Reviews by Pipino

Miss Million's Maid

by Bertha Ruck

The book is written from a 1st person POV. The heroine, Beatrice Lovelace, is noble in blood, but impoverished for some reason unmentioned. She thinks her life dull and meaningless, as dictated upon by her aunt.

Their maid, Nellie Million suddenly inherits one million dollars from a recently departed uncle in USA.

In desire for an independent, and self-sufficient life, Beatrice decides to work for Million as her lady-in-waiting.

GOOD: The book is pretty humorous. The grammar seems complicated at first, but it's actually pretty easy to read and understand. The plot is easy enough to follow as well.

The characters are easy to love, esp Jim Burke.

BAD: There were a lot of loopholes in the story. So many issues, questions, and other stuff raised but never actually looked into. And there were also some times when I felt exasperated with the author's trying-to-become-mysterious moments. There were times when she put too much information or detail or so many sentences on such a trivial matter. There were also tons of times when she planted something in our minds and didn't pay it off well. This would've worked had it been a good twist, but unfortunately it didn't do very well.

The characters also lack the feel of realism. Their characteristics and personalities right about change all the time, and sometimes simply don't make sense anymore. I felt love for only the two - Vi Vivacity, and Jim Burke - and even then I felt Jim Burke was like a poor replica of Rhett Butler from Gone with The Wind.

IN THE END, however, I more than liked the book. It was funny, crazy, and it wasn't very stressful to read. It made my heart flutter, made me laugh aloud, and I could barely put it down since so many things were happening all the time.

I recommend downloading this book and reading through it. It's easy enough to finish within a day, and to appreciate in two-three nights of reading.

Reviewed on 2010.10.03

more reviews ->

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Featured Books

Cover image for manybooks.net - Reviewed Titles

Helga: Out of Hedgelands

Wood Cow Chronicles Book 1
Rick Johnson

VOLUME ONE in the WOOD COW CHRONICLES series. <... Read more

Cover image for manybooks.net - Reviewed Titles

The Titan Drowns: Time Travel Romance

New Atlantis Time Travel Romance Book 6
Nhys Glover

2013 SFR GALAXY AWARD WINNER

"Heroism and... Read more

Cover image for manybooks.net - Reviewed Titles

Valkyrie's Vengeance

Loki's Wolves Book 0
Melissa Snark

Fans of paranormal and urban fantasy will enjoy... Read more

Cover image for manybooks.net - Reviewed Titles

Chausiku

Nightmare of the Clans Book One
Pamela E. Cash

There are six secret clans across the world–Afr... Read more

Cover image for manybooks.net - Reviewed Titles

Mademoiselle At Arms

A Georgian Romance
Elizabeth Bailey

Set in the late Georgian era, Elizabeth Bailey’... Read more

Cover image for manybooks.net - Reviewed Titles

The Tales of Tim Hurtletuta - New Beginnings

Tales of Tim Hurtletuta Series, Book 1
Matthew James Wilkins

"Tim Hurtletuta has forgotten something. He can... Read more

Cover image for manybooks.net - Reviewed Titles

After the Cure

Deirdre Gould

Eight years ago the December Plague swept throu... Read more

Cover image for manybooks.net - Reviewed Titles

The Unveiling

Book One (Age of Faith 1)
Tamara Leigh

12th century England: Two men vie for the thron... Read more

Cover image for manybooks.net - Reviewed Titles

Healing Her Heart

Crystal Lake Series Book 1
Laura Scott

Dr. Gabe Allen has a rule about dating colleagues... Read more

Cover image for manybooks.net - Reviewed Titles

Never A Choice

The Choices Trilogy #1
Dee Palmer

Bethany Thorne has secrets and she’s told a few... Read more

(Promote your book here)

SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy