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Beloved Scoundrel

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A Woman Made For Love
She was the toast of two continents -- Fanny Hastings, the beautiful English actress who took America by storm, and won the heart of every man who saw her! She was pursued by many, but gave her heart to only one -- the brilliant, erratic, dangerous John Wilkes Booth. The tempestuous affair could only end in tragedy, both both were powerless to resist t
Mass Market Paperback, 282 pages
Published January 1st 1980 by Leisure Books
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It stands to reason that the harder it is to acquire a book, the more it's going to stink when you finally do read it.

This puppy is rare and expensive. Inexplicably so. A prime example of price inflation by the greedy bloodsuckers that infest the out-of-print market. I got mine only through the lucky score of a gift card because the thought of dropping my own money on such a gamble gave me a case of the vapors.

So thanks, Mom, and Merry Christmas to you too!

Disappointment aside, I don't regret a
Even when grading by the patented Dan Ross Quality Scale (aka 'I don't GAF if I'm a hack, bitches!'), this is really, REALLY poorly written in terms of everything that matters in semi-readable fiction. Description. Dialogue. Continuity. Prose flow. Depth of character. Coherent storytelling. All these things fall by the wayside in favor of...well...nothing. The whole book is page after page of nonsensical idiocy that's guaranteed to slaughter brain cells.

The one thing that bumps this up to 2 star
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William Edward Daniel Ross, W. E. Daniel "Dan" Ross (born 1912) is a bestselling Canadian novelist from Saint John, New Brunswick who wrote over 300 books in a variety of genres and under a variety of mostly female pseudonyms such as Laura Frances Brooks, Lydia Colby, Rose Dana, Jan Daniels, Ross Olin, Diane Randall, Clarissa Ross, Leslie Ames, Ruth Dorset, Ann Gilmer, Jane Rossiter, Dan Ross, Dan ...more
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