Books by Maya Rodale

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Lady Claire is All That

I struggled to begin this review because I’m still not sure how I felt about Lady Claire Is All That.  Did I enjoy reading it and was I entertained?  Yes, and yes.  But did I like it?  I’m still on the fence.  I was surprised by Ms. Rodale’s modern style juxtaposed against a traditional r ...

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Chasing Lady Amelia

Maya Rodale is one of the authors I turn to when I want brain candy; a well-written, frothy, light-hearted read that doesn’t get too bogged down in angst, has a fair bit of humour and attractive characters. And she certainly delivers all that in Chasing Lady Amelia the second book in her Keeping U ...

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Lady Bridget's Diary

Lady Bridget’s Diary, the newest historical romance by Maya Rodale, is a cross between Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and Helen Fielding’s Bridget Jones’ Diary complete with a dreadful Mr. Darcy, an odious Mr. Collins and a knock-off of Lady Catherine de Burgh. The Bennet sisters are repl ...

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What a Wallflower Wants

Narrated by Carolyn Morris This is the final book in Maya Rodale’s Wallflower trilogy, and is the best of the lot. I enjoyed the first one (The Wicked Wallflower), which was full of humour and light-hearted banter, even though it did require rather a large suspension of disbelief at times; the ...

C
Wallflower Gone Wild

The heroine of this book, the second in Maya Rodale’s Wallflower series is Olivia Archer, a young lady with a reputation for such unbending propriety that she has been nicknamed “London’s Least Likely to Cause a Scandal.” Now in her fourth season, Olivia despairs of ever fin ...

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The Wicked Wallflower

This first book in a new series by Maya Rodale is fun, fluffy, and unashamedly pokes fun at a number of trends in current popular culture. Now, I love well-done romantic fluff. It’s hard to write convincingly, and Ms Rodale certainly displays a talent for writing sparkling dialogue that flows ef ...

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Seducing Mr. Knightly

I really tried to love this book. I had heard it was very funny and an enjoyable read. But for me, it just never pulled me in and the story was only lackluster.         Annabelle is one of the Writing Girls, a group of female writers that were hired by the editor of the London Weekly ...

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A Groom of One’s Own

I had a difficult time getting through A Groom of One’s Own. It was horribly modern, in that all the characters seemed like they were plucked from the 20th century and stuffed into Regency clothing. This alone is not necessarily a deal breaker for me, except that the story is also incredibly borin ...

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The Rogue and the Rival

The Rogue and the Rival is the sequel to Maya Rodale’s The Heir and the Spare. I think that book is in my TBR pile, but if it isn’t it will be soon. This is a very likeable book featuring a rake – not a fake one but a real piece of work no good rake who finally hits bottom and reforms. ...

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The Heir and the Spare

Looking back on The Heir and the Spare, I cannot say that the book left any deep impression on me. What stands out most clearly in retrospect is not the actual story itself, but rather a memory of reading this book on the bus and enjoying it. The plot points are a bit silly and the characters just ...