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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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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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Very typical of Georgette Heyer's style.

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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.

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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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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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Cute and fun except for the Emily chit!

Emily is just yucky by the end. I've rarely seen a character digress as the story proceeds. I wish she had a redemption and hea too.

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For some reason, the characters agitated me.

I couldn't get behind the character of Jenny. To me she was not likeable. As the title says, they all agitated me for some reason or another. Sometimes the story can carry the book, but this was just not it. I've liked other books by the author, so I will try another. The narrator was pretty good. A good background story while I do crossword puzzles.

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Agree with other reviewer‘s - bad narrator. Typical boring story not worth a credit which thankfully I didn’t use.

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I loved it ! it was unassuming at first but quickly became engaging! The romantic scenes were sweet .

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Regency fluff but fun

This was a typical Regency with good characters and amusing situations. I would look for more by this author

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Unintentionally hilarious

I loved this book. It reminded me of novels by Georgette Heyer, my favorite romance writer. My complaint is with the narrator. She did an excellent job in many respects and I commend her for that. But her bloopers were stunning; one could only laugh. Occasional slips in syntax are to be expected. But the frequent mispronunciations of common words were inexcusable in this day and age when correct pronunciation can be heard online with a simple Google or dictionary search.

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I know this is an older regency novel, but I find myself tripping over the narrator’s mispronounced words and the author’s inclusion of “ain’t” and “don’t” where normally they would not be. It may be authentic, but it’s off putting. And how many times can you insult the heroine’s looks?

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  • 09-03-15

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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  • Antony
  • 02-23-21

Just lovely

Delightful story, witty and amusing, with a loveable heroine and perfect hero. The narrator has some very strange pronunciations, and the US writer clearly has no idea it takes rather more than one day to travel from London to Cumberland in a post chaise, but one can overlook these minor irritations because the writing and character development are so good. If only more of these traditional, amusing Regency romances were available as audiobooks. They are most unfairly despised by some and overlooked by others, when so many are cleverly written and both hilarious and moving at times. Of course, we can guess the happy ending, but getting there is most enjoyable. Perfect escapism.