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The Lost Letter

A Victorian Romance
Narrated by: Justine Eyre
Length: 5 hrs
4.5 out of 5 stars (632 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

A PROUD BEAUTY 

When the tragic death of her gamester father leaves her destitute and alone, society beauty Sylvia Stafford finds work as a governess in a merchant's household in Cheapside. Isolated from the fashionable acquaintance of her youth, she resigns herself to lonely spinsterhood...until a mysterious visitor convinces her to temporarily return to her former life - and her former love.

A SCARRED BEAST

Colonel Sebastian Conrad is no longer the dashing cavalry officer Sylvia once fell in love with. Badly scarred during the Sepoy Rebellion, he has withdrawn to his estate in rural Hertfordshire where he lives in near complete seclusion. Brooding and tormented, he cares nothing for the earldom he has inherited - and even less for the faithless beauty who rejected him three years before.

A SECOND CHANCE

A week together in the remote Victorian countryside is the last thing either of them ever wanted. But when fate intervenes to reunite them, will a beastly earl and an impoverished beauty finally find their happily-ever-after? Or are some fairy-tale endings simply not meant to be?

©2017 Mimi Matthews (P)2018 Tantor

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Any true fan of Darcy or Rochester will love it!

I simply loved it. The narrator was wonderful and the story was too. The characters are endearing and believable. Great book!

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ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL!!!

I had initially planned to listen to this over the course of my long commute to and from work. However, I found myself listening until the very end... nearing midnight...all in one sitting. Such a beautiful story and perfectly narrated.

What a great way to end a stressful day.

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Romantic and refreshing

I enjoyed listening to this audiobook. The story revolves around true love , not lust , their setbacks that kept them apart. And how they handled their mixed emotions. .

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Perfectly wonderful

A lovely story of lost love found again narrated with excellence by Justine Eyre. I enjoyed every word.

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Delightful!!!

I LOVED this audio book!! What a touching story of two individuals who suffered so much, but whose love for each other endures for years despite years of separation and huge misunderstandings. This is now my favorite Mimi Matthew's book.

And, Justine Eyre, one of my most favorite narrators, is masterful in her interpretations of all of the different characters, as always.

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terrible voice actor

Stopped it as soon as it started. I'll just read the actual book. Couldn't stand the reader

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Emotionally Amazing

This was truly an amazing story to listen too. It brought so much emotion and had me entranced with ever word. I had read this story and felt it was one of the best books I had read last year. But bringing it to life made it even better. Justine Eyre had the gift of voices and made the characters come to life. I highly recommend.

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Great performance

I enjoyed the narration as much as the story. The narrator can make or break my experience with a great book. Fortunately this is the total package, great story and superb performance.

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Very nice love story

Enjoyable story about love between the rich and the disadvantaged. The performance was excellent. Enjoy

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Excellent narration /excellent love story

I am really enjoying Mimi Matthews’s stories. There is not one I do not like.
Justine is an excellent narrator and listening to the audio of this book has been a delight.

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  • 12-19-19

Ponderous progress in a ponderous story

The heroine is dithery the hero erratically bad tempered, so much so you wonder if they can ever resolve their relationship.i pined for a bit of direct plain speaking instead of all the emotional waffle.Neither character was likeable.

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  • Morgan Windle
  • 12-02-19

Such a sweet story!

Lovely little story, and such a sweet ending. Good narration, but I’m afraid no narrator will do regarding historical romance except Alex Wyndham! Still a lovely listen though.

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  • 01-04-20

Short and Sweet

I very much enjoyed this book for what it was. I wish it had more length and depth, but I purchased the book knowing it was only 5 hours. The narration was excellent and I enjoyed the story while it lasted.
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  • Naomi Brewster
  • 08-04-19

Enjoyable

Half these plots rely on people not listening to each other. This could have been resolved after one good conversation. Heroine lovely and honest but grumpy hero needs to pull his socks up! Overall a nice book to listen to. Narrator has a lovely voice.