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The new Duke of Torringford must take a wife in three weeks or lose the country estate he's unexpectedly inherited. His brother suggests an advertisement in the papers, but the Duke refuses to consider it - until a wine-fueled evening when he pens one in jest. Now with the ad printed, the Duke is mortified - but that's when the lovely Miss Penelope Hastings enters his life.

Her half-brother, without her knowledge, had answered the advertisement in her name, leading to an announcement of her upcoming wedding in the papers. Penelope knows her honor will be ruined if she backs out, so she agrees, insisting it will be a marriage in name only - that is, until the warm smile of her husband makes her heart start to pound.

©2015 Patricia Bray (P)2017 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Fun narration; enjoyable characters

Very enjoyable "marriage of convenience" romance. I found both Marcus and Penelope to be enjoyable and sympathetic characters. I liked Penelope's strength and poise but did find it rather frustrating when she seemed to be on a slippery slope of infatuation at one point. Ultimately it was a lovely tale with a sweet HEA and the Scottish narration was truly enjoyable.

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A love story

This is a fine love story. I finidhed the novel thinking I could have been friends with both the h and the H. My only complaint is that the dyory was over too quickly.

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  • Tracy T
  • Jacksonville, FL USA
  • 11-21-17

Really liked this story. Narration not so much.

This was a really enjoyable story. I liked Penelope and the Duke of Torrington. They made a good match. Penelope was a strong female character, always a plus.

The story line and plot was fun and entertaining. I enjoyed the twists and turns. There was some good dialogue and witty banter going on. There was no sex in the story but there was attraction and chemistry. This really was a great story, its too bad the narrator kinda sucked.

As for the narration, not so good. The narrator did not even try to do men's voices at all. Everyone sounded the same. Soooo disappointing, sigh......

Sorry Kristy Cox you need to practice men's voices for sure.

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Fun, lighthearted listen

If you're looking for a historical piece that spins you away from the ordinary, but doesn't require deep thought, try this. I enjoyed listening and liked how it stayed clean and showed a growing love between the main characters.