Just an old math teacher who likes to listen to books when he can't read them...when walking, driving, grading papers, etc.
Lady Georgianna is desperate to escape from her ancestral home and her sister-in-law's family who have arrived for the Holidays. She gets herself hired to be a hostess/royal guest for a traditional Christmas celebration in a better climate. But no sooner does she arrive but mysterious deaths occur. This is an excellent listen right up to the end.
Katherine Kellgren does an excellent job bringing the characters to life.
The surpise at the end. That's all i am going to say about that!
Lady Georgianna of course
not really, just listened with a smile.
Probably - to prepare for the next one in the series.
Shopaholic series - the heroine is funny and sweet.
Georgie - of course
I enjoy all things British.... these stories are the best . I love the fact that you can be a poor member of the Royal family.....
I like Darcy
She is the beest. she almost puts you in the book....a most enjoyable experience......
Fun and Adventurre with A Poor Princess....I wish they were in line for filming...
Author of Eagle's Destiny...sizzling romance, leaving you breathless...
The Twelve Clues of Christmas is the best of the series yet...
Loved the ending ... won't spoil it for you.
Katherine performs all the characters well and dramatically acts out the performances with her voice. Darcy O'Mara is delicious.
Myst/thrillers and ✨fun fantasies✨are my favorites but always open for a good story.
In the top 10.
It was a nice break from some of the sappy but good Christmas reads.
This book will be on my traditional Christmas reads list.
A wonderful who done it in the style of Agatha Christie's Miss Marple. Only our heroine is younger, titled, and penniless. Or should I say shilling-less. Smart, sophisticated, and determined is our Lady Georgie. She has some brains to boot and sets about helping the police figure out who is behind all the "accidents" that have been happening in the quiet little village.
I don't think it kept me on the edge of my seat, but it kept me intrigued. The characters are engaging and the narrator's voice distinctions help keep everyone of them straight.
No. I haven't, but I am currently listening to the first one: Her Royal Spyness.
This is a fun listen, especially if you are an Agatha Christie fan. Give it a go. I think you will be delighted with the results.
I've been reading her Royal Spyness series. And this one is yet another great work of R. Bowen. I like the characters and the narrator did a fantastic job as well. Unlike some other cozy mystery series where the author drags on and on with no meaningful developments among characters and their personality, relationships among Bowen's characters do evolve.
And I'm always amazed with the narrator's ability to adjust her voice and intonation to depict such a wide variety of people and maintain consistency over time.
I know in the current literary world, a mystery set in the days just following WWI, surrounding the ups and downs of a penniless, distant relation of the English royal family might sound a little "Ho hum", but I encourage you to give this series a chance. Start at the beginning and enjoy the wonderful narrator and the fun, often suspenseful hijinks of Georgie and her supporting cast. You won't be sorry!
At the top of the list, it has a light quick pace and was a perfect Christmas gift from Rhys Bowen and perfectly delivered by Katherine Kellgren.
The story...the characters who I view by now as "old friends"...with a few new friends sprinkled in to complete the Olde English Christmas...left me with a satisfied smile on my face and a warm holiday feeling in my heart.
Gosh beginning...middle...end it was all clever and enjoyable.
"Come back to an era gone by and experience the charm and warmth of An Olde English Christmas!"
I found this series thanks to Audible...when they offered the first Her Royal Spyness for free...and from that moment on I was Hooked!! I've listened to every book in the series with delight...it is a perfect blend of easy listening to a good storyline delivered with perfection by Katherine Kellgren who breathes life into the characters and keeps pace with the author's humor and style...a perfect pair! Thanks Audible for bringing such wonderful stories to the listners. From a satisfied, and happy Fan.