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Her Heart for a Compass

By: Sarah Ferguson
Narrated by: Sarah Ferguson,Ell Potter
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Read by Sarah Ferguson and Ell Potter

From one of the most famous former members of the British royal family, Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, cowritten with the acclaimed historical novelist, Marguerite Kaye—a mesmerizing novel of a young noblewoman’s coming-of-age that richly details both high society and low in Victorian England.

The second daughter of the Queen’s close friend, the Scottish Duke of Buccleuch, Lady Margaret Montagu Scott is expected to make an advantageous marriage. But Margaret is an impulsive and outspoken girl in a repressive society where women are, quite literally, caged in corsets and required to conform.

When Lady Margaret’s parents arrange a society marriage for her, she tries to reconcile herself to the match. But shortly before her betrothal is announced, Margaret flees, leaving her parents to explain her sudden absence to an opulent ballroom stuffed with two hundred distinguished guests.

Banished from polite society, Margaret throws herself into charitable work and finds strength in a circle of female friends like herself—women intent on breaking the mold, including Queen Victoria’s daughter Princess Louise. Margaret resolves to follow her heart—a journey of self-discovery that will take her to Ireland, America, and then back to Britain where she finds the life she was always meant to lead.

A bold and thoughtful story about a rebellious woman finding herself and her voice in an age of astounding technological change and great social unrest, Her Heart for a Compass is a delicious costume drama rich in atmosphere, history, and color that will thrill fans of Victoria and Bridgerton

Includes a Q&A with Sarah Ferguson and her editor.

©2021 Sarah Ferguson (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers

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In my opinion, this audio book is the perfect audio package. I listen to 2 or 3 books a week and struggle to find a good story combined with good audio performance. This audio book met my standards! Very entertaining and a pleasure to listen to. Sarah Fergusen should be proud. BRAVO!!!! I was sad to reach the end.

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More, Much More, Than Expected!

Thoroughly enjoyed this historical account of a piece of Sarah Ferguson's family history. A well crafted story of Lady Margaret, based on a real person whom she only had about 3 or 4 solid pieces of information to base her main character. I specifically embrace character development and the author did a marvelous job introducing us to many people who became the fabric of Lady Margaret's life, from her time in London, Scotland, Ireland and NYC. Writing prose that was at times lyrical, so much so that I found myself replaying and repeating various lines in my head! The final authors words and interview with the editor were excellent touches. Like others, I was riveted most of the time, although I admit I felt slightly pulled into tedium -- briefly - - during a few of Lady Margaret's apologies with several potential marriage proposals. Her independence and tenacity to push on in the darkest of days was always inspiring and believable. It took Sarah Ferguson 15 years to bring her story to us and I appreciate her own tenacity in doing so!

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Brilliant

I really enjoyed this book. it is very cool that she is related to

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Loved Lady Margaret!

Loved the story line. I could visualize places throughout the story and at times felt like I was actually there. Looking forward to second novel!

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Interesting read! Based on a real Royal relative.

This book had a bit of a slow start for grabbing my interest. It felt a bit labored at first. Momentum then kept the story, characters & my curiosity of where it was going!
I love this time in history w the royals. I recommend. The narrator was extremely impressive & deserves top billing!!!

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Keep Listening

I almost changed my mind 2 chapters in but decided to keep listening. The story turned out to be wonderful. The main character is so likely you can’t help but caught up in her life. The descriptions of her surroundings made you feel like you were there with her. Great story overall!

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what an excellent story.!

The book was great and the author is pretty awesome herself. Thank you Sarah Margaret

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Mesmerizing

I loved this book. I literally listened nonstop. Sarah took me back in time sharing her family history!

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Great Book

Very good book . I enjoyed it so much . This is a great book to listen to on a long drive or a bus ride

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Very enjoyable

This is not a challenging listen. No extreme tension even though there are "tense" situations. Easy-going. Pleasant.