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Willoughby's Return by Jane Odiwe
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Jun 15, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: jane-austen, regency, romance
Read from June 18 to 19, 2012

More of a 3.5 rating then a 4 star rating.

I really wanted to love this book. I did, but I didn't. The plot wasn't badly paced even if it got off to a rather slow start. I didn't like the fact that Elinor wasn't in the book much. She hardly put in an appearance.

Marianne and Margaret's characters were inconsistent. Marianne was impulsive and out-spoken one moment then she was cautious and reserved the next moment. Margaret was childish and giddy one moment then mature and thoughtful the next. Margaret was "in love" with Willoughby in one moment then "in love" with Henry Lawrence the next without a second thought to Willoughby after that. I thought that spoke ill of Margaret's character if not the writing.

This was a disappointing lack in the novel, but it wasn't a glaring omission. The romances itself and the conflict were interesting enough to see past the flaws for me to read past the flaws and enjoy the book.


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