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    • Snobbery with Violence

    • An Edwardian Murder Mystery
    • By: Marion Chesney
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 192
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 141

    When a marriage proposal appears imminent for the beautiful - if rebellious - Lady Rose Summer, her father wants to know if her suitor's intentions are honorable. He calls on Captain Harry Cathcart, the impoverished younger son of a baron, to do some intelligence work on the would-be fiance, Sir Geoffrey Blandon.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • campy cozy

    • By connie on 06-26-10

    Regular price: $13.96

    • The First Rebellion

    • The Waverly Women, Book 1
    • By: Marion Chesney
    • Narrated by: Vanessa Benjamin
    • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 38

    The Earl of Tredair has had his fill of balls, routs, and silly misses, and he despairs of finding someone extraordinary - that is, until he meets Miss Fanny Waverley. Most unique and intriguing, Fanny and her two sisters are the adopted daughters of the reclusive bluestocking Madame Waverley. They have been raised as her disciples to spread the word of women's rights and to encourage poor oppressed females to stand up against the iniquities of the male sex. The beautiful and farouche Miss Fanny, however, finds it quite difficult to think of all men as cruel and lustful beasts....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not up to Chesney's Usual Standards

    • By Nancy J on 07-29-14

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Hasty Death

    • By: Marion Chesney
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 151
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 110

    Lady Rose Summer refuses to abide by her parents' insistence that she marry. Even more distressing, she wants to work. On advice from Captain Harry Cathcart - a noble-born private investigator who knows Rose all too well - her parents agree to let Rose work as a typist and live in a women's hostel. But life as a working woman isn't quite what Rose imagined: When a playboy is murdered, Rose returns to high society to follow a trail of deception, rumors, and devious plots.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator Davina Porter Makes the Book

    • By Toulon Belle on 10-30-11

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Sir Philip's Folly

    • The Poor Relation, Book 4
    • By: M. C. Beaton, Marion Chesney
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 580
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 534
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 530

    Just when everything at the Poor Relation Hotel seems to be running smoothly, Sir Philip brings in another poor relation, Mrs. Budge. When Sir Philip presents his paramour, Lady Fortescue swears great oaths and says the woman is probably related to half the costermongers in London and certainly does not possess one rich relative. Mrs. Budge does nothing but eat all day and refused to do any work around the hotel. Worst of all, Miss Tonks seems to be taking the romance between Sir Philip and Mrs. Budge quite hard.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An engaging listen

    • By James on 06-17-17

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Our Lady of Pain

    • By: Marion Chesney
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 153
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 108

    Lady Rose Summer, the wayward Edwardian debutante who keeps getting mixed up in disreputable adventures, would swear she is not a jealous woman. After all, she knows her engagement to private detective Captain Harry Cathcart is only a ploy to keep her parents from shipping her off to India. But then Harry's latest client, Dolores Duval--a vision of curves with a seductive French accent--starts appearing everywhere at his side.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • 4 stars if you're a fan of the series

    • By connie on 02-03-11

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Penelope Goes to Portsmouth

    • The Traveling Matchmaker, Book 3
    • By: M. C. Beaton, Marion Chesney
    • Narrated by: Helen Lisanti
    • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 141

    On the coach to Portsmouth, Miss Pym faces her most difficult matchmaking challenge yet. The lovely Miss Penelope Wilkins, daughter of a rich merchant, would be the perfect match for the handsome Lord Augustus, a nobleman whose fortune is almost depleted. Would be, that is, if the two were at all compatible. Though strikingly beautiful, the too-practical Penelope seems to stand on quite the opposite cliff from the carefree Lord Augustus. But when Miss Pym enlists their help in untangling an intrigue, and Lord Augustus steals an astounding kiss from the shocked Penelope, Miss Pym is convinced....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cute & Entertaining Story!

