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Post by Lisa » Wed December 17th, 2014, 4:24 pm

I would avoid, Misfit, after reading the blurb. It's not exactly polished sounding. And Hannish MacGreagor? Neither of those names are Scottish! Why not just call him Hamish MacGregor?

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Post by Madeleine » Wed December 17th, 2014, 4:32 pm

That name does sound weird - maybe it's a mis-print or the person who did the blurb read it wrong? And I also wondered how he managed to buy a silver mine with "little money", perhaps they were going cheap in those days!

At least the mystery of the rocks is solved though.
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Post by Misfit » Wed December 17th, 2014, 5:30 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]That name does sound weird - maybe it's a mis-print or the person who did the blurb read it wrong? And I also wondered how he managed to buy a silver mine with "little money", perhaps they were going cheap in those days!

At least the mystery of the rocks is solved though.[/quote]

I doubt they'd be going cheap by 1899. From reading the reviews, it sounds like there's some serious editing errors.

I told you guys it looked like Garden of the Gods! Beautiful place to visit.
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Post by Misfit » Wed December 17th, 2014, 5:31 pm

[quote=""LadyB""]I would avoid, Misfit, after reading the blurb. It's not exactly polished sounding. And Hannish MacGreagor? Neither of those names are Scottish! Why not just call him Hamish MacGregor?[/quote]

That is off.
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Post by DianeL » Thu December 18th, 2014, 12:12 am

[quote=""MLE (Emily Cotton)""]Ditto. And the font doesn't help.
Have you ever seen some graphics on a vehicle going down the road and not for the life of you been able to read whatever it was trying to say?
I think about how much money whoever spent to get their message across, and wonder what they were thinking, using that hard-to-read font.[/quote]

I have that problem with BILLBOARDS, even! Then again, I tried to read my own sentence that you quoted, and nearly passed out. That was an eye-crossing piece of work!

As to the Duke, I can believe a poor noble - shoot, there have been poor enough kings, why not a Duke. But I have issues with the fact that it's necessary to research the story to understand the cover - and that photoshop job is still the pits.
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Thu December 18th, 2014, 12:47 am

[html]A Duke by inheritance, Hannish MacGreagor
soon learned the title came with very little wealth,
so he bought a silver mine in Idaho, left his wife of
two weeks in Scotland, and sailed to America. Later,
he sold the mine, became one of the wealthiest men
in Colorado and built Marblestone Mansion on a bluff
overlooking Colorado Springs. His hopes were high
when he sent for his wife, but something was amiss -
his wife was not what she pretended to be. [/html]Then I get where the plot is drawn from. I attended a speaker's conference at Glen Eyrie, the tudor-style castle built next to Garden of the Gods by some mining magnate. Crammed with ceilings and fireplaces imported from the real thing in Europe. Wonderful hiking. Castle is great. No comment on the book.

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Post by Misfit » Thu December 18th, 2014, 1:26 am

I don't know how I missed touring that place when I visited CO Springs nuts. I definitely highly recommend the fog railway to the top of Pike's Peak. That was so cool.
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Post by Mythica » Fri December 19th, 2014, 3:09 am

We've seen the silhouette on the left before haven't we?

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Post by Lisa » Fri December 19th, 2014, 10:01 am

[quote=""Mythica""]We've seen the silhouette on the left before haven't we?

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We definitely have. At least she has company this time.

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Post by Misfit » Fri December 19th, 2014, 4:05 pm

Perhaps it's just me, but I don't care for the silhouette style at all.
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