The Regency Intrigue Series

13 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 385 ratings

The Flirt Publisher's Summary

"If I could have foreseen the future, I would have married the first man who asked me!"

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.

Her plan proceeds swimmingly, as Elizabeth flirts with all but the arrogant Lord Charles Lufford, considered to be quite a catch. She ignores him thoroughly until her uncle discovers her deception, and Charles saves her - by announcing their engagement! But Elizabeth's troubles are far from over, for in her absence she has come into an inheritance. And her uncle, along with one other sinister party, would rather see her perish than receive it.

©1985 Marion Chesney (P)2014 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • 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

    • The Flirt

    • The Regency Intrigue Series, Book 1
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Anne Dore
    • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 83

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A good diversion

    • By Christy Lynn on 01-11-15

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 2

    • Regency Gold

    • The Regency Intrigue Series, Book 2
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Anne Dore
    • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 48

    With little to live on but her romantic daydreams - which frequently starred the dashing Marquess of Fleetwater - Jean Lindsay lived a rather dismal life with her nasty, drunken uncle. Jean was always the object of ridicule, that is, until news of her unexpected inheritance spread. Suddenly her worn dresses became "quaint" and her forthright manner turned magically to "charming", but to Jean's horror, someone wanted her dead!

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Very long

    • By Mermaidblue on 04-28-15

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Regency Gold

    • The Regency Intrigue Series, Vol. 2
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Anne Dore
    • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    With little to live on but her romantic daydreams - which frequently starred the dashing Marquess of Fleetwater - Jean Lindsay lived a rather dismal life with her nasty, drunken uncle. Jean was always the object of ridicule, that is, until news of her unexpected inheritance spread. Suddenly, her worn dresses became "quaint" and her forthright manner turned magically to "charming", but to Jean's horror, someone wanted her dead!

    Regular price: $16.95

  • Book 3

    • Lessons in Love

    • The Regency Intrigue Series, Book 3
    • By: M. C. Beaton writing as Marion Chesney
    • Narrated by: Vanessa Benjamin
    • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Lady Lucinda Esmond's swine of a father, the earl of Sotheran, was forever fleecing young bucks in London's gaming halls with impunity - until he cheats Captain Mark Chamfrey, who kidnaps 10-year-old Lucinda for ransom. But when Chamfrey has a change of heart and returns the girl, Earl Esmond nonetheless exacts his own price: Chamfrey can redeem himself and save his skin only by marrying his little victim nine years hence.

    Regular price: $13.95

    • Lessons in Love

    • The Regency Intrigue Series, Book 3
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Vanessa Benjamin
    • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 39

    Lady Lucinda Esmond's swine of a father, the Earl of Sotheran, was forever fleecing young bucks in London's gaming halls with impunity - until he cheats Captain Mark Chamfrey, who kidnaps 10-year-old Lucinda for ransom. But when Chamfrey has a change of heart and returns the girl, Earl Esmond nonetheless exacts his own price: Chamfrey can only redeem himself and save his skin by marrying his little victim nine years hence.

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 4

    • The Scandalous Lady Wright

    • The Royal Series, Book 21
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Lindy Nettleton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    The upper class of the social circle regarded Sir Benjamin Wright with utmost honor and respect. Yet Lady Emma knew her husband was in fact a drunken jealous brute who delighted in humiliating her both in and out of the bedroom.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Somewhat Fun story, but lousy narrator

    • By Dragonscar on 08-11-15

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 5

    • His Lordship's Pleasure

    • The Royal Series, Book 8
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Lindy Nettleton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    Annabelle Carruthers can only dream of being kissed by a man as dashing as Lord Darkwood. She remains locked in misery - married to a rakish drunk who gambles their lives into financial and social ruin. His sudden death - and rumors of spies and treachery - only make matters worse. Burdened with gambling debts, Annabelle fears she is on her way to the poorhouse. The only solution she can see is to offer herself up as mistress to the mysterious Lord Darkwood!

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  • Book 6

    • The Ghost and Lady Alice

    • The Royal Series, Book 7
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Anne Dore
    • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    Alice Lovesey is a poor, mistreated scullery maid whose desperate plea for help miraculously summons Wadham Hall's rakish eighth duke - summons him from the dead! Though caught up in the delights of being newly materialized, the duke promises to return the favor by helping Alice become a lady of quality. But does Alice's heart stand a ghost of a chance now that she has lost it to a restless spirit?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is no Cinderella.

    • By Kindle Customer on 07-26-14

    Regular price: $17.47

  • Book 7

    • The Constant Companion

    • The Regency Intrigue Series, Book 7
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Lindy Nettleton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 43

    "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. It was the pale, golden-eyed Constance herself.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Don't get me wrong, I love MC Beaton

    • By Alexis on 04-23-14

    Regular price: $20.97

    • 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
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      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

  • Book 8

    • Dancing on the Wind

    • The Regency Intrigue Series, Book 8
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Lizzie Stanton
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    I am going to die, Polly thought. The crowd clamored for a speech. Polly raised her hands, and they 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 can commit murder on the souls of innocent country girls over and over again and yet go free - and then she condemned them to hell.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Dickensian tale with a strong female character.

    • By Gash on 02-01-14

    Regular price: $23.07

    • 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