The toast of the town.... All London is at Julia Wentworth’s feet — and anything she desires is hers for the asking. But the glamorous leading lady guards a shocking secret: a mystery husband whom she does not know, dares not mention... and cannot love.
For years Damon Savage has been searching for the stranger his parents wed him to without his consent, hoping to legally free himself from matrimony’s invisible chains. And he is astonished to discover his “bride” is none other than the exquisite lady he’d hoped to make his mistress! But though his wife by law, Julia will never truly be Damon’s — until he conquers her fears, his formidable rivals... and her proud, passionate, and independent heart.
©2005 Lisa Kleypas (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
This is one of my favorites from Kleypas. I enjoy the steady incline of the plot and the intricacies of each character, but my favorite is how she closes her novels. The epilogue leaves the reader with true closure and a warm heart. More than anything I enjoyed the narrator. Rosalyn Landor is by far the best. I don't know how she does it, but the male characters sound rough, masculine, and sensual, while the female characters are delicate and beautiful. This is a must read!!!
I love books! Audiobooks take stories to the next level. I'm obsessed with Audible and will try to rate all of my books. Happy Listening! ;)
A story by Lisa Kleypas and narrated by Rosalyn Landor is an automatic buy for me. All the stories are good, interesting and romantic. And a good story only gets better with a great narrator that adds so much emotion and depth to it. If you like historical romances you will enjoy this story about two people that were meant to be together despite time and distance...
Great story, interesting characters, believable passion, authentic conflicts, enjoyable narration! Well worth the purchase. I will be buying more from this author and narrator
I am a sucker with any stories involving a Duke and now add gentle, handsome, powerful, besotted and tall and I am hopelessly in love. You won’t go wrong with this book if you want plot twists and a passionate love story as is Lisa Kleypas’s signature.
I just Love the Allure of a Great Romance...a Pair of Rose Colored Glasses...some Fine Wine, and a Subscription to Audible...
Lisa Kleypas is one of my favorite Historical Romance Novelists, and when teamed with Rosalyn Landor - you can bet you will be listening to another winner.
Having said that, Somewhere I'll Find You is definitely worth the credit; although, it is far from my favorite LK novel.
The Hathaways, and Wallflower series, respectively are amazing, can't put down, loving every character, audios! If you haven't purchased these audios yet, you really must consider them.
Somewhere I'll Find You is good, but it took longer to gain my interest, and "investment" in each character. I knew though, that once I had given it a chance, it would be worth it, and that I would enjoy the journey.
In my opinion, if you have not been exposed to LK or RL yet, begin with The Wallflowers, and then The Hathaways. Put this novel in your wish list and revisit it later.
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I've been indulging in a lot of Lisa Kleypas lately. I find her books soothing and a great escape. Especially as read by Rosalyn Landor. This one was very much like the others, though it didn't stand out for me. I think the problem was the female protagonist. She was independent enough to become an actress to support herself at a time when that profession was scandalous, but not strong enough to realize she was in love . . . ?
That was just weak. A woman like that would know what she wanted and go for it. So much time was wasted with her in denial that it kind of ruined the whole book. And the male character was a neanderthal. Period.
Dear Ms. Kleypas: You have a good thing going. Stop making your female characters so stupid, and your male characters so one dimensional. Thank you, a loyal fan.
"Somewhere I'll Find You" is a well written story about an arranged marriage between a Duke's heir and an extremely wealthy family's daughter. Julia's father wants a titled husband for her, and the Duke needs money to cover his gambling debts, and restore the family finances. The catch--Damon is 7 years old and Julia is 4 years old when the marriage takes place.
Lord Damon and Lady Julia know they are married, but have never met since they were children. The arranged marriage ruined both their lives. Neither are free to marry another, have children, nor lead a normal life. Julia rebels and runs away to become an actress and Lord Damon searches for her for years without success, wanting to right the wrong committed by their parents when they were children. Having taken over the finances of the Dukedom, using the money received from Julia's father, Lord Damon makes wise investments and becomes one of the foremost wealthiest men. He wants to get an annulment, see that the "bride" money is returned to Julia, so they can get on with their lives.
Busy taking care of the family Damon has not had time for fun in his life, but one night he walks down to the village during May Day; an ancient public spring festival with dancing, singing. He sees a pretty girl and on impulse asks her to dance learning she is a actress in a little known theatre, but names are not exchanged. He kisses her and leaves, but doesn't forget her. Years later he meets her again, without recognition. She has changed her name and is a well known actress. The attraction is still there. At a party to raise funds for the theatre she meets Lord Damon, and recognizes the name as her husband, but he has no idea who she is.
It's a moving story that any lover of Historical Romance should find entertaining, I certainly did.
Rosalyn Landor gave a perfect performance. Kleypas and Landor are an unbeatable combination for our listening pleasure. Well worth a credit.
I loved that the main character was a strong female protagonist. Julia Wentworth is a glamorous actress who escapes from her predestined future as a married woman to a man she barely knew.
Damon Savage is a great character who is charming, devout and determined.
He is charmed by the young actress while in pursuit of his "wife" to whom he was married as a youth.
When the two characters come to realize the relationship between them is far more than either of them first imaged.
Love Kleypas and Landor!
Always! But This Heroine was frustrating and bland... Hero came off as a brute.. not even a likeable brute :-) Ending was lackluster... I always judge a good book by asking if I would read/listen to it again... this one was a no... but it wasn't bad or awful.. just average
Yes. The narrator has a good range of voice variations, it makes it a pleasure to listen to.
I always like a period romance, especially when the main characters ave strong personalities.
Ms. Landor has a beautiful speaking voice, very magnetic, easy to listen to. She always draws in the listener.
One critique -- I find it rather unbelievable that society would not be scandalized for a duke to marry an actress, akin to a prostitute in this era.
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