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Review: Splendid by Julia Quinn (1995)

Splendid Trilogy, Book 1

Heat Factor: Hotter than most of JQ’s later books, but still just maybe Bunsen burner level

Character Chemistry: High drama but the overkill is fun

Plot: misunderstandings, compromises, kidnappings, OH MY!

Overall: If I were to write a first romance novel, I would hope it approaches this level of entertainment

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Review: The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin (2010)

Heat Factor: It’s chilly in these ancestral ducal mansions

Character Chemistry: I never believe that he loves her, even if she insists she knows that he does

Plot: What happens after the American Heiress snags her Duke? Well…

Overall: Ambivalence

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