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The American Heiress

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The American Heiress

Post by Divia » Wed May 4th, 2011, 10:15 pm

This was on Amazon's vine last week and I was wondering if anyone else picked it up. its my understanding that this is a YA book but for the life of me I can't see how it is.

Just wondering if anyone else was reading it and what their opinion were.
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Post by Misfit » Wed May 4th, 2011, 10:22 pm

My copy just landed today, but I can't get to it right away. Sorry.
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Post by Divia » Wed May 4th, 2011, 10:42 pm

bummer. as right now I'm not overly impressed.
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Post by Misfit » Wed May 4th, 2011, 11:33 pm

Well that's going to lower it on the priority list. :o
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Post by Divia » Thu May 5th, 2011, 12:27 am

A lot of description and not a lot of dialogue, though more dialogue than the Sienna book.
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Post by Vanessa » Thu May 5th, 2011, 9:03 am

This book has the title My Last Duchess in the UK. I read it last year and really enjoyed it. It's light reading - I found it entertaining. It's not a YA novel.
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Post by Divia » Thu May 5th, 2011, 2:48 pm

Yeah it was published in the UK first.

It's kinda dull and I don't understand how she can love the guy in America meet this older duke and be like dude lets marry I love you. I mean that was quick turn around.
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Post by Vanessa » Thu May 5th, 2011, 5:26 pm

Wasn't it something to do with her bossy mother and the idea of a title? The memorable part was the light bulb dress the mother was wearing!! :eek:
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Post by Divia » Thu May 5th, 2011, 5:35 pm

well yeah, and thats what I dont get. Mom wants her to have a title but she loves boy A in the states. So mom ships her off to England anyway and instead of putting up a fit she just shrugs her shoulders and is like OK, I'll marry you. I do love you, honestly I do.

I'm like.... :confused: She wanted to run off with boy A in the states but he is so easily forgotten.

Little hard to swallow.

yeah the bulb thing was interesting.
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Post by Vanessa » Thu May 5th, 2011, 9:56 pm

Didn't they have to do as they were told in those days? Didn't money come into it somewhere? I can't remember. Wouldn't she have lost her inheritance if she didn't do what her mother wanted?
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