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  • Winter Wonderland

  • By: Elizabeth Mansfield
  • Narrated by: Jen Taylor
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Ever since Miranda Pardew haughtily rejected his shy request for a dance, Barnaby Traherne has been a resigned bachelor. Ten years later, her circumstances have changed and the still-smitten Barnaby has an opportunity to hire the now-impoverished Miranda as governess to his brother's children. Barnaby must decide if he'll hold a long-stinging grudge, or allow the spirit of Christmas into his heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just simply wonderful

  • By GrannyGoose on 12-28-16

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 08-02-18

Best of Elizabeth Mansfield yet.If you enjoy this author then this one is not to be missed. The narration was good enough.

  • Holiday House Parties

  • Two Tales
  • By: Elizabeth Mansfield
  • Narrated by: Mary Jane Wells
  • Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 38

'Tis the season when lovers' eyes shine by the light of a blazing Yule log, when a quick kiss is shared beneath the mistletoe, and when love is the most splendid gift of all. Savor the beauty and passion of Christmas with two heartwarming stories by outstanding Regency author Elizabeth Mansfield. From A Sneeze on Tuesday: A broken engagement and a miserable cold were not in Elinor's holiday plans. But her spirited heart found its own remedy: a true and lasting love.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Holiday House Parties

  • By Jan on 10-29-18

Such lovely stories

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-20-18

I thoroughly enjoyed these stories. They were very entertaining. I only wish that the narrator was more proficient when there were a variety of female voices. She made some sound positively masculine. However, this did not detract from my enjoyment.

  • Minerva

  • The Six Sisters, Book 1
  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Charlotte Anne Dore
  • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 168
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 170

Minerva marks the delightful debut of The Six Sisters, a family saga in six volumes that will recount the romantic adventures of the six marriageable daughters of a country vicar, the Reverend Charles Armitage, in Regency England. The eldest, Minerva, is enchantingly beautiful - but a prude. She lives in the country looking after her siblings while her mother reclines on a chaise longue happily inventing new malaises.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you like Emma, you'll like this one

  • By Kim on 11-29-12

Interesting

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

Reviewed: 07-10-18

An interesting story of a young and naive debutante with the highest of moral standards falling from grace .
The narration was well done.

  • The Weaver Takes a Wife

  • By: Sheri Cobb South
  • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine
  • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 411
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 388
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 385

Haughty Lady Helen Radney is one of London's most beautiful women, and the daughter of a duke, but her sharp tongue has frightened away most of her suitors. When her father gambles away his fortune, the duke's only chance for recouping his losses lies in marrying off Lady Helen to any man wealthy enough to take a bride with nothing to recommend her but a lovely face and an 800-year-old pedigree.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A wonderful treat

  • By Bookaholic on 12-06-16

A lively, spirited story

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

Reviewed: 07-05-18

A well told story that I never tire to read over and over again. The narrator was just OK.

  • She Walks in Power

  • Protectors of the Spear, Book 1
  • By: MaryLu Tyndall
  • Narrated by: Anna Parker-Naples
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78

Alexia D'Clere didn't ask to be Protector of the Spear, but after her dying mother gave her the tiny metal object and made her promise to keep it safe, she had no choice. Orphaned at age eight, she began to take over the running of her parents' castle with the help of a trusted steward. Yet when a plot to murder her was revealed, a friar whisked her away to live hidden in the forest. There she learned to shoot expertly with a bow and arrow and hone her skills to see into the spirit realm.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • oh no, I have to wait for book 2!?!

  • By Susan K on 04-11-17

A story well told

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

Reviewed: 07-03-18

A very well told story and well narrated. However, there is a bit too much occult and supernatural for the sensitive reader.

  • An Elegant Façade

  • Hawthorne House, Book 2
  • By: Kristi Ann Hunter
  • Narrated by: Charlotte Anne Dore
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 228
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228

Lady Georgina Hawthorne has worked tirelessly to seal her place as the Incomparable for her debut season. At her first London ball, she hopes to snag the attention of an earl. With money and business connections, but without impeccable bloodlines, Colin McCrae is invited everywhere but accepted nowhere. When he first encounters the fashionable Lady Georgina, he's irritated by his attraction to a woman who concerns herself only with status and appearance.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • loved it!

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-23-16

Inspirational

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

Reviewed: 07-02-18

I have never enjoyed a book as much as this one in a long time. The characters were so well drawn out and the story so complete. A true story of redemption. Highly recommended. The narrator was good too.

  • Love's Fortune

  • Ballantyne Legacy Series, Book 3
  • By: Laura Frantz
  • Narrated by: Angela Brazil
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

Sheltered since birth at her Kentucky home, Rowena Ballantyne has heard only whispered rumors of her grandfather Silas's vast fortune and grand manor in Pennsylvania. When her father receives a rare letter summoning him to New Hope, Rowena makes the journey with him and quickly finds herself in a whole new world-filled with family members she's never met, dances she's never learned, and a new side to the father she thought she knew.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ending Left Me with Questions

  • By The Voracious Reader on 11-13-18

Absolutely wonderful

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

Reviewed: 06-30-18

A lovely end to a wonderful series. The narrator was excellent. I highly recommend the whole series and other books by this author.

  • Minor Indiscretions

  • By: Barbara Metzger
  • Narrated by: Stevie Zimmerman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 43

Though barely out of the schoolroom, Melody Ashton was determined to save her mother from scandal. Guardian of several "orphans" (in actuality the illegitimate children of the ton!) poor Mama was accused of pilfering contributions. To make matters worse, the infuriatingly handsome Lord Coe had accused them all of blackmailing his sister, whose child resided with them!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating

  • By Kindle Customer on 06-27-18

Captivating

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

Reviewed: 06-27-18

I always enjoy this story over and over again. It's so amusing and lively. Stevie Zimmermann makes it more so but her excellent narration.

  • A Suspicious Affair

  • By: Barbara Metzger
  • Narrated by: Pippa Rathborne
  • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

After the cold-blooded murder of her odious husband, Marisol Pendenning, a lovely but pregnant young widow, and Lord Kimbrough, the handsome aristocrat who had been the last to see the victim alive, are drawn into the search for a killer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A murder mystery with humor

  • By C.A. Henry on 01-15-19

One of my favourites

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

Reviewed: 06-25-18

I love this story. Can never get enough of it. I chose to listen to it for a change. I found that I could not appreciate the narrator.

  • A Fine Gentleman

  • By: Sarah M. Eden
  • Narrated by: Aubrey Warner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133

London barrister Jason Jonquil has spent his entire life working to establish his identity as a gentleman, a man of refinement like his father and brothers. But when fiery Spanish beauty Mariposa Thornton walks into his office, he finds himself losing his grasp on his dignified character. The woman is infuriating, pushing him to the limit of his legendary patience. However, her case seems simple enough - a small matter of inheritance. Or so he believes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • another fantastic book

  • By Teah Weight on 04-03-17

Beautiful

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

Reviewed: 06-23-18

This was a truly beautiful and enthralling story. It is also a perfect sequel to the Jonquil family stories.
It is a pity about the American accent of the narrator for a purely British story even though she was excellent.