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My Heart's Desire by Kate Silver
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Mar 23, 2012

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bookshelves: historical-fiction, ebook
Read from March 21 to 22, 2012

Got as a free ebook (see other reviewers' Amazon links) and - it's not bad. The premise - poor French girl steals a man's clothes and passes herself off as a man, eventually joining the Musketeers - is charming, and Miriame herself is an interesting character.

There are various odd pacing problems, though (some which might be due to me reading #3 first - I have #1 but didn't know which was the first on my reader - but others are because the three novels all take place simultaneously, and some stories are foregrounded in different ones, which is a bit unwieldy) and the romance tropes are rather thick (I'm not a fan of romance novels, particularly), and the explicit sex is full of throbbing manhoods etc. I'd give it 2.5 stars, but I'm rounding up, because the genderbending is delightful.

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