I really enjoyed this book; however, I felt that the book ended too abruptly. I didn't feel like there was a lot of closer. The Duke says will you marry me, she says yes and THE END.
I would have liked the ending better if the Duke would have arrived with a special license, made the stuffy, pretentious young Vicar marry them and then had him shipped off to India and his mother shipped off to a convent. If the ending wouldn't have been so abrupt I would have given the story 5 stars as I really loved the story.
I also thought that Greaves should have told her who paid for her education so that Sophia would learn that there was someone totally unexpected looking out for her well being. (Tried not to give any spoilers!)
I loved Sophia and the fact that regardless of what life threw at her she still had spunk. The Duke of Greaves learned to appreciate and respect Sophia's outlook on life. I thought this book was definitely the best in the series so far; however, the ending was rather abrupt.
Anne Flosnik isn't one of my favorite narrators as I feel like she's always got a mouth full of spit, but she always delivers a dependable performance. I will not turn away from books narrated by Ms. Flosnik; however, I also not intentionally search for them either.
I would definitely recommend this book because there are interesting characters and Sophia is just a delight. I will listen to this book over and over again.
I really do like Maeve Kerrigan and the team she works with as well as her romance with Rob. I do think Maeve is a little odd in that she doesn't trust Rob to really love her and even when DI Derwent is being nice, she doesn't really give him credit.
I WANT to listen to the last couple of books in this series. I REALLY hope Audible brings them SOON!!!!
Yes, I will likely listen to this story again.
I like Maeve. I think she is a great character and is a good junior detective. I like that the book not only has murder, but also romance. It's a good mix.
I thought Sarah Coomes did a great job with this book. I have other books narrated by Sarah Coomes and I think she is definitely improving with her narrations. I will continue to buy books narrated by her. Occasionally it was hard to tell differences in her characters, but overall she did a great job.
I'm looking forward to the next book in the series! I hope that all of the books in this series eventually get added to Audible!!!!
I would definitely try more books from both Bowen and Kellgren. I've listened to all of the books in the Royal Spyness Mystery series and some of them I have loved. Katherine Kellgren ALWAYS delivers an exciting narration.
I am not sure that I would have enjoyed reading these books as much as I have enjoyed listening to the narration. Katherine Kellgren brings every character to life and combined with the great writing of Rhys Bowen, I feel like I know these characters and I can see them clearly in my imagination as I listen to the books.
I think that the whole series is just a lot of fun, but I really want Darcy to come into some cash so that he and Georgie can get married. The fact that Georgie never knows when and where she will see Darcy again and then he just happens to be in the same location as Georgie is getting old. I did enjoy Georgie's trip to America and her interaction with "the stars".
SPOILERS: I think these books are REALLY cute, but I think this book had a few issues. I didn't like that Georgie solved the mysteries in this book without Darcy. If Scotland Yard is sending Darcy on these cases and he would like to get paid for the work then he should solve the mysteries. I think it's great for Georgie to help, but Darcy left on what basically ended up a wild goose chase while Georgie solved the mysteries. I would really like to see Georgie and Darcy married and solving these mysteries together. Now that would be fun!!!!
I loved the three ongoing stories and I loved Garnet. What a prude.
I thought Ms. Kingsolver did a great job with the narration. I really enjoyed her inflection and her southern accent.
I have to say that I was hoping for a different ending. Each story line wrapped up - sort of - but not completely. I almost feel like Ms. Kingslover needed to just finish the book and I thought it could have gone on a little longer and wrapped up a little better.
This book is not for everyone. You need an appreciation of nature. Ms. Kingslover had to do an incredible amount of research to write this book. I learned a lot. I really enjoyed this book and I'm sure I'll listen to it again.
I really enjoyed this book and I love Sally and Lucien, but I missed Ms. Gwen and Jane. I know that Ms. Gwen was included in the book, but her role was minimal. I actually think that I liked Eloise's and Collin's story the best. I can't wait to see what happens with them in the next book.
I really do love the Pink Carnation series. Lauren Willig is such a talented writer. She can take you back in time 200 plus years or 10 years and make you feel like you are right there with the characters. I enjoy her books so much!
Kate Reading's narration is PERFECT - PERFECT!!!! She switches between an American accent and British accent without any problems and makes every single character believable and brings them to life.
The combination of Ms. Willig and Ms. Reading is spot on!
I have listened to all of the Dixie Diva books and although these may not be the most scientific or have real life consequences, I am in love with these characters. I feel like I know all of them personally and I want to be a Dixie Diva. Being a southerner myself I can completely relate to a lot of the southern sayings and opinions/thoughts. Some are just so funny, but you may have to be a southerner to "get" them.
Trinket and Bitty are my favorites. I love their squabbles and I think that Karen Commings has brought these characters to life. Sometimes I laugh out at their antics.
Karen has ensured consistency of the characters between all of the books and that makes it very easy to flow from one book to the next.
I don't think these books would be a great "read", but I can tell you that they are a FANTASTIC "listen." I love them!
I really enjoyed this series and I thought this was a great story to end with. The story was believable even though it had a bit of a historical mystical tale. The characters were very well developed, but you need to listen to the first two books in the series before listening to this final book. It is a very good series, but I wouldn't recommend the books as standalone books.
The narrator is one of my all time favorites. She's fantastic.
Great series and a great story. Well worth the credit.
Maya Banks delivered!!!! The story was very good and it provides the set up for a very good series. I like that Evaline was hearing impaired although her ability to speak was one of the hardest things to believe due to the fact that this book is narrated. The narrator cannot really speak like a deaf person who hasn't spoken in three years, but regardless, she did a great job.
Very good and would highly recommend.
A very HOT and steamy short romance. I didn't care for the back door activities, but the romance was believable. Excellent narrator.
A very hot short super steamy romance. I don't care for the "rear end" activities, but the romance is believable. Good short steamy romance.
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