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Emerald Garden

3.91 of 5 stars 3.91  ·  rating details  ·  110 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Lady Brandice Townsend stands miserably on the threshold of womanhood. Not only must she bid good-bye to the man she's adored since childhood as he sails off to war, she must embark on her dreaded debut into London society. Restless and disheartened, Brandi is drawn back to Emerald Manor, the fairy-tale cottage whose lush gardens are her own private haven. Abruptly, traged ...more
Paperback, 432 pages
Published January 1st 1996 by Pocket Books
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It's finally over. This book dragged on... and on... and on... and I was starting to get really frustrated because nothing would happen, and then the whole mystery sort of unraveled and everything came together nicely and was explained a lot better than I expected. The explanation of the crime and everyone involved was very, very satisfying. I never saw any of it coming, and I loved that.

The romance however, wasn't so great for me. I just wasn't feeling the chemistry. Brandi and Quentin felt mor
Lord Rose
The informality everywhere in the book really bothered me. Everyone called everyone else by their first name and not by their title, including the solicitor calling Lord Quentin just Quentin. Not going to happen. And everyone acted on super familiar terms with the butler and other servants- in fact, the only one who treated them realistically (that is, like a servant, rather than an old family friend or even a poor relation), was the somewhat villainous brother. And everyone, including the serva ...more
I have read several books by this author, and I've really enjoyed most of them. However, I don't know if this was her first book, or what the problem was, but there were so many problems with this book I simply could not finish it. Lord Rose's excellent review really sums up my problems with this book, so I refer you to her review.

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Sarah Mullins
I can think of nothing I didn't like about this book. It took me a month to read it though. I just couldn't really get into it. However, the second half was much more engaging.
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