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The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever - Julia Quinn - Bogormen
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The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever - Julia Quinn
Title: The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever
Author: Julia Quinn
Genre: Chick-lit, historial fiction
Rating: 3.5/5
# pages: 352
Date read: July, 2009

At the age of ten, Miss Miranda Cheever showed no signs of ever becoming a Great Beauty. Her hair was lamentably brown, her eyes the same muddy colour, and her legs, which were uncommonly long, refused to learn anything which might remotely be called grace.

Only, in 1811, the nineteen-year-old Viscount Turner - eldest brother of Miranda's closest friend - had kissed the hand of an awkward ten-year-old girl and promised her that one day she'd be as beautiful as she was clever.

Now, eight years later, Miranda is a grown woman, and Turner an embittered widower. But she has never forgotten his kindness. Indeed it is only in her diary that she confides the truth: she has never stopped loving Turner, and she has never stopped hoping that one day he will see her as more than a naive girl.

Perfect for some light reading, and as such, I really enjoyed it. Of course I could see the ending coming a mile away, but unpredictability is not a requirement for literary candy. A great book for when you just want to be entertained and expect nothing else of it. I grew to like the main characters more than I'd expected to, and was gratified to see that the "hero" wasn't quite as stupid as I'd originally feared him to be.

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