Brought to you by OBS reviewer Valerie
Indeed, Sally Mallory’s great success throughout the ton as a fine portrait painter had been aided by spirited independence–along with wit and extraordinary talent. But now it seemed she had gone too far.
Impetuous Sally had compromised her reputation, and now was to be forced into a marriage of convenience with the most distinguished art critic in London, the cold and arrogant Duke, Ian Frobisher!
Ian was proud, unbending, quick to anger–and though Sally sensed the hurt beneath his disdain, she was desperate to escape a loveless union. Impulsively, she accepted the disreputable Sir Percy Badham’s shocking proposal. . . . (Amazon)
Sally is a quick, romantic read somewhat reminiscent of Pride and Prejudice. For some reason, the first two paragraphs of the synopsis remind me of Pride of Prejudice… I wonder why. However, Sally stands as its own novel.
While I don’t normally read such novels, Sally turned out to be more than mediocre. At times there are humorous scenes, while at others it’s quite serious. I really enjoyed getting sucked into the novel instead of being productive!
Although the plot isn’t anything particularly outstanding, it suffices for its purpose. After all, the aim of Sally is not to be a crazy mystery. It’s meant to be a historical romance. While at times it does get cheesy, overall I have to say it’s a pretty good novel. It’s not an unbearable read, which is saying a lot considering how picky I am.