Imagine a book--a love story--so hauntingly romantic, so emotionally powerful that it changes the lives of all who read it. Eleven of the greatest romance writers in the world have envisioned such a tale and brought it to life, creating a heartfelt personal legacy: a volume dedicated to the cause of literacy in the United States.
Between these covers are noble knights and dashing swashbucklers, penniless waifs and beautiful belles--all those whose destinies have been touched by Love's Legacy.All profits will be donated to The Literacy Partners!
And my review:
The problem with this book is that all of the stories are just way too short. There are eleven novellas in a book that is 441 pages long. Do the math and you end up with about 30 - 40 pages per story (I counted, and they all fell within that range).
One thing that really disappointed me is that the love story that affects everyone who reads it is not here. It's something that is only alluded to in each novella, but doesn't really exist. There is no actual story of Damon and Angeline, it's only referred to. I would have really liked this book to start out with the book that all the other stories in it refer to and are affected by, instead of just leaving it up to my imagination. But maybe that's just me...
Almost all of the stories dealt with someone who could not read, but wanted to learn, in keeping with the cause of literacy that this book was published to help promote.
Some of the stories just made me snort in disbelief. Seriously. Out loud. (Glad I was at home at the time!) In Virginia Henley's, she uses the most ridiculous description during the love scene. Madeline Baker makes a huge mistake in hers.Read more ›