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The Wicked Godmother | [M. C. Beaton]

The Wicked Godmother

Lovely but penniless Harriet Metcalf is aghast when a nobleman’s will names her guardian of his snobbish twin daughters when they come out during the next London Season! But is innocent Harriet wily enough for the intrigues of the ton—or its two most eligible bachelors, the Marquess of Huntingdon and Lord Vere?
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Publisher's Summary

Lovely but penniless Harriet Metcalf is aghast when a nobleman’s will names her guardian of his snobbish twin daughters when they come out during the next London Season! But is innocent Harriet wily enough for the intrigues of the ton—or its two most eligible bachelors, the Marquess of Huntingdon and Lord Vere? Harriet sees them as suitors for the twins, while the gentlemen see only Harriet’s charms. Soon she is falling in love with one of the dashing rakes…but a cruel betrayal will be her ruin unless the Clarges Street servants can save a lady’s honor when she loses her heart.

©2011 Marion Chesney (P)2012 AudioGO

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“Chesney sets a lively tempo, moving admittedly familiar events and characters to a pleasingly predictable conclusion.” (Publishers Weekly)

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    Patricia 03-25-14
    Patricia 03-25-14

    Patricia

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    "Entertaining and Enchanting"
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    First of all I'd like to respond to other comments made regarding the narrator. I think she did a marvelous job. Her voice is lovely and creamy with excellent articulation.

    This is the fourth in the "House for the Season" book I have listened to and all have been narrated by Lindy Nettleton. She has performed the books to perfection in my opinion and enhanced the characterization very much.

    I have loved this series and recommend it highly. At turns fun, humorous, tender, and yes even predictable, the stories are ever so entertaining. Full of excellent Regency detail, the romances involve people we cheer for and wait with anticipation for the moment when the hero and heroine finally recognize that they belong together.

    Thank you M.C. Beaton and Lindy Nettleton.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jay TX, USA 01-08-14
    Jay TX, USA 01-08-14

    I am quiet and love being comfortable. I love curling up in a corner either reading or listening to a nice romantic book.

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    This book was very good and well written except that the naivety of the heroine was so overbearing! I couldn't believe how gullible she was. The hero supposedly who is the marquis was a brute. The servants made the book a delight, thank goodness for them and their indifference. They did well putting stuff to rights after the debacle that the maid and evil goddaughters began. Lindy Nettleton did a great job with the narration.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cam Las Vegas, NV, United States 08-18-13
    Cam Las Vegas, NV, United States 08-18-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Wicked good"
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    Another winner by M C Beaton. I am so glad I found this writer. She has no sex but adds passion to her books without physical intimacy. Although I am a fan of the physical intimacy, I feel that sometimes the passion withheld can be more erotic for the readers.
    The narrator is very poor again, however, if you are able to overlook that the story is wonderful. Now off to read more of her books.

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    Michele 01-10-14
    Michele 01-10-14
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    I did not like the narration at all. In fact, I speeded it up, as she seemed to be in "sleep-talk". The stories are harmless fun, i enjoy the history of them. But, Poor Relations series is soooo much better. Not sure I will go further with this series. First two books were good tho.


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