I don't know if it is just me or if it is the author but this book was horrible, long and unappealing in every way. I read Book 1 and just barely got through it but Book 2 was no better. I was going to read Book 3, but I honestly don't know if I can put up with it. The story made little sense to me and it was drawn out too long before you can even try to like it. I don't think I am making much sense but that is because of the book. I can't even blame the narrator even though she is also very dull and I hate listening to her voice. Absolutely not worth listening to unless you have nothing meaningful to do!
I was pleased with this final book in the series. It was nice that Miss Pym was able to get her man and be a married woman also. Benjamin gets to be with them and live in London, which is his heart's desire. I also like that she got to see Mrs Clarence and was her maid of honor at the wedding.
This book was very good and well written except that the naivety of the heroine was so overbearing! I couldn't believe how gullible she was. The hero supposedly who is the marquis was a brute. The servants made the book a delight, thank goodness for them and their indifference. They did well putting stuff to rights after the debacle that the maid and evil goddaughters began. Lindy Nettleton did a great job with the narration.
I think the author out did herself with seven brothers and is now lacking in motivation for the remaining stories to come. The first three books were pretty good and I enjoyed them but I found myself really digging deep just to have finished this book. It was dragged out,a bit meaningless and lacked a lot of spirit. The author could have done a better job. We barely had any passionate scenes and at one point I was lost and had to remember what was happening and where everyone was. If this is how book 4 was, I shudder to imagine what to expect in book 5. Maybe I will be wrong but we will see.
I think as these sister stories carried on Marion (the author) made the stories more and more outrageous. First, the Vicar needs to be thoroughly chastised, sleeping around, not taking care of his parish and daughters. In this book his wife who was always ill with some ailment or another and died. Surprising but maybe not, this daughter is another naive, self centered and holier than though person. The best part of this book was when the butler said "nothing would make him open the door to the drawing room unless summoned to. No sight in all his years, was worth that", pertaining to his mistress having sex with the Colonel. I have gotten this far by all means I might as well read the last book and finish the series.
Once again I have listened to another story of the Armitage sisters. I honestly don't know why I am still listening to these books but I can't help myself. And again no surprised Deirdre is vain, self centered and thinks only about her wants and needs. However, I must say with the greedy Vicar for a father and a mother who is always faking illness (in my opinion) what else can we expect? As a vicar's daughter, should you even be sneaking out to meet a man at night? What is going on with vicar's daughters?? Did I miss something in the church? Oh well, onto the next chapter.
This is one of those romances you want to read over and over again. It was refreshing and interesting without a villainous plot to it. Sophia and Darleigh were great together. Wish it was longer so we could have known what baby they got and what happened maybe in a years time but guess it is left up to the imagination. This book does not indicate but it would made a great follow on with some of the friends. Overall, a good day's listen.
This book turned out to be more than I expected. It was well written and I was delighted with the narration. Phil (my first listening to him) did a great job. I can't wait for the other books or that there would be more books in this series. I assume so just because this is book 1 but I am also wondering if there is going to be another guardian or if Rowan got a daughter that carried on as guardian. There are so many possibilities but since King Edwards wants the Targe so badly, we know he is going to go after it. Can't wait!!
Like I said with book 1, the girls in this series is as naive and gullible as you can get. I am still up in smoke on whether to love them or barely like them. I believe back in this century, some women were too sheltered. Besides being young, Annabel was contrite and vain. It was all about her and what she wanted and I believe that is the idea because as much as you want to put it down, you also want to keep listening so that you know what happens in the end. Onward to book 3 for me. The narrator I have not mentioned because I am barely tolerating her and I have no choice as she is the narrator for all the books in the series.
I began listening to this book and gradually got more and more interested more so that I will listening to the entire six books. However, if they all follow the same storyline like this one with such naive girls, I may just die. The Vicar also needs to be flogged and those darn hounds he keeps purchasing and worshiping over his family and parishioners needs to be sold off. I wanted to pull my hair out when Minerva went on the drive not knowing what she was heading into and died laughing when she walked in on Lady Godiva and started reading then again when she went back in and heard her with the colonel. However, six daughters and I am sure he is going to sell them all off until someone takes him into hand. I assume this series is going to have me laughing and seething mad all the same.
This is my first book by the author and needless to say it was interesting but dragged a little too much for me. It was not my normal historical but it was a good listen. The narrator did not bring this book alive like she could have. Just because of the storyline and this narrator, I found myself losing interest in this book more than once.
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