First of all, I'm addicted to this series, and have listened to 3 instalments within a few days. I absolutely love the story, the accents, the little romance - and Katherine Kellgren really makes this series. She is positively brilliant in creating so many distinct and believable characters.
However, I'm starting to get a little upset about the abrupt endings. The buildup is endless, so many "accidents"/ murders happen... and one guesses and waits patiently for them to be resolved. The resolving takes but a couple of minutes - and many things remain unclear, especially in this book. How to explain the falling toilet flushing tank? What about the bear trap? I doubt the author reads this, but if she does - after 8h of riddle buildup - please spend more than 2min resolving them!
Of course, I've only read the first two books before this one but I enjoyed this the most. I was hesitant about getting it at first because the brief description of it sounded so boring but the story ended up being much more interesting than I expected! Definitely worth hearing.
Katherine Kellgren's performance consistently amazes with a full range of accents and characterizations. Well done!
No brain strain, just a light story full of manners and period detail.The narrator is marvelous. She makes it easy to distinguish the characters (even the male and children) from each other. Everyone becomes an actual person, and not just a character or historical personage
If you enjoy this genre, you will enjoy this book. I do; I think I've read them all
teacher & book lover
Every one of the books in this series is terrific! They are very funny and have a great mystery. These books provide you with hours of true joy! Check out the whole series!
Lady Georgiana Rannoch knows how to find danger, and thank goodness Darcy O'mara knows how to find Lady G! Bowen keeps the story moving and Kellgren IS the character. This is perfect entertainment.
Retired tech writer/editor. Mensa. Pgh Steelers/ Penguins fan. Lib Dem/feminist. Grew up reading lit--M.A. English--now read mys/thrillers.
Fascinating glimpse into royal personages - loved seeing Elizabeth & her sister Margaret as girls. Loved the marriage of the historical basis and the gossip/rumor speculation. It was nice to see Fig appreciate Lady Georgiana instead of being miserable to her. Coronet Escorts, Georgie's scheme to make money in London, with which the book opens, is a hoot. Georgie's grandfather is great. Had to smile at her cousins, especially the one who carried her back to the castle and decided to sleep outside her door on guard duty all night - a big hairy alcohol-guzzling, boisterous bugger, but with his heart in right place.
Georgie was great. I love that she is smart & can recall details to make inferences to figure out whodunit Her bravery and selflessness (she cared only for the safety of her nephew) when confronted with her impending death was awesome.
I love the many voices she creates. All distinct. Great reader.
Even if you're 34th in line - royal danger for all the heirs
This and the next one - Royal Blood - are definitely two of my favorites in the series.