Tuesday, July 10, 2007

More Laughing

Two A.M. and I'm reading "An Offer From a Gentleman" by Julia Quinn, laughing out loud (again). The delightful Quinn has an intriguing knack of taking hum-drum, worn-out plot templates and turning them on their ear with an infusion of humor and her own unique brand of story-telling.

I know I promised more of my favorite romance writers for today's blog, but really -- I must get back to the story. Later, o.k.?


Jaye Patrick said...

Can't say I've ever read Julia Quinn. Guess I'd better have a look. Recommendations?

Pandababy said...

I'm afraid you would find the conventions annoying and artificial - but perhaps you would enjoy it the way I do, that is, for the warmth of Quinn's description of families, the devious twists she puts on well-worn Regency plots.

I think the one that made me laugh the most so far was "How to Marry a Marquis", but the one that touched my heart the most is "To Sir Phillip, With Love". It really is difficult to pick a favorite, but I'm not disappointed in any I've read so far, which besides the two already mentioned, include "Brighter Than the Sun", "The Duke and I", "The Viscount Who Loved Me", "An Offer From a Gentleman", and currently, "When He was Wicked".