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  • Her Secret Desire

  • A Novel of Lord Hawkesbury's Players, Book 1
  • By: C. J. Archer
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 176
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 158
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 156

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful Elizabethan Story

  • By Karen on 07-16-12

Storyline dragged.

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Reviewed: 11-22-16

What did you like best about Her Secret Desire? What did you like least?

Best: Narrator

Worst: I found the pace of the book to be slow.

If you’ve listened to books by C. J. Archer before, how does this one compare?


Which character – as performed by Justine Eyre – was your favorite?


Was Her Secret Desire worth the listening time?

I would not recommend the book.