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The Courtier's Secret by Donna Russo Morin

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The Courtier's Secret by Donna Russo Morin

Post by Misfit » Sun February 1st, 2009, 8:23 pm

Anyone know anything about this one?

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Post by annis » Sun February 1st, 2009, 9:50 pm

No, but it sounds as if it could be fun.

*Edit- I just spotted this review
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Post by Misfit » Sun February 1st, 2009, 10:21 pm

I agree, I'd just like to see some more reviews outside of the offerings from the known "gushers" that are currently there.

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Post by EC2 » Sun February 1st, 2009, 11:00 pm

I've had a quick glance at the reviews and they've all got an axe to grind in the novel's favour in one way or another. I can see why you're looking for an unbiased review misfit. I wouldn't trust any of those currently up there. They've all got agendas. It's interesting that as you become accustomed to Amazon and its reviews, you get a gut instinct for what's real and what's very likely a put up job.
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Post by Misfit » Mon February 2nd, 2009, 12:22 am

[quote=""EC2""]I've had a quick glance at the reviews and they've all got an axe to grind in the novel's favour in one way or another. I can see why you're looking for an unbiased review misfit. I wouldn't trust any of those currently up there. They've all got agendas. It's interesting that as you become accustomed to Amazon and its reviews, you get a gut instinct for what's real and what's very likely a put up job.[/quote]

Well it took me long enough to figure it out :)

Funny same reviews/reviewers are over at B&N as well. I might put in a purchase request at the library and see what transpires. I did notice the publisher is Kensington, who had an author at the head of quite a flap in the romance world last year. Don't want to hold that against the author though it might be quite fun.

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Post by Misfit » Thu February 12th, 2009, 1:04 am

:D :D :D Woohoo!! It never hurts to try. Put in a purchase request at the library and they've decided to purchase several. I'll check back in when I get it, although the library purchases don't come quite as quick as the Amazon orders do.....

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Post by boswellbaxter » Thu February 12th, 2009, 1:21 am

I flipped through it at the bookstore. Not really my type of novel (heroine disguised as a man, lots of swashbuckling), but it looked fun if you enjoy that sort of read.
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Post by Misfit » Thu February 12th, 2009, 1:57 am

I love swashbuckling (Dumas gal you know :) ), although I fear this author won't quite be able to live up to that standard. I'm in the mood to discover some new romances, but without the price coming out of my pocket book.

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Post by Misfit » Sun February 22nd, 2009, 2:29 pm

I see that Dear Author has reviewed it here.

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Post by EC2 » Sun February 22nd, 2009, 2:59 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]I see that Dear Author has reviewed it here.[/quote]

I read those quotes from the novel and my own orbs almost dropped out of my head. Ye Gods!
I think I can safely say this one will not be making the TBR.
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