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The Scullery Maid's Day Off

Below the Stairs
Narrated by: Cait Frizzell
Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
Categories: Romance, Historical
4.5 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

South Carolina, 1908:

Scullery maid Lucy Forman has been serving at Worthington House since the day she turned 16. Now, at 19, she is asked to take over the duties of gathering chicken eggs out by the stables. It doesn't take Lucy long to notice there's more to see at the chicken house than just chickens.

When stable boy James Parker notices the young redhead in place of Bossy Betty, he suddenly takes a deep interest in repairing loose boards down at the coop. Falling through the wall of the hen-house was not his intention, but when he sees the cute maiden on the other side, he can't help but fall for Lucy.

Downton Abbey fans who are intrigued by what goes on below the stairs, will love following the antics of Lucy and the fun, feisty kitchen maid, Lizzy. Who, but Lizzy, could talk Lucy into sneaking down a six-story fire escape to go to a dance?

Mischief and young love are in store....

Listeners will get to decide who really lives life to its fullest; the well-to-do Gentry, or those who serve them.

©2017 Renee Riva (P)2017 Renee Riva

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  • 02-26-18

Loved This Sweet Historical Romance


Lucy is a maidservant in South Carolina, circa 1900. Her life is pretty dreary until she is assigned the task of collecting eggs from the chickens. Stableboy, James Parker hears a girl speaking kindly to the chickens, an obvious change from the boisterous, confrontational Betty.

The mutual attraction is instantaneous and Renée Riva takes us on a wonderful excursion, with all of the wholesome innocence enjoyed by so many. This was an absolute pleasure to listen to and I look forward to other books by this author.

Cait Frizzle is a great voice performer, perfect for this book.

Credit worthy? I would buy this book outright, as it is less than $5.

Thank you for taking the time to read my review. *I was provided the unique opportunity to receive an advance copy of this book to listen to in exchange for my unbiased review.

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Sweet romance

This is book 2 in the series but I haven't read book 1 and that didn't seem to matter.

The book focuses on Lucy a scullery Maid and James a stable boy. The romance between them is sweet and builds slowly over the course of the book. The story includes and interesting glimpse into the life of the servants below the stairs and the work that went into keeping a house like this running. I really enjoyed listening to it.

The narrator did a good job, the character voices are believable and the delivery has a nice flow to it.

I received a free copy of this book from the author and/or narrator and/or publisher and I voluntarily wrote this honest review.

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Beautifully written historical romance

I loved this story. It’s short and sweet and beautifully written. This is the 3rd book I’ve listened to by Renee Riva and all 3 have been very well written and absolutely lovely historical romances. I will definitely listen to anything from this author. I love her work! Cait Frizzell did a good job with the narration. I received a review copy at my request and voluntarily reviewed.

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Romance with Moral to It

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This was a sweet story with a nice lesson. I enjoyed the characters. I would love more of them. The narrator is great too.

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EXCELLENT!

Loved it. The narration was great. The author did a great job with the characters. I love all of this author's books! I forward to reading more of her books. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Great Read

The Scullery Maid's Day Off (Below the Stairs #2) was a good read by Renee Riva. It is 1908 and Lucy is a scullery maid working at Worthington House since she was sixteen. She now has started gathering the chicken eggs by the stables. James is the stable boy who has caught the eye of Lucy. This was a fun and quick read by Renee Riva, I absolutely loved reading James and Lucy's story.

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Charming

This is a sweet short story. I recommend this book to anyone who wants a quick read.

I real wish the story had been longer. The characters were likeable and the narrator was very good.

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good!

Short, sweet, and beautiful historical romance. Great narration!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. The fact that I was gifted this book had no influence over my opinion of it.

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Lovely Historic Story

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This is a short story in the style of Upstairs/Downstairs and Downton Abbey. It is about a American scullery maid who works in a southern mansion during the early 1900s. It is delightful story about her life in the house and interactions with the other servants in the day to day goings on and the budding romance with the stable boy. I see from other reviews that it is the 2nd book in the series but it stands on its own. I enjoyed the story so much that I would like to listen to the first book. I hope Renee Riva continues this series.

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the lovely short one

the story is lovely for a short historical book I liked it quite much the storyline was interesting and the narrator did a great job

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."