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Fallen Grace

Fallen Grace - Mary Hooper I'd read a good review about this book and seeing as how I love Victorian era novels, I thought I'd check it out. It was...ok. The descriptions of poverty in Victorian London was good and it was certainly compelling, but also very cheesy and overdramatic and I felt like it was more of those penny novels that people sold at the time, with a girl who's poor but is such a true and good character that a potential fortune/man comes her way. The tone was also a bit odd, as even with all the melodrama and angst the way it was written was more cheerful and fun.