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    • 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 649
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 599
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 595

    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

    • 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 79
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    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!

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Dullest of the series

    • By ButterflyRose on 04-17-19

    Regular price: $13.96

    • 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 93
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      4 out of 5 stars 85
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      4 out of 5 stars 84

    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

    • 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 42
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      4 out of 5 stars 41
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      4 out of 5 stars 41

    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

    • The Flirt

    • The Regency Intrigue Series, Book 1
    • By: M. C. Beaton writing as Marion Chesney
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Anne Dore
    • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Tongues were set wagging when Elizabeth Markham's glamorous young parents were killed, sinking their only child to the unspeakable class of poor relation. Forced to live with her cruel, miserly uncle Julius, Elizabeth is forbidden to partake in the season's festivities. Marriage is her only escape, and she enacts a daring plan to trick her way into the duke of Dunster's exclusive house party, to snare one of the eligible dandies sure to dance attendance on her.

    Regular price: $16.95

    • Pretty Polly

    • The Dukes and Desires Series, Book 3
    • By: M. C. Beaton writing as Marion Chesney
    • Narrated by: Mia Chiaromonte
    • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Blessed with beauty, Mrs. Manners never bothered with the lesser skills of grammar and spelling. So, in order to entrap a second husband, namely the dashing duke of Denbigh, she needed Miss Verity Bascombe. Surely the modest chit would be honored to write her love letters. Poor Verity! Her old schoolmate was as selfish as ever. The lovely girl's gilded pen soon had the duke most intrigued by the poetic Mrs. Manners! But alas, what began as a tiny deception became troublesome indeed - for Verity soon found herself enamored by the handsome duke!

    Regular price: $13.95

    • Penelope Goes to Portsmouth

    • The Traveling Matchmaker, Book 3
    • By: M. C. Beaton, Marion Chesney
    • Narrated by: Helen Lisanti
    • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 153
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 156

    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

    • The Constant Companion

    • The Regency Intrigue Series, Book 7
    • By: M. C. Beaton - Marion Chesney
    • Narrated by: Lindy Nettleton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    "I am Miss Lamberton. Miss Constance Lamberton. I hoped that you would employ me as your companion." So it was that quiet, reserved Constance came to the household of the haughty but beautiful Lady Amelia. She would serve as the lady's chaperone throughout the season's many festivities, finding herself an unwitting accomplice in Lady Amelia's scheme to trap the very eligible Lord Philip into marriage. But it was not Lady Amelia who won Lord Philip's heart.

    Regular price: $16.95

    • Lady Fortescue Steps Out

    • The Poor Relation Series, Book 1
    • By: M. C. Beaton writing as Marion Chesney
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Life is not easy for the poor relations of England's upper crust, but fate and clever schemes bring them together. Lady Fortescue and Colonel Sandhurst hatch a plan: What if they were to transform her decrepit Bond Street home into a posh hotel, offering their guests the pleasure of being waited upon by nobility? With the help of other down-and-out aristocrats, they do just that, and London's newest hotel, the Poor Relation, is born.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Back in Society

    • The Poor Relation Series, Book 6
    • By: M. C. Beaton writing as Marion Chesney
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The poor relations' hard-earned success, however, is in stark contrast to the plight of their latest guest, Lady Jane Fremney. The slight, beautiful youngest daughter of the Earl of Durby has been cast out of her family for refusing to marry the man her father has chosen. Lonely and bankrupt, Lady Jane has decided to commit suicide. But when Miss Tonks uncovers her plans, the poor relations go into action again to try to rescue Lady Jane from suicide, her father, and her intended.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Highland Countess

    • Royal, Book 19
    • By: M. C. Beaton, Marion Chesney
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    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

    • Colonel Sandhurst to the Rescue

    • The Poor Relation Series, Book 5
    • By: M. C. Beaton writing as Marion Chesney
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Owing to an unfortunate wager made by Sir Philip, the poor relations are once again scrounging around for a plan for solvency. This time it is Colonel Sandhurst to the rescue. After happening on Sir Randolph's lovely daughter Frederica, who is running away to escape an awful marriage to Lord Bewley, the Colonel devises a plan to force Sir Randolph to settle his bill for six month's stay and to save Frederica from her fate. The clever plan is thwarted when Lord Bewley shows up at the drop point instead of Sir Randolph.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Sir Philip’s Folly

    • The Poor Relation Series, Book 4
    • By: M. C. Beaton writing as Marion Chesney
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    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 refuses 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.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Mrs. Budley Falls from Grace

    • The Poor Relation Series, Book 3
    • By: M. C. Beaton writing as Marion Chesney
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Eliza Budley is a beautiful widow whose husband gambled away his fortune. Lady Fortescue reminds the others that, to be fair, Mrs. Budley has no relatives on whom she can call. Gentle Mrs. Budley thinks she has escaped her fate until Sir Philip comes up with a plan. He has heard that the elderly Marquess of Peterhouse is senile, a widower, extremely rich, and unlikely to remember whether Mrs. Budley is a relative. So off Mrs. Budley goes to the bleak castle, where the marquess turns out to be not so old, hardly senile, and in fact quite handsome.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Henrietta

    • The Daring Debutantes Series, Book 1
    • By: Marion Chesney - M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Lindy Nettleton
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Even the inhabitants of secluded Nethercote looked pityingly upon young Henrietta, the vicar's sister; her plain features seemed to almost guarantee her a solitary future. And yet she has a determined spirit and magnificent hazel eyes. So when her great-aunt Hester left her unexpected wealth, Henrietta set out to conquer London's glittering high society and confound them all.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 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
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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

    • Dancing on the Wind

    • The Regency Intrigue Series, Book 8
    • By: Marion Chesney - M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Lizzie Stanton
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    I am going to die, Polly thought. The crowd clamored for a speech. Polly raised her hands, and the crowd fell silent. From the foot of the gallows, she asked the spectators why she, a poor woman, should hang for theft while the abbess of Covent Garden could commit murder on the souls of innocent country girls over and over again and yet go free - and then she condemned them to hell.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Poppy

    • The Ladies in Love Series, Book 7
    • By: Marion Chesney - M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Lindy Nettleton
    • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    She was the flower of an East End slum who rose to become a star. But Poppy Duveen quit the stage to marry Freddie Plummett, the only real gentleman she had ever known - the bounder who died. When Freddie died, Poppy was left the castle, but she was also left in the clutches of Freddie's formidable uncle, Hugo, the dazzling duke of Guildham. How could she admit, even to herself, this dangerous attraction? Instead Poppy tried to turn her back on it - but it was no use.

    Regular price: $16.95

    • Those Endearing Young Charms

    • The Endearing Young Charms, Book 3
    • By: Marion Chesney - M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Lucy Rayner
    • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    After 10 long years, the earl of Devenham has returned to wed Mary Anstey, only to find that their feelings for each other have cooled off considerably. Nevertheless, they both put on bright faces for the benefit of family and friends. But Mary's younger sister, Emily, sees through their masquerade and would sacrifice anything rather than see her retiring sister married to the now-haughty earl.

    Regular price: $13.95

    • The Education of Miss Patterson

    • The Love and Temptation Series, Book 3
    • By: Marion Chesney - M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    For lovely young Miss Patricia Patterson, life seemed a delightful dream - until the specter of her guardian, Lord Charles Gaunt, cast a shadow over her carefree days of idleness and enchanting evenings of dazzling balls and delicious flirtations. Lord Charles demanded she act the part of a proper and perfectly boring young miss. Even worse, he insisted she devote her waking hours to cultivating her mind rather than captivating her swarm of admirers.

    Regular price: $13.95

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