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The Secrets of Wishtide Audiobook

The Secrets of Wishtide

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Mrs. Laetitia Rodd, aged 52, is the widow of an archdeacon who makes her living as a highly discreet private investigator. Her brother, Frederick Tyson, is a criminal barrister living in nearby Highgate with his wife and 10 children. Frederick finds the cases, and Laetitia solves them using her arch intelligence and her immaculate cover as an unsuspecting widow. When a case arises involving the son of the highly connected Sir James Calderstone, Laetitia sets off for Lincolnshire undercover as the family's new governess - quickly making herself indispensable. But the seemingly simple case - looking into young Charles Calderstone's inappropriate love interest - soon takes an unpleasant turn. And as the family's secrets begin to unfold, Laetitia discovers the Calderstones have more to hide than most.

©2016 Kate Saunders (P)2016 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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    Digit Head 11-02-16
    Digit Head 11-02-16 Member Since 2015

    I commute 1 1/2 hours per day by car for my job. Great time to listen to a great book!

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    This book is delightful! Smart mystery - wonderful characters. I'm not sure how the author will make a series out of this but I hope she does. I usually would only read this type of mystery from a book - but the narrator made the audio worth your while.

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    Quinn 10-24-16
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    "Thoroughly enjoyed this book!"

    Great story, great characters and great narrator! I look forward to the next book in this new series!

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    Sharon 11-02-16
    Sharon 11-02-16
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    "Not my kind of book"

    It's slow enough to actually have been written in 1850 by the Victorian widow of a vicar, so it seems very very long. The solution to the mystery is obvious almost as soon as it appears, so no real mystery exists. And there is lots and lots of proselytizing, which is definitely not to my taste. As the narrator, Anna Bentinck does her usual fine job.

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    Glenda 10-24-16
    Glenda 10-24-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Yes! Women can be strong without male bashing!!"
    Where does The Secrets of Wishtide rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Right up there at the top! The author was able to write a great period book that stayed within the realm of realism. I enjoy reading historical fiction because I don't have to listen to all of the offensive language that to date books deem necessary to use. I also loved how the author was able to show how strong women had to be to survive in a time period that was very limiting at best but her story was not about how evil all men are.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Secrets of Wishtide?

    The grace given to the paramour required a strong selfless act.


    Which character – as performed by Anna Bentinck – was your favorite?

    Mrs Benson was another character that was a great example of showing great strength and wisdom without having to have great wealth or academic accomplishments.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Grow your own seeds!


    Any additional comments?

    More, more, more!!!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Kristina Queensbury, NY, United States 12-02-16
    Kristina Queensbury, NY, United States 12-02-16 Member Since 2006
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    "Really just perfect for me"

    This had it all for me...smart, captivating writing narrated by a master-level performer. The story, characters, and narration were just so great; I can't wait to gobble up all the stories to come. Ms. Saunders, please keep writing this series!

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    "What A Pleasure!"

    Interesting and smart plot; well-developed characters; and a fabulous narrator. Her soft English voice was a pleasure to listen to. Bravo.

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