a light and sweet treat of a story. the narration is superb. I wished they had focused a little bit more on lady fortescue and less on Harriet and Richard but then I realized it was only the first book in the series.
This book was a very short read, I'm usually into longer bigger books, the reason I picked this book is cause I'm a fan of Regency novels and cause Davina Porter was reading it. The book does enlighten you to the plight of the poor relation and in a sly humorous way they all band together to sustain themselves. Especially in a time when it was considered degradation to get into trade. They not only get into trade but actually make it a success!!
It was a very light read, but a pleasant one!!
Davina Porter does not disappoint.
The characters are fun. I look forward to the next book.
Don't expect a lot of depth.
I very much enjoyed this story of the classes of London and the ingenuity of an elderly pair that turned their poverty and loneliness into a family of Poor Relations. As expected, Davina Porter's wonderful narration made it a veritable pleasure. I am hoping the rest of the series is as entertaining. I f you're looking for a fun, easy story of an age gone by, I recommend it.
While the narrator got on my nerves from time to time, the humor and story line kept me listening. No it's not historically 100% accurate but the rules and pride of the era are very close. I wanted a simple, sweet story and that is what I got!!
Fun to listen to. Diversity of characters coming together to form the story made it interesting. I will purchase the next book in the series
2004 Audible listener
The narration set the mood and with that the story of courage, resourcefulness and romance was off and running. Brilliant start to a series!