• The Painter

  • Silver Linings Mysteries, Book 4
  • By: Mary Kingswood
  • Narrated by: Joanna Stephens
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (27 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The sinking of the Brig Minerva results in many deaths, while for others, the future is suddenly brighter. But it’s not always easy to leave the past behind.... 

Felicia Oakes is the illegitimate daughter of…well, someone or other. A pirate, perhaps, or a spy, or a royal prince…who knows? Her vivid imagination conjures a myriad possibilities, all more exciting than her position as governess to two motherless children. But when their father is drowned aboard the Brig Minerva, Felicia must take them to their new guardian in the North of England, where her life is about to be turned upside down. 

The Earl of Finlassan has turned his back on the world to pursue his art, and the prospective guardianship of two young girls horrifies him. He soon finds that it’s not his wards who unsettle his life, it’s their governess, who is irritatingly impertinent with a distractingly mischievous smile. Gradually, he finds himself drawn out of seclusion by his new muse. But when danger strikes, they will have to uncover the past before they can look to the future. 

This is a complete story with a HEA. Book four of a six book series. A traditional Regency romance, drawing room rather than bedroom.

©2020 Mary Kingswood (P)2020 Mary Kingswood

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Clean and interesting story

This is a book that I would recommend to anyone who wants an interesting clean story without extensive sex scenes.. The plot and characters were very interesting and enjoyable.

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Delightful

I loved listening to this cozy romantic mystery. I enjoyed all the characters & would definitely recommend this as a good read. Joanna Stephens does an amazing job as a narrator and is so skilled with all the different voices and accents that she makes it a delightful listen.

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  • 01-08-21

I gave up the narration was so bad

I enjoyed the book so bought the audio file. what a mistake. the narrator is beyond appalling. she could hold a voice with any consistency and felicia soundd like a dowager duchess rather than a young woman. I gave up at chapter 7 so tried really hard! the story is actually quite good - stick to the book and avoid this particular speaker.

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