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An Accomplished Woman by Jude Morgan
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it was amazing
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I've been prompted to join this site and write a comment solely on the basis of the disparaging reviews of Jude Morgan's An Accomplished Woman. I must admit I was surprised - not, of course, on the diversity of opinions - but moreso on the extreme denouncements of those who gave the book a very low rating. I have difficulty in understanding how those reviewers who, as they are subscribers to the site and to this specific area of the site, must have a general liking and appreciation for this genre, could post such derogatory comments on an author's work which exemplifies all that is so charming and satisfying about Regency romance: literate, witty, intelligent, replete with Austenesqe / Heyeresqe (if these aren't real words, they ought to be) characters, and thoroughly charming.

Jude Morgan's "An Accomplished Woman" is a modern classic of this genre, and a reading of this book the natural progression for lovers of Austen and Heyer. It would also be a lovely introduction to that genre for those not acquainted with its many treasures.

I hope the dubious reviews do not discourage anyone from reading such a wonderful book. As with my collection of Austen and Heyer books previously, I am now on my 5th reading of Lydia Templeton's (the accomplished heroine) Bath "entanglement" - and enjoying it completely.

An Accomplished Woman is a book you read for the read - it's very much a case of smelling the roses along the journey. Pretty much like works of Austen and Heyer after all.
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Jenna L Very well said. I could not agree more.

Mela Exactly! I think the same.

Vanda Field Very glad that all who posted affirming comments since my original note have enjoyed this Jude Morgan classic. Happy reading!

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