Dance for A Dead Princess by Deborah Hawkins
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
What did you think about the beginning. The story starts off with the Duke of Burnham being widowed and people thinking he was a playboy. He was meeting with lawyers about the sale of Burnham Abbey to a girl’s school. I liked the introduction given for each of the main characters because although seemingly obvious, you’re kept guessing about how the main characters would actually get along with each other.
Which character was your favourite? I really liked Taylor. She starts off by not liking the Duke and she just wanted the sale of the Abbey over and done with. These sentiments can be found in any romantic comedy or love story where the heroine is wooed in unlikely ways to fall in love and the author did a fantastic job at the chemistry between the two of them. In Taylor’s case, when she found the journals, everything changed about how she felt and thought about the Duke.
What did the title have to do with the book? We discussed this endlessly at the book club. Some members felt the use of Princess Diana was inappropriate, others loved it. I for one didn’t really see the connection. The title of the book didn’t really fit because the main plot has little to do with Princess Diana. I would either have left Princess Diana out or given the tape more relevance.
Disclosure - As a Quality Reads Book Club member, I received a free copy of this book from the author via Orangeberry Book Tours in exchange for my honest review.
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