As a lover of animals and nature, Beatrix Hathaway has always been more comfortable outdoors than in the ballroom. Even though she participated in the London season in the past, the classic beauty and free-spirited Beatrix has never been swept away or seriously courted…and she has resigned herself to the fate of never finding love. Has the time come for the most unconventional of the Hathaway sisters to settle for an ordinary man - just to avoid spinsterhood?
Captain Christopher Phelan is a handsome, daring soldier who plans to marry Beatrix’s friend, the vivacious flirt Prudence Mercer, when he returns from fighting abroad. But, as he explains in his letters to Pru, life on the battlefield has darkened his soul - and it’s becoming clear that Christopher won’t come back as the same man. When Beatrix learns of Pru’s disappointment, she decides to help by concocting Pru’s letters to Christopher for her. Soon the correspondence between Beatrix and Christopher develops into something fulfilling and deep…and when Christopher comes home, he’s determined to claim the woman he loves. What began as Beatrix’s innocent deception has resulted in the agony of unfulfilled love - and a passion that can’t be denied…
©2010 Rosalyn Landor (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Great story & characters. This family is one of the best to listen too, there fun, intelligent, open minded and honest. Always enjoy listening to any of this series. Abridged version was great, full and interesting from start to finish. Narration great too.
"Lisa Kleypas Never Disappoint's"
I like them both equally. I only buy the audible books when I don't have time to just sit and read the book.
There were so many memorable moments in this book and so many comical moments. Although, for me, it wasn't the funny moment's that most stood out. It was the moment when Beatrix and Phelan meet in the woods for the first time after his return from the war (Phelan insults Beatrix hedgehog). I could feel Bea's pain and realization that he had no idea who she was and still didn't like her or that she had been the person who wrote him that it was their love that had developed.
Beatrix and Captian Phelan's story was my favorite of the Hathaway siblings and that is saying something because I loved them all!
However, Bea's story was so much more interesting and deeper as their love story was unlikely because one; they weren't fond of each other, Two they were miles away and Phelan was in the midst of war, three love only developed through the art of writing letters and a bit of unintentional deception which, was a worrying way to start.
Lisa Kleypas is a wonderful author on her own I have read her books and listened to them repeatedly.
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