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Publisher's Summary

Even the inhabitants of secluded Nethercote looked pityingly upon young Henrietta, the vicar's sister; her plain features seemed to almost guarantee her a solitary future. And yet she had a determined spirit and magnificent hazel eyes. So when her great-aunt Hester left her unexpected wealth, Henrietta set out to conquer London's glittering high society and confound them all.

But the fashionable elite was less than warm in its reception, especially when the newcomer, this bold minx, made clear her intention of winning the heart of one of society's most treasured gems: the irresistible, extravagant, heart-stopping Lord Beau Reckford, a prize wildly beyond her humble origins.

©1979 Marion Chesney (P)2014 Blackstone Audiobooks

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Cute

A fun little romp with a few tedious parts. The shenanigans and misunderstanding go on a little too long for me, but nothing I couldn’t remedy with a faster speed and a couple of quick skips. Good for an evenings entertainment. Lindy was an excellent narrator as usual.

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One of my favorite MC Beaton stories

Although it's very long for one of her books, the story is different and the characters are fun. The heroine is plump and the hero is not conventionally handsome but they are funny.

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So much drama

One has come to expect a light hearted feel good cozy romance/mystery from this author but this was disappointing. Generally when one reads this sort of literature, you want a satisfying happy ending. The book ended and I found I was disappointed. The drama went on too long, the bad guys didn’t get enough consequence, and then the hero compromises the heroine’s reputation. Certainly not a favourite book.

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Light regency romance with talented narrator

Classic regency romance and if that’s what you are looking for , this is a great example. It’s like a vacation from the real world.

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Lighthearted Romantic Listen with Fun Characters

I like listening to Marion Chesney's books because they are a nice, light distraction. The main characters were engaging and as usual, Chesney adds villains and twists and turns in the plot.

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story of a bunch of fools

If you want to spend 7 hours listening to the tale of fools then this is for you... save your credit it takes too much energy to listen to this story.

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Idiotic

I enjoy most of M.C. Beaton’s Regency period books because they are light easy listening which is a nice break from more intense books.
However I could barely get through this one.
I don’t like writing such a negative review but this one deserves it.
Don’t waste a credit or your time with this one!

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Madcap fun

Missed responses. Repressed society, a spinster...a good villian. What more, could you want? More silly, tame Recency drama with an element of comedy.

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Early M.C. Beaton beware!

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I've tried these early Marion Chesney (M.C. Beaton) Regency romances before and found them to be mostly very poor. I tried this because of the 4 stars and good reviews. I shouldn't have. The writing is bad. It is a miserable Georgette Heyer rip-off.

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