A really solid follow up to book 1 I approve I wanted to hate Anne but I found it impossible to This book was a little silly for my tastes ducated men believing in curses I think the author needed to choose an arlier
time period thanperiod than one arly nineteenth century to pull that off Still MacKenzie is a good writer and worthy of a 3
star rating I received an The Management Bible eARC from NetGalley and the publisher inxchange for an honest reviewThis is book tworating I received an Zu schnell eARC from NetGalley and the publisher inxchange for an honest reviewThis is book two the Spinster House series by Sally MacKenzie I have read the previous book but I feel you would be okay with making this a standalone bookbut I will say Ms Mackenzie writing is so good that I would hate for you to miss out on any of her books There is a Spinster House that was set up by the previous owner to only have the house used for one Spinster until she married or died then the house would go to another chosen Spinster and so forth It is actually a type of curse that is set forth for the Hart Family Miss Anne Davenport has her Sleepless (Bird of Stone, eye on that house At this time her good friend Cat is staying in the house but Anne knows that her friend is having feeling for the overseer of the houseDuke of Hart So Anne makes a plan to set in motion some light gossip that might hurry their love affair on so that she can move in Nate Maruess of Haywood is best friends with the Duke of Hart and tries to look after him and this so called curse that will kill the Duke of Hart if he marries So when Nate starts to learn that Ann is trying to move Cat and the Duke of Hart relationship toward marriage he knows he must stop her Injoyed this The humor was good and I liked how both characters are set on their paths but their paths keep intersecting The Spinster House cat Poppy is uite the matchmaker Haywood was so protective of Anne and I liked that I wish he didn t think it was okay to go to prostitutes although I understand his options were limited because of the vow he made to his mother Looking forward to Lord Alex and Jane s storyReviewed for Affaire de Coeur Magazine Mistress of the House Spinster House series offers a situation romantic comedy in Regency clothing and with the specter of tragedy floating around the castle I found the language a little modern specially the use of the word Hey as a way of calling to someone or as an xclamation But according to the first online site that came up when I googled it it has its origins in Middle English It s all in the spirit of silly romantic fun It reminds me of a cozy mystery but without a murderBut of course there is the specter of tragedy in the past and potentially in the future The potential tragedy causes the obstructions between Anne and Nate The revelation of older tragedies also help them learn about ach other and one in particular helps Anne to accept her present family situation The tragedies of the past facilitate because they grow with them and those pote. Two possible futures loom before Miss Anne Davenport The first option sharing an unhappy home with her father and soon to be stepmother The second a life of independence at the Spinster House if only her friend Cat would vacate the premises and marry the Duke of Hart A well placed whisper.
Sally MacKenzie ´ 0 Free downloadNtial in the future prevent their union And you know what they say about worry about future vents over which one has no controlBeverly Crick is not my favorite narrator her voice is lovely but her modulation has a sing song rhythm I dislike I also dislike the way she
voices sex scenes but her accent is plummysex scenes But her accent is plummy authenticThere was great continuity coming off the first book as ually silly and fun including the preternatural cat Poppy Seriously how could I resist 25 Stars The saga with the Spinster House continues with Anne
davenport another younganother young who wants a chance to move in and leave the worries of her home behind her Namely that her father is planning to marry a woman younger than she is However it doesn t uite pan out as xpected when one of her closest friends gets the house the subseuently falls in love with the Duke of Hart All she needs is a little push from her friend to commit and marryand then move out of the Spinster House leaving it vacant for Anne Her plan falls in complete opposition to what the Duke s best friend and cousin Nate Maruess of Haywood has in mind and as they battle it out their passion flares as well as their tempersI wasn t a massive fan of the first book in this series but it left me curious nough to want to read the next book to see what happens And although I did like this book slightly it still left me unmoved I wasn t sure if it was the romance the characters or the idea itself but I had a hard time keeping my mind focused on this book whilst I was readingMaybe part of the problem was that I wasn t a massive fan of the main characters Anne was okay but she was scheming behind her friends back so that she could get she wanted which fortunately did coincide with her friend s happiness But it still felt underhanded But she was in a difficult position and on a serious note options were xtremely limited for young women at that point in time Then there was Nate and it wasn t that I disliked anything about him it s just that I didn t particularly like anything about him ither it was all just a bit lacklustre Which unfortunately xtended to the romance as wellI m not going to say too much as you can see I wasn t a massive fan but there was also nothing inherently wrong with this book I just didn t connect with it I m not sure if I will read on with this series as I had the same problem with the first book but I wouldn t rule it out if the blurb intrigued me nough Oh well you can t like them all right Our hero has so many sexist thoughts Women needing to be subservient and other bullshit like that Oh and did I mention that he has conversation with his dick Yup You heard me right Plural As in at least 10 It was uncomfortable He always telling it to shut up and behave And the pacing was not good at all It would be really slow and then bam Something would happen that if practically miss There were several scene. About the pair's secret tryst might speed the course of true love But the duke's stubborn cousin poses an obstacle A ridiculously handsome very persuasive obstacleNate Maruess of Haywood has spent his life looking out for the duke hoping to stave off a family curse The only way to keep his.