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The Wild Princess by Mary Hart Perry
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Jul 16, 2012

did not like it
Read from July 15 to 16, 2012

So, if you are looking for an authentic period piece set in the Victorian era, with rich descriptive writing, flowing prose, a strong heroine, gallant hero and an engaging love story, look elsewhere. As I mentioned in my previous comments this book features trite writing with terms and phrases not even imagined, yet alone used in the Victorian era, a thin plot line, thinner love story and overall, very little to redeem itself as a work of historical fiction. Believe me when I say it has nothing on Phillipa Gregory's efforts.

I'm still not sure how anyone can give this book anything more than 2 stars.
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Debra Story has promise, but the prose is a bit stilted.

Debra I hate when I pick up a novel and come away feeling like I've missed the main course at dinner. This novel could have been written for an adolescent audience. The writing is simplistic, stilted, choppy and sentences often end in a question mark, leading me to believe the author was too lazy to fill in the remainder herself and is imploring you to do the work for her. The characters are fairly unlovable, and the story line is thin, to be generous. What started out with enthusiam has now trickled down to disbelief that anyone would find this a good read. I'll finish it, but I'm definitely disappointed. That seems to be happening too often lately.

Debra Oh my Lord . Victorians did not "smack themselves upside their heads.". This debacle of a book just jumped my own personal shark.

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