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Listen to the Moon by Rose Lerner
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bookshelves: historical, regency
Read 2 times. Last read January 14, 2016.

Another cracking Regency from Rose Lerner, one of my favourite historical authors. This is a very gentle story, of a marriage of convenience between a superbly skilled older valet and a rather haphardard housemaid, and it's lovely. Masses of fascinating stuff about Regency housekeeping really underpins the story, making us really aware that the devil is in the detail. John's precise constricted existence and Sukey's yearning for something outside her circumscribed life are carefully, slowly laid out to us. A real portrait of a marriage, of life in service, and the difficulties and dilemmas of people who rarely get their own romance. And so much respect for the servants, too, the demands and complexities and nobility of their work. Absolutely loved it.
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Reading Progress

Finished Reading (ebook Edition)
October 24, 2015 – Shelved (ebook Edition)
October 24, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read (ebook Edition)
Started Reading
January 14, 2016 – Shelved
January 14, 2016 – Shelved as: historical
January 14, 2016 – Shelved as: regency
January 14, 2016 – Finished Reading
February 16, 2016 – Shelved as: het (ebook Edition)
February 16, 2016 – Shelved as: historical (ebook Edition)
February 16, 2016 – Shelved as: regency (ebook Edition)

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