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Frankly, My Dear

(Creole Historical #1)

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3.96  ·  Rating details ·  860 ratings  ·  53 reviews
Selene has always had three great passions: men, food... and Gone With the Wind. Still the glamourous models seems to always be starving for both nourishment and affection. Weary of the petty world of high fashion, she heads to New Orleans for one last shoot befor she chucks it all and begins a whole new life. But she doesn't realize that, thanks to an errant voodoo spell, ...more
Paperback, Love Spell: Timeswept #22, 358 pages
Published April 1st 2003 by Leisure Books (first published 1996)
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Not Now...Mommy's Reading
Jun 26, 2008 rated it did not like it
Shelves: time-travel
When I first read the "pre-reviews" of this book before it was released, I was very excited. So excited that I pre-ordered the book. I read this book in one day and had to force myself to finish it. The concept behind the book was great - model goes back in time and is mistaken for a mulatto/quadroon at one of the famous Quadroon balls. Wow! This should make for an interesting read, right? Wrong! For one, the heroine bemoaned living in a society where she and other women were judged based on the ...more
Debbie J
Apr 16, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook
"When... when in the name of God...are women going to learn that changing themselves to please another person...a man...isn't the answer?"

This quote from Frankly, My Dear’s “heroine” is rich given how almost as soon as she wakes up in the antebellum South she pursues the very course she’s claiming to deny.

Selene the time-shifted supermodel proceeds to convince the plantation women to: wear makeup; fluff up their hair; dress more provocatively; reduce their butt size; increase their bust size; a
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Michelle Nelson
Jul 19, 2007 rated it it was amazing
I LOVED this book. It is one that I will go back and re-read many times.
A lot of people didn't like this one. But I love the way Sandra Hill writes. She is so witty and funny, but still doesn't forget the romance.
She is another auto buy for me.
I have most of her books, but I'm still working my way through them....LOL
TinaMarie
Jul 20, 2018 rated it liked it
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Carla
Mar 05, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I must confess I am a huge Gone With The Wind fan and with a cover and title like Frankly, My Dear - I had no self control, it became a must read. Wait, what was that I just read, time travel too - well, bless me, I felt as though I developed the vapors for the moment.

Selene is a model who has made an enemy of another one, one who has voodoo powers. In a shoot taking place in New Orleans with a vintage style gown, she finds herself spun into the past. At that moment she has been placed before th
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Kimchi
Sep 01, 2007 rated it it was amazing
This book had so much character.... I loved it.. It was funny entertaining and had me hook from start to finish i would go backa nd read this over and over in fact i have
Kelly
Mar 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I read this year's ago. LOVED IT! Can't wait to read it again.
TrickLolly
Mar 27, 2019 rated it did not like it
.....man, this book. SMH

So, I've been on a kick of reading romances from the nineties and earlier. I've read some really good ones and some stinkers as well. This book falls into the latter category.

It's almost instalove, which isn't really my jam but I was curious about this book. I hadn't heard of the notoriety of this title in some circles but I saw it for a dollar at my local Dollar General. I thought why the hell not, I'll give it a shot. I regret it.

Sandra Hill spends the entire book white
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Diane K. Peterson
One of the weirder books I have ever read. The dialogue ranged from stilted to clever. There was not a lot of emotional depth in regard to the characters' thoughts or feelings. Still it was kinda charming in a strange way. This was a Creole time travel with many references to Gone with the Wind. I really don't know how to evaluate it.
Diane K. Peterson
Weird book. Some writing is awful, some is clever. Strangely intriguing. Many references to Gone with the Wind. Time travel.
Robin Thomsen
Jul 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sexy, Fun Time travel romance. I need to read more of her work
Shelley Mack
Jul 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I Love to laugh and I really love the time travle theme
Karina Rincón
Apr 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
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A Subtle Storm
Feb 20, 2017 rated it liked it
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Ceelee Sunshine
Jul 17, 2013 rated it did not like it
Time travel stories can be a lot of fun and provide intriguing insight to another time and place.Unfortunstely Sandra Hill's Frankly My Dear was not one of them.The plot started out good enough but progressively got more ridiculous and the star rating kept getting lower. I slmost gave the book 2 stars but as I wss writing this review I decided it didn"t deserve it. If you like soft porn disguised as romance you will be thrilled with this book.Not my thing and the reason romance is not my favorit ...more
Misti
Nov 24, 2008 rated it really liked it
Well, I picked this one up at the library, not really knowing what to expect. I mean, it's a Sandra Hill, so it HAD to be cheesy and amazing, so I figured I'd give it a try. Let me just say that I didn't read the back cover closely enough and I hadn't realized this was YET ANOTHER time travel book from Ms. Hill. She sure does love time travel. However, unlike a lot of her Viking books, this one has actual Plot. Not just people misunderstanding people and 20 pages of back-and-forth he said-she sa ...more
Laura
Aug 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
I bought this book for 25 cents in a thrift store a long time ago.

