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Beanbag Love

I read. I write. I talk about reading and writing. That is when I'm not driving kids somewhere or teaching them. Married, educated, domesticated. I really enjoy the friends I've met through a variety of different message boards and venues regarding reading and authors. I try to take a positive view when I write reviews but sometimes I can't. Those times are few and far between, but they do exist. I'm mostly an old softy, though. I think so anyway.

Currently reading

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Susanna Clarke
The Making of a Duchess - Shana Galen I picked this up for the low price and I can't say I was disappointed. Galan isn't as good as Heath, Long, or Kleypas, but it was diverting nonetheless.

The story concerns a governess names Sarah who is yoked into working as a spy for the Foreign Office by her employer. It's a completely absurd premise, of course, and things fall apart quickly. Of course, the guy she's spying on -- Julian Harcourt, duc de Valere -- is hot. He's also fairly scarred from the French Revolution and has priorities that appear on the surface to be treasonous to England.

Blah, blah, blah. I'm not a big fan of historical romances dealing with spies. Especially when one of the leads is spying on the other. For the entire time that's going on their relationship is dishonest, so it's hard to become engaged.

Anyway, I'm going to read the next one because I'm curious. I don't see anymore listings for her, so I wonder if she's going to get to the third character who seems to be set up for a story.