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Some good, some average
Reviewed in the United States on January 23, 2013
Overall this selection of four short stories is a good read but frankly I was a little disappointed. "A Proper Englishwoman" by Eloisa James, was actually "To Wed A Rake" under a different title, so I was not off to a good start, particularly as I'd bought the book based on it featuring two of my favourite authors in Eloisa James and Julia London. Having said that, Julia London's contribution was light, entertaining, witty and well written so my spirits lifted, only to be somewhat flattened by the other two offerings, which I found to be pretty ordinary as far as the sentence structure, plot, dialogue and knowledge of the times. These things aren't all always necessary but one of two of these features would be good. I'm afraid I left the book feeling relieved to have reached the end.