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“First, I have to tell you, the cover of this book cracks me up. It's sort of a romance novel cover cliche to have Fabio on the cover with his shirt somehow unbuttoned and tucked in at the same time, and usually, it has nothing to do with the content of the book. What makes me laugh is that in...”see full review » see other reviews »
Didn’t Like It1 of 1 members found this review helpful
“One word: wall-banger. I hated the heroine, I hated the hero, I hated the story, I hated the book. The author is clearly a very good writer, I will give her that. But this story SUUUUCKED. I am amazed that is it so widely loved, I really am. The hero was a WIMP, and the heroine was a SHREW. ...”see full review » see other reviews »
“it was a very good story!!love beats everything!”* Magy * wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“First novel I ever read....in high school.”I4caratmind77 wrote this review Thursday, June 14, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Well..im not sure what to say other than you should take the time out to read it”Patrice J wrote this review Friday, February 3, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Wow! What a terrific book. I never read a book like this one. It must have been very difficult to write from the point of view of a person recovering from a stroke that could not clearly comprehend or communicate. Well done! I would highly recommend.”Susan B wrote this review Tuesday, June 14, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This was a good romance. I can see why it is on the "list" as one of the best romances ever written. The story, plot, characters were all well done and fascinating. I am not sorry I read this, I was happy to live in this world for a week or so.
My only caveat is that I can't imagine this story happening ever. I do know that romances are fairy tales, absolute fantasy. Usually, I can accept the premises and stay in the tale. However, for me, this story was just a bit farfetched. I fell into the story, but every so often, I was caught off guard and couldn't quite stay into the story.
Nevertheless, if you like romances, especially historic romances, then read this book. You will not be sorry.”
“Ignore the cover. This book is cinematic. It's a page turner. I loved the heroine and the hero. He was without a doubt the most realistic hero I've ever read in a romance. Arrogant, prideful, stubborn. And no he's not a softie underneath it all. She turns out to be the same despite her Friends upbringing. This book is smart and sexy. The thing I like most about this books is there are real shortcomings to forgive on both sides thus the love feels real. ”Cherrys wrote this review Friday, November 12, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Jen M said: 5 stars
"And he smiled at her as if he owned it: distance and space and stars and infinity...as if he owned her, too."
An arrogant duke with great mathematical talent is stricken by an illness that renders his speech unintelligible and his understanding foggy, leading his family to send him to an asylum. it is there that he is reunited with Archimedea Timms, a Quaker woman who is the daughter of his mathematics partner. It is she who understands that he is not insane, only unable to speak, and it is she who must re-teach him before his family has him declared incompetent and locked away forever.
I've always liked the romance genere in general; I find them light reads and fun to breeze through, but I had forgotten how much I *really* liked this one. It had been on my shelf for about 12 years, since I first read it. The story it tells has some familiar romantic elements (the dashing duke and the shy maiden) but the story of his illness and her struggle with her faith and upbringing were very refreshing from the tired bodice-ripper format.”
“It was one of those things that's extremely difficult to read becuse of the subject. Brocca's Aphasia is quite difficult to deal with, the frustration, the way people would react to it, and in Victorian (?) Era compounded the issue. I found myself crying in frustration several times. (And more so becuase Plain English through the Quaker's language is still quite difficult to read) You really understand the way that a patient with Brocca's Aphasia comes across.”o8oyCe wrote this review Thursday, December 3, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No