• Sauce for the Gander

  • Historical Romance (Marstone Series, Book 1)
  • By: Jayne Davis
  • Narrated by: Esther Wane
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (19 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A duel. An ultimatum. An arranged marriage.

England, 1777

Will, Viscount Wingrave, whiles away his time gambling and bedding married women, thwarted in his wish to serve his country by his controlling father. 

News that his errant son has fought a duel with a jealous husband is the last straw for the Earl of Marstone. He decrees that Will must marry. The earl's eye lights upon Connie Charters, unpaid housekeeper and drudge for a poor but socially ambitious father who cares only for the advantage her marriage could bring him. 

Will and Connie meet for the first time at the altar. But Connie wants a husband who will love and respect her, not a womanizer and a gambler. 

Their new home, on the wild coast of Devonshire, conceals dangerous secrets that threaten them and the nation. Can Will and Connie overcome the forces against them and forge a happy life together?

©2019 Jayne Davis (P)2019 Tantor

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I enjoyed the book very

I enjoyed the book very much. It's an interesting story with characters of intelligence. The author gives the characters good common sense.

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Enjoyed it

This was a fun book, and I liked that they were up front with each other and didn’t have the hours of misunderstandings and angst that so many other books rely on. Narration was good, though I wish Will hadn’t had such a nasally, vocal-fry voice. Made him sound older and fussy. Otherwise, I liked the overall upbeat tone of the narration.

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Wonderful Sort-of-Prequel

Beautifully realized sort-of-prequel about one of the characters who made a cameo towards the end of "The Mrs. MacKinnons." Great fun and a good beginning to what promises to be a wonderful series. I hope we get to learn more about Uncle Jack and the feud with Will's father.

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  • Mo Bass
  • 12-26-21

Excellent

Interesting, well written story very well performed. It captures the period and my native Devon delightfully. There are a few errors such as fishermen able to read and assess calculations.

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  • Coconut
  • 02-13-22

An absolute gem

what an absolute delight. As a life long Georgette Heyer fan it was so wonderful to find this author. A good exciting story with lots going on and managing to portray the love and passion without having to resort to tasteless sex. Beautifully narrated. Thank you.

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  • H.A.B.
  • 03-14-21

Charming and great plot ...

this is a charming book with a GREAT TWIST ... and fun to listen to!

I very much enjoyed the story - as well as the the performance .... as we all know that the permanence of the reader either lures us into a great story or can destroy a great story...

#Jayne Davis wrote a Brilliant Book with a great twist and #Esther Wane brought the story to live .... WELL DONE BOTH!!!