Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Miss Delacourt Speaks Her Mind by Heidi Ashworth

Genre: Regency Romance

Publication Date: December 2008

One Word Review: Okay

Author Website: www.heidiashworth.com

GoodReads Synopsis: When the dowager duchess of Marcross insists he accompany her niece, Ginny, into the country for the day to execute a special task, Sir Anthony is appalled, to say the least. Ginny, who thinks little of the fashionable Sir Anthony, is as eager to be done with the chore as he, but before they arrive at their destination they are stranded by highwaymen and launched into adventure. Forced into each other's company, Ginny begins to sense the passionate nature beneath Sir Anthony's mask of ennui, while his exasperation with the forthright Ginny turns into admiration of her wit and charm. Then beautiful Lucinda Barrington and Lord Avery, a poet, come onto the scene, sparking Ginny's imagination and revealing a way to unmask the true man behind Sir Anthony's frivolous facade. Meanwhile, the dowager duchess has plans of her own for this pair, and her special task turns into a battle of words, wills, and wit.

Kathy’s Review: It took me awhile to get through this one. Maybe it’s because my baby was fussy or maybe the story just didn’t grab me. Ginny and Anthony are stuck for a couple weeks with Lucinda and Avery and a few others. When a maid breaks out in chickenpox the entire household is put under quarantine. Lots and lots of misunderstandings happen, all of which could have been easily resolved if people could just speak their minds. A small pet-peeve of mine is when the POV changes randomly between main characters. I don’t mind if it’s done by chapter, but during the book it would often change from one paragraph to the next. To me it’s confusing and distracts from the story.

The story was lighthearted and was enjoyable, it just wasn’t my favorite and I hate to say it, but it was a little forgettable. I think Heidi Ashworth is a good author and I look forward to seeing what she comes up with next.

Bookworm Rating: 3


  1. I felt the same way about it. I read it because someone said it was said it was so good, but I that it was predictable and boring. The changing view point so often was annoying too. I did like the to leads, but your right - it was forgettable.

  2. How fun to find a review of Miss D so long after it has come out! Thank you for reading it and reviewing it. I do have to speak up and say that the point of view changes only once per chapter--I was very congnizant of that. If you or Mary can find a place where it changes more often, could you please point it out to me? I would really appreciate that! Thanks!


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