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    • Lady Osbaldestone and the Missing Christmas Carols

    • Lady Osbaldestone's Christmas Chronicles, Book 2
    • By: Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated by: Helen Lloyd
    • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    The previous year, Therese learned the trick to keeping her unexpected guests out of mischief. She casts around and discovers that the new organist, who plays superbly, has a strange failing. He requires the written music in front of him before he can play a piece, and the church's book of Christmas carols has gone missing. 

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Lady Osbaldestone’s Christmas Goose

    • Lady Osbaldestone’s Christmas Chronicles, Book 1
    • By: Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated by: Helen Lloyd
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72

    It's December 1810, and Lady Therese Osbaldestone is looking forward to her usual Christmas with her family at Winslow Abbey, her youngest daughter Celia's home. But then a carriage rolls up and disgorges Celia's three oldest children. Their father has contracted mumps, and their mother has sent the three - Jamie, George, and Lottie - to spend this Christmas with their grandmama in Little Moseley.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love Stephanie's books

    • By Richard T. Strecker on 10-30-17

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Perfect Lover

    • By: Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    To all of English society, Simon Frederick Cynster has a perfect life - one of enormous wealth and impeccable social status. Yet he knows there is something - or rather someone - missing in his life. He discreetly begins his search for a wife at a house party at Glossup Hall and is astonished that the lady who immediately captures his interest is Portia Ashford. He's known the raven-haired beauty since childhood; she's willfully independent and has always claimed to be uninterested in marriage. But an unexpectedly heated kiss abruptly alters the rules of their decade-long interaction.

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Taste of Innocence

    • By: Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Charles Morwellan, eighth Earl of Meredith, knows he must marry, but he plans to do so on his own terms. So, after years of escaping the clutches of would-be wives, it is quite a shock when he is refused by the beautiful Sarah Conningham.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • good story but poor narration

    • By Helene on 06-01-18

    Regular price: $31.49

    • The Murder at Mandeville Hall

    • The Casebook of Barnaby Adair, Book 7
    • By: Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    Number-one New York Times best-selling author Stephanie Laurens brings you a tale of unexpected romance that blossoms against the backdrop of dastardly murder. Well-born rakehell and head of an ancient family, Alaric, Lord Carradale, is finally preparing to find a bride. But loyalty to his childhood friend Percy Mandeville necessitates attending Percy's annual house party, held at neighboring Mandeville Hall. Alaric decides that as soon as he's free, he'll hie to London and find the mild-mannered lady he believes will ensure a peaceful life. But the following morning he comes upon the corpse of a young lady-guest.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not up to standard!

    • By D Oberlin on 11-17-18

    Regular price: $23.07

    • The Ideal Bride

    • By: Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 14 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Michael Anstruther-Wetherby is a rising member of parliament - a man destined for power. Except Michael lacks the single most important element of success: a wife. Political pressure sends him searching for his ideal bride, a gently bred, malleable young lady, preferably one with a political background. Michael discovers such a paragon but finds a formidable obstacle in his path - the young lady's beautiful, strong-minded aunt - Caroline Sutcliffe.

    Regular price: $34.22

    • Devil's Bride

    • A Cynster Novel
    • By: Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 15 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,733
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,375
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,381

    Governess Honoria Wetherby values her independence. She would rather travel the world than marry and give some man control of her life. Then, one stormy evening, fate changes all her plans. She stumbles upon a mortally wounded young man in the woods. When the stranger dies, she is trapped in a cabin with his body and with his newly arrived cousin, Devil, whom she soon learns is aptly named.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An awesome listen!

    • By Maria on 10-22-09

    Regular price: $31.49

    • A Secret Love

    • A Cynster Novel
    • By: Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 662
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 490
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 487

    A mysterious and sensual woman, shrouded in a heavy black veil, begs Gabriel Cynster to help protect her family's home from the unscrupulous man trying to steal it. Unable to resist a challenge, he agrees - but protection comes with a price. From one searing kiss to the next, the truth of her identity could be revealed, which could cost both of them everything -including their passion.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • jdk

    • By Jane on 11-14-09

    Regular price: $31.49

    • An Irresistible Alliance

    • By: Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated by: Matthew Brenher
    • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 150
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150

    With his older brother's betrothal announced, Lord Michael Cynster is freed of all familial expectations. But the allure of his previous hedonistic pursuits has paled. Then he learns of the mission his brother and his fiancée have been assisting with and volunteers to help by hunting down a hoard of gunpowder now stashed somewhere in London.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Pare it down

    • By C. Whitehurst on 04-19-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Confounding Case of the Carisbrook Emeralds

    • The Casebook of Barnaby Adair, Book 6
    • By: Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    When Miss Cara Di Abaccio is accused of stealing the Carisbrook emeralds by the infamously arrogant Lady Carisbrook and marched out of her guardian's house by Scotland Yard's finest, Barnaby Adair's cousin Hugo Adair takes umbrage and descends on Scotland Yard, breathing fire in Cara's defense. Hugo discovers Inspector Stokes has been assigned to the case, and after surveying the evidence thus far, Stokes calls in his big guns when it comes to dealing with investigations in the ton - namely, the Honorable Barnaby Adair and his wife, Penelope.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • The confounding case the Carisbrook Emerald

    • By Michelle on 12-15-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Lord of the Privateers

    • By: Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated by: Steve West
    • Length: 16 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99

