My Dear Jenny

Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
4.0 out of 5 stars (32 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Stranded with an inn-full of travelers, Jenny Prydd finds herself embroiled in Emily Pellering's reluctant elopement. When she realizes that Emily's having second thoughts Jenny finds it impossible not to interfere. With the help of her fellow travelers - enigmatic Peter Teverley and his nephew Dominic - Jenny foils a fortune-hunter's plans.

That should be the end of it, but when they reach London matters grow more complex: the fortune-hunting Adrian Ratherscombe still has his eye on Emily. Dominic Teverley has a tendre for Emily, but she only has eyes for Peter. Jenny's growing feelings for the intriguing, infuriating Peter Teverley are simply not to be borne. But she finds it isn't easy to put such dreams aside....

©1980 Madeleine Robins (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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Very typical of Georgette Heyer's style.

Performance: Somewhat uneven and strange performance. Sometimes a character's voice changes in the middle of a speech - it was disorienting at times. It was also too slow for me, so I listened to it on 1.5 sped up playback and that helped a lot. Story: While formulaic and very similar to some of Georgette Heyer's books, it was also similarly inoffensive and a good book to pleasantly pass the time. A great palette cleanser book. And since it's rather forgettable, I think I might keep it in mind for this specific purpose and reread it in the future.

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Surprised ....

This is the first book I’ve read/listened to by this author and the first audio book by the narrator. Both were excellent. I had attempted to listen to Althea and Lady John, but the narration was so terrible gave it up immediately. Was not going to listen to this one but realized it was a different narrator. Simple, basic story, SIMILAR in style to Georgette Heyer, of course the best of the best. Will look for other books written by Madeleine Robins as well as other books narrated by Fiona Hardingham.

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Annoying characters!

The story had great premise but I found the the perpetual way the heroine was put down by herself and everyone else very annoying. It was a bit too much how everyone used her and took her for granted and she not only accepted it but seemed to want to be badly treated. I think way too much time was spent babying and fawning over Emily and she never got put in her place. Nice narrator, she did a great job!

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Ms Robins writes a great marriage proposal scene!

I am so delighted with this novel, and with this author. This is the second of her novels I've listened to, and each have been equally perfect as Regency era novels..... in fact, although there are many authors out there writing Regency novels, Georgette Heyer and Madeleine Robins write novels that have the true complicated personalities and relationship hopes that are found in real situations .... their novels are not shallow lust-based novels, but true stories, where the characters become real to you, and you aren't sure of how the happy ending will ever be able to come ... but, the happy ending does come, and in both these novels, These novels have dimension, with more than one situation occuring at a time, the novels have depth, like Jane Austen's works, but with the emotional content more fulfilling than Jane's novels. I was smiling with satisfaction and delight at the end of this novel. Please give this one a try ... I think you'll like it.

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half good half-bad

the first half is different because it's steps out of the mold of pretty girl goes to London and finds true love. although it could have done with some more detail to fill it out into an interesting novel. the second half is the same old windup: humble girl waits to be recognized for her True Value while assaulted from all sides by harpies. skip that part. she finally gets her true love but the journey was bland and uninspiring.

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Enjoyable

A great short story with wonderful wit. The narration by Fiona Hardingham was excellent and I look forward to exploring additional books by this authors

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An early regency romance

This book doesn't break any new ground (although it was written in 1980 so i'm guessing it was probably one of the first of the Heyer imitations), but I enjoyed it nonetheless. It's good to see there are several other Madeleine Robins audiobooks for me to listen to, as I've quite run out of the real Georgette Heyer!

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