Based on the family from the best-selling Love in a Nutshell, the story of an heiress longing to marry for love or not at all. From the New York Times best-selling writing duo Janet Evanovich and Dorien Kelly, comes the story of a young woman’s search for true love.
Caroline Maxwell would like nothing more than to join her brother, Eddie, and his friend Jack Culhane on their adventures. While Jack and Eddie are off seeing the world, buying up businesses and building wildly successful careers, Caroline's stuck at home frightening off the men her mother hopes will ask for her hand in marriage.
When her mother sets her sights on the questionable Lord Bremerton as a possible suitor, Caroline struggles with her instincts and the true nature of her heart. She longs for adventure, passion, love, and most of all...Jack Culhane, an unconventional Irish-American bachelor with new money and no title. A completely unacceptable suitor in the eyes of Caroline's mother. But Caroline's dark hair, brilliant eyes and quick wit have Jack understanding just why it is people fall in love and get married.
Set in New York City in 1894, The Husband List is an American gilded-age romantic mystery. It evokes memories of the lavish lifestyles and social expectations of the Vanderbilts and Rockefellers - a time when new money from the Americas married Old World social prestige and privilege. Dresses by Worth, transcontinental ocean voyages, lavish parties, a little intrigue, and a lot of romance await in The Husband List.
©2012 The Gus Group (P)2013 Macmillan Audio
Different era topic
I liked the character of Caroline and her perspective of her life.
The scene where Caroline leaves dinner to get away from her mother and her plans for Caroline's marriage.
Before women were empowered.
I enjoy Janet's books, her character is always a different take on a similar woman in different times or settings but always fun.
I really like Janet Evanovick (in particular, the Stephanie Plum series), but this book lacked the fun and excitement of her typical books. It is a historical novel that is very predictible, somewhat formal and old fashoned. I really expected better from Janet. It was really hard to get into the book or the characters. I got tired of hearing "yes mama" over and over as her mother scolded her on her manners. If you want to listen to this, wait for it to go on deep disount before you buy, as it is not worth a full credit.
This book is an easy listen. Although the storyline is predictable, it's fun to see how the love story unfolds. If you liked Love in a Nutshell, you will thoroughly enjoy this listen!
I love Janet Evanovich's quirky characters and Lorelei King's spot-on narrations, but even these trusted names cannot overcome this novel's lackings.
Most disappointing was the lack of these quirky characters and the predictable, lifeless plot.
King's narration attempted to breathe life into the work, but even a ventilator and defibrillator couldn't have successfully revived this text.
I was disappointed in the story. I tried to recast my expectations for Evanovich's usual genre and pretend I was listening to a bad Jane Austin, but even that didn't make this a good listen.
For listeners who enjoy the novel of manners, with it's overemphasis on adhering to the constraints of society, this might be enjoyable. But if you expect the quick wit, colorful characters, zany plot, and quick pace of other Evanovich novels in contemporary settings, give this one a pass.
Typical Janet Evanovich, easy listening. The characters are delightful if not predictable. A really enjoyable time.
The time it was set in.
I love the tone of her voice. How she makes the people come alive for the listener.
I buy all J. Evanovich books because not only are the story lines good, they are also peppered with humor. All kinds of humor, from subtle to dry, even blatant sarcasm to slap your knee funny. Excellant reads! And this book does not disappoint my expectations.
Love the vintage love story. This was very different from Janet Evanovich's usual stories, but I was pleasantly surprised with its outcome.
Mischievous Caroline of coarse
i thought it was an accurate portrayal of what it was like to be a woman in the past.
the lead female because i liked her passion for life and determination to be herself at any cost.
yes. i have listened to all the stephanie plum novels.
there were so many moments in the book that moved me.
i thought this book was less funny than janet evanovich's other books. i have listened to most of them and sometims twice. she is one of my favorite authors.
I love a good mystery
An interesting plot
The whole book was disappointing, not at all like Janet Evanovich's usual books.
Love her as a narrator
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