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Life is finally looking up for the poor relations. The Prince of Wales’ coat of arms gleams over the hotel entrance. All but one of the rooms are filled by the open-handed Prince Hugo and his entourage. The owners have taken on a new partner, Mr. Jason Davy, a popular actor. Even curmudgeonly Sir Philip hasn’t uttered anything loathsome for days. They have finally reached a position comfortable enough to allow them to consider offers to buy the hotel.

The poor relations’ hard-earned success, however, is in stark contrast to the plight of their latest guest, Lady Jane Fremney. The slight, beautiful youngest daughter of the Earl of Durby has been cast out of her family for refusing to marry the man her father has chosen. Lonely and bankrupt, Lady Jane has decided to commit suicide. But when Miss Tonks uncovers her plans, the poor relations go into action again to try to rescue Lady Jane from suicide, her father, and her intended.

The loveable characters from the Poor Relation Hotel return in this sparkling and adventurous Regency from Marion Chesney.

©1994 Marion Chesney (P)2012 AudioGO

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  • Marie
  • Arlington, TN, United States
  • 05-07-13

All is well that ends well

Would you consider the audio edition of Back in Society: A Regency Romance to be better than the print version?

I truly enjoyed the series. This one just sums it all up and puts a bow on the package. I loved the series in audio form as Davina Porter does a wonderful job. You will get to know the characters so much better thanks to her personal touch.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I did like Sir Philip the best - as he is not the "norm".

Have you listened to any of Davina Porter’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

She is one of the best :)

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No, no extreme reaction - just a lovely wrap up.

Any additional comments?

The series were well worth the money - I believe I got most of them on sale. You will enjoy listening to these books while traveling, on the way to work, or just a leisure day in the sun.

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Final Book in series

What did you love best about Back in Society: A Regency Romance?

Relaxing - fun - easy listen - -

What did you like best about this story?

predictable, but fun

Which character – as performed by Davina Porter – was your favorite?

Davina Porter is a master (mistress) at switching characters and creating personalities - you have to love them all

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

step back in time to romance

Any additional comments?

recommend it for fun, fluff, pleasant listen

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  • James
  • Oswego, IL, United States
  • 06-20-17

Delightful series

I found "The Poor Relation " series made for a humorous, engaging read. I grew to thoroughly enjoy the characters, the plot was always fast moving and the stories were well written. Use your credits. They were made for stories like this.

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Liked all the books in The Poor Relation series

Another adorable book in the series by Marion Chesney, and as always, Davina Porter does an amazing job with the narration!

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  • Clare
  • Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • 03-18-13

Satisfying conclusion to the Series

Sixth and last installment of the Poor Relation Series. Set in the Regency period.

Another light, entertaining novel. All loose ends are tied up nicely - and Lady Fortescue finally chooses between her swains.

The main story is another transformative one (shy, but titled, depressed rustic ends up a charming, and happily poised Lady).

The narration is, as ever, wonderful.

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Sad To See This Series End<br />

I loved this series. Such wonderful characters. It made me happy to peer into Regency England and the stories of these unlikely hoteliers.

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The greatest performance! Cute stories

She even sings! I have listened to many books and truly this narrator is one of the best. The romances are fairy tale types and the characters are truly amazing. Very little lusty stuff. Just perfect for my sensitive ears.

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Like a Downton Abbey

where you can't wait for the next one! I totally enjoyed this series. I looked forward to hearing the twists and plots of these hoteliers. With humor and fun this was a great listen.

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Satisfying conclusion!

A satisfying ending to a wonderful series!

So well-written and teaming with wonderful characters!

The reader is amazing and has a wealth of accents in her arsenal!

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Back in Society (Poor Relation #6)

Sadly, this is the last book in the series. I have really enjoyed these characters and will miss their shenanigans.
Lady Jane Fremney has just run away from home because her father was forcing her to marry an elderly friend of his. She had an awful childhood with a mean governess and a tyrannical father. The servants were not allowed to be kind to her. When she arrived at the Poor Relations Hotel, she was very depressed and contemplating suicide. Luckily she was saved by the hoteliers. They decide the best way to help Lady Jane is to enlist the help of their old cook, the current Duchess Harriet of Rowcester to bring Lady Jane out for the season.
Comte de Mornay has decided to learn more about Lady Jane after he sees her for the first time. Of course he is handsome and rich, which makes a nice path for a blooming romance.