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  • The Devil’s Heiress

  • By: Jo Beverley
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 203
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 144
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 143

Returning home from the battle of Waterloo, Major George "Hawk" Hawkinville discovers his father has squandered away the family estate. To keep his home, Hawk decides to marry Clarissa Greystone, a contemptuous gold-digger, who’s vast fortune isn’t her only asset.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfection!

  • By Maria Footman on 03-10-18

Perfection!

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

Reviewed: 03-10-18

First, I love Simon Prebble. Second, the H/h are well developed characters who do not get bogged down in a series of misconceptions and misunderstandings, but rather understand and overcome the rote issues of low self esteem (h) and duty (H). Third, though this is a stand alone book it does re-introduce characters from previous books and series. I like this as I love to know "the rest of the story".

  • The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy

  • By: Julia Quinn
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 428
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 397
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 394

Sir Richard Kenworthy has less than a month to find a bride. He knows he can't be too picky, but when he sees Iris Smythe-Smith hiding behind her cello at her family's infamous musicale, he thinks he might have struck gold. She's the type of girl you don't notice until the second - or third - look, but there's something about her, something simmering under the surface, and he knows she's the one.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not the best.

  • By Karen Beames on 01-31-15

Another Smithe-Smith Musicale

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

Reviewed: 12-17-17

And so begins another excruciating musicale for the H/h. I really liked that this book developed Iris’s character and gave her a man who saw and liked and appreciated that same character. Liking Iris may have been Richard’s greatest secret.

Ahhh, Julia Quinn. No one makes me smirk, giggle, or sigh with pleasure like this author. Read by Ms Landor makes a great read also a great listen. Thank you both.