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One Enchanted Evening
One Enchanted Evening | Anton Du Beke
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RachelO
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So. This was quite a surprise. Granted I‘d gone in with low expectations, but I loved the first half, the plot twist at that point felt a little like ‘and the kitchen sink for good measure‘, but I‘d forgiven everything by the end.

1937. Raymond de Guise is principal dancer at London‘s Buckingham hotel. Nancy Nettleton, the new chambermaid, hasn‘t quite got the hang of being invisible or knowing her place. And everybody but everybody has secrets👇

RachelO From the cover I expected a shiny romance, but the romance is just one storyline. I‘ve seen it compared to Downton, I got more of a Dirty Dancing vibe in places. Du Beke has set this firmly in the politics of the time, the dangers of being open about your identity, the rise of fascism across Europe and the fear of your country going to pieces. An enjoyable read. 3w
RachelO #SnowedIn for #BBRC as there‘s a lot of build-up-to-Christmas in here. #genrebusting for #Booked2019 as it wasn‘t the genre I was expecting. @LibrarianRyan @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage 3w
Balibee146 Interesting.... I can't get the silver lycra suit from the first series of Hole In The Wall out of my head (then later he presented it, no lycra lol). I do like a bit of Anton though 👍😁 3w
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Cinfhen I do like the cover blurb❤️glad it surprised you in a good way 🥳 3w
RachelO @Balibee146 😂😂😂 There‘s an image I can‘t unsee now. Thanks!!? 3w
Balibee146 Sorry @RachelO lol.... Might just read this at some point now though 👍😉 3w
RachelO @Cinfhen 😊 That‘ll just leave 10 #Booked2019 books to read before the end of the year. How hard can it possibly be?! 3w
LibrarianRyan Sounds fun. 3w
Cinfhen No sweat 😝 3w
squirrelbrain I‘m glad you liked it - I was worried for you! 🤔😬😁😘 3w
RachelO @squirrelbrain 😂😂😂 3w
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RachelO
One Enchanted Evening | Anton Du Beke
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And now onto something completely different!

squirrelbrain Ooh, did you get that from #readersfirst? I haven‘t requested a book on there for aaaages.... 4w
RachelO @squirrelbrain Maybe... From a while back... (over a year 🤭) I‘m on an ARCs catch-up 🤫 4w
squirrelbrain Oh, my mistake! There‘s been an Anton du Beke on there in recent weeks but, just checked, and it‘s a different one! 4w
RachelO @squirrelbrain ...and that could be why I‘m on an ARCs catch-up. I don‘t often request from RF, so was v surprised to receive Book 2, but I really need to get through Book 1 first! 4w
squirrelbrain 😁👍 Enjoy! 4w
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RachelO
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I picked up this one expecting a bit of fluff and sequins (Anton‘s one of the pro dancers on Strictly Come Dancing here in the UK), but according to the reviews there‘s actually more to it than that. Of course I haven‘t read it yet...

And #attheendoftheday today I‘m celebrating having hit the Submit button on my tax return for another year. I have eaten way too many biscuits today!

#musicalnewyear

TrishB Well done 👍🏻 10mo
Birdsong28 This is definitely a case of don't judge a book by its cover! Was amazed by the depth of this book and the issues raised on it. 10mo
Cinfhen Tax Day...ugh!!! 10mo
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RachelO @Birdsong28 I‘m really looking forward to reading it after your review. Was totally expecting bubblegum, but it sounds really good! 10mo
RachelO @TrishB Thank you. Just hope it‘s vaguely close to being right 😐 10mo
RachelO @Cinfhen Yup. It was painful! 10mo
vivastory Hopefully you enjoy it! 10mo
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Birdsong28
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#Audible UK

I got this from #Readersfirst earlier in the year and it was really good, the story is much deeper than the cover makes out.

@Cathythoughts @Andrew65 @Ms_T

Cathythoughts ♥️👍🏻 11mo
Ms_T Judging by the cover I would‘ve had this down as a fluffy romance. I‘ll investigate further now 👍🏻 11mo
Andrew65 @Ms_T Yes the cover put me off! 11mo
Birdsong28 @andrew65 @ms_t It covers the riots caused by the Blackshirts in London as one of the characters is Jewish. Also it discusses the class system. Read my review for more info 😀📚📖 11mo
Andrew65 @Birdsong28 Thanks 😊 11mo
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Birdsong28
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Very good. This book has many hidden secrets just like the hotel and the characters within it. This book is what the saying don't judge a book by it's cover is for as the cover draws you in thinking it will be a light read, but it is so much more as it covers issues such as race and class and what happens when it is questioned in society. Thank you #ReadersFirst for the free copy
#Zaffre

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Birdsong28
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Have won this from #Readersfirst Thank you whoever wished me luck 📚📖

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Birdsong28
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Wish me luck as I have entered to win this on #Readersfirst 🍀🤞📚📖

Cathythoughts Good luck 👍🏻 I really hope you win !! 1y
Birdsong28 @Cathythoughts Thanks 😘📚📖 1y
Ms_T I have my fingers crossed for you 🤞🏻 1y
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