    • By Lady M on 05-03-13

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Sally

    • The Daring Debutantes, Book 7
    • By: Marion Chesney
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Anne Dore
    • Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    She was an honored guest in a palatial country home. "Aunt Mabel," lovelorn columnist of Home Chats magazine, had been summoned to prevent the Duchess of Dartware's son, Paul, from a marriage worse than death. Who would have guessed that behind Aunt Mabel's acid pen and ageless wisdom lurked eighteen-year-old Sally Blane - determined to make the handsome marquess her own! But how could she compete, wearing false wrinkles and a white wig?

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Sick of Shadows

    • By: Marion Chesney
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 153
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 98

    Captain Harry Cathcart and Lady Rose Summer got engaged so Rose can avoid being sent to India with all the other failed debutantes. Bored with endless parties, teas, and balls, Rose befriends Dolly Tremaine, a beautiful young girl newly arrived from the country. Rose is delighted to have a protégé, but their friendship is cut tragically short when Dolly is found floating in a river. Now Harry must solve the mystery of Dolly's death, and keep Rose from being the murderer's next victim.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • wittiest in series to date

    • By connie on 12-20-10

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Duke's Diamonds

    • The Royal Series, Book 6
    • By: Marion Chesney
    • Narrated by: Lindy Nettleton
    • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    Emily had been retrieved from orphanage life for the exclusive position of companion to Sir Peregrine's hound, Duke. Upon the gentleman's death, Emily and Duke inherited a fortune in diamonds. But Duke soon fell prey to greedy relatives, and Emily had to protect herself from Lord Storm, who had declared Emily's pedigree quite unsuitable, while at the same time threatening to steal her heart.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Charming love story!

    • By Patricia on 06-13-14

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Amaryllis

    • Regency Love
    • By: M. C. Beaton writing as Marion Chesney
    • Narrated by: Kelly Birch
    • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    One minute Amaryllis Duvane is the belle of the London season - a "diamond of the first water", desired by every man and envied by every woman. Even better, she's about to marry the man of her dreams.

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Finessing Clarissa

    • School for Manners, Book 4
    • By: Marion Chesney
    • Narrated by: Lindy Nettleton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    Lovely, wealthy, and well bred, Clarissa Vevian has been unable to find a suitable husband because of her terrible clumsiness. Her petite and fastidious mother, the Lady Clarendon, has tried to mold Clarissa into a dainty miss to fit the fashion, but until the fashions fit tall Clarissa, her mother’s efforts are doomed to fail.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Too much murder & mayhem for a historical romance

    • By ButterflyRose on 07-19-17

    Regular price: $18.17

    • The Highland Countess

    • Royal, Book 19
    • By: M. C. Beaton, Marion Chesney
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 39

    Morag Fleming, the Countess of Murr, had been bride to the most lecherous lord in Scotland - yet this ravishingly lovely girl had never been touched. Needless to say, she had never borne a child; yet as a young widow she came to London with a fine son in tow.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Slow start great ending

    • By GrannyGoose on 07-11-16

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Rake's Progress: A Novel of Regency England

    • A House for the Season, Book 4
    • By: Marion Chesney
    • Narrated by: Lindy Nettleton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 124
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 112

    Lord Guy Carlton, late of His Majesty’s regiment and weary from the war in France, has only wine, women, and song in mind when he rents Number 67 Clarges Street. He certainly has no desire for a serious attachment! Then his merry eyes spot the lovely but very proper Miss Esther Jones. Though Esther’s business acumen has made her one of the richest women in England, her innocence could make her a victim of the wild ways of the ton - unless the downstairs staff at Clarges Street devise a campaign to reform the rake who is laying siege to her heart.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not worth it

    • By K on 07-21-18

    Regular price: $18.17

    • Enlightening Delilah

    • School for Manners, Book 3
    • By: Marion Chesney
    • Narrated by: Lindy Nettleton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 69

