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13 August 2006 @ 08:19 pm
Great review by some Smart Bitches  
There’s a terrific review of my book, Phyllida and the Brotherhood of Philander: A Bisexual Regency Romance, on the witty, snarky web site, Smart Bitches Who Love Trashy Novels, which begins by describing Phyllida as “a very clever, highly articulate, historically sharp and delightfully entertaining romance.”

"Herendeen has a writing voice that matches the tone and restraint of the Regency," the reviewer goes on to say, "and her descriptions and dialogue are fantastic. Furthermore, the plot was fast paced, but each character had a degree of depth such that no one character was wooden or stock."

Read the whole thing at:

The review is not a total rave, and some of the criticisms are on the mark (ouch!) But some of the references to "certain modern elements" that the revewer found "jarring" were, I think, misinterpretations, due primarily to my not providing enough specific historical background in my Author's Note and on my Web site.

I've addressed these issues in a long comment at the end of the Smart Bitches review, and I've posted a very, very long discussion for people with lots of time to kill elsewhere in this LJ blog at:
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