The Viscount's Midsummer Mistress by Suzy Stewart Dubot
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This was a gentle and pleasant meander through a tale of the twists and turns of fate.
However, I should stress that whilst it was indeed gentle, it wasn't at any time boring.
I don't want to get accused again of spoiling the plot, so all I will say is that it's always nice to have a happy ending, where everything works out ticketyboo at just the right moment.
Happy am I to report that the English was of an acceptable quality, which makes a nice change these days, and there were only a very few actual errors/bug bears (as usual, you can find them listed towards the bottom of this post)
My only criticism is centred around the use of footnotes, which if they are pertinent to complicated pieces of historical information, etc., are useful, but in this case they were used to mark quite inconsequential bits of information ...... truth to tell, I found them a little condescending.
Other than that, well done to the Author, and a 3 star rating. I shall certainly read more by her.
This was one of my Daily Selections for Free Kindle Download on Amazon back in March 2013, and at the time of writing this post it's available HERE for £2.60. Which is not an unreasonable price for this read given the quality of the product.
Please note that the cover image shown above is for the paperback version, and not the Kindle download on Amazon. GoodReads didn't have the Kindle version on their list, and despite the fact that I'm a Librarian on there, I was too lazy to add one!!
30%: It might not hurt to note some of the things which needing improvement.
It might not hurt to note some of the things which needed improvement.
60%: Sometimes Grace had swollen red eyes in morning.
Sometimes Grace had swollen red eyes in the morning.
66%: ....Dora, she took a hackney cab to the Burlington Arcade.
Between Burlington and Arcade there is some kind of weird grey block, which I would think is down to some kind of formatting error.
76%: My heart did a somersault the minute I lay eyes on you and you still have that power over me today!
My heart did a somersault the minute I laid eyes on you, and you still have the power over me today!
80%: He was a man obsessed, transformed in the magic of a midsummer's night. "Thank you," he said to whoever it was responsible, "for allowing me be happy."
He was a man obsessed, transformed in the magic of a midsummer's night. "Thank you," he said to whomever it was responsible, "for allowing me to be happy."