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Publisher's Summary

During a rare white Christmas at Brambledean Court, the widow Elizabeth, Lady Overfield, defies convention by falling in love with a younger man in the latest novel in the Westcott series. 

After her husband's passing, Elizabeth Overfield decides she must enter into another suitable marriage. That, however, is the last thing on her mind when she meets Colin Handrich, Lord Hodges, at the Westcott Christmas house party. She simply enjoys his company as they listen to carolers on Christmas Eve, walk home from church together on Christmas morning, and engage in a spirited snowball fight in the afternoon. 

Both are surprised when their sled topples them into a snowbank and they end up sharing an unexpected kiss. They know there is no question of any relationship between them, for she is nine years older than him. 

They return to London the following Season, both committed to finding other more suitable matches. Still, they agree to share one waltz at each ball they attend. This innocuous agreement proves to be one that will topple their worlds, as each dance steadily ensnares them in a romance that forces the two to question what they are willing to sacrifice for love....

©2018 Mary Balogh (P)2018 Recorded Books

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Phoned in

I made it to the end, but it was a struggle. It was not Mary Balogh's best by far. It seemed she had to come up with another book for this series so she quickly dashed something off. Even the wonderful narration of Rosayn Landor couldnt save this one for me.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Not even Ms. Landor could save this - almost DNF

Warning: This isn't a romance, but a family story about a man figuring out his life. The love plot is wholly secondary. I've never done Balogh before, but if all her work is so redundant and long-winded I never will. If you have read the other Westcott novels, you'll enjoy listening to their plots being rehashed every few pages. If you need to hear a conversation three or even four times from different POVs to understand what's going on, then you'll love this one. Ms. Landor is, as always, sublime, but this novel was NOT. It was a complete slog, and though I made it through to the end, it never got better. I'm terribly disappointed because most historical romance readers swear by Balogh.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Wonderful story

A great book to end the series. I will miss the characters and their lives. Well written with sufficient intrique to keep the reader invested in the story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Did not disappoint.

Worth the read. Did not dissapoint. My favorite narrator and one of my favorite authors. Great story I just wish I was able to experience more from them as a married couple. They took so long to get together and then it seemed to be over. But I trust the author and will wait patiently for the next book in the series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Predictable

This story was just predictable. I have listed to all the other books in this series and was so excited to come across Someone to Trust. Just a few chapters in the story became so obvious. Spent the remainder of the book being disappointed.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Satisfying and comforting as usual from MB and RL

Mary Balogh’s Westport series continues and gets even better with this story, wonderful to listen to at this time of year but by no means a Xmas story. A few loose ends were left but I am sure resolution will come in a later volume. Rosalind Landon was charming and lovely to hear as usual.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Melodious droning performance

Her melodious droning sucked the life or of the story. I found Colin's voicing unintentionally funny. Just not a goo narration.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • rangerdragon
  • North Dakota, USA
  • 12-03-18

Phoned in

I made it to the end, but it was a struggle. It was not Mary Balogh's best by far. It seemed she had to come up with another book for this series so she quickly dashed something off. Even the wonderful narration of Rosayn Landor couldnt save this one for me.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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    2 out of 5 stars
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  • A. Bertaux
  • VA
  • 01-08-19

Not even Ms. Landor could save this - almost DNF

Warning: This isn't a romance, but a family story about a man figuring out his life. The love plot is wholly secondary. I've never done Balogh before, but if all her work is so redundant and long-winded I never will. If you have read the other Westcott novels, you'll enjoy listening to their plots being rehashed every few pages. If you need to hear a conversation three or even four times from different POVs to understand what's going on, then you'll love this one. Ms. Landor is, as always, sublime, but this novel was NOT. It was a complete slog, and though I made it through to the end, it never got better. I'm terribly disappointed because most historical romance readers swear by Balogh.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Fromage
  • 01-03-19

Wonderful story

A great book to end the series. I will miss the characters and their lives. Well written with sufficient intrique to keep the reader invested in the story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • BookLover81
  • 12-09-18

Did not disappoint.

Worth the read. Did not dissapoint. My favorite narrator and one of my favorite authors. Great story I just wish I was able to experience more from them as a married couple. They took so long to get together and then it seemed to be over. But I trust the author and will wait patiently for the next book in the series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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    3 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Donna Blalock
  • 12-08-18

Predictable

This story was just predictable. I have listed to all the other books in this series and was so excited to come across Someone to Trust. Just a few chapters in the story became so obvious. Spent the remainder of the book being disappointed.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Marta Richards
  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • 12-06-18

Satisfying and comforting as usual from MB and RL

Mary Balogh’s Westport series continues and gets even better with this story, wonderful to listen to at this time of year but by no means a Xmas story. A few loose ends were left but I am sure resolution will come in a later volume. Rosalind Landon was charming and lovely to hear as usual.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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    3 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
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  • T. Mitchell
  • New York, NY USA
  • 11-29-18

Melodious droning performance

Her melodious droning sucked the life or of the story. I found Colin's voicing unintentionally funny. Just not a goo narration.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • rangerdragon
  • North Dakota, USA
  • 12-03-18

Phoned in

I made it to the end, but it was a struggle. It was not Mary Balogh's best by far. It seemed she had to come up with another book for this series so she quickly dashed something off. Even the wonderful narration of Rosayn Landor couldnt save this one for me.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
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  • Story
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  • A. Bertaux
  • VA
  • 01-08-19

Not even Ms. Landor could save this - almost DNF

Warning: This isn't a romance, but a family story about a man figuring out his life. The love plot is wholly secondary. I've never done Balogh before, but if all her work is so redundant and long-winded I never will. If you have read the other Westcott novels, you'll enjoy listening to their plots being rehashed every few pages. If you need to hear a conversation three or even four times from different POVs to understand what's going on, then you'll love this one. Ms. Landor is, as always, sublime, but this novel was NOT. It was a complete slog, and though I made it through to the end, it never got better. I'm terribly disappointed because most historical romance readers swear by Balogh.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Fromage
  • 01-03-19

Wonderful story

A great book to end the series. I will miss the characters and their lives. Well written with sufficient intrique to keep the reader invested in the story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • BookLover81
  • 12-09-18

Did not disappoint.

Worth the read. Did not dissapoint. My favorite narrator and one of my favorite authors. Great story I just wish I was able to experience more from them as a married couple. They took so long to get together and then it seemed to be over. But I trust the author and will wait patiently for the next book in the series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Donna Blalock
  • 12-08-18

Predictable

This story was just predictable. I have listed to all the other books in this series and was so excited to come across Someone to Trust. Just a few chapters in the story became so obvious. Spent the remainder of the book being disappointed.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Marta Richards
  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • 12-06-18

Satisfying and comforting as usual from MB and RL

Mary Balogh’s Westport series continues and gets even better with this story, wonderful to listen to at this time of year but by no means a Xmas story. A few loose ends were left but I am sure resolution will come in a later volume. Rosalind Landon was charming and lovely to hear as usual.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
  • T. Mitchell
  • New York, NY USA
  • 11-29-18

Melodious droning performance

Her melodious droning sucked the life or of the story. I found Colin's voicing unintentionally funny. Just not a goo narration.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful