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Life is finally looking up for the poor relations. The Prince of Wales’ coat of arms gleams over the hotel entrance. All but one of the rooms are filled by the open-handed Prince Hugo and his entourage. The owners have taken on a new partner, Mr. Jason Davy, a popular actor. Even curmudgeonly Sir Philip hasn’t uttered anything loathsome for days. They have finally reached a position comfortable enough to allow them to consider offers to buy the hotel.

The poor relations’ hard-earned success, however, is in stark contrast to the plight of their latest guest, Lady Jane Fremney. The slight, beautiful youngest daughter of the Earl of Durby has been cast out of her family for refusing to marry the man her father has chosen. Lonely and bankrupt, Lady Jane has decided to commit suicide. But when Miss Tonks uncovers her plans, the poor relations go into action again to try to rescue Lady Jane from suicide, her father, and her intended.

The loveable characters from the Poor Relation Hotel return in this sparkling and adventurous Regency from Marion Chesney.

©1994 Marion Chesney (P)2012 AudioGO

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  • Marie
  • Arlington, TN, United States
  • 05-07-13

All is well that ends well

Would you consider the audio edition of Back in Society: A Regency Romance to be better than the print version?

I truly enjoyed the series. This one just sums it all up and puts a bow on the package. I loved the series in audio form as Davina Porter does a wonderful job. You will get to know the characters so much better thanks to her personal touch.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I did like Sir Philip the best - as he is not the "norm".

Have you listened to any of Davina Porter’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

She is one of the best :)

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No, no extreme reaction - just a lovely wrap up.

Any additional comments?

The series were well worth the money - I believe I got most of them on sale. You will enjoy listening to these books while traveling, on the way to work, or just a leisure day in the sun.

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Final Book in series

What did you love best about Back in Society: A Regency Romance?

Relaxing - fun - easy listen - -

What did you like best about this story?

predictable, but fun

Which character – as performed by Davina Porter – was your favorite?

Davina Porter is a master (mistress) at switching characters and creating personalities - you have to love them all

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

step back in time to romance

Any additional comments?

recommend it for fun, fluff, pleasant listen

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  • James
  • Oswego, IL, United States
  • 06-20-17

Delightful series

I found "The Poor Relation " series made for a humorous, engaging read. I grew to thoroughly enjoy the characters, the plot was always fast moving and the stories were well written. Use your credits. They were made for stories like this.

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Liked all the books in The Poor Relation series

Another adorable book in the series by Marion Chesney, and as always, Davina Porter does an amazing job with the narration!

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  • Clare
  • Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • 03-18-13

Satisfying conclusion to the Series

Sixth and last installment of the Poor Relation Series. Set in the Regency period.

Another light, entertaining novel. All loose ends are tied up nicely - and Lady Fortescue finally chooses between her swains.

The main story is another transformative one (shy, but titled, depressed rustic ends up a charming, and happily poised Lady).

The narration is, as ever, wonderful.

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love this series of books!

characters are funny, romantic and interesting. well developed story line continues through each book. funny

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All good things must come to an end.

I will miss these characters. They have been so entertaining! I thoroughly enjoyed all six books. The series continued to include all the original characters which I really liked. Oftentimes a series will basically dismiss them and introduce new characters loosing the thread of the original story. I tend to loose interest in s series like that. I never lost interest in this one. Plus the narrator kept her voice inflections consistent throughout. I would highly recommend this series!!

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A sweet ending to a charming series

These little books were all delightful and of course even more enjoyable due to being narrated by the incredible Davina Porter. I think I’ll go back to the beginning and listen again!

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Excellent!

I do loved this series. I will miss it, Miss Tonks, and Lady Fortescue being my favorites! Easy listening, fun characters.

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The last of a fun series.

Very light, fluffy and enjoyable books made even better by a superb narration. I can’t say enough about Davina Porter. She is one of the very best.