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Love in the Afternoon Audiobook

Love in the Afternoon: Hathaways, Book 5

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Publisher's Summary

Captain Christopher Phelan has been corresponding with the beautiful golden-haired Prudence Mercer while he was away fighting in the Crimean War. What he doesn't know, however, is that the woman who wrote to him is actually Prudence's best friend, Beatrix Hathaway.

Upon his return home to Hampshire, it becomes clear that Christopher's experiences in war have changed him.

Spend some more time with the Hathaways.

©2010 Lisa Kleypas (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Cam Las Vegas, NV, United States 12-23-13
    Cam Las Vegas, NV, United States 12-23-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Love Kleypas but this book is a B-"

    Though I did not find letters written between Captain Christopher Phelan and Beatrix worthy of creating such a strong attachment, it is nice to read a story where the hero's feelings of love is based on merit and not looks. At least this is true for the captain. Beatrix’s love seemed to be mostly based on looks and therefore shallow since all she had experienced with him was his rudeness and contempt throughout their entire acquaintance. I found this book an ok end to the Hathaway series.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer 10-12-13
    Jennifer 10-12-13
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    "Love the Series!"
    What did you love best about Love in the Afternoon?

    Loved the main character- Beatrix was quirky and interesting. And although this was the last book in the Hathaway series I listened to it first and it made me want to buy the others. Which I promptly did of course.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Beatrix- I loved her unique perspective.


    What does Rosalyn Landor bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Not sure- she's one of my favorite narrators, and I think she does both male and female voices pretty well.


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

    I definitely laughed and everything in between.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jonna 10-06-13
    Jonna 10-06-13

    I have a PhD in American Literature but my love affair with romance novels on audible is going strong.

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    "Delightful ending to charming series."

    This was my favorite of the whole series as the main character is such a charming and interesting character. Plenty of humor, surprises and drama as usual with Kleypas. Don't miss this one if you are following the series, which is best if read in order.

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    Jane Chicago, IL, United States 03-09-13
    Jane Chicago, IL, United States 03-09-13 Member Since 2015
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    "I smiled a lot during this book."

    The last half is weak, but the first half is definitely worthwhile.

    Christopher, a British soldier, had a crush on beautiful but shallow Prudence. He asked her to write to him while he fought in the Crimea. Prudence had no interest, but Beatrix did. So Beatrix wrote letters to Christopher, signing them as Prudence. Christopher fell in love with the letter writer but didn’t know it was Beatrix. This was fun with good anticipation - wondering what he will do, how will he find out. The last half was kind of typical - ordinary writing - not much done with the relationship. I was surprised it went on as long as it did after they fell in love. Prudence disappeared from the plot too quickly. The second half could have been better by giving Prudence a larger role.

    A couple thoughts: I liked the way Christopher disliked Beatrix in the beginning. I liked the line “Prudence has the depth of a puddle.”

    There were several sex scenes. They were ok, nothing special.

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    The narrator Rosalyn Landor had a lovely Julie Andrews voice for Beatrix. But I did not like her voice for men. She used a holding your breath low voice which sounded weird. It detracted from Christopher’s sexuality. Her emotional interpretation of Christopher made him less likeable. It’s probably better to read this than listen to her.

    Genre: historical romance

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth Sandia, TX, United States 08-14-12
    Elizabeth Sandia, TX, United States 08-14-12 Member Since 2016

    I just Love the Allure of a Great Romance...a Pair of Rose Colored Glasses...some Fine Wine, and a Subscription to Audible...

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    "Another Kleypas Winner - It's Bea's turn!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Pairing Lisa Kleypas with Rosalyn Landor proves to be a winning combination every time! Rosalyn has a way of bringing the words and characters of LK to life, making it very difficult to put the book down. It would be impossible to pick a favorite, because each is performed to perfection with endearing personalities.I love the Hathaway family. They are quirky, and funny - loving love eachother with unconditional acceptance and loyalty.Begin with the first book in the series...you will love them all !


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    angelfox 12-13-11
    angelfox 12-13-11 Member Since 2006
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    "Lots of sex, not enough plot"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    As with the other books in this series, there's an interesting heroine and a potentially very interesting plot. But, the author seems to think readers need a sex manual (quite idealized!) rather than a novel.
    Ms. Kleypas is a very good writer but I think she has caved in to whatever the romance writer gods are saying will sell. I think it would have still been a fun, sexy book with more plot in it.


    Has Love in the Afternoon turned you off from other books in this genre?


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    Amazon Customer Las Vegas, NV, United States 12-01-11
    Amazon Customer Las Vegas, NV, United States 12-01-11 Member Since 2014
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    "Loved it!"

    This is a great conclusion to the "Hathaways" series. I wasn't sure if I would enjoy Beatrix's story, but I really did. The romance was genuine and sweet, and as always, I found myself laughing at the interactions of the Hathaways with each other. What a fun family! The narration was also excellent, Ms. Landor's narrations are always done very well. I highly recommend this book, along with the previous book in the series, "Married by Morning".

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Wendy 10-25-11
    Wendy 10-25-11

    I’m the writer, photographer and editor of WithLoveFromWendy. A website emphasizing on healthy habits, books, writing and lifestyle.

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    "Any book narrated by Rosalyn Landor"

    Any book narrated by Rosalyn Landor is HIGHLY recommended. She gives life to all those characters.

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    Judith Manchester, CT, United States 04-19-11
    Judith Manchester, CT, United States 04-19-11 Member Since 2008
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    "Love In The Afternoon"

    A brilliantly written series of the Hathaways (Book 5) You just have to read them all. The voice of
    Rosalyn Landor is so perfect, you get lost in the thrill of it all. Every book is so different that it shows the writers knowledge of just how to write a book. Couldn't put it down!

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    Maine Knitter 07-05-16
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    "I hate for the series to end"

    Lisa Kleypas! What more needs to be said?

    I enjoy stories based on correspondence. I don't usually like stories based on misrepresentation but this was done well. I love especially liked that the growing attraction Christopher has for Beatrix is based on her own merits and not on the ton's image of the "perfect" woman. She's a Hathaway, after all.

    Great story! I hate to see the series end but it goes out on a high note with this book.

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