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Rebellious Rake, Innocent Governess by Elizabeth Beacon
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Aug 28, 2010

did not like it
bookshelves: historical, era-regency-pre-victorian, witty-i-am-not, will-never-read-again

This book was such an exercise in frustration to me. I was constantly distracted by the writing style of the author to the point that it completely derailed my enjoyment of the book.

The author seemed like she had a thesaurus open and was using it with abandon in every paragraph. In particular, the author had a style of using a different emotive verb for character's speech followed by an adverb describing a different manner of speaking to the point it was infuriating and crazy distracting!

This is only from a few pages:
quipped lightly / grated dangerously / ordered rudely / asked mildly / echoed contemplatively / dismissed tartly / parried crossly / observed cooly / informed grumpily / said sharply / replied impulsively / murmurred idiotically ... you get the picture.

The style so overshadowed the content of the book that I could not find any enjoyment at all :(
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Laura the Highland Hussy Holy crap! not for me, thanks for taking one for the team!

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new_user Classic purple prose no-no, LOL. No editor here?

FlibBityFLooB Didn't see proof of an editor. I thought maybe it was just me at first... but on closer examination I think not. Icky!!!!

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