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message 1: by Bekah, Fellow Kleypasaholic (new)

Bekah (bekah317) | 2750 comments Midnight Angel (Stokehurst, #1) by Lisa Kleypas

A noblewoman of frail beauty and exotic mystery fakes her own death to escape the gallows. And now she must flee. In disguise and under a false identity, she finds unexpected sanctuary in the arms of a handsome and arrogant yet gallant British lord who must defy society to keep her safe. . .and overcome a tragic past to claim her as his own.

message 2: by MashJ (last edited Jun 30, 2011 02:05PM) (new)

MashJ | 733 comments Well it's 2 hours and 25 minutes early but I think I'll post a couple of thoughts.

(1) Setting- I really loved the Russian settings and use of Russian culture/characters. I also liked that LK imbued the Russian characters with noticeably different personalities- stereotypes or representative of Russian thinking? I hope maybe the latter and having read a lot of the Russian classics (in translation!!) I could see where she was coming from.

(2) The age difference. Like most people I know a number of happy couples with a sizeable age difference. However I couldn't help but feel that Stokehurst exploited Tasia given her youth and vulnerable position (she was pretty much alone in the country and he was her employer in a time when that gave him the right to do what he wished). What do you guys think?

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