Summary

Honoria Smythe-Smith is:
A) a really bad violinist
B) still miffed at being nicknamed "Bug" as a child
C) not in love with her older brother's best friend
D) all of the above
Marcus Holroyd is:
A) the Earl of Chatteris
B) regrettably prone to sprained ankles
C) not in love with his best friend's younger sister
D) all of the above
Together they:
A) eat quite a bit of chocolate cake
B) survive a deadly fever and the world's worst musical performance
C) fall quite desperately in love
It's Julia Quinn at her best, so you know the answer is...

D) all of the above
©2011 Julie Cotler Pottinger (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers
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5 out of 5 stars
By Alina on 13-01-17

Just sweet!!!

Worth the credit!!! Very enjoyable and lovable characters that make smile and laugh with them.

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4 out of 5 stars
By wordrunner on 22-06-15

Good ol' Julia Quinn

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I've read pretty much all of the Julia Quinn books and loved them. Whilst this one may not be the most exciting or have the most plot twists I still found it entertaining. I really enjoy the world which Quinn has built up for her characters and the fact that in all of the books you'll come across characters that you know from other books. It's great seeing them through the (sometimes jealous) eyes of the characters in this book. I would say that it is worth reading/listening to Quinn's previous books first as you get a much better idea of the setting for this book! Particularly the dreaded quartet.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Cathy on 30-08-11

Very enjoyable!

Another fun Quinn story and a wonderful start to a new series. The plot line in this book stands well on its own, but if you are familiar with several of Quinn's other series, you will enjoy the subtle references and tie-ins.The only thing that bothered me (and then only slightly) was a bit of a change in the heroine's point of view about her family's musical at the end. I'm looking forward to the next books and hoping that Iris and Sarah all get their turns. :)

I enjoy listening to Rosalyn Landor's narrations. She's done the narrations for many of Quinn's books and the narration for the one book that Landor didn't do drove me nuts. I'd like to point out that contrary to a previous review: if you liked the narration of Ten Things I Love About You or What Happens In London, you'll enjoy this one too -- it's the same narrator and just like always she gives the story that extra little quirk that makes it fun to listen to and will keep you smiling.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jan on 03-06-11

One of My Favorite Authors and Narrators

This is a sweet, "quiet" read without the thrills and chills required by some readers. In the style of a Georgette Heyer this is a wonderful character study full of family situations and the wit so wonderfully written by Julie Quinn. Rosalyn Landor is one of my favorite narrators, in the top echelon of narrators, and her work here does not disappoint in any way. I loved her work on this book and as always was so awed by her talent and ability. I look forward to future books by Ms. Quinn about some of the characters in this book and hope that Ms. Landor is the narrator.

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