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Lessons in French | [Laura Kinsale]

Lessons in French

Trevelyan d'Augustin and Lady Callista Talliafaire were secret sweethearts, until the day her father dismissed him with a whip across the face. Ten years and three jiltings later, shy Callie is resigned to a quiet village life as the late earl's spinster daughter. But now Trev has returned from his estates in France, upending everything, dragging her into adventures, stealing Hubert the prize-winning bull, and flinging Callie's heart into mayhem again.
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Publisher's Summary

Laura Kinsale's best romantic comedy, narrated in Nick Boulton's sexy, wicked voice....

Trevelyan d'Augustin and Lady Callista Talliafaire were secret sweethearts, until the day her father dismissed him with a whip across the face. Ten years and three jiltings later, shy Callie is resigned to a quiet village life as the late earl's spinster daughter. But now Trev has returned from his estates in France, upending everything, dragging her into adventures, stealing Hubert the prize-winning bull, and flinging Callie's heart into mayhem again.

Laura and Nick fans who enjoy a practical, witty heroine will love shy Lady Callista with her cattle and daydreams, and believe dashing Trev will be a lucky man if he can win her back...or perhaps just kidnap her instead!

©2010 Laura Kinsale (P)2014 Hedgehog Inc

What the Critics Say

  • Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award
  • "Boulton's delivery and pacing not only capture the growing emotional and sometimes breathless physical attraction between the star-crossed lovers, but also convey their tantalizingly sharp and witty repartee." (Audiofile Magazine)

    "A rich and rewarding romance from the legendary Laura Kinsale!" (Mary Jo Putney, New York Times best-selling author of Loving a Lost Lord)

    "Laura Kinsale creates magic. Her characters live, breathe, charm, and seduce, and her writing is as delicious and perfectly served as wine in a crystal glass." (Best-selling author, Lisa Kleypas)

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    ~~ DARA ~~ "Beautiful" Niagara Falls 07-24-14
    ~~ DARA ~~ "Beautiful" Niagara Falls 07-24-14 Member Since 2011

    ~~~"HOPEFUL ROMANTIC"~~~ *** Love Audio Books....Especially Historical Romances *** ~~ "Reviews Should Never Contain Spoilers ~~

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    "Holy Cow!! What A Lovely Romance!! ;-)"


    I was a little surprised to find this book very different than other Laura Kinsale books. This story is not dark or has characters that are deeply distressed. Rather, it is a lighter more balanced story with characters that are charming, witty, fun, and true to life.

    Trevelyan (Trev) is a dashing Frenchman who has loved Callista (Callie) since he was 16. He has a devil-may-care attitude that is endearing and very amusing. Callie is spinster Englishwoman who is practical, loyal, and loves animals. They have a unique “cat and mouse” relationship immersed with clever joking/bantering conversations that are very amusing.

    Nicholas Boulton is a top-notch narrator!! (He is the perfect narrator for LK’s books).

    This is truly a well written love adventure that is filled with friendship, loyalty, loss, laughter, mischief, fun, love, and even a cow! It's worth a credit.


    16 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth Chuluota, FL, United States 09-06-14
    Elizabeth Chuluota, FL, United States 09-06-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Favorite Kinsale Book yet"
    What did you love best about Lessons in French?

    I enjoyed both the story and the characters. Read like a my favorite books from Georgette Heyer. Less suspenseful than some of the other Kinsale books which I prefer when I wish to relax.


    Any additional comments?

    Hope there are more of this type still to come from Laura Kinsale.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    PattiC2 maine 08-30-14
    PattiC2 maine 08-30-14

    reviews for fun

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    "Another good book by Laura Kinsale"

    Nicholas Boulton is one of my favorite narrators. His narration for Lessons in French did not disappoint. His voice for Trev was wonderful. Sigh! Laura Kinsale injects a little humor in the conversations between Trev and Callie. I loved the book.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    N. Jain Pleasanton, CA, US 08-19-14
    N. Jain Pleasanton, CA, US 08-19-14 Member Since 2007

    luvs to get lost in a book

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    "So Happy I found this!"
    If you could sum up Lessons in French in three words, what would they be?

    Charming, funny, marvelous


    Have you listened to any of Nicholas Boulton’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This was my first Nicholas Boulton book and I'm hooked. I bought other Laura Kinsale books because of this reading. Nicholas could read the phone book and it would be worth it.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    YES!


    Any additional comments?

    I'm a huge fan of Stephanie Laurens' books read by Simon Prebble. I'm so very happy to find another great author with an absolutely fabulous narrator like Nicholas Boulton. Many happy hours of listening in my future. I couldn't be happier.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Julia Dover, MA, United States 08-17-14
    Julia Dover, MA, United States 08-17-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Charming!"
    What did you love best about Lessons in French?

    Wonderfully witty- charming characters


    What did you like best about this story?

    Relationship between the two lead characters


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The cattle show & Hubert's escape


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

    Laugh


    Any additional comments?

    Narration was perfect

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Cam Las Vegas, NV, United States 07-27-14
    Cam Las Vegas, NV, United States 07-27-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Incredibly well written, Superbly narrated"

    I have always LOVED LK books, but I admit the stories usually have a darker side to them. Characters are never perfect and may even have a physical challenge. Not so here. The hero has done some things in the past he is not proud of, but it is all in the past.
    Both the hero and heroine are loyal, sweet and giving making it very easy as a reader to fall in love with them. As always you will also enjoy well developed supporting characters in addition to a main animal, in this case a bull, as depicted in the cover. If you enjoy LK, NB duo, this book will not disappoint.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    anne Mililani, HI, United States 10-18-14
    anne Mililani, HI, United States 10-18-14 Member Since 2011
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    "CUTE COUPLE AWARD"

    My favorite Kinsale book so far and my favorite couple. And . . surprise, surprise, neither one is impaired in any way. They are amazingly normal - a definite change from the author's usual lovers.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Laura 09-09-14
    Laura 09-09-14
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    "Delightful Emotional Roller Coaster!"

    As always the pairing of Laura Kinsale and the brilliant Nicholas Boulton has resulted in a 5 star experience. They say this book is supposed to be "lighter" than Laura's other books and contain more humor but don't for one minute think that you'll be robbed of the heart wrenching ride that we've come to expect from Ms. Kinsale. Watching the two main characters try to reconcile their current life and perceptions with their past love was a delight. And quite frankly I always feel as if I'm listening to a movie when Nicholas Boulton narrates - he doesn't read the book - he becomes the characters. To hear the catch in their throat or the uncertainty in their voices - he makes you feel as if you're listening to real people.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    reasonable critic United States 08-15-14
    reasonable critic United States 08-15-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Each Audio Book is a Gem"

    It is difficult to compare Laura Kinsale's audio books narrated by Nicholas Boulton--they are all awesome. Lessons in French is no different--I loved it. My only complaint is that there are too few Kinsale books on audible.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Melissa Bee 12-22-14
    Melissa Bee 12-22-14
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    "Cute story-outstanding narration"

    This story was sweet and light hearted but I really missed the angst that was present in the other two books by Kinsale/Boulton that I listened to. Nicholas Boulton is hands down the best narrator I've ever listened to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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