f-potolkov.ru/components/4411.php When Louisa seeks the help of former courtesan Sophia, Countess of Dalby, to recover the pearls, she does not realize she is setting the stage for a series of misadventures, as well as for a rollicking good time for the reader. Though this novel stands alone, it is the second part of a three-book series featuring Lady Sophia. Toggle navigation. Browse our magazines Submit your novel for review. All articles Browse by Tag Browse Guides.
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Apparently this is a sequel, which explains one of the problems I had with this book. The reader is introduced to about a dozen characters in the first few pages, each of whom is languid and rich and pretty and full of desire. I really couldn't tell them apart. I certainly couldn't tell which characters I was supposed to care about. Despite their varying backgrounds--one is a prostitute turned infamous society lady, another a debutante, etc--they all play the same role: they speak cattily at eac Apparently this is a sequel, which explains one of the problems I had with this book.
Despite their varying backgrounds--one is a prostitute turned infamous society lady, another a debutante, etc--they all play the same role: they speak cattily at each other and yearn for more intimate connections. After a chapter or two of their non-witty witicisms and blunt reparte, I was done. Jan 07, Jacqui rated it really liked it. This is the 2nd book in the Courtesan series and it didn't disappoint. After seeing the great results Sophia Caro's mother an ex courtesan, now a Duchess produced in arranging Caro's marriage, "The Courtesan's Daughter" Louisa seeks Sophia's help to land Lord Dutton, an infamous rake.
Louisa uses the excuse she wants her pearls back -- her pearls that Lord Dutton bought from her contentious father and offered them to Lady Caro for her hand in marriage. Dutton's friend, Lord Henry Blakesley, is This is the 2nd book in the Courtesan series and it didn't disappoint. Dutton's friend, Lord Henry Blakesley, is Louisa's constant companion and even helps in keeping Lord Dutton in her sights. In his endeavors, Henry has become a laughing stock in the ton for his attachment to Louisa, who sees nothing but a good friend in Henry.
Here is another opportunity for Sophia to help Louisa and at the same time get a little revenge on another that has done her wrong in her past What sweet revenge!! Can't wait for book 3, "The Courtesan's Wager". May 10, Sheila rated it it was ok. It took me a while to wrap my brain around this book--the whole thing takes place over just a few days I'd say a good third or more of it at one party , with all the characters and their relationships already established. The book itself is basically an expanded version of the climax.
It didn't really work for me.
I think it was partly because the structure of it confused me, and partly because I found the two main female characters pretty unsympathetic. Sep 12, C Joy rated it really liked it Shelves: historical-romance.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. A graduate of the University of Southern California, she now lives with her husband in North Carolina. There is the slight problem that she's been kissing around with Lord Henry Blakesley, and he might just want to keep her. A twist of the story would be what made it a whole lot better. The Bad Points: Sometimes Caroline the heroine acted like an I kept going back and forth on my ratings for this book. She also practiced her kissing technique on a pole lamp next to her bed.
This story packed a lot of suggestive conversation, character build-up, and discreetly set-up scandals. There were a lot of minor characters to spice up the events at Hyde House again , but all it took was a determined female, an even more determined male, and a manipulative ex-courtesan to wrap it up nicely. I liked this better than the first book because I found Henry's attraction to Louisa very charming and chivalrous. There was certainly time for his attraction to develop unto love and when he got the chance at making Louisa his, he took it.
The turn of events were quite unpredictable although it was frustrating sometimes when the lines just go around in circles, characters were never direct, like they're playing a verbal game on saying one thing and meaning another. This book was full of that, but I found that one has to read between the lines to get what they're saying. The results weren't really surprising but Claudia Dain made this enjoyable for me because of the unusual turn of events and how the characters' actions veered to a direction.
I was especially fond of Sophia's nephew, George, a savage through and through and I liked how he stared at Louisa as if undressing her. The ending of this novel was another foreshadowing, like a prologue to the next novel, which I immediately started right after reading this. Jun 30, Jill rated it liked it Shelves: romance , historical-romance.
