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The Heiress | [Lynsay Sands]

The Heiress

Suzette is not like other heiresses; she wants a poor husband, a gentleman who will be so grateful for her dowry that he will allow her access to it so that she can pay off her father's gambling debts. When this alluring beauty encounters Daniel Woodrow - handsome, titled, single, and even more impoverished than she could have hoped for - it seems Suzette's wildest dreams have come true. But Daniel has not been truthful.
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Publisher's Summary

Desperately seeking a husband....

Suzette is not like other heiresses; she wants a poor husband, a gentleman who will be so grateful for her dowry that he will allow her access to it so that she can pay off her father's gambling debts. When this alluring beauty encounters Daniel Woodrow - handsome, titled, single, and even more impoverished than she could have hoped for - it seems Suzette's wildest dreams have come true.

But Daniel has not been truthful. Tired of being accosted by an endless stream of vapid coquettes and their fortune-hunting mothers, Daniel has decided to plead poverty to stop them in their tracks. Yet here is a most refreshing and delectable lady, who claims to be thrilled by his penury. Now all Daniel has to do to find true happiness is to keep a little white lie alive... while avoiding a villain who's determined to prevent this union by any means necessary.

©2011 Lynsay Sands (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers

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    J-9 Cary, NC, United States 04-26-12
    J-9 Cary, NC, United States 04-26-12
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    "Fleeced by Sands!!!"
    What would have made The Heiress better?

    The Heiress is a copy of The Countess for more than 1/2 of the book. I am so disappointed. Why would Ms. Sands, her editors and publishers think it was okay to tell the same story in two different books with the same characters???


    Has The Heiress turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No - historical romance is my favorite genre.


    What three words best describe Faye Adelle’s voice?

    I can't think of three words, but I think her narration was okay. It isn't the best, but it also isn't the worst I've ever listened too. I won't completely turn away from books narrated by Faye Adelle, but they may not be my first choice either.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Heiress?

    I would cut more than half of the book because it's a near copy of The Countess. The Countess is a much better book although when you get to the part of the book that isn't a copy of The Countess, it's actually pretty good.


    Any additional comments?

    I can't decide if I'll listen to more books by Ms. Sands or not AFTER I finish listening to The Husband Hunt. I really want to finish the series and here Lisa and Robert's story.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    B. Arroyo Pembroke Pines 07-08-11
    B. Arroyo Pembroke Pines 07-08-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Pembroke Pines"

    Well if you already purchaed The Countess then don't waste your $$$ on the Heiress because the author basically made two books from one. She narrated The Countess with Dickey a/k/a Richard and Christiana and The Heiress with two other characters but basically told the same story. The Heiress tells the the story from Daniel and Suzette's characters. The Heiress Part 1, I basically skipped through and a good portion of Part 2 until they got to the part where Daniel and Suzette were running off to marry.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Captain Skurvy Queensland, Australia 01-10-12
    Captain Skurvy Queensland, Australia 01-10-12 Member Since 2008

    I like Fantasy & Science Fiction but not into Zombie. Due to Health issues, listen to Audiobooks/read ebooks where I can enlarge the print

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    "Not enough new content to call this Book 2"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    By not making the first 2/3 to 3/4 of this book cover exactly the same events as in Book 1, in a lot of cases word for word.

    It was obvious from book one that there was another killer and who his target was to all it seems but the characters involved until near the end.

    for this book to gain a higher score it needed to contain much more original content not make the first 2/3 basically a synopsis of the first book in this series

    I would lay a bet that the next book contains the 3 member of Dickie's little gang and that the girls father get married to Daniel's Mother. . . .but then again that could be stretched to Book 4 based on Book 2


    Would you ever listen to anything by Lynsay Sands again?

    Yes but I think I will wait if it's this series to read reviews before I take the leap.

    This is not my normal style of book I prefer scfi, fantasy & paranormal but I got a taste for historical fiction of this period through Amanda Quick's Arcane series and Gail Carriger's The Parasol Protectorate.

    Since, in the main, I like Lynsay Sands vampire series I thought to give these a try


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Faye Adelle?

    Yes


    What character would you cut from The Heiress?

    The problem was not the characters but that this was basically 2/3 book one and 1/3 at best newish if not obvious content


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Arwen Austin, TX, United States 11-04-11
    Arwen Austin, TX, United States 11-04-11 Member Since 2011

    AKA Arwen

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    "Funny but"

    I didn't realize it was the other side of The Countess. I was hoping for more Suzette and less other side of The Countess. The performance was excellent but at first I thought I was listening to a book I'd already read. I had to get around that first.

    I love Sands' writing and this was no exception. Just that I am not a fan of reading the same story twice--even if it is from a different character's POV.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Charlotte, North Carolina, United States 08-16-11
    Amazon Customer Charlotte, North Carolina, United States 08-16-11 Member Since 2011
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    "FUUNNYYYYY!!"

    I did not want to stop listening. Could not wait to see what would happen next.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    janet 05-08-15
    janet 05-08-15 Member Since 2015
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    "excellent"

    loved it Sands has done it again. Funny and full of adventure I can't wait to read the 3rd book in this series

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Gayle Faribault, MN 02-21-14
    Gayle Faribault, MN 02-21-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Second Installment - Different Perspective."

    Contrary to most reviews, I liked this book. I did not mind that the first half repeated much of the information from The Countess, because we were seeing it from different perspectives. Once again, the characters were likable, story had enough mystery to make it interesting and it made me laugh. It was worth the credit and I am moving onto the third book immediately.

    I didn't give the performance top ratings because although her female voices and variety are good, sometimes her attempts at male voices leave something to be desired.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dea United States 06-13-13
    Dea United States 06-13-13 Member Since 2011
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    "No too Great"

    I was really looking forward to this book, but it was just a point of view from on of the other character. So i would have to say boring. I can't even think about listing to book #3. sad but true.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dorothea Valdese, NC, United States 02-20-13
    Dorothea Valdese, NC, United States 02-20-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Repeat of the Countess"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Shorten the background information. It was too long of a repetition.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Lynsay Sands again?

    Maybe


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The last 1/3 of the book was nice


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Alli Wichita, KS, United States 01-11-13
    Alli Wichita, KS, United States 01-11-13
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    "Still a good series!"

    I thought Faye Adelle's performance was good but after hearing and loving the characters voices in the first book it was hard to like the new ones. I wish they would have stuck with the same narrator.

    Just as funny as the first! I love when a series takes you back to a situation and gives you the other character's perspectives.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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