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rameau’s review of The Duchess War (Brothers Sinister, #1)
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Dec 10, 2012 06:29AM
I see why you liked Minnie more than I did. Identity crisis indeed. You put your ideas across better than me. :)
Dec 10, 2012 12:18PM
Great review! I too felt that mom didn't quite do enough to make up to Robert, but in the overall love of the story...I let it slide. wish the epi could have been longer, but they are never long enough for me. :-)
Dec 10, 2012 12:35PM
Keri wrote: "Great review! I too felt that mom didn't quite do enough to make up to Robert, but in the overall love of the story...I let it slide. wish the epi could have been longer, but they are never long en..."
Thanks. I wouldn't have minded it hadn't Robert called her Mama at the end. Us readers didn't get to see her earn that moniker. As for epilogues, I'd rather that when a story ends it just ends.
Anachronist wrote: "I see why you liked Minnie more than I did. Identity crisis indeed. You put your ideas across better than me. :)"
You flatterer. No, I don't.
Dec 10, 2012 01:27PM
I didn’t believe she quite got there and that’s another reason why the epilogue felt like an easy out or a too tidy a bow on a messy gift wrapping.
I loved that comparison - another proof you are better with expressing yourself than me. No flattering. Why should I flatter you? ;p
Dec 10, 2012 03:26PM
Let's file that tidy bow on a messy gift wrapping under "things that rameau writes when she's too tired to really think."
Dec 11, 2012 01:23AM
rameau wrote: "Let's file that tidy bow on a messy gift wrapping under "things that rameau writes when she's too tired to really think.""
Pfffffft. It is a good similitude. If you write such things when you are tired I would like to read your not-tired-at-all review or even better, a not-tired-and-champagne-buzzed review.
Dec 11, 2012 08:12AM
The beginning was slow and felt like it was progressing in fits and starts. I’m not quite sure why, but the pacing felt off and didn’t get better until the later half of the book. I also wished there’d been more interactions between Minnie and Oliver considering their shared interest.
Very true, Rameau.
Dec 29, 2012 02:31AM
Good review. You said, "I’m not quite sure the Dowager Duchess earned her son’s forgiveness. She could have been on her way to achieving it, but I didn’t believe she quite got there."
I agree. She was a rotten parent all those years. Why was she featured in the epilogue, all happy? Also, I thought Minnie's horrible actions at 60% into the story were quite out of character. But a good read.
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