Book Review

by Maya Rodale

Genre: Historical Romance, England, Victorian Period
Sensuality: HOT
Setting: Victorian England

2012 Historical Love & Laughter Nominee

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Ever since the first novel in Rodale’s Writing Girls series, readers have been waiting for Derek Knightly, editor and owner of the London Weekly, to take center stage. Knightly has intrigued readers, but Annabelle, the truly delightful heroine, steals the show. There is no doubt this is a charming, humorous, light and sweet read that few will resist enjoying.

Since becoming a writing girl and advice columnist for the London Weekly, Annabelle Swift has been in love with her boss, but Derek Knightly doesn’t notice. As the illegitimate son of a peer, his goal is to marry well and be accepted by the aristocracy. When Annabelle writes a letter to her own column asking for help, a storm of letters arrive offering every kind of advice to help her get the “nodcock” to notice her. At first Derek only sees the circulation rising and then he sees Annabelle’s lowered neckline, her wit, intelligence and quiet beauty. Suddenly, he’s falling in love. (AVON, Nov., 352 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed By: Kathe Robin

Publisher: AVON

Published: November 2012

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4.5 Stars

Average Rating: 4.5 Stars
(12 ratings)

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Some books are really so amazing to read. - James Cullem

Amazing read!

Submitted by Findmeb427 on November 1, 2012 - 12:53pm.

I pre-ordered this book and was counting down till midnight for it to reach my kindle! It is funny, sweet, sexy,and you won't be able to put it down! The heroine Annebelle is in love with a man who is clueless(like most) and asks for help making him wake up. It is fun to see what advice she first says no to but later reconsiders. I recommend this book to anyone who like intrigue, romance, and stories where the women take charge( yet still want their man)! Great job Maya keep up the great writing!!