Sunday, March 05, 2006

March TBR Challenge

It's amazing how much less stress there is since I didn't *wink* sign up for the March TBR challenge.

Title: The Unlikely Governess

Author: Karen Ranney

Year published: 2005

Why did you get this book? I've read and loved many of her books in the past

Do you like the cover? I loved the front - but being as this is an Avon, they couldn't just leave well enough alone and when you turn it over - this is the back and no I don't like it.

Did you enjoy the book? Yes indeed, very much

Was the author new to you and would you read something by this author again? No, she isn't new to me, I've read her before and I would definitely read something by her again.

Are you keeping it or passing it on? This one's a keeper

Anything else? What I liked most about this one was the gothic feel to it. The hero and heroine were apart for much of the first part of the book and I was enjoying the read so much it really didn't matter. Although once they got together - wow was it good! Even though, and this may come as a surprise to many, I don't care for most of what Avon publishes, they are much to formulatic and their covers are insulting, I will continue to keep Karen Ranney on my autobuy list.


Tara Marie said...

I agree--this is a good one, and Karen Ranney is still an autobuy for me too.

CindyS said...

Hmmm, you lost me at 'there are apart for a good part of the book'. One of my pet peeves ;) I tried Ranney years ago with Tapestry? Anyways the hero had leprosy - 3/4 of the way through the book something happened and I put the book down. Nope, uh-uh, not buying. Not sure I can trust her since.

Ah well, can't love every author.


Suisan said...

Ah well, can't love every author. CindyS

Yes you can, Cindy, and you must. Because if you didn't, then you might *review* the books you read...Oh dear! Did I say something wrong? ::shrugs::

Anyroad, thanks for the write-up. I've been keeping Ranney on my I-kinda-like-this-author-but-I'm-not-convinced-yet list. I'll write this title down for another day.

Kristie (J) said...

No! Wait - Cindy, come back! Come back!

This is a good one - a Keeper! And the other Ranney you tried wasn't Tapestry (one of the few books to make me cry) it was My Beloved. And


he didn't really have leprosy.