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Julian Warfeld, Marquess of Knolton, travels to his minor estate when he learns the land steward is a crook. Referred to a nearby farm to see Marty Robinson about his sickly cattle, Julian is shocked to find a beautiful woman dressed in trousers and doing a man's work. Yet he finds himself fascinated with her.

Miss Marty Robinson saved her family's estate from bankruptcy by working like a man and gaining a wealth of knowledge about animals. When Lord Knolton asks for her advice, she knows he is shocked to find she is a woman. After his land steward is found murdered on her property, the two of them work to solve the mystery of who killed him and who is accusing Marty of being the murderer. As they spend time together, her feelings for him grow to love, but can she accept his proposal knowing he expects her behavior to change?

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I love clean reads like this!

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My job allows me to listen to audiobooks a lot. I mean, sometimes multiple books a day. I am a romantic at heart, and "clean reads" often feature in my weekly books lists. I must say this was one of my favorites as of late.

I loved seeing how the hero and heroine got to know and slowly fall for each other, how Marty defied conventions to do what felt right, and how Julian was able to overcome his own prejudices.

It reminded me of Pride and Prejudice, but with more action going on throughout the pages! Definitely recommend.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Fantastic historical listen!

An unconventional heroine and a murder mystery make this a fantastic historical romance. Plenty of humor and twists that I didn’t see coming. Excellent narrator, she had a unique voice for each character. I received a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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Nice Romance

What did you like best about Injured Sensibilities? What did you like least?

I liked the strong female story line in, and given the time period it was written in, Marty's spunk and drive to get the work done gave it a fun spin. I did feel it was very predictable in the romance plot line and a bit played up. The mystery side was a nice addition and definitely helped out the story. Over all it was fun and I enjoyed it. I do love clean books free of bad language, sex and descriptive violence so that was a definite plus to this story.

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A Sweet Romance with a Strong Heroine!

When Julian, the Marquess of Knowlton, learns that the steward of one of his minor estates is stealing from him and mismanaging the estate, he immediately sets off to make things right. He learns that his animals are starving and his servants aren't receiving their full wages, and he fires the steward on the spot.

Julian is told to visit a neighbor, Marty Robinson, for advice on his sick cattle. When he arrives, he's surprised to see Marty, a beautiful woman and the daughter of a Baron, in trousers and assisting with a calf's birth. Julian is both shocked by and attracted to Marty, and when the fired steward is discovered dead on Marty's estate, he vows to help discover the killer.

I really enjoyed this sweet romance! I'm not sure if it was the strong capable heroine, the elderly servants, or the hero who gave up his frivolous life to take care of his estate, but the combo was a winner for me. Both Marty and Julian were adorable together, they had perfect chemistry from the beginning. They just needed to figure out how they fit together.

I'm usually not a mystery fan, but the 'whodunnit' in this story was interesting and kept the story going. The narration was done well, Eugenie Watson performed voices for the various characters, and read Marty's parts with a smile in her voice that was audible and infectious. I really enjoyed the performance. I requested a copy of the audiobook, and I'm voluntarily leaving a review. It's a clean read I'd recommend for Regency fans.

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Injured Sensibilities

Injured Sensibilities
: Ilene Withers

A sweet clean historical fiction set in England. The listener gets to meet Marty and Julian, two people that slowly find romance while living life to their own satisfaction.

The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed. Eugenie Watson brings the story to life.



I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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A lovely read

This was such a light, fun and enthralling read. It is a clean romance with a bit of mystery.

The heroin, Marty Robinson is absolutely delightful as she is beautiful but is alas firmly on the shelf in the country. She's been running her younger brothers estate for the past 10 years--an estate she has brought back from ruin. As you've likely guessed, she's a bit of a tomboy'ish but has a soft, ladylike side. She can help a cow deliver a calf, shoot better than most men and host an afternoon tea all in a days work-alternating from breeches to gowns in minutes. She is well respected and loved by the local towns people and has a heart of gold. Although, as her brother will be home permanently come summer, he will eventually take over the duties of his estate and marry. What will become of her then?

Simon, the Marquess of Knolton, is under pressure from his overbearing mother to marry. He understands that a love match is unlikely but would like someone who he can respect, someone he could be fond of. As he's brooding over his future at a ball, he is informed that one of his land steward's, Liam Crowley is a crook and running his estate in North Devon into the ground. Eager to get away from his mother and to check on his estate, he sets out.

He was unprepared by the state of his estate--primarily the animals and the elderly staff. Eager to set things to rights, he determines to find a new land steward and begin fixing the wrongs of Mr. Crowley. As his cattle are in poor shape, he's referred to Marty Robinson for assistance. Expecting "Marty" to be a man, he was shocked to realize Marty is a woman, a woman in breeches out in the barn with her hand in a cow helping to deliver a calf no doubt! His sensibilities were so offended, he turned to leave. *I found Simon to be prudish at times but with a good heart. He truly cared about the estate and fixing the damage caused over the years. He was likable.*

Marty who is aware of the sad state of his estate and animals is eager to help. She's also not blind to how handsome Lord Knolton is. She coaxes him to stay and quickly makes a transition into hostess. Sparks fly a bit as he makes his displeasure about her farm attire known but they soon settle into amiable conversation and he starts to realize how extraordinary Marty really is. It's easy to see that a friendship will blossom into something more intimate.

Soon, Liam Crowley is found murdered on Marty's estates. There's gossip that Marty may have killed him although Simon does not believe the rumors. They set out to try and solve the murder of the detestable Mr. Crowley and thus, become closer and closer. It's obvious that they have feelings for each other but with reservations.

Simon is impressed by her ladylike grace but disapproves strongly of her manly pursuits in breeches. Marty is equally impressed by Simon's good heart and kindness but fears she would never be good enough to be a Marchioness Also, she feels that she would have to change who she is if they have any chance of being together. Can they solve the murder? Can they overcome their reservations for one another? Read to find out.

In addition to a great hero, heroin and plot, there are many secondary characters who are utterly charming. This was a fun little read that I finished in less than 24 hours. I would highly recommend.

Narration: Eugenie Watson was perfect for this time period. The tones and voices of the characters were spot on. I felt that she conveyed the emotions of the characters perfectly.

Story: 4.5
Narration: 5

P.S. I think there are connections to previous books. Although this isn't listed as a series, some of the names mentioned are the lead of this authors previous books. I wish that the author would clarify this so that we can read in order if necessary.

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  • A D.
  • 05-07-18

Recency Romance with feminist flair!

I really enjoyed this regency romance audiobook. I love strong, unapologetically intelligent women who turn the male protagonists on their heads. This story definitely presses the gender defined boundaries within the context of its setting.

The Marquee is definitely traditional. Conforming to the expectations of his class, he is expected to get married and is dreadfully bored with his life, though he doesn't quite realise it. Then there is a bit of an issue with one of his minor estates. Visiting his estate to sort the issues, he finds himself face-to-face with the highly intelligent, intrepid Miss Marty Robinson. She may not be up to his class but she is definitely the person to breathe life into his existence. He only has to think outside the box and accept Marty the way she is, something that could be exceedingly impossible for a man of his stature.

This audiobook is entertaining, enjoyable and fun. I would recommend it for anyone who enjoys regency romances.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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  • Layla
  • 04-26-18

Clean historical romance

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I found the story in certain areas to be predictable but I did like the mystery.

It has a strong female character which I am not sure I believe would do things she did in that era but since we don't hear about them, it does not mean that they did not exist in that particular time period.

I would highly recommend to all since it is a clean read.