Lady of Ashes
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  • 1
    Lady of Ashes: Lady of Ashes, Book 1 | Christine Trent

    Lady of Ashes: Lady of Ashes, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Christine Trent
    • Narrated By Polly Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Only a woman with an iron backbone could succeed as an undertaker in Victorian London, but Violet Morgan takes great pride in her trade. While her husband, Graham, is preoccupied with elevating their station in society, Violet is cultivating a sterling reputation for Morgan Undertaking. She is empathetic, well-versed in funeral fashions, and comfortable with death's role in life - until its chilling rattle comes knocking on her own front door.

    A Most Unusual Book!

    I need to start out by saying that I was unsure that I would like this book. Further, based on reviews I read over at amazon I was wary about giving ..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 09 2014 by Sara ()
  • 2
    Stolen Remains: A Lady of Ashes Mystery | Christine Trent

    Stolen Remains: A Lady of Ashes Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Christine Trent
    • Narrated By Polly Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (146)
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    After establishing her reputation as one of London's most highly regarded undertakers, Violet Harper decided to take her practice to the wilds of the American West. But when her mother falls ill, Violet and her husband Samuel are summoned back to England, where her skills are as sought-after as ever

    Excellent Plot!

    This a terrific follow up to Christine's first novel in this series! There are many twists and turns in the plot that keeps you guessing who the murd..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 31 2015 by Margret (KEWAUNEE, WI, United States)
  • 3
    A Virtuous Death | Christine Trent

    A Virtuous Death

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Christine Trent
    • Narrated By Polly Lee
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    Queen Victoria, still mourning her long-dead husband Prince Albert, has found solace in John Brown, an enigmatic palace servant who dabbles in the occult and keeps the grieving queen entertained with his tarot card readings. Undertaker Violet Harper is invited to attend one of Mr. Brown's infamous readings, during which he implies that Buckingham Palace will soon be shrouded in death's dark veil. Well acquainted with death, Violet shrugs him off as a charlatan.

    What happened to Sam's accent?

    I enjoyed the story and the reading, except for having Sam's accent revert to the phony Southern accent he used under cover in the first book. We now ..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 06 2016 by knit or read... (Potomac, MD)
  • 4
    The Mourning Bells | Christine Trent

    The Mourning Bells

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Christine Trent
    • Narrated By Polly Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (82)
    Performance
    (77)
    Story
    (75)

    One of Victorian London's most respected undertakers, Violet Harper has the new duty of accompanying coffins from various undertakers on the London Necropolis Railway for respectful funerals and burials in Surrey. But on her fateful first trip, the mournful silence of the train is shattered by the shrill ringing of a coffin bell - a device that prevents a person from being buried alive.

    Excellent story, narration is annoying

    Right out of the gate let it be noted that I really enjoy Ms. Trent's writing. Her main character is a great product of a gifted author's wonderful im..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 21 2015 by IceDancingKaren (California)
  • 5
    Death at the Abbey: A Lady of Ashes Mystery | Christine Trent

    Death at the Abbey: A Lady of Ashes Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Christine Trent
    • Narrated By Polly Lee
    Overall
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    Performance
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    Story
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    While on a much-needed respite with her husband Sam in Nottinghamshire, undertaker Violet Harper is summoned to Welbeck Abbey by the Fifth Duke of Portland to prepare a body. His Grace is known as the "mad duke", and Violet has more than an inkling of why when she arrives at the grand estate and discovers that the corpse in question is that of the duke's favorite raven, Aristotle.

    Victorian splendor

    This book and author were recommended by a good friend and didn't fail to entertain and educate. A wonderful story as well as richly detailed and des..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 11 2016 by Amy Lee ()