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The Girl in the Blue Dress

3.05  ·  Rating Details ·  39 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Can a man fall in love with a painting? The girl in the blue dress was in a portrait that Franklin Lowell had owned and admired for years.

And when, at last, he met the original model for the picture, it seemed to be too late. Not only was she in love with the artist who had painted her, but Franklin himself was engaged to another woman.
Paperback, Harlequin Romance #1947
Published February 1976 by Harlequin (first published 1958)
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Mar 13, 2012 Jojo rated it it was ok
I know this was on old book (from the seventies) but all I wanted to do was scream at the book "Get some self respect woman!".
Mar 06, 2012 Kay rated it really liked it
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4 1/2 Stars! ~ I've heard such lovely things about Mary Burchell's love stories and when I found this one in my TBR I thought this was a perfect time to enjoy a vintage Harlequin. This is a charming lovestory. Beverley is a young woman with a promising career as a dress designer and seamstress. When her father dies and her mother becomes ill, she moves back to the country. In taking on private work as a designer and seamstress she comes to work for a family in need of dresses for the eldest ...more
Dec 07, 2012 Jane rated it liked it
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I'm rereading and reviewing the romance novels I first read many years ago. Mary Burchell was my favorite author. This book was written in 1958 and is not one of her best. It's got an interesting plot idea but is a bit dull.
Jan 20, 2014 Roub rated it did not like it
awfully boring. not enough interactions bet franklin n beverley. add 2 dat, no chemistry n they spent all of the book thinking they were in love wid another
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Apr 17, 2016 Lori Nemitz rated it really liked it
Read between January & June 1985.

Original notes on book from 1985: Good Harlequin.
Jul 18, 2016 Melinda rated it it was ok
Re-reading this and finding that I like it less this time than I did before. Beverley is just too too good to be true. She answers even the most painful inquiries "quite calmly". She is portrayed as being such a martyr and a good person when in fact she lies and lies and lies all for a good purpose you know. She is so self-sacrificing that she is sickening.
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Ida Cook was born on 1904 at 37 Croft Avenue, Sunderland, England. With her eldest sister Mary Louise Cook (1901), she attending the Duchess' School in Alnwick. Later the sisters took civil service jobs in London, and developed a passionate interest in opera. The sisters helped 29 jews to escape from the Nazis, funded mainly by Ida's writing. In 1965, the Cook sisters were honored as Righteous Gen ...more
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