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A Beauty So Rare Audiobook
A Beauty So Rare
Written by: 
Tamera Alexander
Narrated by: 
Linda Stephens
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A Beauty So Rare Audiobook

A Beauty So Rare: Belmont Mansion, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

Pink was not what Eleanor Braddock ordered, but maybe it would soften the tempered steel of a woman who came through a war--and still had one to fight.

Eleanor Braddock, a spinster at 30, has long since dismissed any hope of marriage. But when a dying soldier whispers his final words, she believes her life can still have meaning and determines to find his widow. But this compassionate deed takes a harsh turn, and Eleanor finds herself dependent upon the richest woman in America and the most despised woman in Nashville--her aunt, Adelicia Acklen, mistress of Belmont Mansion. A clandestine act of kindness leads Eleanor to an unlikely path for her life--building an orphanage, a place that will house widows and orphans from the Civil War. And while Eleanor knows her own heart, she also knows her aunt will never approve.

Marcus von Quint, Archduke of the House of Habsburg and second in line to the Austrian throne, arrives in Nashville in search of a life he determines, instead of one determined for him. Collaborating with botanist Luther Burbank, Marcus seeks to combine his own passion for nature with his expertise in architecture. But his plans to incorporate natural beauty into the design of the orphanage run contrary to the wishes of practical, frugal Eleanor, who sees his ideas as costly nonsense. Yet as the construction project continues, Marcus and Eleanor find common ground--and a love neither of them expected.

But Marcus is not the man Adelicia has chosen for Eleanor to marry, and even if he were, someone who knows Marcus's secrets is about to reveal them all.

©2014 Tamera Alexander (P)2014 Recorded Books

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    Lisa Robinson 05-25-14
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    "A sweet story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it had a nice story line, and was a wonderful feel good tale.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sara J. Black 05-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    "easy listen but predictable"

    liked the characters but they were static. kind of blah ending. could see how the book would end after the first hour of listening. was right on all accounts. like it when a book surprises me, not this one. narrator is awesome

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    Dee Wallain Richmond, VA United States 03-01-16
    Dee Wallain Richmond, VA United States 03-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Captivating and engaging"

    This book was written well. The inclusion of some phrases in German was natural and not overbearing. It helped in understanding. The story so seemed to be about real people--the kind that a reader can get invested in. I liked the voice it was written in and the back and forth in people's minds.

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    Beate 01-10-16
    Beate 01-10-16 Member Since 2009
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    "great book"

    Loved it. I'd listen to it all over again. Great characters. good story. well read

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    donna 02-28-15
    donna 02-28-15
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    "Wonderful"

    Great listen. it brings Belmont to life full of love and history can't wait to continue.

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    Bookish 06-23-14
    Bookish 06-23-14

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    "Another winner!"
    If you could sum up A Beauty So Rare in three words, what would they be?

    Humility, Patience and Romanticism !


    Which character – as performed by Linda Stephens – was your favorite?

    Elenore was a beautiful young lady that really impressed me with her passion for helping women and children.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    GeGe Bliss 05-09-14
    GeGe Bliss 05-09-14 Member Since 2014
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    "More of a love story with predictable ending."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Probably not, because I recommend books to others that I feel will help them in their spiritual walk. This seem shallow compared to books I have listened to by Lynn Austin.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Not too much, I am really surprised I was able to finish this. I usually give up, but I kept thinking this would get better.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Too over the top ... like she was reading to small children.


    Do you think A Beauty So Rare needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    NO


    0 of 4 people found this review helpful

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