, Lady Alexandra's Excellent Adventure. A man who thinks he is quite conventional but actually isn't falls in love with a woman who is very unconventional. But because he thinks he is conventional, he spends much too much time trying to change the reasons that attracted him in the first place. Sparks, tension, and misunderstandings ensue.
I can still see that her writing has potential, but I still feel that she needs to work on ... thanks for jumping to b2b to finish my review ...
Melanie for b2b
Complimentary copy provided by the publisher
Sophie Barnes takes a subject matter that frankly for any writer, especially that of a regency era story, is really difficult to pull off.
She does it SPLENDIDLY! The amount of research that had to go into this story almost stressed me out for her, but again she does it so well!
I love Lady Mary. So many regency heroines are simpering or perhaps immature. Lady Mary nearly steals the story from the hero because she matches him in every way possible. He tries to be controlling and...more
Mary Croyden lives a simple life . . . and she likes it. But when she inherits a title and a large sum of money, everything changes. Forced to navigate high society, Mary finds herself relying on the help of one man—Ryan Summersby. Determined not to lose her sense of self, she realizes that Ryan is the only person she can trust. But Mary's hobbies are not exactly proper, and Ryan is starting to discover that this simple miss is not at all what he expected . . . but just might be exactly what he
They fought most of the book, there were parts that I wanted her to just forget about Ryan.
I expected Lady Stephanie's created scandal to be more scandalous. It was taken care of too swift.
The Surgery room was a good twist.
Medical history was written thoroughly, she did a fine research and I applaud her for a job well done. And I love how Sophie Barnes expressed that a woman could be anything she wanted to be, and of course, the fact that women can surpass men. The unfair disregard to women makes want to hog-tie and shoot men to bleed. Really.
She has studied design in Paris and New York and has a bachelor’s degree from Parson’s School of design, but most impressive of all – she’s been married to th...more