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The Nightingale Legacy (1995)

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0515116246 (ISBN13: 9780515116243)

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2 1/2 stars. The only real problem I had with this book was the dialog. Nothing seemed to flow naturally at all, and it really ruined the book for me. I liked the main characters a lot, and most of the secondary characters - although North's staff got a little overboard a lot, and no employer would have allowed their behavior.The book also had too many things going on. There was someone killing women; Mr. Ffalks was after Caroline; Bennet was a sleaze; the King Mark stuff (which I thought was supposed to be the focus but was not at all); the Nightingale legacy of cuckolded men and faithless women; the pregnant girls; the woman-hating all male staff. There was way too much going on, and what was supposed to be the main storyline - King Mark's grave and treasure - was a serious afterthought. Even the climax of that storyline was an afterthought. (view spoiler)[The only person who actually spent time looking for the treasure was the Duchess, and Caroline only found it because of the whole killer was after her thing. I guess I was expecting a real treasure hunt - I read The Valentine Legacy before I read this one, and I was expecting something more along those lines. (hide spoiler)]

This is #2 in The Legacy Series.This book is about Lord Chilton and Caroline Derwent-Jones. It starts off pretty brutal, but the story itself is one of good versus evil with some pretty dark characters. I had figured out who was killing the women, but I still liked the way the story had twists and turns. Marcus and Duchess from the first book did come for a visit and to help with the solving of some things, but they were just a small part of the book.I am giving this 5 out of 5 stars and can't wait to read the last in the trilogy.

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Caroline is running away from a lecherous guardian with a hostage in tow when she meets North Nightingale, a lord with a mysterious past that includes buried treasure and a legacy of betrayal.Much better than The Wyndham Legacy. While there are scores of misogynistic characters, North is never so inclined. Caroline is a fun heroine, and North is right there with her. I did think it was rather long and seemed to drag on too much. The mini-villains didn't ever really seem to be properly punished and they faded away midway through the book. It really did have a lot going on: kidnappings, murders, treasure, pregnant ladies, mysterious pasts and women haters...

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