    The eldest of the Frobisher brothers, known as the lord of the privateers, Royd expects to execute the final leg of the rescue mission his brothers have been pursuing. What he does not expect is to be pressured into taking with him his emotional nemesis, childhood sweetheart, ex-handfasted bride, and business partner, Isobel Carmichael. But is it Isobel doing the pressuring, or his own restless, unfulfilled psyche? Isobel, unstoppably resolute and determined, has a mission of her own: find her cousin Katherine and bring her safely home.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very good

    • By Mrs Max on 02-19-17

    Regular price: $31.47

    • The Designs of Lord Randolph Cavanaugh

    • By: Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated by: Justin Hill
    • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 53

    Lord Randolph Cavanaugh is loyal and devoted - but only to family. To the rest of the world, he's aloof and untouchable, a respected and driven entrepreneur. But Rand yearns for more in life, and when he travels to Buckinghamshire to review a recent investment, he discovers a passionate woman who will challenge his rigid self-control....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • steam engine more prominent than romance

    • By apr_observer on 05-11-18

    Regular price: $28.51

    • And Then She Fell

    • Cynster Sisters, Book 5
    • By: Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated by: Matthew Brenher
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 184
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 186

    The only thing more troublesome than a Cynster man...is a Cynster lady who believes love is not her destiny. Famously known in London society as "The Matchbreaker", Henrietta Cynster's uncanny skill lies in preventing ill-fated nuptials - not in falling victim to Cupid's spell. But then she disrupts one match too many and feels honor-bound to assist dashing James Glossup in finding a suitable bride for a marriage of convenience.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Classic Laurens

    • By April on 03-28-13

    Regular price: $28.51

    • The Daredevil Snared

    • The Adventurers Quartet, Book 3
    • By: Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated by: Steve West
    • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100

    Captain Caleb Frobisher, hedonistic youngest son of a seafaring dynasty, wants to be taken seriously. Seizing the next leg of the covert mission his brothers are pursuing, he acts decisively and effectively in securing the mission's objectives. But responsibility has taken root, and he remains in the jungle to ensure the mission's ultimate goal.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • The most boring ever

    • By Emily on 07-10-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • All About Love

    • By: Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Alasdair Cynster, known to his intimates as Lucifer, decides to rusticate in the country before the matchmaking skills of London's mamas become firmly focused on him. But an escape to Devon leads him straight to his destiny in the irresistible form of Phyllida Tallent, a wilful, independent beauty who brings all his masterful Cynster instincts rioting to the fore. Lucifer tries to deny the desire Phyllida evokes, but destiny intervenes.... 

    Regular price: $24.00

    • Temptation and Surrender

    • A Cynster Novel
    • By: Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated by: Roz Landor
    • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 296
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 185

    Handsome, wealthy, and well-born, Jonas Tallent has everything a gentleman needs to enjoy London society to the fullest...and he has. He's played cards until dawn, flirted with eligible young ladies, and made love to some ineligible ones. But now he's restless and bored with the mindless frivolity and careless pleasure, so it's with a sense of relief that he takes up the reins of his family's estate in rural Devon.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Way too long

    • By Michael on 05-29-09

    Regular price: $28.51

    • The Peculiar Case of Lord Finsbury's Diamonds & The Curious Case of Lady Latimer's Shoes, Two Novels From the Casebook of Barnaby Adair

    • By: Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated by: Jim McCabe
    • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74

    Penelope Adair, wife and partner of sleuth Barnaby Adair, is so hugely pregnant she can barely waddle, much less assist, when Barnaby is summoned by Inspector Stokes of Scotland Yard to help investigate the violent murder of a gentleman at a house party. Penelope insists that she and Griselda, Stokes's wife, receive reports to stay duly informed of their husbands' discoveries. But what Barnaby and Stokes uncover leads only to more questions. The victim had been thrown out of the house party days before, so why had he returned? And how did he come to have the famous Finsbury diamonds in his pocket?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Such a great book - narration sucks

    • By Luna on 08-07-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Promise in a Kiss

    • A Cynster Novel
    • By: Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 486
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 373
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 375

    In a quiet moonlit courtyard, Helena encounters a handsome and mysterious Englishman. Before parting, he rewards her with a special kiss - a delicious, enticing, unforgettable kiss that makes her whole body shiver with desire. Helena doesn't yet know that she has met her destiny - and he is Sebastian Cynster, Duke of St. Ives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Where it all begins, written so many years later..

    • By Amy Ardon on 12-15-10

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Masterful Mr. Montague

    • Casebook of Barnaby Adair, Book 2
    • By: Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 120
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 105

    Montague has devoted his life to managing the wealth of London’s elite, but at a huge cost: A family of his own. Then the enticing Miss Violet Matcham seeks his help, and in the puzzle she presents him, he finds an intriguing new challenge professionally… and personally. Violet, devoted lady-companion to the aging Lady Halstead, turns to Montague to reassure her ladyship that her affairs are in order.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story, poor narration.

    • By KJ on 04-30-14

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Where the Heart Leads

    • By: Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Parry
    • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 61

    Penelope Ashford, Portia Cynster's younger sister, has grown up with every advantage: wealth, position, and beauty. Yet Penelope is anything but a pretty face in a satin gown: forceful, willful, and blunt to a fault, she has for years devoted her considerable energy and intelligence to caring for the forgotten orphans of London's sooty and seamier streets. But now her charges are mysteriously disappearing.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Do NOT Buy the Audible Abridged Version

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-11-13

    Regular price: $17.10

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