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Owing to an unfortunate wager made by Sir Philip, the poor relations are once again scrounging around for a plan for solvency. This time it is Colonel Sandhurst to the rescue. After happening on Sir Randolph’s lovely daughter Frederica, who is running away to escape an awful marriage to Lord Bewley, the Colonel devises a plan to force Sir Randolph to settle his bill for six month’s stay and to save Frederica from her fate. The clever plan is thwarted when Lord Bewley shows up at the drop point instead of Sir Randolph. The poor relations must make a deal with Lord Bewley in order to get their money and stay out of jail, an arrangement that turns cases of mistaken identity into cases of romance.

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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Love this series!

Such an easy listen. No brainer, fun romp. Predictable, with a bunch of laughs. I wish Masterpiece would scoop this up, and create a wonderful fun series. Each book, could be season.

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  • James
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  • 06-19-17

The best thus far

Oh, I have grown to love these characters and this series. The next book looks very promising and I can't wait to get to it......woohoo!

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Fun, Fun, Fun

I love this series and admit I'm hooked. MC has a great sense of humor and Porter is great! Winning combo. I'm off to the next one.

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Wonderful!

The continuing saga is so fun! The main characters are so real and we, as readers, have become so caught up in their lives, that we want HEA’s even for the foul, but highly amusing, sir Philip!

I loved how (spoiler alert) even the servants got their HEA!

Marvelous reader!!

*poor, ** ok, *** good, ****very good, *****something special

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Colonel Sandhurst to the Rescue (Poor Relation #5)

Colonel Sandhurst is a part owner of the Poor Relations Hotel. He was sent to collect a debt owed by Sir Randolph Gray. He ends up finding Gray’s daughter, Frederica, getting ready to run away because she is being forced to marry Lord Bewley. Colonel Sandhurst decides to help Frederica by bringing her back to the hotel and comes up with a scheme to get the money they are owed at the same time.
Lord Bewley thinks very highly of himself, so he decides to woo Frederica with his good looks and charms but mistakes chambermaid Mary Jones for her. In the meantime, Captain Peter Manners, who is engaged to Belinda, falls for Frederica.
There is so much going on in this book and I enjoyed it all. It made me laugh out loud several times.

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Entertaining as always!

These books have continued to be interesting and enjoyable! They are a great lighthearted listen!

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I love this series. I wish there was a book 6

The characters in this are so wonderful. Every time I think the story is going to be predictable there's another twist. It's so charming and delightful

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Overworked H. E. A!

A clever, humorous (but at times pitifully sad), fast paced story that successfully keeps M. C. Beaton' s series on schedule. Did anyone else get the author's "subtle" pseudonym? This carefully developed series has highlighted each character to have a book feature their dynamics in the development of a grandiose tale of British gentry caught in a life threatening position of being too low on the ladder of gentility to have inherited money to feed themselves but having inherited the name and family tree to work to feed themselves.

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Davina Porter's narration is excellent!

Enjoyed the story, the basis for Beaton ' s later characters are being molded here, the roots of Agatha Raisin lie in Sir Phillip Somerville.

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Entertaining!

The perfect cozy. M. C. Beaton just gets better with time. Lovely characters & an interesting plot line.