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Splendid by Julia Quinn
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Dec 05, 11

Read in December, 2011

This is her first romance novel, and it shows. It's a cheesy mess. The hero is struck by the thunderbolt and finds himself "deeply affected," like he's never been affected before, by the heroine (a complete stranger to him!) by page 25. Plus, I was amused to see one of my favorite lines from the Princess Bride staring back at me on page 64 (I think). It's not a great novel, it's not polished, it goes on way too long, and the heroine is a complete Mary Sue, at least until the denouement. Or, rather, the first denouement.

All in all, it wouldn't be such a loss if you, as a Julia Quinn fan, just skipped this one.
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