Romance Book Club The Marriage Test by Betina Krahn Buy book: $6.29 The bestselling author of "The Husband Test" and "The Wife Test" returns to the Convent of the Brides of Virtue, where a proper young lady is about to learn some things about the way to a man's heart.
I'm not hooked yet, but I'm not convinced that I hate it either. I'm witholding judgement until I've read more.
I don't mind the cooking aspect. I love to cook and to read about cooking. I was also raised a good Catholic girl - not in a convent certainly, but convent school educated - and so don't find that distracting either. Perhaps anonymous has a problem with those two aspects of this book?
One of the MANY things I objected to in this book is the extremely absurd way they danced around while they ate. It was ridiculous. I didn't find it the least bit humerous. Also, if these two men were that starving, surely they would welcome any food...not search for "the best" food.
And her name..good grief..why not just call her Julia Child?
I also found it extremely difficult to "picture" what the author was describing. I could not put myself there, so to speak.
Basically, I thought part 1 stunk. Part 2 was better, but I was so appalled with the first part that it was beyond redemption. I feel a book should grab you from the 1st sentence. You shouldn't have to "get past" the beginning and then it will get better.
Apparently, this book is a "love it" or "hate it" book. Don't believe me, go to Amazon.com and read the reviews there.
I have to totally disagree with Anonymous...I think that this is an enjoyable read. If you were stuck in that century with horrible food, horrible living conditions, and horrible hygiene...I do believe that you would "dance" around when you encountered a taste of heaven!
I am definitely going to go out and find this one and finish it!
I've read The Husband Test and Luck Be a Lady by Bettina Krahn. I enjoyed the stories in her books(it's not just one conflict ending in sex after another.) Although we haven't gotten to the "meat" of the story, it sounds like it will be a good one. I'm going to find this book and finish it.
Okay, I said I hadn't decided, but I have now. It was the nose clip that sent me right over the edge. I think it's supposed to add to the sense of ridiculousness and fun, but I just can't take it. A hero with a permanent nose clip? Come on! How can this be a romance? He seems more like the court jester than a romantic hero. I won't be bothering to add this one to my to-be-read list.