Blazing a trail to the top of the romance best-seller lists, Anne Ashley’s scintillating novels set her devoted fans’ hearts aflame. The Viscount’s Scandalous Return stars Viscount Blackwood, a man who spent nine years in exile after being accused of killing his father and brother. He was saved from the gallows thanks only to the testimony of a young woman he’d never met. Now that he’s back, he’s on the hunt for the real killer and he’s aided by this same young lady - Miss Isabel Mortimer, who’s grown into a stunning vision of beauty and quite the amateur sleuth.
Would you listen to The Viscount's Scandalous Return again? Why?
I would definitely listen to this story again. It had an interesting, yet solvable mystery. The narration was really good. It was a clean story with characters that felt real for that time period.
What other book might you compare The Viscount's Scandalous Return to and why?
This story reminded my of a light version of a Masterpiece Theatre movie on PBS. The narrator sounds like she really is British and not a pretender.
Which character – as performed by Emerald O'Hanrahan – was your favorite?
The heroine was strong and smart, yet caring. The hero was also focused on solving the mystery of the deaths of his father and brother while being portrayed as a considerate man who had
Any additional comments?
The story and narration made for a good listen. I would definitely download more Anne Ashley books, especially those read by Emerald O'Hanrahan.
A G-rated story with likable characters that started off strong but did fizzle out a bit midway through. The mystery took center stage but it was very obvious who the villain was and there were quite a few "Duh!" moments. The romance was sweet and light and the heroine was spunky enough to keep things going. I really prefer more physical interactions to my stories but though light in content, I ended this one feeling glad I had gone along for the ride. Narrator suited the story well.
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