lauantai 17. joulukuuta 2016

Julia Quinn: A night like this, The sum of all kisses ja The secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy

Julia Quinnin Smythe-Smith -suvusta kertovassa romaanisarjassa on neljä osaa, joista kolme jälkimmäistä toistavat ensimmäisen osan kaavaa. Kaikissa on musiikilla - ja epämusikaalisuudella - oma roolinsa, ja juonet ovat ennalta-arvattavia, mutta huumoria on sopivasti pehmittämässä kaavamaisuutta, eivätkä teokset ole aivan niin teollisesti tuotetun oloisia kuin tässä kirjallisuudenlajissa harmittavan usein on laita.

A night like this (Piatkus, 2012; ISBN 978-0-7499-5680-6)

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.

The sum of all kisses (Piatkus, 2013; ISBN 978-0-7499-5634-9)

Hugh Prentice has never had patience for dramatic females, and if Lady Sarah Pleinsworth has ever been acquainted with the words shy or retiring, she's long since tossed them out the window. Besides, a reckless duel has left this brilliant mathematician with a ruined leg, and now he could never court a woman like Sarah, much less dream of marrying her.

Sarah has never forgiven Hugh for the duel he fought that nearly destroyed her family. But even if she could find a way to forgive him, it wouldn't matter. She doesn't care that his leg is less than perfect, it's his personality she can't abide. But forced to spend a week in close company they discover that first impressions are not always reliable.

The secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy (Piatkus, 2015; ISBN 978-0-7499-5639-4)

Sir Richard Kenworthy has less than a month to find a bride. . . He knows he can't be too picky, but when he sees Iris Smythe-Smith hiding behind her cello at her family's infamous musicale, he thinks he might have struck gold. She's the type of girl you don't notice until the second-or third-look, but there's something about her, something simmering under the surface, and he knows she's the one.

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