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  • Becoming Lady Lockwood

  • By: Jennifer Moore
  • Narrated by: Luone Ingram
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115

Amelia Beckett is delighted to be a widow. Married by proxy to a man she'd never met, Amelia recognizes that a fortuitous entry into widowhood frees her from meddlesome chaperones and matchmakers. Heiress to her mother's sugar plantation in Jamaica, she happily anticipates working in a man's world, with the additional credibility of her new title: Lady Lockwood. But with the arrival of Captain Sir William Drake, her plans quickly go awry...William has traversed the Atlantic with one purpose.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved this book!!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-19-18

I loved this book!!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-19-18

I absolutely adored this book! I read a lot and often get tired by predictable plots or over-dramatized turns of events. This book on the other hand was refreshing. I loved that it was completely believable, yet exciting enough to make your heart skip a beat or a sigh to rise up. I could not put this book down, sacrificing my sleep in the process. The chemistry between the main characters is wonderful, and the love story naturally grows. The male is the perfect swoon worthy hero, and the female lead is strong, vibrant, and yet lady-like, as the time and place calls for. I am often annoyed when books set in Regency times, give the female lead too much liberty to behave or speak with modern ideals, contrary to what is believable for the time and setting. This books strikes a perfect balance, in that respect.
I also very much enjoyed all the supporting characters. Falling in love with the crew of the ship, and as a result feeling the pain of the tragedies they endured on their voyage. The life on board the war vessel was fascinating. You can tell the author did a lot of research. I find myself more knowledgeable about ocean voyages during the era, yet do not feel like I sat through a history lecture. The author weaved the details remarkably, giving the story much depth.

I am very satisfied with this book, and can't wait to find another from this author, as this was the first book I've read by her.

Lastly, I must add that the narration was excellent.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Pursuit of Lady Harriett

  • Tanglewood, Book 3
  • By: Rachael Anderson
  • Narrated by: Helen Taylor
  • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 279
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253

When wills clash and hearts collide, who will reign victorious? Termed an Incomparable during her first London season, Lady Harriett Cavendish is beautiful, spirited, and confident, capturing the attention of a great many suitors. Unfortunately, they all failed to capture her attention, and she concluded the season as unattached as she'd begun it. Only weeks prior to her second season, Harriett encounters Lieutenant Christopher Jamison while visiting Tanglewood Manor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intoxicating love story

  • By Cam on 11-10-17

Wow this book is my favorite from the collection!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-08-18

I absolutely loved this book! It is written masterfully. This author really knows how to portray honest, emotion. It does not feel at all forced like some books do. This book flowed so wonderfully with wit, and romance, I am left sighing at it's conclusion. This author has a wonderful way of weaving a romance without the need for extreme dramatics and unbelievable happenstance to move the story along. I am left with not only the pleasant sensation a good romance evokes, but also with a bit of a renewed sense in the goodness of humanity. These books have an innocence about them, and yet, a level of depth also. Reminds me a lot of the feeling I get after reading my favorite author, Jane Austen.

  • The Fall of Lord Drayson

  • Tanglewood, Book 1
  • By: Rachael Anderson
  • Narrated by: Helen Taylor
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 521
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 466
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 465

When Colin Cavendish, the new earl of Drayson, informs Lucy Beresford that she and her mother need to vacate the house they've called home for the past two years, Lucy is fit to be tied. They have no money, no relations they can turn to for help, and nowhere to go. How dare the earl break the promise his father had made to the Beresfords without so much as a twinge of conscience?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful!

  • By Cam on 06-04-17

wow! This book kept me sighing throughout!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-30-18

I loved this book so much, I read it in one sitting all through the night. (..making for a hard morning the next day, but so worth it!) The romance kept me sighing and the banter had me laughing out loud. This is the kind of book that leaves you satisfied and dreaming at the end. The writing was excellent and flowed beautifully. I love that the story line was believable and did not have any typical Regency cliches often found in modern day novels. The romance developed so naturally and the chemistry between the leads sparked, yet it is a clean book that doesn't leave you feeling scandalized, which is rare these days. I am excited to read/listen to more from this author. I also must add that the narration is excellent! I've read different books where I have found the narration distracting or hard to picture a handsome male lead because of the strange stiff male voice portrayed. This book was very much the opposite. Made me want to go kiss my husband and pretend he was my own handsome Earl. :)

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Elusive Miss Ellison

  • Legacy of Grace Series, Book 1
  • By: Carolyn Miller
  • Narrated by: Anna Parker-Naples
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

Hampton Hall's new owner has the villagers of St. Hampton Heath all aflutter - all except Lavinia Ellison. The reverend's daughter cares for those who are poor and sick, and the seventh Earl of Hawkesbury definitely does not meet that criteria. His refusal to take his responsibilities seriously, or even darken the door of the church, leave her convinced he is as arrogant and reckless as his brother - his brother who stole the most important person in Lavinia's world.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • would have been a better book 1/4 shorter

  • By MARY K WALTER on 03-23-18

loved loved loved tgis book and narration!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-18-18

This is the best book I've read in a long time. im usually weary when a modern writer is compared to Jane Austen, but this author definitely provides all the sunstance and sentiment, one would expect with such a comparison.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful