The story is so well written.
She has an interesting voice that is easy yo listen to and no annoying accents.
This book is even better after being read several times. The main character is a little off-putting at first, but she will really grow on you as you experience the whole story.
The whole story dragged out. It would have been a nice easy read/listen if it was not 12.5hrs long
The hero and the maid
Yes I thought she fitted the era very well
I feel to sleep so many times, I had to keep going back
As I said I think the story was different and nice. Martha was very hard to like and it was all too long
People who want detailed information about agriculture and dairy farming in their historical romance novels. People who like judgmental, prudish, unlikeable heroines.
She was the only reason I stuck with it. I love Susan Ericksen's narration of historical romances.
The heroine-at least I would make her a lot less pious and priggish.
A well written story with believable characters. Susan Ericksen has a pleasant voice and narrates well.
When was she going to awaken, it never happened. I didnt finish the book.
Someone waking up! Celcilia Grant maybe?
Disappointment for sure, I hoped for more and didnt get it.
I though that this book would be better but I really didn't like it. The story was lame and I could not really get into the story. I had hoped that it would be better then it was.
It was historical that I liked.
Good but slow.
Theo. He so so patient, smart, kind, loving, funny and persistent.
Everything. She did a good job with the different characters and voices
The reluctant lover
This book is slow but it is good. Unpredictable and different. The ending is sort of abrupt but it does not take away from the story. The plot is weird, but so is Martha. Our heroine is emotionally perturbed/damaged. The healing process is sloooww. The love scenes (eventually) are pretty good. It is worth a credit.
I am a lover of books. I enjoy losing myself in a fabulous romance and great story plot.
I think this is probably the most overrated book on audible. Even though I could agree that Grant's writing is good, and there are some very nice pieces of character development that unfold, she leaves much in wanting in this novel.
Martha Russell, widower makes arrangements with Theophilus Mirkwood (exiled to the country by his father) to engage in illicit trysts for the purpose of helping her to conceive to keep her late husband's estates within her ownership. She needs and heir and only has 1 month to create one. She's normally not this deceiving, but there are strong reasons behind her actions, in this respect.
The heroine is probably the main problem in this book. Martha is wound up so tightly, and frigid that she made it hard for the hero to follow through with his end of the bargain. Her participation was like a dead fish out of water. And yes, there are many sex scenes, but they are horrible. Usually, some of the best aspects of a story encompass the chemistry between the leads…well, so sad to say the chemistry between the two felt so stilted and one-sided throughout the book. The hero had to work very hard to win over his heroine, and I was left wondering why he even tried.
Now, the Hero, Theo is just adorable. He is good-looking (of course), fun, personable, and happy. In fact, he's so happy that he could be a tall, cup of Sunny Delight…LOL. And, I really felt for his challenge in wooing Martha. OMG, the woman took SOOOOOO darn long to open up to him emotionally, and even in the end she admits that she's just not an affectionate person. Theo is sweet and reaches out to Martha and who really knows why? Seriously, it's a mystery, just as the stellar reviews for this book is a mystery.
I don't know if I will venture to take another risk in reading the books that follow….
The language was so beautiful, English as it should be spoken. Though the language was old fashioned and quaint, it did not at all detract from the sizzle in the sex scenes
The scene when she finally enjoys the sexual encounter was stunning, I loved it. I would recommend this book to my friends without any hesitation.
I took a risk to listen to this book as I just started getting entertained by Susan's narration...however... I did not read this book past the first 30 minutes.... It was slow.... I may try it later but I really doubt I will get to the end.