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A Rather Curious Engagement Audiobook

A Rather Curious Engagement

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Publisher's Summary

Penny Nichols has the London apartment, the classic cat, the villa in France, the fabulous bank account, and the great guy to share them all with. So everything's perfect, right? Er, well...Pennies, nickels....

Pursued by gigolos, gold diggers, an ex-wife, and highly aggressive salesmen, all chasing after their millions, freelancer-turned-heiress Penny Nichols and her boyfriend, Jeremy, decide to take a whole summer off and sock away most of their inheritance. But they allow themselves one big splurge from their wish list - and that's where all the trouble begins....and a boatload of secrets.

At an auction on the French Riviera, Penny and Jeremy win much more than they bargain for, as they uncover a centuries-old rivalry involving the theft of a strange, priceless treasure linked to Beethoven's Germany. Investigating everything from a 1920s yacht on the Mediterranean, to the legendary superstitionsof the island of Corsica, right up to a castle on Lake Como, Italy, Penny and Jeremy track down a mysterious elderly count whose fractured memory may hold the key piece of this fascinating historical puzzle.

©2010 C. A. Belmond (P)2010 Listen & Live Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"It's fluffy and fun, even if you don't have your own yacht." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Great for fans of the Royal Spyness series by Rhys Bowen and the same narrator.

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    This book was an ok "read" but not as satisfying as the first book in the series. A couple of danger elements weren't well explained. I'll probably listen to the rest of the series though, since Katherine Kellgren is the narrator.

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    I enjoyed the first book but I didn't think the second one would be as good because there is no murder. However, it has an entertaining and funny plot and likable characters. I will probably read the next book just because I like the characters and the shenanigans they get into.

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    C. VanDewalli West Palm Beach, FL USA 12-09-16 Member Since 2007

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    "love these characters"

    I follow this narrator and have found great writers because of her. This series has turned out to be very entertaining.

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    "better then the frist"

    I'v now listened to this one and the frist two times in the last month, and about the last one for a second time too. Mystery, love and amazing city's in Europe. Love the narrator's range and ability to keep u wanting to listen

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    "Belmond and Kellgren are such fun together."

    Loved listening to these great little distractions! Well- written and loads of fun. I hate getting to the end. Kellgren does all the accents very well.

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    "A Rather Curious Engagement"

    I loved it. I can't wait to hear the next book. I was captivated from the beginning until the end. The scenery was described so well that I could see myself looking at it.

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    "Really enjoying these books. "

    Comfortable. I could follow Jeremy and Penny for a very long time. Just my speed as an escape from a hectic life.

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    "A charming book!"

    The trilogy continues and delightfully delivers just as much enjoyment as the first book! The characters are lovely, well...most of them!

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