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Chocolate, romance, and a little French culture...

Advantages: Good story, interesting background, believable people
Disadvantages: Won't appeal to those who prefer fast action and excitement

I read quite a bit. My preferred genre is that broadly categorised as 'women's fiction', of a light but not brainless kind. It tends to take a while for a new (to me) author to hit my radar; however, I had read several reviews of Jenny Colgan's books and ...

Kukana 18.06.2013 · Read full review
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Review of The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris - Jenny Colgan

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excellent triology

Advantages: Best Catherine Cookson novel -ever!
Disadvantages: none

...I'm a huge fan of Catherine Cookson and recently read Tilly Trotter. I was engrosed in this novel and genuinely coudn't put it down! The story is excellent and I was enchanted! An amazing story! The great thing is that there follows two more novels ...

fifipenrhyn 19.02.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Tilly Trotter - Catherine Cookson

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Excellent

Advantages: Opens up the readers mind to hardships
Disadvantages: That these things really happen

This was the first ever Catherine Cookson book I read. It was given to me by a friend and the minute I started to read it, I could not put the book down. If you like excitement, love stories then this is a must have book. Two more books follow to compl ...

Patricia 07.06.2000 · Read full review
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And The Over-Used Phrase Award Goes To...

Advantages: very good characterisation, story holds your attention, not too predictable
Disadvantages: How many times can you use one irritating phrase??

...I have read several Catherine Cookson books and found them to be much better than I had expected and also much different. They are not all historical romances set in the 1800s! Books like The Silent Lady and The Thursday Friend are excellent, books li ...

KarenUK 16.05.2002 · Read full review
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Review of The Cultured Handmaiden - Catherine Cookson

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The Peaks of Ecstasy for a lovely romantic read

Advantages: Lovely romantic story
Disadvantages: Nothing at all

The Peaks of Ecsasy is another wonderful Barbara Cartland book I have enjoyed recently. I have read a lot of Barbara Cartland novels over and over again as I love to read about the historical romance of times gone by. This book is not long and it has ju ...

randy_edith 28.12.2011 · Read full review
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Review of The Peaks of Ecstasy - Barbara Cartland

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