A book which is kind of a travel back in time. The main character was a model. A model who was thin, tan, and fake. She in a freak accident and she travel back in the 1800's.

You meet up with this man who owns a huge plantation in Louisiana with his young son, and he is a man who disposition is cold yet it's understandable since he lost his wife. This is one of the few romance books where the character isn't head over heels with hi
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Marina
Apr 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
I kept putting this book away for some reason but finally I read it and it was so much fun. Ms. Hill is fast paced and silly as usual. Can't wait to read the other 2 books in this time travel series.
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Note to Self:New Orleans 2012/1845, & California 1850
Sandra Selente "Selene"(ex model,28yo,governess,pal,preg)+James Baptiste(former sugar plantation owner,pal1,35yo,bro,cousin,kinda widow
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Britta
May 10, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Erin
One of Sandra Hill's better novels (not that any of them are terrible ... this one just stands out).

Selene is starving. Literally. She's a model. One of America's most beautiful people and she hates her life. Capivated by Gone With The Wind since she was little, she's spent her life looking for her Rhett. Then at one photo shoot, she passes out only to awaken in Louisiana ... in the 1830s.

Mistaken for a light skinned slave, Selena finds her hero in James and his unconventional life. Who needs
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Brandi Shaffer
May 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
I just love this book! It was a sweet old south time-travel romance book. Set in Louisiana just before the Civil War. A modern woman gets sent back over 160 years in time and finds herself living on an old plantation in the swamps of Louisiana with her own version of Rhett Butler from Gone With the Wind.

The banter between the main couple is fun to read. Especially all of the blonde jokes! There is some action and mystery as well. Even a little voodoo magic. Oh, and I can't forget the 3 legged r
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Robin
Dec 24, 2014 rated it did not like it
Man, I was really hoping to like this one...I was drawn in my hopes of a Gone with the Wind theme...which the author could not get any farther from the actual tale. Then came the main characters which were so flawed, annoying, crazy, weird, take your pick. Selene was ridiculous and a hypocrit. She complain about how society treated women but cried when her make up was destroyed. THAT was when I had had enough of this crap. Oh and the little boy in the book, they call him ET??? Just plain stupid. ...more
Liala ~ The Goddess of Books ~ Starr
What can I say, Sandra Hill is one of the most amazing writers I have the privilege of reading. Every time I pick up one of her books I know that I am going to laugh, cry a bit, and eventually smile with the warmth of a wonderful ending.

I admire how she takes time-travel and a good historical romance together to make an amazing story. I'm not going to say anything about this story, but if u think that her Vikings were sizzling hot & funny, wait till you read about Selene and James. He can't
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Amanda
Jun 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I love, love, LOVE Sandra Hill books...she captivates me with her writing every book and this one was no different.
I also love how when you read her books they some of them intertwine with one another. The characters reoccur throughout the books even though the book has a completely different set of main characters.

This one had me laughing so hard at Selene amd James through this whole book...plus I learned a LOT of blonde jokes from this book :)
Helm Ehmy Ilarde
Feb 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
lolz. I like the female protagonist's love for food to the point that she love food more than men until she became an unwilling damsel in distress. I can very well understand the male protagonist's determination, also, not to be involve in any unnecessary relationships when he carries a lot of responsibilities--especially with Selene. I love this book! Very funny and very well composed. I just couldn't put the book down. 5 out of 5 for this one!
Jia Ismail
Jan 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
In the beginning, I really don't like Selene with her blonde jokes..it's quite annoying but as the story progresses things start to get interesting when she reach Bayou Noir. I love all the characters in this book and am mighty glad i decided to finish it when i couldn't take the blonde jokes anymore. Overall a nice read.
Bigmomma Hill
I have loved this book for over 15 years, it is one of my favorite books. Reading this book saved my life because it kept me from going crazy during a difficult time for me. This was my first romance novel ever which is a great introduction to some of the good old fashion classics it often refers to.
Sarah
May 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Wonderful read! I have to say that I HATE 'Gone with the Wind', I just do I enjoyed parts of it but especially the ending I just HATED it. In spite of that this book caught my eye, and I loved it! There is plenty of intrigue, and tones of laughs. I just loved the blond jokes that were thrown in there and the epilog just made me curious to read the next book in this series!
Lauren
Apr 17, 2009 rated it it was amazing
One of the first romance novels I ever read. I laughed from beginning to end. You don't have to be a romance reader or even a time travel genre enthusiast to enjoy this one. Of course if you like either, it will make you laugh out loud.
Linda B.D.
When I bought this the reviews I had read did not say it was a time travel. Wow, what a great writer! Murder mystery, black magic of New Orleans, romance, time travel, the old South, and lots of humor, all wrapped up in one wonderful story! Yes, sex- a little graphic, but not overly so. Great read.
Ingrid
Jan 05, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Sandra Hill is one of the funniest romance writers and this one is the funniest. Time travel stories before this were so unbelievable. This one real. You will definitely love Celine and co. One of the few books that make smile and laugh just by thinking of it.
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