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  • 1
    The Original Miss Honeyford | M. C. Beaton

    The Original Miss Honeyford

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    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Lindy Nettleton
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    Miss Honaria Honeyford was sent to London to save the family fortune by hunting a wealthy husband - and being a loving (if not entirely dutiful) daughter, she obeyed. But if she was reluctantly willing to surrender her hand, this beautiful young lady who could ride, shoot, and argue with any man was not about to lose her head or heart to the dismal dandies of the Marriage Mart. First she met the arrogantly attractive Lord Alistair Stewart, who treated her infuriatingly like a little girl. And then she met the skillfully seductive Lord Channington, who treated her intoxicatingly like a desirable woman....

    Delightful!!


    M. C. Beaton has done it again! She's packed a delightful, humorous, romantic story into a little over 5 hours of listening pleasure. A thoroughl..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 16 2013 by Lady M (Peoria, AZ, United States)
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    The Original Miss Honeyford: The Love and Temptation Series, Book 1 | Marion Chesney - M. C. Beaton

    The Original Miss Honeyford: The Love and Temptation Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Marion Chesney - M. C. Beaton
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    Miss Honaria Honeyford was sent to London to save the family fortune by hunting a wealthy husband, and, being a loving if not entirely dutiful daughter, she obeyed. But if she was reluctantly willing to surrender her hand, this beautiful young lady - who could ride, shoot, and argue with any man - was not about to lose her head or heart to the dismal dandies of the marriage mart.

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    At the Sign of the Golden Pineapple: The Love and Temptation Series, Book 2 | M. C. Beaton

    At the Sign of the Golden Pineapple: The Love and Temptation Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Lindy Nettleton
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    When Henrietta Bascombe opens a confectionary shop in order to turn her pittance of an inheritance into a fortune, her friends are shocked to hear of such a well-bred lady going into trade. The earl of Carrisdown is both drawn to and repelled by her shop girl status. Undaunted, Henrietta proceeds to hang out the traditional confectioners' sign of a golden pineapple and soon finds a set of beautiful women in her employ, drawing the attention of earl of Carrisdown's younger brother and best friend.

    ho hum

    MC Beaton's cozy mysteries are fun. This one wasn't horrible but I certainly won't bother to listen to it again.

    Reviewed on May 12 2014 by Robin L (Ashburn, VA United States)
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    At the Sign of the Golden Pineapple: The Love and Temptation Series, Book 2 | M. C. Beaton - Marion Chesney

    At the Sign of the Golden Pineapple: The Love and Temptation Series, Book 2

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    • By M. C. Beaton - Marion Chesney
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    "I do not think I want to be married at all. I want to be rich. Very rich...." When Henrietta Bascombe opens a confectionary shop in order to turn her pittance of an inheritance into a fortune, her friends are shocked to hear of such a well-bred lady going into trade. The earl of Carrisdown is both drawn to and repelled by her shopgirl status.

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    The Education of Miss Patterson: The Love and Temptation Series, Book 3 | M. C. Beaton

    The Education of Miss Patterson: The Love and Temptation Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Alison Larkin
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    For lovely young Miss Patricia Patterson, life seemed a delightful dream - until the specter of her guardian, Lord Charles Gaunt, cast a shadow over her carefree days of idleness and enchanting evenings of dazzling balls and delicious flirtations. Lord Charles demanded she act the part of a proper and perfectly boring young miss. Even worse, he insisted she devote her waking hours to cultivating her mind rather than captivating her swarm of admirers. Thus, the battle was joined - between the handsome, arrogant aristocrat who had Patricia in his lawful power, and Patricia, who vowed to turn this hateful tyrant into her lovelorn slave.

    Great fun! Highly enjoyable.
    Reviewed on April 20 2014 by Patricia (United States)
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    The Education of Miss Patterson: The Love and Temptation Series, Book 3 | Marion Chesney - M. C. Beaton

    The Education of Miss Patterson: The Love and Temptation Series, Book 3

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    • By Marion Chesney - M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Alison Larkin
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    For lovely young Miss Patricia Patterson, life seemed a delightful dream - until the specter of her guardian, Lord Charles Gaunt, cast a shadow over her carefree days of idleness and enchanting evenings of dazzling balls and delicious flirtations. Lord Charles demanded she act the part of a proper and perfectly boring young miss. Even worse, he insisted she devote her waking hours to cultivating her mind rather than captivating her swarm of admirers.

