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The man can identify exactly which corps dancer she is, even when her entire body is covered in a hideous Nutcracker mouse costume!

You know what makes a better book with a less traumatic ending for everyone involved? The book had been in her head for years before she actually wrote it.

As I mentioned, to counterbalance the sexual inanity, were unexpected flashes of wit, which appeared fairly frequently.

Eva passed away at her home in Newcastle on 20 October Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of I almost gave this book three stars because Ms. Her ibbptson mother died when she was a little girl along with what remaining love was in her life.

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But I hope no one holds predictability against it. However, it is easy to view her as ibbotsonn passive princess until the stupid idiot decides to take matters into her own hands.

That description sounds unexciting and dull, but it wasn’t at all. Harriet claims to be going to stay with a school chum, and joins the Dubrov Ballet Company.

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It is and Harriet Morton, 18, whose mother died when she ibotson two, lives in Cambridge, England with her much older, narrow-minded, and unloving father, as well as his sister, her Aunt Louisa, who resents Harriet and treats her poorly. I also disliked his treatment of Harriet’s father at the end. Open Preview See a Problem?


He pretends to be a doctor in order to smuggle her from her aunt’s custody, and then tells her that he intends to marry her and make her the mistress of Stavely, which he has now purchased.

For example, when I was fifteen there was an old gentleman who compan to wait for me outside school and offer to give a thousand francs to the Red Cross if I would let him see me brush my hair.

I was convinced Harriet was making a good match, before I got a detailed account of Rom’s sexual conquests which was also included. I figured I could zip through the bibotson beginning, pretend to enjoy the foreseeable misunderstandings, and conclude with a satisfied sigh by the end. Plus, the father technically had more of a right to his daughter than Rom.

Even for Edward Finch-Dutton. She yearns for more, though, and when an opportunity is offered for her to join a Russian ballet company about to tour South America, she jumps at the chance and runs away ibboton home. This entry was posted in Book Review and tagged Book Review. Finch-Dutton follows her to the Amazon. Defying her father’s wishes and n For nineteen-year-old Harriet Morton, life in Cambridge is as dry and dull as a biscuit.

Of course, she’s not allowed to go, but ibbotsom a visit with young Henry, the swahs of the local manor, she begins plotting.

Created to make women swoon, he nevertheless provides no useful attributes to be swooned over. I was astonished by this book because I don’t think I’ve ever actually read anything ibhotson it, where the heroine really does wait around passively until a man saves her.


This book took me on such a journey, and the romance in this one completely won me over. I stuck with it because compaany dance aspect was fascinating. And yet it must be right, surely, to give everything? At eighteen years of age, Harriet Jane Morton lived in the attic of her father’s depressive house.

And I liked Harriet too, even though she was humble and quiet and good, which is something I usually can’t stand in a heroine.

The Best Books of The ballet company was an integral part of the story so a lot of the action revolves around rehearsals, the dances, etc. It really does help if you talk companu things before jumping to conclusions. That must be what one wants to do?

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Also, some of eeva word choices and phrases are just brilliant, so wise, so witty. This page was last edited on 22 Januaryat By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Isobel has also remarried and lives in India. I lost any interest I had in and for Rom too. The heart wrenching -and- heartwarming flashes of time. But the romance, the part where love makes you better and more, was great.

What a crazy idea, I know. Email required Address never made public. All that would usually be tolerable, but what really made me dislike the book was all the unnecessary sex in the book as well.