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Just Reviewed Maya Rodale’s “A Tale of Two Lovers” at SBR

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Folks, if you like originality and can handle a plot that’s extremely implausible in that it’s all supposedly happening in 1823, you’ll enjoy Maya Rodale’s A TALE OF TWO LOVERS.  The writing quality is, overall, quite good.  The premise is original.  The romance itself between the two lovers, Lady Somerset (a gossip columnist) and Lord Roxbury (a notorious rake that Lady S. has wronged), is fine and often funny.

But I couldn’t get past the implausibility of it all; that there’s one bit of writing that echoes too closely a line from the movie Fight Club didn’t help.

At any rate, here’s the review, where I tried my best to praise the writer for her writing, while pointing out how unlikely any of this would’ve been to happen in 1823, of all times:

http://shinybookreview.wordpress.com/2011/12/17/maya-rodales-historical-romance-a-tale-of-two-lovers-falls-flat/

Enjoy!

Written by Barb Caffrey

December 17, 2011 at 6:13 pm