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Book Title: The Courtesan's Daughter|
The author of the book: Claudia Dain
Date of issue: October 7th 2008
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Reader ratings: 4.3
ISBN 13: 9780425224229
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 7.19 MB
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I kept going back and forth on my ratings for this book.
The Good Points:
On one hand the writing here was fantastic. The dialogue was witty and had me laughing out loud a few times. There are a lot of twists and turns and nothing is what you expect. Expect a lot of surprises. Most of the characters, even secondary ones were well fleshed out and interesting. The ending leaves you satisfied and I would like to read more by the author.
The Bad Points:
Sometimes Caroline (the heroine) acted like an idiot and there were times where she acted like a spoiled brat. Also for some reason while I liked the hero here I felt like he was one of the few characters not as fleshed out as others were. I didn't feel he was particularly memorable. There's also a lot of changing POV's and integrated stories going on here too. Normally I find that a problem in that when there's more than one narrator I tend to only like one and want to skip the rest. Not so much here as I did like most of the characters so I didn't mind skipping around a bit. But I still would have liked more time spent on the couple. They are only together for very short periods of time and while those scenes were great, it's a long time before you see them together again.
So in the end there were times that I thought The Courtesan's Daughter a 4 or 5 star book and sometimes I wanted to give up on it. Anyways, in the end I still liked it but I'm hoping I have better luck with the next in the series.
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Read information about the authorIt was while writing a descriptive essay in seventh grade English (that was the assignment, to write a 'descriptive essay') that Claudia first fell in love. With descriptive essays. Boys being what they are in seventh grade, there was hardly much choice.
By her ninth grade year, Claudia was spending hours each week in her bedroom writing descriptive essays that heavily featured older boys (eleventh grade). She also practiced her kissing technique on a pole lamp next to her bed. It was less than satisfactory, but the writing was fun.
She attended the University of Southern California as an English major. She'd mastered kissing by this time and writing, strangely enough, was still fun. 'Strangely' because while it had become obvious to her that almost everyone enjoyed kissing, it was equally obvious that very few people enjoyed writing. This was as peculiar to her as, well, not enjoying kissing.
Clearly, something had to be done. The idea of combining kissing and writing seemed the obvious course of action. While Claudia does not claim to have invented the romance novel, she certainly has a lot of fun describing kisses and inventing men to bestow them upon. And not a one of her heroes looks remotely like a pole lamp. (And don't act like one either.)
Claudia was first published in 2000, is a two-time Rita finalist, and a USA Today Bestselling author. Which just goes to prove that you can make a career out of kissing and writing about it.
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