    The School for Manners finds the Tribble sisters, Amy and Effie, once again entangled in the machinations of the marriage mart. The formidable but lovable spinsters, who earn their livings by sponsoring young girls and finding them husbands, take on the case of Delilah, a beautiful, mindlessly flirtatious country heiress. What puzzles everyone is why such a beauty is unmarried at 23, and why she is ensconced in the London school of the zany Tribbles.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Just an ok listen

    • By ButterflyRose on 07-16-17

    Regular price: $18.17

    • Deirdre and Desire

    • The Six Sisters, Book 3
    • By: M. C. Beaton, Marion Chesney
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Anne Dore
    • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 68

    What clever woman would want a man like Lord Harry Desire? Why, he was clearly a lummox - languid, vain, and bland. Not even his beautiful face could redeem him. But he stood to inherit a vast fortune, and that was good enough for Deirdre's father, a spendthrift vicar who arranged the match to rescue himself from imminent financial collapse. Leave it to Deirdre to contrive an escape, a quick elopement with her one true love, the dashing Guy Wentwater.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Okay

    • By Jay on 10-06-13

    Regular price: $15.36

    • Frederica in Fashion

    • The Six Sisters, Book 6
    • By: M. C. Beaton, Marion Chesney
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Anne Dore
    • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    Since there is no hope of my securing an eligible partner, due to sad lack of looks, I am running away.… So wrote the sixth of the famous Armitage sisters. For how could colorless Frederica withstand a Season's scrutiny after the five beauties before her had married so magnificently? Disguised as a chambermaid, Freddie found her way into the household of the fashionable Duke of Pembury. That wild gentleman was soon on to her tricks and found himself escorting the lady to London. Once on the marriage mart, the five sisters preened and primped the youngest until Freddie could not recognize herself!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great series!

    • By ILoveAmazon on 03-23-18

    Regular price: $13.96

    • The Love Match

    • The Waverley Women, Book 3
    • By: Marion Chesney
    • Narrated by: Vanessa Benjamin
    • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    Waverley women pursue their aspirations no matter what the obstacle. They may marry if the cause seems to suit the purpose, or they may flirt until their heart is content - or, perhaps, until the gentleman who has proven to be the most elusive of all is clearly within reach. No matter what the obstacle, none is too big for a Waverley woman. These are books of dreams, lessons, fanciful thoughts, and, most of all, tales of girls grown now to women who won't settle for anything less than their full dream, impossible as it may seem at the outset.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Love and Lady Lovelace

    • By: Marion Chesney
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Anne Dore
    • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    When young widow Lady Lovelace realized she had been swindled to near-bankruptcy by her curmudgeonly cousin, she knew she would have to marry again for money. These were the very thoughts of Lord Philip, who had nothing between him and destitution but his small army pension. And so these two attractive fortune-hunters somehow found each other and, before long, popped into marriage - and into the bridal chamber - only to discover they were both virtually penniless.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Perfect Gentleman

    • The Love and Temptation Series, Book 7
    • By: Marion Chesney - M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Anne Dore
    • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    From the top of his flawlessly groomed head to the waxed tips of his fashionable shoes, Lord Andrew Childe was every inch the perfect gentleman. But Andrew's arrogant composure was almost always shattered by the impertinent Penelope Mortimer, an achingly lovely country beauty who had a clear knack for ruffling his lordship's feathers. Her nose for trouble seemed to land Lord Andrew in the most awkward situations - and love itself quickly became the most delicate of them all!

    Regular price: $13.95

    • Lady Lucy's Lover

    • The Royal Series, Book 4
    • By: Marion Chesney
    • Narrated by: Mia Chiaromonte
    • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    Poor deluded Lucy. She married a gambler, a womanizer, and a drunkard, and she refuses to admit that his frequent overnight absences are of significance. It is not until he reveals that Lucy's parents "bought" him for her that it really stings. And then one night at a ball, she meets the charismatic Duke of Habard - and suddenly anything seems possible.

    Regular price: $20.97

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