Once a Duchess

Crimson Romance, Book 1
Narrated by: Rachael Beresford
Series: Crimson Romance, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs
4 out of 5 stars (138 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Isabelle Lockwood was a duchess, until her husband of only a few months wrongfully divorced her for adultery. Since then she's been a pariah, living in anonymous exile to escape the prying eyes and wagging tongues of the town. More than anything, Isabelle longs for a family of her own, and so has to marry again. But society is ruthlessly unforgiving. 

To clear her name, Isabelle must face down her past - and the man who broke her heart and ruined her completely. 

Marshall Lockwood, Duke of Monthwaite, was blindsided by his young bride's infidelity. After the divorce Marshall licked his wounds, throwing himself into his botanical studies to forget his disastrous marriage. Now his former wife is back in town, as beautiful and enticing as he remembers. 

As the season throws them together again, Marshall can't shake the feeling that Isabelle might not be the adulteress he took her for. Contains mature themes.

©2014 Velva George (P)2018 Tantor

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Great Listen, Wonderful Story

I truly enjoyed everything about this audiobook. It had all the elements in the right amounts and they all came together perfectly with a satisfying ending. Great narration! Male and female voices were superbly done. This was a new author and narrator for me, but i will be looking for more from them now!
i highly recommend this one!

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Pretty good except for one major character flaw

I like this story pretty much for the most part. Without giving away the plot, I would just have to say there was a major character flaw that I had trouble accepting. But the writing was better than average, and I liked most of the main characters. I simply would never have forgiven the actions of one of the major characters.

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Nice story ruined by narrator

I honestly couldn’t listen to narrators performance - it ruined the story. Won’t buy another story narrated by Ms. Beresford.

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Great story

The story plot was excellent. Although the lady reading the book had a nice voice, she spoke entirely too slow!!! I listen to a ton of Audiobooks and have never had anyone speak as slow as she did. In addition, her voice was very monotone and did not animate at all!
I actually fell asleep at least five times. I suggest getting a new reader, or perhaps even two. Thank you for the opportunity to comment.