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On the coach to Portsmouth, Miss Pym faces her most difficult matchmaking challenge yet. The lovely Miss Penelope Wilkins, daughter of a rich merchant, would be the perfect match for the handsome Lord Augustus, a nobleman whose fortune is almost depleted. Would be, that is, if the two were at all compatible. Though strikingly beautiful, the too-practical Penelope seems to stand on quite the opposite cliff from the carefree Lord Augustus.

But when the undaunted Miss Pym enlists their help in untangling an intrigue, and Lord Augustus steals an astounding kiss from the shocked Penelope, Miss Pym is convinced that her matchmaking expertise will soon bridge any chasm between the reluctant lovers!

©1991 Marion Chesney; 2012 AudioGO

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Cute & Entertaining Story!

This is only my 3rd M. C. Beaten book, all in "The Traveling Matchmaker" series.
I gave it 5 Stars, because I enjoyed listening to it, but I have to say I enjoyed the other 2 more.

I'm finding it harder to make wise choices for my listening pleasure lately, but feel pretty safe with M. C. Beaten books with Helen Lisanti narrating. Beaten is an entertaining read, with all the elements of a good book: adventure, romance, mystery & intrigue...with likeable characters and hateful villains.

I've just purchased #4 and look forward to hearing it.

If you haven't read/heard her books, I highly recommend them, and if possible starting with Book 1.

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Penelope Goes To Portsmouth: The Traveling Matchmaker series, Book 3

Hannah Pym is back to her adventures again. This time she traveled to Portsmouth. She met her new companions on the stagecoach along the way, including a rich merchant’s beautiful daughter, Miss Penelope Wilkins and a very irresponsible, but devilishly handsome, Lord Augustus Railton. Of course Hannah can’t help herself in her matchmaking ways. The book had me laughing out loud quite a few times!

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The suspense just keeps building!

Romance and mystery and some possible future revenge. Will our heroine ever get her own match?

Such an enjoyable book and such adventures! Still more odd facts shared about the era and, as with every book in the series, fabulous quotes at the beginning of each chapter

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Another jewel in this series.

This delightful series keeps delivering interesting and addictive insights into the loveable travelling matchmaker. As usual M. C Beaton has created a hit!!

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Enjoyable

I like the characters and I enjoy the information about the time the book takes place. I know this is not 'great literature', but it is pleasant reading with good character development and a fun story with twists and turns in the plot to keep the reader entertained.