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Lynn Spencer - All About Romance

I'm one of the publishers of All About Romance. I love reading romance, as well as mysteries, fantasy, history and historical fiction, and all kinds of other things. Staying on Goodreads for now but trying this out in case I decide to switch.

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The Blood Detective
Dan Waddell
Vienna Waltz
Teresa Grant
A Wedding in Springtime - Amanda Forester I gave this a C+ at AAR, so 3.5 stars here. When I started A Wedding in Springtime, I thought it could be a fun, light read. The comic timing of some of the scenes was delightful and I enjoyed the repartee between the leads. However, things got way too silly for me partway through, and the story dragged more than it should have.Miss Eugenia Talbot ruins her chances in Society at the moment of her debut by laughing as she is presented to the Queen. Speaking to William Grant, the known rake who made her laugh, does not help matters. Eugenia's stern aunt is less than amused by these goings-on and determined to marry Eugenia off at once. To do so, she turns to her own daughter's soon-to-be in-laws, the Duke and Dowager Duchess of Marchford.It appears that the Dowager Duchess and her mysterious companion know of a matchmaker called Madame X, and Eugenia's aunt decides to pay for her matchmaking services. However, it appears that William (perhaps overcome by guilt?) is also working to help Eugenia find her way again in Society and hopefully find a husband. And from the charming dialogue between them, it's obvious from the very early chapters to all but Eugenia and William who that husband really should be.If A Wedding in Springtime confined itself to Eugenia's antics in society, and the interplay between the Duke, his grandmother and her companion, this book would have been light, fun and quite witty. Unfortunately, the author expands the story into a whole host of characters and subplots, including one featuring the dreaded Adorable Urchin. I honestly wish more Regency heroes and heroines would just get puppies and kittens if they feel the need to have a pet.This is a partial review. You can find the complete text here: http://likesbooks.com/cgi-bin/bookReview.pl?BookReviewId=9558