Tuesday, 22 January 2008


English Lord, Ordinary Lady has just received a really nice review from All About Romance! If you want to read the whole thing, click here, but if not, here's a snippet:

"There are some series romance titles that clearly lure some readers...and send me running in the opposite direction. Take, for example, anything that includes the words "sheikh" or "cowboy." On the other hand we have a title like English Lord, Ordinary Lady. I took one look and thought, "Count me in." Happily, the book was every bit as good as the title suggested...

…as a light and cute love story, it succeeds admirably. Even though I've never had the desire for pink hair, I found Josie nearly irresistible. She is perhaps a little stubborn at times, but it fits with her character, and she really grows during the course of the book. She's also just plain fun. By far my favorite scene was when Will decided that the tearoom staff ought to wear uniforms, and Josie "alters" hers to suit her personality. This paragraph made me laugh out loud:

"Customisation. What a beautiful word, thought Josie as the blades of her scissors sliced through the grey fabric. She said it twice more in her head then once out loud, just for good measure. It just rolled off the tongue."

I shared it with my daughter, who asked if she could read the book next. Naturally, nothing suits a rebellious heroine like a stuffy hero who needs to get a little less stuffy. Will is the perfect foil for Josie, and his actions at the end of the book – when he proves his love in a most unexpected way – seal the deal. "

Seeing as All About Romance can be a little picky about category romance, I was really pleased with this review!


Jessica Raymond said...

Congratulations, Fiona! I am reading it at the moment and really enjoying it :)

Jessica Raymond said...

PS. I got tagged and passed it on to you. Sorry!