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  • 4
    Sweet Masquerade: The Love and Temptation Series, Book 4 | M. C. Beaton

    Sweet Masquerade: The Love and Temptation Series, Book 4

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    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Lindy Nettleton
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    The tenth earl of Berham does not know what to do. An attractivethirty-two-year-old bachelor, he has been appointed guardian of the youngFreddie Armstrong, the eighteen-year-old grandson of his late father's dearfriend. That's bad enough. Then he discovers that the boy is really a girl! It isagainst all convention and against his personal code to keep a young ladyconcealed in his own home. He must find a solution.

    The earl's frequent visitor, Lady Clarissa Rennenord,heartily agrees - but for less noble reasons. Lady Clarissa hopes to snare theearl in marriage and does not want any competition. She recommends that Freddiebe sent to a seminary. No one but Lady Rennenord knows what a horrid place it is - andno one, including Lady Rennenord, expects Freddie to escape. Now Freddie isback, and the earl finds her presence unsettling in more ways than one.

    Fun, light entertainment!

    This book was fun, light entertainment.
    The narration was excellent. Marion Chesney's books are the type of stories that help me to reduce stress...Show More »

    Reviewed on January 26 2015 by Kim-R ()
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    Sweet Masquerade: The Love and Temptation Series, Book 4 | M. C. Beaton writing as Marion Chesney

    Sweet Masquerade: The Love and Temptation Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton writing as Marion Chesney
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    When the boy entrusted to an earl is really a girl, the complications are delightful. The 10th earl of Berham does not know what to do. An attractive 32-year-old bachelor, he has been appointed guardian of the young Freddie Armstrong, the 18-year-old grandson of his late father's dear friend. That's bad enough. Then he discovers that the boy is really a girl! It is against all convention and against his personal code to keep a young lady concealed in his own home. He must find a solution.

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  • 5
    Quadrille: The Love and Temptation Series, Book 5 | M. C. Beaton

    Quadrille: The Love and Temptation Series, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Lindy Nettleton
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    Love and jealousy abound in this playful romance, set during the British Regency. Everyone in the ton knew that Lord Hubert Challenge had married country mouse Mary Tyre for her dowry, but no one had yet guessed that Mary had actually fallen in love with her husband! And she was willing to try anything - sumptuous clothes, a saucy manner, even flirting with another man - to get her handsome husband's attention…until she learned that two could play at that particular game.

    Dreadful people - ICK

    MC Beaton's regency stories are usually peopled with less likable characters and contain more abusive situations than is typical of the genre, but usu..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 19 2013 by Gash (Tallahassee, FL, United States)
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    Quadrille: The Love and Temptation Series, Book 5 | Marion Chesney - M. C. Beaton

    Quadrille: The Love and Temptation Series, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Marion Chesney - M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Lindy Nettleton
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    Love and jealousy abound in this playful romance, set during the British Regency. Everyone in the bon ton knew that Lord Hubert Challenge had married country mouse Mary Tyre for her dowry, but no one had yet guessed that Mary had actually fallen in love with her husband! And she was willing to try anything - sumptuous clothes, a saucy manner, even flirting with another man - to get her handsome husband's attention...until she learned that two could play at that particular game.

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    Miss Davenport's Christmas: The Love and Temptation Series, Book 6 | M. C. Beaton

    Miss Davenport's Christmas: The Love and Temptation Series, Book 6

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    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Lindy Nettleton
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    When a Puritan miss discovers the joys of Christmas, love's as near as the mistletoe. The Davenport sisters were alone, without even a dour-faced maid to supervise their strict puritanical devotions, until the elder, flame-haired Gillian boldly decided it was high time they let their hair down. Now, with the help of a kindly relation, the two daring misses exchange their somber attire for modish gowns and hairstyles that would surely give their parents apoplexy. But the best is yet to come: plum pudding, eggnog, carols, and a most breathtaking tree.

