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The House at Tyneford
3.78
Like Downton Abbey? Sweepingly romantic? Beautifully written? None of the above.

First, the only reason this has been compared to Downton Abbey is that
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Apr 18, 2012
Apr 17, 2012
 
A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1)
3.98
Oh, man, does this book need an editor.

It's almost six hundred pages, with too much tea, a lot of really stupid "romance", and no real climax. The her
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Jul 28, 2012
Jul 12, 2012
 
The Lantern
3.34
I dithered for a long time over what rating to give this book. On the one hand, I did finish it. On the other, it was jerky, tediously written, people ...more
Sep 19, 2011
Aug 20, 2011
 
The Thorn Birds
4.18
Oh this book is bad.

If Gone With the Wind and a really bad Harlequin romance had a love-child, it would be this book.
Jan 13, 2013
Jan 16, 2013
 
The Improper Life of Bezellia Grove
3.74
Maybe I shouldn't have read this so soon after finishing both "The Help" and "To Kill a Mockingbird" for the hundredth time. Obviously I shouldn't hav ...more
Aug 27, 2011
Aug 28, 2011
 
Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict (Jane Austen Addict, #1)
3.17
I HATE this book. It is an insult to Jane Austen. It's using Austen's name as a moneymaking device, a franchise, a cheap ploy to get me to buy Laurie ...more
not set
Apr 28, 2011
 
Mistress of the Revolution
3.91
After reading this, I'm tempted to strongly believe that it couldn't have been good even if someone other than Catherine Delors had written it. I mean ...more
Jun 19, 2012
Jun 18, 2012
 
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
3.15
Yet another book that I got halfway through and then skimmed to the end. It's becoming an epidemic.

In this case, though, I feel perfectly entitled to
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Jun 20, 2012
Jun 21, 2012
 
The Lost Crown
3.76
Oh my god, I just realized that Sarah Miller wrote Miss Spitfire! Wow, am I slow on the uptake...
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I spent
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Jul 17, 2012
Jun 15, 2012
 
The Pursuit of Love & Love in a Cold Climate
4.09
**spoiler alert** This book wasn't only pretty boring all the way through (and I have almost no respect for Nancy Mitford as a writer because having r ...more
Jun 09, 2013
Jun 10, 2013
 
Five Quarters of the Orange
3.81
Good grief, this was terrible.

There's really nothing more to say. It's agonizingly slow-moving; the characters are either a) nasty and mean to to the
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Jun 30, 2012
Jun 30, 2012
 
A Reliable Wife
3.23
Someone ordered me to read this, and going into it I should have known I wouldn't like it. The premise didn't sound interesting, the writing didn't lo ...more
Mar 2011
Nov 04, 2011
 
Park Lane
2.62
First, "books appealing to Downton Abbey fans" is NOT a genre. I don't know how any self-respecting writer could take that seriously.

Second, this book
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Aug 2012
Jul 23, 2012
 
The Sweet Far Thing (Gemma Doyle, #3)
3.97
Why the heck did I even read this? It was worse than the other two books put together. That one star is more than it deserves. I cannot believe Libba ...more
not set
May 03, 2011
 
A Separate Peace
3.54
I don't get it.

It sounds stupid, and unintelligent and like something from the mouth of John Thorpe, but it's true. I don't get it. First, why is it o
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Oct 07, 2011
Sep 29, 2011
 
Wuthering Heights
3.79
I didn't expect much from this book. Really, I didn't. The jacket blurb is stupid; any book that claims to be "a pinnacle of literature" but also disc ...more
Feb 2011
Jul 31, 2011
 
Liar's Moon (Thief Errant, #2)
3.94
I cannot BELIEVE the ending. And now I have to wait a YEAR for the next one - if there is a next one - I might die if there's not a next one to spare ...more
Dec 27, 2011
Apr 18, 2011
 
O Pioneers!
3.81
Wait. What?

So we have Alexandra and Carl and a bunch of other not very happy pioneers making their way in the world, and it seems that they're succeed
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Jan 2011
Oct 13, 2011
 
Bel Canto
3.90
**spoiler alert** I couldn't finish this. It didn't appeal to me; from the first page I wasn't into it, and about 3/4 of the way through I dropped it ...more
Sep 14, 2012
Jun 10, 2012
 
Nicholas and Alexandra
4.24
None
Jan 23, 2012
Jan 07, 2012
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