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Loving Lady Marcia by Kieran Kramer

Hey guys! Welcome to today's review blitz! Wow, first review I've posted in a long time! And I wanted to apologise for the late post, I kinda just finished the review, so yeah! It took a while to get it up, I'm having major writer's block now, can't think:/

First Published: 28 August 2012
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Pages: 368
Format: Ebook/Paperback
Finished Date: 18 August 2012


Marcia gets schooled…

Of the three Brady sisters, Lady Marcia has always seemed the girl most likely to lead a perfectly charmed life. But after a handsome cad breaks her heart, she swears off love and devotes her life to teaching girls at a private school. In spite of her family’s wish for a London debut, Marcia is happy where she is—until terrible news sends her back to the Brady clan…and into the arms of an unexpected suitor.

On the subject of love

A dark and dashing earl who knows Marcia’s past, Duncan Lattimore is surprised by what a fascinating and independent woman she’s become. Marcia, too, is surprised—by the fiery attraction she feels for Duncan. But why—why—must he be the brother of the scoundrel who broke her heart? Why must Marcia’s rival at school forbid her from seeing him? How can this lady possibly resist this fellow—when they know that it’s much more than a hunch…?

Kieran Kramer

Double Rita®-finalist and USA Today bestseller Kieran Kramer is the author of the lighthearted Regency historical romance series, The Impossible Bachelors, published by St. Martin’s Press. She has a new six-book contract with St. Martin’s for another
Regency series called The House of Brady, premiering in August 2012 with LOVING
LADY MARCIA. A former CIA employee, journalist, and English teacher, Kieran’s also
a game show veteran, karaoke enthusiast, and general adventurer. Without doubt her
greatest adventure, which she’s taken hand-in-hand with her husband of 23 years, a
commander in the US Navy Reserves, has been mothering their three children.

My Rating


My Review

Loving Lady Marcia was a good read. I really enjoyed it. The plot was simple and rather straightforward but it kept me hooked from start to finish. I literally could not put the book down. The characters were entertaining and I really liked reading about them. The pace was also great for the book, not too fast but neither was it too slow!

Alright, shall we talk about the characters? I loved Duncan. He wasn’t what I expected at all. He wasn’t as jaded as I expected but he was so damn sweet to Joe. You can’t help but love a hero that is so nice to children. Furthermore, I loved how he continued to chase after Marcia. Everything he did showed his love for her.

As for Marcia, I felt that she was a very interesting heroine. While she tried to be practical and all, there was always a little part of her that wanted to let go of everything and just fall in love. Most importantly, she was real and that made her all the more likable to me. I liked the fact that she had a mind of her own and yes, that she was stubborn. It gave her more character and I do enjoy that about a person. I loved how she is so strong, and how she managed to stand up even after what had happened all those years ago.

Plot wise, I really did enjoy it. It was the perfect pace and the tone was good too. I enjoyed meeting the characters and while I didn’t exactly have the personal connection to them, I could relate to them and that’s usually good enough!

However, I felt that the book didn’t make much of an impact on me. Sure, it was great reading it. But now, a couple weeks later, as I’m writing this review, I realise that I don’t remember much of the story. Then again, this could be just me. There were some parts that were really sweet!

Also, I didn’t really enjoy the last few bits of the book. I felt that it didn’t give a proper ending to the book. I’m a stickler for such things, given that it’s my final impression of the book. The final plot twist was also a little awkward to me. I didn’t really see the point in putting it in there. Some plot turns didn’t really make sense either, it felt forced. For example, meeting the duke. It could have been a little better conceived, I felt.

All in all though, I really did enjoy this book. Though there were parts that I didn’t really enjoy, the rest of the book certainly did make up for it. And I want to apologise for this review. I don’t know why, but the words aren’t flowing, I know I’m certainly not giving a very good review, or at least, it isn’t up to my usual standard!

Disclaimer: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was received.

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• 1 Loving Lady Marcia mini book wine charm
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• 1 Kieran Kramer post-it notes
• 1 signed bookplate
• 1 Impossible Bachelors bookmark
• 1 Loving Lady Marcia bookmark

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On behalf of Kieran, thanks for the review!


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