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  • The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

  • By: Alan Bradley
  • Narrated by: Jayne Entwistle
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,909
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,172
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,161

It is the summer of 1950 and a series of inexplicable events has struck Buckshaw, the decaying English mansion that Flavia's family calls home. A dead bird is found on the doorstep, a postage stamp bizarrely pinned to its beak. Hours later, Flavia finds a man lying in the cucumber patch and watches him as he takes his dying breath. For Flavia, who is both appalled and delighted, life begins in earnest when murder comes to Buckshaw.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Phenomenal!

  • By 'Nathan on 03-03-10

Delightful, riveting, uplifting

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-03-18

Fantastic reader. Protagonist is delightful and so clever. I will certainly listen to this again!

  • Secrets of a Spinster

  • Arrangements, Book 3
  • By: Rebecca Connolly
  • Narrated by: Jessica Elisa Boyd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169

Mary Hamilton has had enough of being passed over by all of the eligible men in London, though she's had years and years of practice, and she's ready to give it up. But before she hangs up her dancing shoes for good, she wants one season of everything she's never had - invitations, flirtation, and suitors. But will all of that actually give her what she's always secretly wanted? Behind every little secret, there's another secret waiting....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet and clean

  • By Synergy on 08-07-18

My favorite of the Arrangements series

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

Reviewed: 07-21-18

Delightful characters, exciting but believable story. So well done! I love how it included the other characters from the series and continued to develop them as well.

  • My Fair Gentleman

  • A Proper Romance
  • By: Nancy Campbell Allen
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 304
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272

Jack would rather be at sea than fixing the mistakes of his grandfather, the late Earl of Stansworth. Instead, he finds that inheriting his grandfather's wealth and title and securing the welfare of his sister and mother means joining the ranks of high society and living with the aristocracy. Luckily, Ivy Carslisle, the granddaughter of a dear friend of Jack's late grandmother, is willing to teach him etiquette and properly introduce him into society.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nice surprise!

  • By Kelsee on 02-26-16

Fabulous book.

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

Reviewed: 06-10-18

Exciting story and wonderful characters. I love when Recency Romance books are more than just people sitting and talking in the parlor. This had depth. I would gladly listen again!

  • The Secret of the India Orchid

  • The Proper Romance Series
  • By: Nancy Campbell Allen
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104

Anthony Blake is in love with his best friend's sister, Sophia Elliot. But his plans to court her are put on hold when he is forced to resume his role as an undercover spy for the Crown. A secret document listing the names of the entire network of British spies - including his own - has been stolen. To protect Sophia, Anthony cuts off all ties to her and exchanges his life as an honorable earl for the facade of a flirtatious playboy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it, except for the portrayal of the pastor

  • By Kathleen on 11-21-17

Dramatic and lovely

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

Reviewed: 06-03-18

I loved this story. All the classic recency romance elements, but with exotic additions and tons of extra drama. Lots of great characters and all their stories are beautifully intertwined.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • An Inconvenient Beauty

  • By: Kristi Ann Hunter
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Gideon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144

The Duke of Riverton has chosen his future wife with the same logic he uses to make every decision. However, his perfect bride eludes his suit, while the beautiful Isabella Berkeley seems to be everywhere. When the time comes, will Griffith and Isabella be able to set aside their pride and initial notions to embrace their very own happily-ever-after?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really enjoyed!

  • By Heather Pollock on 09-08-17

Loved it. Exciting and compelling

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

Reviewed: 05-26-18

So happy another Hawthorne story as exciting as the first. Beautiful narrator, interesting and likable character, fun twist on a love triangle.

  • An Uncommon Courtship

  • Hawthorne House Series, Book 3
  • By: Kristi Ann Hunter
  • Narrated by: Charlotte Anne Dore
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115

Life for Lady Adelaide Bell was easier if she hid in her older sister's shadow - which worked until her sister got married. Even with the pressure of her socially ambitious mother, the last thing she expected was a marriage of convenience to save her previously spotless reputation. Lord Trent Hawthorne couldn't be happier that he is not the duke in the family. He's free to manage his small estate and take his time discovering the life he wants to lead.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • This one is for reading.

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-21-17

Only worth listening to if you have nothing else

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-22-18

Meh. Slow story, awkward relationship, mediocre characters, halting narrator. The premises was a nice idea: how does a couple fall in love if their marriage was arranged or forced? But I was disappointed with the story. Boring compared to the first one in the Hawthorne series. Much more focus on sex and scriptures than the others. Not my favorite.

  • 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 216
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 204
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204

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

2nd half of the book was wonderful!

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

Reviewed: 05-14-18

I ended up loving this book. The first half was slow and boring, my attachment to the characters from the first book was the only thing that got me through. 2nd half was much more exciting, creative and compelling. The narrator was terrible; she spoke slow and halting, pausing in unnatural places. I hated some of the male voices she used. Try to ignore her and you will enjoy the book. I'm glad I listened to it.

  • A Noble Masquerade

  • By: Kristi Ann Hunter
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Gideon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 423
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 392
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 391

Lady Miranda Hawthorne acts every inch the lady, but inside she longs to be bold and carefree. Entering her fourth Season and approaching spinsterhood in the eyes of society, she pours her innermost feelings out not in a diary but in letters to her brother's old school friend, a duke - with no intention of ever sending these private thoughts to a man she's heard stories about but never met.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun story

  • By Vibliophile on 01-29-18

Compelling story!

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

Reviewed: 05-07-18

Loved the characters and story line, so many twists. I wasn't disappointed with the resolution!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ashes on the Moor

  • By: Sarah M. Eden
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157

When Evangeline is sent to live in a small mill town in Northern England as a schoolteacher in 1871, she finds herself struggling to fit in with an unfamiliar culture. Raised with the high-class Victorian values and ideals of a sophisticated upbringing, she is unprepared for the poverty she finds in the gritty factory town of Smeatley, where the locals speak with a hard-to-understand Yorkshire accent and struggle to thrive with few resources or opportunities. Though she has no training as a teacher, she must prove herself successful before her grandfather will release her inheritance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent read

  • By GrannyGoose on 03-26-18

Lovely reading, refreshing story

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

Reviewed: 03-23-18

Loved this book, freshly different from Eden's others. It felt empowering to watch the heroin discover her courage and voice.

  • An Unlikely Match

  • By: Sarah M. Eden
  • Narrated by: Aubrey Warner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

The future has never looked brighter for once penniless Nickolas Pritchard. Now in possession of an unforeseen legacy from a distant cousin, he can finally woo the exquisite Miss Castleton, belle of the London Season. What better setting for matchmaking than Ty Mynydd, his ancestral home nestled in the untamed hills of Wales? Ideal, indeed...except for the ghost.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Patiotoole on 05-31-17

Best romantic ghost story ever!

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

Reviewed: 02-26-18

Delightfully light and uplifting while still intense and scary. I never expected to enjoy a ghost love story. I love the characters and am thrilled with the climax and resolution. One of my favorites by Sarah Eden.