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Henrietta

The Daring Debutantes Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Lindy Nettleton
Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
4 out of 5 stars (53 ratings)

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How steamy is it? Simmering

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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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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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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