Philip Hawksbury, the Earl of Rothermere, obeying his father's dying wish, hies himself to Scotland to offer for one of the daughters of Alexander Kilbracken, the Earl of Ruthven. Frances Kilbracken, informed of the earl's arrival and his mission, disguises herself as a bespectacled dowd so she won't be the one selected by the young earl. But choose her he does, and for all the wrong reasons.
Narrator is awful. Story is boring. Hard to get involved with the characters
Just a waste of money.
Simon Basset, the irresistible Duke of Hastings, has hatched a plan to keep himself free from the town's marriage-minded society mothers. He pretends to be engaged to the lovely Daphne Bridgerton. After all, it isn't as if the brooding rogue has any real plans to marry - though there is something about the alluring Miss Bridgerton that sets Simon's heart beating a bit faster. And as for Daphne, surely the clever debutante will attract some very worthy suitors now that it seems a duke has declared her desirable.
I didn't enjoy it.Far-reaching story..drags on...I bought it based on reviews but it sucked! Good performance though. I think the hero was selfish, really couldn't get past his dad's treatment even though he was dead. Oh and the duel scene..made me want to stop listening then and there. I wasted a credit!
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
Audie Award, Romance, 2016. Dorian Blackwell, the Blackheart of Ben More, is a ruthless villain. Scarred and hard-hearted, Dorian is one of Victorian London's wealthiest, most influential men who will stop at nothing to wreak vengeance on those who've wronged him... and will fight to the death to seize what he wants. The lovely, still innocent widow Farah Leigh Mackenzie is no exception-and soon Dorian whisks the beautiful lass away to his sanctuary in the wild Highlands....
The reviews made this book sound amazing...it wasn't. .just a very uninteresting hero and herione.
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When the handsome Frederick Mackintosh offers to marry Aggie McLaren, she is certain 'tis greed or insanity that motivates him. Besides land and a chance at a chiefdom, she believes she has nothing to offer. She soon learns nothing could be further from the truth. Hope she thought long lost blooms with her husband's kindness, his honor, and his fierce determination to make their marriage and their clan a success.
It was a depressing story full of sad, hurtful things and the heroine was constantly fearful of everything and everyone...uggh...waste of a good credit!
1 of 3 people found this review helpful
Carolyn Browne was a poor bookseller's daughter and an enlightened thinker, delighting London with her scathingly witty columns, written under the name Charles Copperville. Penetrating the town's gilded salons in male disguise, Carolyn soon throws her barbs at the wrong man - the enigmatic Russian prince, Nicholas Sverayov.
Was very engaging. ..Mary Elena finally got her due! It was a lovely story...it is predictable. I wish there was more of Nikolas' view which the story lacked, but I am really enjoying Brenda Joyce's books as much Julie Garwood.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Winner of a RITA, a National Readers’ Choice Award, the HOLT Medallion, and the Golden Quill, New York Times best-selling author Tracy Anne Warren is among the most acclaimed and popular Regency romance storytellers. In The Husband Trap, the reserved Lady Violet Brantford agrees to swap identities with her vivacious sister. Before she knows it, she’s married to the Duke of Raeburn, who finds himself pleasantly surprised with his charming new wife.
Is there anything you would change about this book?
It had a good premise but the heroine is such a push over it becomes annoying. She is so insecure and lets her sister walk all over her even though she knows she is being deceived. It was worth one read...maybe if it was free or less than $5. Not worh a credit though.
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By edict of the king, the mighty Scottish laird Alec Kincaid must take an English bride. His choice was Jamie the feisty youngest daughter of Baron Jamison. Alec ached to touch her, to tame her, to possess her forever. But Jamie vowed never to surrender to this highland barbarian. Though his kisses fired her blood, shadowed secrets from Alec's past threatened Jamie's happiness. She brazenly resisted him - until one rapturous moment quelled their clash of wills.
What did you love best about The Bride?
Newly introduced to Julie Garwood and I was truly impressed. There are comical aspects in the story which made me laugh out loud. What a wonderful book!
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Why we think it’s a great listen: An all-time Audible favorite that mixes historic fiction, adventure, and romance with one of the most fascinating literary devices: time travel. Outlander introduces an exhilarating world of heroism and breathtaking thrills as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love. In 1945, former combat nurse Claire Randall returns from World War II and joins her husband for a second honeymoon. But their blissful reunion is shattered....
Where does Outlander rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
One of the best books I have ever listened too or read. It kept me wanting more and I could not wait to start where I left off.
What did you like best about this story?
The story is original and the historical aspect is on point. The characters were well developed as the book progressed and you could actually feel the love between Claire and Jamie intensify and you want to root for them.
Which character – as performed by Davina Porter – was your favorite?
Jamie..she plays him wonderfully.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
True love transcends!