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An unforgettable audiobook that transports the listener from modern-day Australia to the windswept Isle of Wight and the courtrooms of London in the 1780s.

With her marriage on the rocks, workaholic lawyer Liz Jones agrees to visit Seagrove, a stately home on the Isle of Wight, while she quietly investigates its provenance on behalf of a client. When she discovers Seagrove is linked to a notorious eighteenth-century court case, Liz becomes fascinated - not only by the house and its history but also by its current owners.

In the winter of 1789, the infamous Delany Nash scandalised London when details of her alleged affair with her husband's brother were aired in a public courtroom. Yet her journals reveal an extraordinary woman's tale of passion, betrayal and heartbreak. Captivated by Delany's story, Liz delves into her research, but the more she uncovers, the more she risks jeopardising the future of everyone at Seagrove.

For there are dark secrets that surround the house, and when the truth emerges the repercussions will echo down through the centuries. The Wife's Tale is a mesmerising story of love, loyalty and sacrifice.

©2016 Christine Wells (P)2016 Audible, Ltd

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  • Loraine
  • 08-12-16

Just brilliant

I just could not put this book Down so cleverly written and narrated and set on an island I often visit. Attention to detail was amazing. A magical story which captured my attention - a brilliant book with a marvellous narrator.

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  • Mrs Morag Mackinnon
  • 06-26-16

Powerful narration

Wonderfully narration brings characters to life. Storyline weaving through present and past in a tantalising way. I'm only sorry I have finished it. I will be looking for more books read by this narrator.

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  • Ms R Brunner
  • 05-27-16

Riveting

An excellent story. I was totally riveted to it. couldn't turn it off. Would highly recommend this.

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  • Vanessa Young
  • 06-06-16

Interesting take on a 'romance'

This is really a very good novel, which I found by accident when doing some research on the legal status of women in the past. I am determinedly not a reader of chick lit type novels, but the level of research and the duality of Liz's story and that of Delaney Nash takes the story out of the chick lit classification into a category of it's own. I will certainly be looking out for anything else from this author.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Brenda Murray
  • 09-30-16

Brilliant

Loved it, didn't want it to end. the narrator was amazing. The switch between characters was seamless. Highly recommend.

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  • Joy
  • 08-12-16

Narrator was exceptional!

Jennifer Vuletic's narration was fabulous. Crystal clear diction coupled with such emotion. Each character male and female were distinct and portrayed so well! Loved the deep sexy voice she had for the character of Theo. Made me wanting to meet him! 💓

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  • Saxen49
  • 06-30-16

Fantastic book, brilliant performance

Loved it. Highly recommended. A complex and yet easy to follow story, brilliant characters, heartbreaking events and a happy ending.

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  • Sally McIntosh
  • 09-24-16

Couldn't put it down!

What a great read. The story sucked me in and I became emotionally engaged. I cried at the sad parts, became angry at the injustice and smiled triumphantly when all the threads finally reached a conclusion. I would recommend this book.

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  • Dannielle
  • 08-14-16

A rare aussie historical saga

A beautiful story that you can get lost in. Everything I enjoy, history, romance and a thrilling dialogue.

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  • Anna Spencer
  • 08-13-16

The past and present skilfully intertwined.

This enthralling story, brilliantly narrated by Jennifer Vuletic, engages the listener from beginning to end!

The characters, historical settings and detail, make this a must-read. You will not be disappointed!

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  • Scoxy
  • 05-23-17

Interesting

enjoyable insight into life in England in the late 1700's early 1800s. a very enjoyable story.

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  • Susan Dunn
  • 05-06-17

A Good Story

A interesting story in a great setting. Elements of intrigue encouraged me to keep listening in great blocks of time!

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  • Heyjools187
  • 03-04-17

Audible at its best !

Wonderful Australian fiction story that kept me listening right to the end. The narration was superb.