Monday, July 6, 2009

Review: And Only to Deceive by Tasha Alexander

Review: And Only to Deceive by Tasha Alexander
Genre: Romantic mystery with an historical feel
Rating: B+
For: F2F Book club

For our summer project, my F2F book club decided to read a series of some sort. Awhile back, I asked for suggestions here on the blog and got a bunch of great responses. So anyway, we settled on the Lady Emily Ashton series, one that I'd never heard of, but which sounded quite intriguing.

So I got this, the first one of the series, read a week or so ago, and liked it okay. It didn't blow me away or anything, and I'm not running for book 2, but will read it if I can get to it!

It's about this young girl widow. Her husband dies shortly after they get married, and she hardly knows him. In this book, she learns about him and all the crazy things he was up to. When he was alive, she didn't think much of him, but after he dies and she starts learning about him, she falls in love with him a bit too late! Luckily, he has a nice friend who is very much alive and helps her solve this mystery that her husband was all mixed in.

The book is fun because it takes place in England in the late 1800's and revolves all around art and it's interesting aura. My only problem with the book was that I wanted a little less plot, and a little more character development. Or something. Actually, it's one of those things I can't quite put my finger on as to why I don't give it an A rating. But still, it was fun!

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  1. I think that sometimes when an author knows the book is going to be a series they hold off on the character development and it comes in gradually. It can be frustrating! But, I actually liked each book in this series better than the one before it so I do hope you get to them.

  2. Hmmm...this probably isn't a book I would normally be drawn to, but I have to say you made it sound quite good. I think I might actually enjoy this one a great deal! Ahh, hooray for bloggers!

  3. I have this on my TBR list. Wait a second...I have probably EVERY book on my TBR list! LOL!:)

  4. I've had my eye on this series and want to read it. I actually had this out from the library once but never got it read before returning it. I'll get to it one of these days...



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