From the legendary New York Times best-selling author of Only a Kiss and Only a Promise comes the final book in the rapturous Survivor's Club series - as the future of one man lies within the heart of a lost but never-forgotten love....
For the first time since the death of his wife, the Duke of Stanbrook is considering remarrying and finally embracing happiness for himself. With that thought comes the treasured image of a woman he met briefly a year ago and never saw again.
Dora Debbins relinquished all hope to marry when a family scandal left her in charge of her younger sister. Earning a modest living as a music teacher, she's left with only an unfulfilled dream. Then, one afternoon, an unexpected visitor makes it come true.
For both George and Dora, that brief first encounter was as fleeting as it was unforgettable. Now is the time for a second chance. And while even true love comes with a risk, who are two dreamers to argue with destiny?
©2016 Mary Balogh (P)2016 Recorded Books
I have loved this entire series and I was really looking forward to George's book. As usual, Mary Balogh did not disappoint. Rosalyn Landor is a master narrator, she is always good.
It is nice to have a story that starts with a marriage, since we all know that's where it is going. The twist, unfortunately, is one we have seen before in her other books and is a bit predictable. That said, this was a lovely end to the survivor series.
Not a lot of action.
Each main character spent ages in angst over how their perfect wedding day was ruined but still perfect and even though it was perfect it was still the worst day ever.
Most of the book is spent explaining the main couple's feelings and their descriptions of the various settings, clothing, furniture, flowers, musical instruments, etc. So each sceen had to be told from each characters point of view. And again everything is perfect except it is just not perfect.
The narrator was very good.
I suggest you only read/listen to this novel only if you are a big fan of the Survivors Series and want to read a post script of those previous stories.
I love this narrator as I have heard her perform before! I loved the story because throughout reading the other books in the series I always wondered about George. :)
Say something about yourself!
Two people fall in love, neither of them in the blush of youth and from different social classes. He is a childless widower who just happens to be a duke, and she is spinster in her late 30's who teaches piano. It is a sweet story about two sweet people.
I thought reading the book was great but listening to it was even better. the reader made this book come alive.
"The last of the Surviors"
I have enjoyed all the stories about the survivors, some more than others and was happy to read the last about the Duke. I was a bit confused as from the other books, I was lead to believed that the Duke loved his wife. Then we find out he had never been her husband in the true sense, however it was a good story and a happy ending.
Yes, but I do find that she is a "Hit and Miss type of authoress.
Yes I enjoyed her narrative style.
It would be hard to make a film about one book as they are all interlinked, to make one about all the books would mean short-changing the stories.
Worth reading all books, though not all are as good as some.
"I really loved this book"
This was a great finish to this series of books and the narrator was brilliant as usual
There is NO story! how terribly dissapointing ... it's a " day in the life of"
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