Someone to Remember

A Westcott Novel, Book 7
Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
Series: Westcott, Book 6.5
Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
4.4 out of 5 stars (226 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

It's never too late to fall in love in this enchanting new novella in the Westcott series from New York Times best-selling author Mary Balogh. 

Matilda Westcott has spent her life tending to the needs of her mother, the Dowager Countess of Riverdale, never questioning the life of solitude she has spun for herself. To Matilda, who considers herself the aging spinster daughter, marriage is laughable - love is a game for the young, after all. But her modest, quiet life of order unravels when a dashing gentleman from her past reappears, threatening to charm his way into her heart yet again. 

Charles Sawyer, Viscount Dirkson, does not expect to see Matilda Westcott 36 years after their failed romance. Moreover, he does not expect decades-old feelings to emerge at the very sight of her. When encountering Matilda at a dinner hosted by the Earl of Riverdale, he finds himself as fascinated by her as he was the first day they met, and wonders if, after all these years, they have a chance at happiness together. Charles is determined to crack the hard exterior Matilda has built for over three decades or risk losing her once again....

©2019 Mary Balogh (P)2019 Recorded Books

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Great with Exceptions

Mary Balogh is one of my fav romance writers. Her characters are usually well drawn, intricate and interesting. This book is no exception. And I was delighted to see her taking on older characters! But for the first time, part way in, I nearly threw a Balogh book. I became frustrated when our heroine simply would not believe that the hero loved her--kept turning him down--determined to continue life as a dried up unloved spinster.(Right?). Soon frustration turned to irritation. The potential sacrifice of the heroine's happiness came off as somewhat contrived. However,later I got back into great Balogh reading. In the end the author pulls it off and finishes very well.

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Just an ok listen

I really liked the idea of a man and woman meeting 30 years after their broken courtship. The story was kind of hard to believe with the man being a total rake for the majority of his life but "loving" only her. If he truly loved her, he would have changed his evil ways when he was younger and waited a year to come back and court her so that her parents would approve of the match.

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Where's the Beef?!

No story here - no passion and no hot romance that usually keeps me at the edge of my seat. Completely disappointed in this book!

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Middle Age Love Story

This is a short and sweet story of a 50 plus year old man and woman. They had been in love when they were 20 but her parents objected and the young girl rejected the young man. Now it is 36 years later. She had never married because she could not forget her love for him. He became a rake and later entered into a loveless marriage. His wife has passed away. The man and woman meet again. Are they too old for love?

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Where's the rest of the story

I have fallen in love with the Westcott family, I was so excited to see that Matilda was to find love. However, this book started well, the story is interesting, it was great to understand the history that let to Matilda's current actions, but as soon as the story starts it ends. Where's the storyline that explores Matilda adjusting to being a wife and seeing their love grow and become deeper, where's the story that explores the Sawyer's rapidly expanding family, where's the story about Charles being welcomed by the Wescotts? I feel so cheated. Honestly, I purchased this story blind...I just trusted that it was a typical MB book in length and story development. I may not have purchased it had I noticed it was only 4 hours in length. IMO that is not enough time to fully develop a story, and that was definitely proven with this book.

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Nice ending to the series!

I found it really nice and gratifying to hear and get a favorable ending to Matilda's life story. And especially an explanation to her mother's attitude towards her. The only thing I regretted was that the story was rather hurried and didn't slowly come about (to make the story 9 or 10 hrs to listen to instead of 5 hrs. I love long 11 to 14 hour stories.) It could have been nicely extended after the wedding to include how Gil and his half-siblings got along and shared their family histories.

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Love Does Not End After 50

This Is a story of two people who loved each other. from thee age of 18 .. That though the sutter whhp because pf. being denied his troth, of marriage, He runs a muck.Thus , fatherimelegitimate ,child Because he refuses to marry the woman ,shr drnies any acess to thr child .Then he marries and fathers legitimate choldren (The wife passes away,).Because his son is. (The illigitimate ,Gabriel.) need of witners, tp gsin custody of hos daughter (From his decrasrd, wives parents ,)Thus his first and true love ,requests he to be wittness (This is 38 years hemce when this same woman ,appesls for him to be his wittnees.Thus the son and wife(Abigail formerly displscrd Abigsil Westccotgmt) ,are awarded ccustody )Thus love embers are rekindled ,lead to a marriage Happily Evet Afyer

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Perfect duo

Once again, Mary Balogh's story telling gift and Rosalyn Landor's gifted voice combine to take you away to experience life with the Westcotts. 🌷

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Ended too soon

I loved this story of Matilda finally getting her love story. The only disappointment was that it ended so suddenly! A little more after the wedding would have been good.

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mixed up

I bought this audio book as companion to the book on my kindle. I paid for it and only received the first chapter. I went to amazon and downloaded it again. now it is on my computer. I want it in my audio library on my kindle 5 . how can we correct that.

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  • 09-30-20

A lovely gentle story to tie up some loose ends.

If you haven't listened to the rest of the Westcott novels then this is not the one to start with. I've seen a couple of reviews that didn't enjoy it so much, perhaps that's why? Rosalyn Landor is superb as always and Mary Balogh (whose stories rarely tend towards melodrama anyway) delivers a sweet gentle story of past love rekindled. Plus it's so lovely that the protaganists aren't youngsters, I love the Westcott novels for that. Matilda's story is worth waiting for and despite being short, ties up some other loose ends from the previous books. Having discovered Mary Balogh at the start of lockdown I am making my way through her back catalogue and find her writing easy to listen to (in no small part thanks to Rosalyn Landor) and captivating. If you haven't listened to any other Westcott novels go back and start at the beginning, with such a rich tapestry of characters you won't be disappointed.

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  • 08-28-20

It is a poquent story.

Matilda, finally marries the man she has love since she was 20 years old. Her parents refused, when he asked. He went on to have a forefilled life, while she dwindling into spinster-hood. Living with a parent who looks apon her, as her failure or punishment. Naturally it is a short story, no doubt to tie up all the loose ends.