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Thursday, October 24, 2013

A Night Like This by Julia Quinn

On A Night Like This in Regency England, anything can happen, especially when a beautiful pianist sitting in at the annual Smythe-Smith musicale catches the eye of a haunted, hunted man in desperate need of redemption.

Julia Quin has such a clever talent with her witty dialogue and entertaining secondary characters. Her settings are fantastic, I always feel as if she’s set me smack dab in the middle of a fairy tale, where I pleasantly lose myself in the beautiful surroundings and historical details. I love the escapism she provides. The debonair Daniel Smythe-Smith has an interesting back story. Make no wonder Anne Wynter so easily falls under his spell and make no wonder how easily I fell under the spell the author wove with this enchanted story. I will admit that these two were not my favorite pair of all the author’s couples but I loved the humorous moments and I adored Anne’s charges, making this a light and breezy read.

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