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Love and Loss

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A fantastic Regency romance that every fan of the genre should give a try.

Love and Loss was everything I expected it to be and then some. I'm a big Jane Austen fan, so I don't take it lightly when a book claims to be similar to Austen's writing, but this novel certainly made the grade. The author managed to perfectly invoke the feel and attitude of a Regency romance.


While the plot itself wasn't particularly ground-breaking, a number of Regency romances follow a similar plot, it was very amusing and engaging to read. The story had some truly excellent moments, especially towards the end of the novel. The novel was wholesome and heart-warming and exactly what a Regency romance should be. With every page, I found myself enjoying the characters more and more, especially Kitty. She was such a strong and intelligent character and she made the story interesting. The prose within the story were good and the narrative flowed very naturally.


The one criticism I have is that I'm not sure some of the accents carried over well. There are a few characters who speak with lower-class English accents, but at times the intended sound of such an accent didn't really carry over well in my opinion and made some of the dialogue sound a bit awkward and clunky. Beyond that, I don't have any qualms about this book.


All in all, Love and Loss is an excellent Regency romance. I'd recommend it to any fan of the genre, especially Austen fans.

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About the author

After leading a perfectly lovely life as a wife, mother, dog-lover, and obsessive reader, Lincoln was afflicted with the special madness that compels otherwise normal people to write novels. She is retired and lives in Kuala Lumpur. view profile

Published on November 20, 2020

Published by Arborvale Books

80000 words

Genre: Romance

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