Lord Hawkesbury's Players
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(3.9 based on 209 ratings)
  • 1

    Her Secret Desire: A Novel of Lord Hawkesbury's Players, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By C. J. Archer
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (102)
    Performance
    (89)
    Story
    (88)

    Courageous Minerva Peabody, a poor but passionate playwright, is cursed to be living in Elizabethan England, when women most assuredly did not write plays. Determined to succeed, Min impulsively enlists the help of the first man she sees to be her “cover”. Blake, her chosen surrogate, a handsome blue-eyed sea captain with his own agenda, is a man with a mysterious past, a wondrous pair of shoulders, and an irresistible aura of intrigue. Her Secret Desire speaks to any woman who never gives up.

    Karen says: "Delightful Elizabethan Story"
    Delightful Elizabethan Story

    Minerva “Min” Peabody is an impoverished daughter of Lord, trying to avoid matrimony with a less than desirable suitor by writing plays in the hope to..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 16 2012 by Karen (Oxford, New Zealand)
  • 2

    Scandal's Mistress: A Novel of Lord Hawkesbury's Players, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By C. J. Archer
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (59)

    Just when Leo, Baron Warhurst, thinks his family’s financial situation can’t get any worse, he discovers that his unwed sister is pregnant. The Warhurst estate is already crumbling thanks to Leo’s father’s numerous indiscretions, and unless Leo can prevent another scandal from erupting before he makes a fortuitous match with a wealthy heiress, his family will be ruined. Such are the dire straits that bring the ruthless young nobleman to the White Swan Inn, where he must suffer the indignity of asking a common seamstress for help spying on his sister’s lover. Yet Alice Croft is anything but common. She is low-born, yes, but also strong-willed, clever, confident, and bears a luminous beauty Leo cannot ignore. Inexorably drawn to her, he knows that even the rumor of a liaison between them could ruin his marriage prospects. But the harder he fights against her, the stronger their attraction grows—until Leo is forced to choose between the woman who stole his heart and the family that demands his honor. In this unforgettable follow-up to Her Secret Desire, Lord Warhurst’s turbulent love story unfolds with all the wit, passion, and drama that C. J. Archer’s growing legion of fans have come to expect.

    J-9 says: "Another GREAT Listen!!!!"
    Another GREAT Listen!!!!
    Reviewed on September 12 2012 by J-9 (Cary, NC, United States)
  • 3

    To Tempt the Devil: A Novel of Lord Hawkesbury's, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By C. J. Archer
    • Narrated By Michael Page
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (36)

    For years, Rafe Fletcher wandered the world, an assassin-for-hire and one of Europe’s most feared swordsmen. It’s a fitting life for a man who once beat his own brutish stepfather half to death, one of many sins for which he hopes to atone upon his return to London. Yet redemption proves elusive when he reunites with Lizzy Croft. A child when Rafe left, Lizzy remembers her dear friend’s brooding brother all too well. And though dismayed to now find herself drawn to his dark good looks, she hasn’t forgotten how dangerous he can be. She dare not trust him - until the Master of Revels is murdered and Lizzy becomes the prime suspect.

    joe says: "better then book 2"
    better then book 2

    I loved it much better then book 2.

    Reviewed on November 29 2012 by joe (ANAHEIM, CA, United States)