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  • Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Ivy Books; Reissue edition (Jan. 4 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 044900516X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0449005163
  • Product Dimensions: 18.4 x 10.7 x 2.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 9 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,011,583 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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This book had so much potential! I love the premise - forced marriages is one of my favorite plots. However, the forced marriage in this book was in doubt in my mind. I never saw the reason for it, which put this whole book on shaky ground for me. I also did not like the hero in this book. First, he unfairly blamed Louise for the marriage. Second, he never did anything great or wonderful to make Louise fall in love with him. Overall, he was rather boring and at times annoying. I never found myself cheering for the main characters to stay together. In the end I wish Louise had packed up her bags and found herself a real man. Another reason I really disliked this book was the villification of Philadelphia. She was a young woman who was wronged by the hero. Instead of letting that story lead to some poignant moments and difficult decisions, the author villified her. One bright note in the book is the main heroine Louise. She was strong and smart, and she learns to value herself. I always like books with strong heroines. Overall the book is not bad, but it is not great either.
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By Isobel on Feb. 28 2002
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characters that you like immediately. How Ms. Osborne managed to create a female lead that was so unattractive to start and then became so well loved and desired is the gift of her pen. If you enjoy books that tell a beautiful story and fill that story with much detail about their lives and their surroundings, then Maggie Osborne is the one for you.
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This was a wonderful book. I loved Low Down Louise and Max and Livvy, Gilly, and all the rest - even Philadelphia, who provided such a terrific counterpoint to Louise. This is my favorite, so far, of Ms. Osborne's stories and the 4th one I have read. It truly is a heartwarming story with a great cast of characters.
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By A Customer on June 30 2001
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I have read several Maggie Osborne books and I was looking for another good one. Again I was not disappointed. Maggie Osborne has a fabulous way of taking a female catagory whose world isn't perfect and leads you through life circumstances that shows the true character of the heroine. The end of course, is happy.
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I read the book so fast the first time, I had to read it again. The characters are well written. You fall in love with Low Down and gain much respect for Max. If you like historical romances, than this is the book to read. I recommend ALL of Maggie Osborne's books! She is an excellent story teller.
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Maggie Osborne's book, Silver Lining, was mentioned at a recent writer's symposium as having GREAT HOOKS (single opening or ending lines that just draw the reader in and make them want to read more and more).
I had never read her novels, nor had I heard her name but, if she was being touted as a great hook-er, I decided to look her up. As soon as I got home, I ordered Silver Lining. It came a few days later and sat in the box for two weeks. Finally, I got around to reading it...IN ONE DAY!
There are some fantastic lines in this novel. The dialgoue is believable and engaging. The heroine is gritty - not a perfectly primped and preened Blonde Barbie type - and I like that. You really find yourself rooting for this heroine, sympathizing with her baggage and loving her.
There were only two things that kept me from giving this novel 5 stars: 1. The hero's habit of rubbing the marble became a bit annoying, compulsive. 2. I felt like the ending (and the plot line involving Philadelphia) was rushed. I would have liked a little more explanation about what happened to Philadelphia and the younger brother.
Other than that, it is a fantastic novel. One of the finest romance novels I have read in a long time.
Leah Marie Brown, Author of WILLING CAPTIVE
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This is the first (hopefully many more to follow)Maggie Osborne that I have read and it is truly wonderful. Her writing reminds me a bit of Lavyrle Spencer, in that she can really get your heart aching and put a real lump in your throat. At the same time she has moments that make you chuckle. Her characters are well drawn and her dialogue reflects the time period she writes about. A definite keeper, made to be read many times over. <Ree-views>
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By A Customer on Jan. 3 2001
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This was a one-nighter for me and I would definitely recommend it. Predictable, but great!
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