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The Survivors' Club: Six men and one woman, injured in the Napoleonic Wars, their friendships forged in steel and loyalty. But for one, her trials are not over.... Since witnessing the death of her husband during the wars, Imogen, Lady Barclay, has secluded herself in the confines of Hardford Hall, their home in Cornwall. The new owner has failed to take up his inheritance, and Imogen desperately hopes he will never come to disturb her fragile peace.

Percival Hayes, Earl of Hardford, has no interest in the wilds of Cornwall, but when he impulsively decides to pay a visit to his estate there, he is shocked to discover that it is not the ruined heap he had expected. He is equally shocked to find the beautiful widow of his predecessor's son living there. Soon Imogen awakens in Percy a passion he has never thought himself capable of feeling. But can he save her from her misery and reawaken her soul? And what will it mean for him if he succeeds?

©2015 Mary Balogh (P)2015 Recorded Books

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Tragic Heroine and Carefree Dandy

Mary Balogh below has to be one of my favorite authors I love the way that she get you to feel the characters emotions, she gets you on one of their sides backing them rooting for them.

I also like the way she doesn't write about the "perfect" character. Her main characters always have a flaw that instead of making them unappealing makes the character actually very appealing.

I wouldn't sure how I would really feel about the hero of the story he just seemed to be such a wastrel with no direction. He is actually the perfect choice for Imogen. I thoroughly enjoyed this book

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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LOVE TWICE SUCESSFULLY

What did you love best about Only a Kiss?

THAT SHE FOUND LOVE TWICE WITH HAPPINESS

What did you like best about this story?

THE STORY WAS WONDERFULLY TOLD AND ALL PARTIES WERE AMAZINE

What does Rosalyn Landor bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

JOY AND A GREAT DEAL OF UNDERSTANDING OF THE PLOT OF THE STORY

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

WHEN HE FOLLOWED HER AND MADE HER FEELED CHERISHED

Any additional comments?

THE WEDDING SOUNDED BEAUTIFULLY AND I THINK SHE EARNED TO BE HAPPY

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Maybe the best of the Survivors series!

Ms Balogh at her best! The story is tight, the conclusion awesome, and the reader is a treat! Something to listen to again and again.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • anne
  • Mililani, HI, United States
  • 11-04-15

The Charming Duke

Lady Barclay (Imogene) is a member of the Survivors Club. The death of her husband Dickie during the war has haunted her for 10 years. When her husband's father dies, a distant cousin named Percy assumes the title of Duke and descends on the estate and changes the lives of all who live there including the two old Aunties/Cousins and the ugliest dog on earth who follows Percy everywhere. He also changes Imogene's life with his irascible sense of humor and utterly charming personality. Imogene and Percy are drawn to each other almost from the first, but the courtship is fraught with hurdles. They are not too high for our intrepid hero however. He'll do anything, sacrifice anything to be with the woman he loves.

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I liked this better than the last one

This was quite good but then I love the series. I found this more enjoyable than the preceding book. The narration is pretty much perfect.

I've been waiting for Imogen's story and it was a sad but good one. A few twists. I thought the last chapters were a bit rushed but, overall, this was another hit.

Now on to the final book in the series. Sad to see it end.

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Great listen!

Very happy to have found this on sale. The plot had an unexpected twist and Rosalyn Landor's acting of the intense scenes was exquisite.

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Not her best, or even close...

I love MB books. They are usually corny, romance novels with steam. This one felt contrived. Everyone that followed the series was probably, like me, looking forward to Imogen's story. I was expecting a better storyline.

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The best of the Survivor's story.

Even though I hadn't read the last book yet, this one had me captivated the entire time. To me, although I think each book and plot was excellent, I think this one had the best story. I can't wait to read the last one.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Didn't expect to be drawn into the story

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This was a wonderful addition to the series, I loved the main characters as well as the secondary ones. The addition of some animals to show the H's real character was very clever. As with all of this series there were some parts that were truly heart rending and I had a hard time listening to them, but it was necessary to the plot. I did miss the rest of the Survivors but knew they would show up eventually in the story. Thank You Ms Balogh

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Encapsulated in the moment

The depth and parallels to life as it is allows ones heart to revel and review in actions taken. You are reminded you are not alone in life, or your choices.

Yes a wonderful love story and of life's lessons

1 of 1 people found this review helpful