Eliza Budley is a beautiful widow whose husband gambled away his fortune. Lady Fortescue reminds the others that, to be fair, Mrs. Budley has no relatives on whom she can call. Gentle Mrs. Budley thinks she has escaped her fate until Sir Philip comes up with a plan: He has heard that the elderly Marquess of Peterhouse is senile, a widower, extremely rich, and unlikely to remember whether Mrs. Budley is a relative or not. So off Mrs. Budley goes to the bleak castle where the marquess turns out to be not so old, hardly senile, and, in fact, quite handsome.
The loveable characters from the Poor Relation Hotel return in this sparkling and adventurous Regency from Marion Chesney.
©1993 Marion Chesney. All rights reserved. (P)2012 AudioGO
Historical & SciFi Book Lover, especially Georgette Heyer, Lois McMaster Bujold, Connie Willis (& New Who). Also books for the kids.
Third installment of the Poor Relation Series. Set in the Regency period. Some nice period details sprinkled in the novel. This series of novels are light, entertaining reads. Regency without the bodice ripping.
As before the main romance is almost relegated to a subplot as the lives, hopes and dreams of the other characters were explored. Gentle humour, pleasantly entertaining.
The narration is, as ever, stunningly good.
I am totally hooked on this series. Ms. Poter's narration is wonderful. I am delighted
by the main character's personalities and can't wait for the next book to see what
they get involved in this time.
Sir Philip is the most colorful character. He is a rake, kind, hateful,sweet, and
I have listened to her narations of M.C.Beaton and enjoyed them but this series is her
finest performance. Her characters come alive. She deserves 5 stars for this
The series brings laughs, worry, historical information, and pure delight.
Self-admitted lazy reader who delights in listening to audiobooks!
I love this series. Beaton has created a wonderful cast of characters that the reader wants to spend time with and see how they resolve their predicaments. Davina Porter does an awesome job of reading this tale.
It's be grand fun following Ms. Budley and seeing her slowly growing stronger.
I love Davina Porter as a narrator. I have actually ended up listening to books that I would ordinarily skip over simply because she is the performer.
I enjoyed seeing the change in Mrs. Budley from dependent and shy to strong and assertive.
I had not really thought much about the character of Mrs. Budley in Books 1 and 2. As usual, though, I liked the male aristocrastic leads best, even though they're basically the same character.
She does a great job distinguishing the various characters with subtle differences in dialect and tone.
I was able to do it in two "sittings" while driving.
Glad to be part of the audible community and I hope that my reviews help to choose the right book and share my love of reading.
MC Beaton seriously lacks imagination, Mrs Budley nothing else than all the other folks that join the poor relation. It is a poor relation imaginary book.
get more spicy and more courageous......
all of them if it weren't for Davina Porter I would have not listened to these series
nope it is all so predicatable
only get it on sale
I enjoyed this amusing story about the Poor Relations. It is fast and fun. We follow Mrs. Budley on her thieving expedition, and, what follows is pretty funny. Humor gets a bit crude, but all in all, another great book in the series. Done with this book in the series; and off my credit goes for the next one!
Reader, of course. Painter. Newspaper columnist. Nurse. Humane Society. Lake life. Walker. Happily remarried - was a widow.
Third in the series. I've really enjoyed this series. Well written, fast, entertaining. I recommend the whole series. In another era but very timely stories. Good solid plot. No graphic sex scenes if that matters to you.
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