    Enchantment
    Reviewed on April 09 2014 by Patricia (United States)
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    Miss Davenport’s Christmas: Love & Temptation, Book 6 | M. C. Beaton

    Miss Davenport’s Christmas: Love & Temptation, Book 6

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    The Davenport sisters were alone, without even a dour-faced maid to supervise their strict puritanical devotions, until the elder, flame-haired Gillian boldly decided it was high time they let their hair down. Now, with the help of a kindly relation, the two daring misses exchange their somber attire for modish gowns and hairstyles that would surely give their parents apoplexy. But the best is yet to come: plum pudding, eggnog, carols, and a most breathtaking tree.

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    The Perfect Gentleman: The Regency Series, Book 9 | M. C. Beaton

    The Perfect Gentleman: The Regency Series, Book 9

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    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Charlotte Anne Dore
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    From the prolific M. C. Beaton, comes a Regency romance where love flourishes in the most unexpected places. From the top of his flawlessly groomed head to the waxed tips of his fashionable shoes, Lord Andrew Childe was every inch the perfect gentleman. But Andrew's arrogant composure was almost always shattered by the impertinent Penelope Mortimer, an achingly lovely country beauty who had a clear knack for ruffling his lordship's feathers.

    I I don't like the narrator of this book.

    This is the first time I have written a review and I'm sorry it's because I disliked the narrators grating voice and poor performance. It was hard to ..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 21 2015 by Kim-R ()
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    The Perfect Gentleman: The Love and Temptation Series, Book 7 | Marion Chesney - M. C. Beaton

    The Perfect Gentleman: The Love and Temptation Series, Book 7

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    • By Marion Chesney - M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Charlotte Anne Dore
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    From the top of his flawlessly groomed head to the waxed tips of his fashionable shoes, Lord Andrew Childe was every inch the perfect gentleman. But Andrew's arrogant composure was almost always shattered by the impertinent Penelope Mortimer, an achingly lovely country beauty who had a clear knack for ruffling his lordship's feathers. Her nose for trouble seemed to land Lord Andrew in the most awkward situations - and love itself quickly became the most delicate of them all!

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    Dancing on the Wind: The Regency Intrigue Series, Book 8 | M. C. Beaton

    Dancing on the Wind: The Regency Intrigue Series, Book 8

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    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Lizzie Stanton
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    I am going to die, Polly thought. The crowd clamored for a speech. Polly raised her hands, and they fell silent. From the foot of the gallows, she asked the spectators why she, a poor woman, should hang for theft, while the abbess of Covent Garden can commit murder on the souls of innocent country girls over and over again and yet go free - and then she condemned them to hell.

    A Dickensian tale with a strong female character.

    Chesney (Beaton) doesn't write typical regency romantic fluff. Her characters are usually harder, more self-centered, and less sympathetic than found..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 01 2014 by Gash (Tallahassee, FL, United States)
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    The Constant Companion: The Regency Intrigue Series, Book 7 | M. C. Beaton

    The Constant Companion: The Regency Intrigue Series, Book 7

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    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Lindy Nettleton
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    "I am Miss Lamberton. Miss Constance Lamberton. I hoped that you would employ me as your companion." So it was that quiet, reserved Constance came to the household of the haughty but beautiful Lady Amelia. She would serve as the lady's chaperone throughout the season's many festivities, finding herself an unwitting accomplice in Lady Amelia's scheme to trap the very eligible Lord Philip into marriage. But it was not Lady Amelia who won Lord Philip's heart. It was the pale, golden-eyed Constance herself.

    Don't get me wrong, I love MC Beaton

    This was an excellent Beaton title, if you are familiar with her books, this one will not disappoint, she is a real master of character, and she has s..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 23 2014 by Alexis (OAKLAND, CA, United States)
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    The Constant Companion: The Regency Intrigue Series, Book 7 | M. C. Beaton - Marion Chesney

    The Constant Companion: The Regency Intrigue Series, Book 7

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    • By M. C. Beaton - Marion Chesney
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    "I am Miss Lamberton. Miss Constance Lamberton. I hoped that you would employ me as your companion." So it was that quiet, reserved Constance came to the household of the haughty but beautiful Lady Amelia. She would serve as the lady's chaperone throughout the season's many festivities, finding herself an unwitting accomplice in Lady Amelia's scheme to trap the very eligible Lord Philip into marriage. But it was not Lady Amelia who won Lord Philip's heart.

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