Just Like Heaven (Smythe-Smith Quarter)

Just Like Heaven (Smythe-Smith Quarter)

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Just Like Heaven is a historical romance novel by Julia Quinn. It tells the story of Marcus Holroyd as he starts to see Honoria as more than just his best friend's little sister. It is the first book in the Smythe-Smith quartet.
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  • Louis Hawkins
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "If you're into Avon romance books, you might be interested in Just Like Heaven (Smythe-Smith Quarter). The book centers around Marcus Holroyd who becomes romantically interested in his best friend's little sister. The first in the series, it's quite interesting and eye-opening."
  • Olivia Brown
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "Just like Heaven is one of the better romance books written by Julia Quinn. It tells of a young man who has found love in the one place he didn't think he ever would, his best friend's little sister. "
  • Yolanda Olivares
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "The first in a series of historic romance books. This starts us on a path that will unfold over three novels. You will be drawn in and compelled to get all three."
  • Ronald Henry
    Written on March 12, 2018
    "I have great friends in my life and love to read books about great friendships. Just like Heaven by Julia Quinn, is a story about best friends that will have you hooked from the first page. If you find stories about life long friendships beautiful, you will love it. "
  • Benjamin Rose
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "no nursing theme"
  • Lawrence Jensen
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "The book is narrated by Death, the Grim Reaper. Yet he is not an evil presence, indeed his tender observations are endearing. In the end, the circumstances of 1940s Europe keep him far busier than he’d prefer. Yet he cannot take his eyes off these dismal, glorious humans. They haunt him, these human beings do. He sees such majesty in them, and such cruelty. The circumstances that call him into hard labors allow him to peer into the human condition at its best and, simultaneously, at its best. "
  • Hannah Garrett
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "I can't believe it's taken me this long to read a Julia Quinn book! It's been a while since I've immersed myself in a Regency Romance, and Just Like Heaven reminded me of all the things I love about the genre. The story centers on the developing romance between Lady Honoria Smythe-Smith (Is that a great name, or what?) and Marcus Holroyd, the Earl of Chatteris. They've known each other since childhood (Marcus was best friends with Honoria's older brother, Daniel), and now as adults they're friendly, but not particularly close. That is until Honoria has her first season in London, and suddenly Marcus is lurking in ballrooms all over the city, frowning at her as she attempts to find a suitable husband. Oddly, every suitor who pays court to her seems to suddenly lose interest. Honoria despairs of ever finding a man who will offer for her hand, and her continued single status means she has to play violin (very badly) in her family's annual musicale. (The Smyth-Smith girls are relieved of this duty once they wed.) A visit to a friend's home in the country exposes Honoria to an eligible gentleman and also leads to several run-ins with Marcus who lives nearby. How long will it take Honoria to realize that the perfect mate she's been searching for has been under her nose all along? And when will Marcus stop thinking of Honoria as a child and embrace the beautiful, feisty woman she's become? "
  • Jason Harrison
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "This is an incredibly charming story, with likable leads who have chemistry right from their very first encounter. I loved Honoria and Marcus's sparring sessions and all the comedic bits early in the book. I will never be able to see the words "mole hole" again with chuckling. I am a sucker for love stories where the two people have known each other forever and their feelings for each other sneak up on them. I also enjoy it when a potential couple's relationship deepens and becomes more intimate because one is nursing the other through a serious illness/injury. A scenario such as this takes up a good part of the middle section of the book and those chapters are quite compelling. I think it would be hard not to fall in love with someone under the circumstances in which Honoria and Marcus find themselves. Of course, they are parted and there are misunderstandings that lead to them questioning each other's motives and true feelings. But all is resolved in a satisfactory way and the book ended happily with the return of a character who will feature prominently in the next book of the series."
    Jacqueline Jacobs
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "This is a fantastic romance novel that is very well-written with great characters who also have great chemistry among them. There are also comedic aspects to this book, so it is a great read for the summer or for a beach trip, or really any other time you might be looking for a break from reality. This is also a great book to introduce you to the rest of Julia Quinn's books. Sometimes we need a break from the real world and all of our worries, and I would highly recommend this book and this series to someone who is looking for just that."
  • Jacqueline Burton
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "This sounds lovely. I can even read it with my kindle. Winning."

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