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Along Came a Duke: Rhymes with Love | [Elizabeth Boyle]

Along Came a Duke: Rhymes with Love

Her Aunt Allegra said, "A young lady with a fortune is subject to all sorts of untoward attentions by the worst sort of vagrants." It is a lesson Tabitha Timmons, a penniless spinster, has never needed to heed. That is, until she is left a vast fortune payable only upon her marriage to the very respectable Mr. Barkworth - a match that offers little chance of discovering exactly what her aunt means by "untoward attentions." But the same can't be said when the Duke of Preston happens along Tabitha's path....
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Her Aunt Allegra said, "A young lady with a fortune is subject to all sorts of untoward attentions by the worst sort of vagrants."

It is a lesson Tabitha Timmons, a penniless spinster, has never needed to heed. That is, until she is left a vast fortune payable only upon her marriage to the very respectable Mr. Barkworth - a match that offers little chance of discovering exactly what her aunt means by "untoward attentions."

But the same can't be said when the Duke of Preston happens along Tabitha's path. He spies a rebellious streak in her that matches his own, and he makes it his mission to save her from such a passionless match, interfering in her life at every turn. All too soon, Preston - whose very name spells ruin - has Tabitha caught between the good fortune that guarantees her security, and his kiss, which promises an entirely different kind of happily-ever-after.

©2012 Elizabeth Boyle (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Dani Di Pietro 06-13-14
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Along Came a Duke to be better than the print version?

    Both are fantastic


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Along Came a Duke?

    When Preston and Tabitha dine together.


    What about Susan Duerden’s performance did you like?

    Perfect for that role


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me smile, I really like it


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    Patricia Las Vegas, NV, United States 06-26-12
    Patricia Las Vegas, NV, United States 06-26-12 Member Since 2010

    Mother of 3, grandmother of 6, retired nurse and substance abuse counselor. Thrilled to have the time to read or listen to books again.

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    a okay little book but nothing spectacular. A nice read when your bored and need some thing to fill the time. Chacaters are a bit predictable especially the main female character who is portrayed as being not to smart for not even questioning the circumstances she found herself in.
    The narrator should never ever attempt to do a male voice again.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Trish R. JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States 04-06-14
    Trish R. JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States 04-06-14 Member Since 2014
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    It was entertaining all the way through. Loved Preston and Tabitha, Roxley, Harriet, Daphne. The Barkworth family was a little strange and I loved how Preston kept messing up the name, I was laughing out loud. There was sexual tension throughout the book, which I love, but only one quick sex scene, which I wasn't crazy about. An all-around terrific read.

    As to the narrator: Spectacular! She made the characters come alive with all the different voices. I absolutely love it when a book calls for a laugh and the narrator actually does laugh. Phenomenal job!!!

    I would also like to say that the description tells us what the book is about or we can zip over to Amazon and look at reviews. This is AUDIBLE! What we need to review is the narrator. Does he or she suck? Why? Is he or she too nasal-y, too sweet for the kind of book he or she is reading, to gruff, too bland, too robotic, lacks emotion. Is he or she doing nothing but reading the book? Not changing his or her voice for the male and female voices? Is the narrator sounding the same whether she or he is reading a whisper spoken?
    Most of us on AUDIBLE don't really care what the book is about. We want to know about the narrator! This is AUDIBLE, after all.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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