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  • Hardcover: 430 pages
  • Publisher: Thorndike Press; Large type edition edition (July 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 078624545X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786245451
  • Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 13.9 x 2.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 558 g
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)


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I really enjoyed reading this book and hope that Lori's next one is just as good or better. It was a fun, easy read that took me to another place and time where my imagination could soar.
I have read the other reviews of this book and I think that the other readers should stop and think a little before blasting such a talented writer. I have been a fan of Lori Wick for many years now and own every one of her books. I agree with some of the reviewers that the character development could have been better, and that everything seems hunky-dory. I have enjoyed some of her other books better than this one. But think about it. This is not, I repeat not, a devotional book. It is not really intended to be like modern life or else it would be written in modern times. One reader lambasted the author for trying to be like Jane Austin but falling short of the mark. Ms. Wick herself even goes so far as to say that in her own introduction. Also, anyone who has read or tried to read Austin will know that Wick will have to write for today's audiences since Austin is a hard read for MANY in today's world. Another reader (maybe the same one) stated that the characters seemed stiff and unemotional. Well, read contemporary authors of the early 1800's (Austin, Bronte, etc.) and one will see that the people back then WERE stiff and formal and they did not show their emotions as we do nowadays.
And as for everyone being perfect, including the kids, every once in a while I like to read such a story to inspire me as to how I should be. All of Lori Wick's books have characters who inspire me to be better than I am. This book is chalk full of them. And yes, I do know some kids who are as well behaved as the Jennings and Palmer kids. I was even one of them when I was their age.
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By A Customer on June 25 2004
Format: Paperback
I am a Christian and thought I would give some romantic fiction a try. I was dissapointed to say the least. The story was not bad, although predictable but the characters were just not fleshed out..not real. Everyone and everything was so cookie cutter perfect like the old sictoms from the 50's. Maybe in the world I came from I just could not relate. We as christians are flesh and bone with goodness and with FLAWS. I must say in Wick's defense I usually do not like fiction novels and her sentimentality was sweet but lacked realism in the characters
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This book is awesome! I recently became a Christian and I asked my friend Melinda if she had any good books I could read. She knows me pretty well, and told me she had just the right series for me to read. Before reading this book I had read maybe 2 books my whole life, so this was pretty new territory for me. This book completely blew me away. The story was beautiful and I felt in love with the characters. The most amazing thing about this book was that not only was it a great story, but it really spoke to me. God put a great desire in me to have kids and to take care of them. I have read the four books on this series and the only thing that disappoints me is that there aren't more books to the series. This book and the English Garden Series touched my life, and I would recommend it to all people of all ages.
P.S. -I have another really good book that all should read
"The Bible" :)
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After reading a few of the reviews for this book I was hesitant to pick it up, but in the end I'm glad I did. It wasn't as good as the rest of the series but I enjoyed it.
Jennings has "inherited" three children and isn't quite sure how to handle it and has some trouble getting started. He decides that a trip to his estranged sister's home is in order.
There he meets a woman who he thinks will be a wonderful mother for his children and tells her so, but Marianne won't consent to a marriage of convenience. When Jennings actually does fall for her, she won't believe his proposal genuine, so he sets out to prove her wrong.
You can see Jennings slowly growing in his faith through-out the book, not one of her best, but still very enjoyable.
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Ughhh.. I couldn't believe this book. Supposedly it was set in the 1800's england, but if you didn't know that, you could easily assume that it was set in modern day America. Nothing in the book makes it uniquely English. The reading level is elementry at best. Don't even bother buying this.
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By A Customer on Feb. 1 2004
Format: Paperback
I have read and own several Lori Wick books. I quite like "Pretense" which I have read and recommended several times. I love gardens and England so I've been anxious to start this series, which I luckily checked out from the library. This book was just bad. There was no character development. The 'Englishy' part was totally missing, I felt more like it was all happening in Vermont than in England, no local slang, no period accents. It was totally predictable. I've never written a bad review on amazon before, as I love to encourage authors and readers, but I was compelled to share today. No conflict. The scenes of horses involve no horse knowledge. The scenes of gardening involve no garden knowlege. Hardly any dialogue except arranging elaborate meetings and parties, that require no effort. I will not read any more in this series.
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