This was a fun read. It was so interesting to see how Sophia set everything in motion to help Louisa get her family pearls back and find a husband in doing so. I think at some points there were too many characters being described - especially male characters. I'm sure the author was just setting them up for later books but it did make it difficult to keep up with who was who at times. Plus, I think we should have had more scenes where Louisa and Henry were alone together since the book was abo This was a fun read. Plus, I think we should have had more scenes where Louisa and Henry were alone together since the book was about their relationship.
It took me a bit to warm up to the main character Louisa just because she was one of those girls who persisted in thinking she was in love with the wrong man for most of the book and didn't see how great her friend Henry was all along until the end. I think most of us have met someone like Louisa in our everyday lives and it can be quite frustrating to hear them drone on about someone we know is Mr.
Jan 31, Wendy rated it really liked it Shelves: smart-bitches-rec , , e-book , fiction , historical , romance. Another fun romp among the plethora of dukes and almost dukes and other titled creatures of Regency London. There's a delightful scene where Lady Sophia turns what ought to be the moment of Louisa's shame and degradation into something else entirely, and Louisa is clever enough to realize that she's being given power for the first time in her life, and act accordingly.
I love stories abo Another fun romp among the plethora of dukes and almost dukes and other titled creatures of Regency London. I love stories about unconventional women, strong women, defiant women. Lady Sophia is one such, and everyone around her cannot but be affected by her unconventionality. Aug 23, Saadia rated it really liked it. My first time reading a Claudia Dain story I thought it would be fun to look up a new author I had never read.
CD's style is entirely based on conversations between the players and hinges on subtle nuances of wordings at just the right time and place. This makes for very intense reading as one cannot akip over any lines in worder to keep up with the story development. On one hand, the writing reminds me of Jane Austen as it i My first time reading a Claudia Dain story On one hand, the writing reminds me of Jane Austen as it is very alive with social customs and mannerisms, and somewhat of Mary Balogh who is very deft with nuanced development of passion between the hero and heroine.
Great fun! Jan 29, Melissa Turner rated it it was amazing Shelves: chick-lit , adult-fiction. Lousia decides in order to get the man of her dreams,marquis of Dutton, she goes to Sophia for help. Louisa finds Sophia distasteful because of her past as a courtesan, but she cannot deny the woman knows how to land a man. Not only has Sophia proved time and time again that she can get a man, she helped her daughter land her husband as well. Jun 25, Amanda Maria rated it liked it Shelves: romance , historical , fiction , adult , series.
This book was OK. There were a lot of conversations in the book that seemed like just a lot of filler. It took my a while to get into the book.
There were parts near the end I really liked. Overall, I thought the main character came across as oblivious, narrow minded, and obsessive which really annoyed me. There were parts in this book that I really enjoyed and parts that nearly made me close the book and let it remain unfinished. Oct 15, Lois rated it it was amazing Shelves: british-historical , historical-romance. Wow, what a great find. Yes, it is a historical romance, but if you think all historical romances are the same, think again.
If you do not have an excellent grasp of the English language, you would not be able to follow the plot. This book, along with many other historical British romances are written with high level English, using great wit and dialogue. The only problem with finding a new great author, is my list of books "to read" grows and grows.
Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. The latest entertaining Edwardian from Dain (The Courtesan's Daughter) aims from the start at putting fiery and. The Courtesan's Secret (The Courtesan Chronicles Book 2) eBook: Claudia Dain : dynipalo.tk: Kindle Store.
Who has time to work? Jul 16, Tabetha Waite rated it it was ok. Again, with this second book in the series, I felt as if all of the side characters were taking over the romance between the MCs.
It was more a novel about Sophia Dalby and her siblings, rather than Louisa and Blakesley, which relationship I would have enjoyed evolving, but since there was too much 'filler' involved with things other than the main romance, I didn't finish reading it and, unfortunately, will not continue with the next books as I fear it will be the same issue. Jul 22, Mitzi rated it liked it Shelves: writer-claudia-dain , genre-romance-historical , heatboiling. This story takes up where the last one left off. Lady Caro's friend Louisa needs help landing a husband and goes to Caro's mom Sophie for help.