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Publisher's Summary

Miss Honaria Honeyford was sent to London to save the family fortune by hunting a wealthy husband - and being a loving (if not entirely dutiful) daughter, she obeyed. But if she was reluctantly willing to surrender her hand, this beautiful young lady who could ride, shoot, and argue with any man was not about to lose her head or heart to the dismal dandies of the Marriage Mart. First she met the arrogantly attractive Lord Alistair Stewart, who treated her infuriatingly like a little girl. And then she met the skillfully seductive Lord Channington, who treated her intoxicatingly like a desirable woman. And now she had to choose just which role to play and just how much risk to run.

©2011 M.C. Beaton (P)2013 AudioGO

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Delightful!!


M. C. Beaton has done it again! She's packed a delightful, humorous, romantic story into a little over 5 hours of listening pleasure. A thoroughly enjoyable, light read.

The heroine, Honey, has never been more than 20 miles from her country home, and has been more like a son, than daughter, to her widowed father. Now, needing to find a husband she sets out for London several days journey away--a journey with many mishaps along the way.

Lindy Nettleton reads well, but is not a great performer, in my opinion...but does not detract from the story.

I recommend "The Original Miss Honeyford" when wanting to be entertained without a lot of heavy emotions.

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Brandy anyone?

Miss Honeyford was a quick and easy regency read, no sex for those who don't like it. It had potential while some parts were good, others bugged me. I did liked the tension and interactions that was between Lord Alistair and Honey, before they fell in love. While this book is not a laugh out loud kind of book, there were a couple of amusing parts. What bugged me was that Honey started out with a strong personality then basically became a regular debutant. She does eventually come back to herself, but with such a short book it didn't work as well. I felt like the main characters needed a little more time to fall in love. Honey and Alistair seemed to hate each other until they were in love, without much reasoning. I almost thought I missed a part when it happened. While this is a good book for a sale I wouldn't use a credit on it. Narrator was good.

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Miss Honeyford is a delight!

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Unlike the other reviewers, I admire and appreciate Lindy Nettleton's performance. I believe her to be an excellent narrator and have purchased many of Beaton's books read by Nettleton.

Miss Honeyford is a delightful change from the usual young miss. I enjoyed this story very much. Lord Alastair is a wonderful chap and well, . . . all's well that ends well! Highly recommended! Great fun. Engaging characters. Very romantic.

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Cute

Lord Alistair is the highlight of this story. Loved his personality. The first two thirds were the most interesting. The last part lost steam in a typical regency, action, far-fetched, eye-rolling finale. Still, it’s MC Beaton. And being that it’s free with the Plus catalog, it’s worth a few hours of entertainment.

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It’s the Original that gets my attention

This is the latest light and carefree book by M. C. Beaton that i’ve listened to that fills the need for something whimsical, “just for fun”. The length is just enough and the plot provides a little down time in our crazy world.

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Great light romance

I’m enjoying listening to Beaton’s beautifully written light romance series. They are perfect for when I’m cleaning, baking or sewing.

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Just plain fun

The characters in this book really came to life, easy to like or despise as intended. The story is an old one and predictable but sweet and endearing. I did enjoy listening.

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Perfection

Very entertaining, warm and rich. I couldn't put it down. The main character is spirited. Story delivers.

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lady in love.

in the end Our Lady finds the Right man. Honey grew up in the country as a wild girl. Honey's father sends her to stay with her aunt in London so that Honey can find a husband.

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All genre, no plot

This is a disappointing story and a lackluster production. All the elements of period romance are present, so nothing distinctive in the way of plot or of characterization. Dated, and mildly misogynistic.