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Then, I looked at the cover: This final resolution wraps up all the problems with a predictable bow even as the antics of all involved are over the top. The Mistress of Normandy. Yes, the persephons thing was waaay too main-character-power-driven, and Valentine’s like thiiis close to being a Mary Sue YMMV; some may think he’s tipped over the edgebut I went with it and I thought it was fun and stuff.

When Loel Woodbine, Duke of Marche and heir to three fortunes, makes an offer for Miss Valeria Randwick’s hand, it seems like a godsend, but the young lady has already promised her heart to another—and a commoner, at that. Different, funny, and too clever for its own good.

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I must admit that the premise of this book sounded good. The Virgin and the Unicorn. Let me say, the best part of this book is the witty dialogue. It’s a sign that a book is good when after pages you still want more.

I have to say that the second half spoiled some of my enjoyment of the first half. May 21, Erastes rated it really liked it Shelves: My complete review is posted maquerade Rainbow Reviews.

Lists with This Ppersephone. My library Help Advanced Book Search. This has a “not historically accurate in terms of attitudes towards homosexuality” warning, but the outpouring of support towards the couple is overwhelming and awkward and completely over-the-top.


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Each problem is presented causing the two to run off here or there with a great deal of sex and action. Well worth the money. Jan 09, CB rated it it was amazing Shelves: I laughed out loud more than once.

The dialogue is awkward and overblown, trying very hard to be in a perceived historical style but ultimately delivers a dry, boring narration. So, on one level, this is very cool and totally the sort of thing I would go for, but the execution was so uneven, as was the writing and the tone. An avid rider, she wishes some day to live on a farm and breed horses, but for now, she’s a city girl.

The Randwick family is as noble as any but lives in greatly reduced circumstances.

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I’ve also never seen dukes called ‘sir’ or marchionesses ‘ma’am’. Dreamspinner Press- Fiction – pages. Trivia About Madcap Masquerade. His Wicked Christmas Wager.

Desperate to avoid the marriage, Valeria concocts a wild scheme that depends upon the good graces of her monastery-raised brother, Valentine.

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Aug 17, Aredhel rated it liked it Shelves: Once Upon a Winter’s Eve. It was well plotted and the characters well developed. This could have been so much better. Actually, all the secondary characters were great–it was the main characters I wasn’t too fussed about, with their inconsistent and superficial characterisation and their throbbing members. There were some good things in it, but I was skimming by the end. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It is actually nicely realised after Loel realises his new bride is a man, and the way the wedding night is managed.

Madcap Masquerade by Persephone Roth. This was an interesting story with lots of twists and turns. Item s unavailable for purchase. I’m not a voracious reader. Published December by Dreamspinner Press first published Once that happens, Valentine can sort out what he will do with his life and next steps. I would have preferred the story to stick to more historical lines and instead of adding a specific consequence, it could have at least kept the relationship somewhat quiet.


Unfortunately for me the biggest problem for the story, not counting poor characterization and a predictable plot, is the actual writing. There is no tension about their relationship or what will happen, merely how they will find the time to chase said villain between bouts of sex.

That’s why I love fiction – love conquers all and happy endings!! I feel like the mystery as to who murdered a certain someone took over most of the story and that disappointed me.

Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. So, in this instance, judging the book by the cover fits.

In truth, I am perxephone French officer with a letter of marque from the king. The name “Loel” ain’t like none Ah evah seen afo’, but it resembles “Lowell,” which apparently means “young wolf.

It was funny, it had adventure and romance, it had everything. Or, get it for Kobo Super Points! Furthermore the story uses the antics of one villain, known early on in the story, to set up problem after problem for the happy couple. Dec 21, Miralinda rated it really liked it Shelves: When Loel Woodbine, Duke of Marche and heir to three fortunes, makes an offer for Miss Valeria Randwick’s hand, it seems like a godsend, but the young lady persephonf already promised her heart to another-and a commoner, at that.