This title is included in Audible Escape

Someone to Care

Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
Series: Westcott, Book 4
Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
Categories: Romance, Historical
4.5 out of 5 stars (577 ratings)
This title is included in Audible Escape

$12.95/month ($6.95/month for Audible and Kindle Unlimited members). First month free for new Audible Escape subscribers. Cancel anytime.

OR
In Cart
Select or Add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Buy Now for $27.99

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

When you select “Confirm Purchase”, this title will be added to your library at no cost to you.

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

Once the Countess of Riverdale, Viola Kingsley throws all caution to the wind when adventure calls in the form of a handsome aristocrat....

Two years after the death of the Earl of Riverdale, his family has overcome the shame of being stripped of their titles and fortune - except for his onetime countess, Viola. With her children grown and herself no longer part of the social whirl of the ton, she is uncertain where to look for happiness - until quite by accident her path crosses once again with that of the Marquess of Dorchester, Marcel Lamarr.

Marcel Lamarr has been a notorious womanizer since the death of his wife nearly 20 years earlier. Viola caught his eye when she herself was a young mother, but she evaded his seduction at the time. A prize that eluded him before, she is all the more irresistible to him now although he is surprised to discover that she is as eager now for the excitement he offers as he is himself.

When the two defy convention and run away together, they discover that the ties of respectability are not so easily severed, and pleasure can ensnare you when you least expect it....

©2018 Mary Balogh (P)2018 Recorded Books

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    378
  • 4 Stars
    137
  • 3 Stars
    44
  • 2 Stars
    9
  • 1 Stars
    9

Performance

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    410
  • 4 Stars
    93
  • 3 Stars
    22
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    3

Story

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    333
  • 4 Stars
    126
  • 3 Stars
    45
  • 2 Stars
    12
  • 1 Stars
    11

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Marvelous story with mature H/h

Thank goodness for this book featuring two adults coming together after 20 years of being buffeted by life. I am fairly bored by 19 year old virgins these days since that time is a barely remembered 50 years in my past.
Mary Balogh creates complex characters with individual lives, products of both experiences and upbringing.
Rosalyn Landor is a gifted reader with the ability to express individual voices. I have never heard her mispronounce a word in the many, many books she has recorded that I have heard, some more than once.
Highly recommended with no reservations.

11 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

A bit repetitive

Some how this book became too repetitive for me. Not as good as her other books. The narrator is brilliant as usual. Thank you

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful

A really wonderful story that continues a family saga . A must if you have enjoyed other books in the series.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Typically Mary Balogh

Good story but as is often the case with Ms. Balogh it takes her such a LONG time to get anywhere. Most of her full length novels could be short stories. Sooo many repetitive parts. A bit frustrating but overall I have to recommend.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Wonderfully Sweet Romance

I adore Mary Balogh and Rosalyn Landor brings the tale to life in a beautiful way. This was a sweet story that will leave you with the warm fuzzy feeling all good stories leave in their wake.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

insipid story

Disappointing. Mary Balogh used to do a lot better than this. Landor saves the audiobook
with her talent.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Very tiresome.

The first 3/4 of the book were, "I love him, but he doesn't love me." And "I love her, but she doesn't love me." It was so repetitive that I got very annoyed. And I've liked every other book in this series.

The narration was OK, but nothing could save this book. It is a real miss for me.

5 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Heartwarming

A sweet story about second chance love. The characters are wonderful and the narrator brings them to life beautifully.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Loved this story

Author and narrator are my favorite. The book was at times slow because the character development was complex.
I related to both of them and the families.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Series keeps getting better and better

While I have a few definite favorites, I invariably find each one of Mary Balogh's books better than the last. This is the fourth volume of the Westcott series, and while familiarity with secondary characters is nice, it is by no means necessary to enjoy this wonderful addition. Suffice it to say that the book concerns a middle-aged woman at a crossroad in her life, feeling that much of what has come before amounted to less than she would have hoped or expected, and much of what lies ahead is unexciting at best. The backdrop for this particular story is bucolic England in the early 1800s, but Viola's disenchantment with her circumstances translates to almost any era or locale. (Because what mother hasn't felt like a discarded towel at some point in her life?) But then she meets that man, the one who long ago looked so appealing, and Mary Balogh's magic begins its work yet again. It just so happens that I read this book in December, and while it is NOT a Christmas story, there is, nonetheless, a delightful Christmas episode near the end of the book that contributes to the overall joyful resolution.

1 person found this helpful

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Rachel Reads
  • Rachel Reads
  • 05-05-20

thank God for an older couple

at last someone has the courage to write a romance where the main characters are more mature.