Endearing Young Charms

13 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 192 ratings

The French Affair Publisher's Summary

A lovely widow plans to marry a French count in this historical romance by bestselling author Marion Chesney

It was true. The lovely young widow Lady Charteris - Delphine to her friends - had agreed to abide by her parents' wishes and marry the Comte Saint-Pierre. Delphine's parents had long since died in the Terror, but when she learned of their wishes for her, she believed it her duty to respect their wishes. Delphine would marry, but it would be a marriage in name only.

But when Delphine saw Jules Saint-Pierre, she got the shock of her life: he was the same man she had seen juggling in the streets at a local fair. What was he doing as the Comte Saint-Pierre? Was he posing? Had she made some terrible mistake?

©2015 M. C. Beaton (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The French Affair

    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Vanessa Benjamin
    • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It was true. The lovely young widow Lady Charteris - Delphine to her friends - had agreed to abide by her parents' wishes and marry the Comte Saint-Pierre. Delphine's parents had long since died in the Terror, but when she learned of their wishes for her, she believed it her duty to respect their wishes. Delphine would marry, but it would be a marriage in name only. But when Delphine saw Jules Saint-Pierre, she got the shock of her life: he was the same man she had seen juggling in the streets at a local fair.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very enjoyable romance!

    • By Peggy on 06-18-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The French Affair

    • The Endearing Young Charms, Book 2
    • By: M. C. Beaton writing as Marion Chesney
    • Narrated by: Vanessa Benjamin
    • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
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    It was true. The lovely young widow Lady Charteris - Delphine to her friends - had agreed to abide by her parents' wishes and marry the comte Saint-Pierre. Delphine's parents had long since died in the Terror, but when she learned of their wishes for her, she believed it her duty to respect their wishes. Delphine would marry, but it would be a marriage in name only.

    Regular price: $13.95

  • Book 2

    • To Dream of Love

    • The Endearing Young Charms, Book 2
    • By: M. C. Beaton writing as Marion Chesney
    • Narrated by: Lindy Nettleton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
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    Must one sister suffer in poverty while the other lives in the lap of luxury? This question plagued Harriet Clifton incessantly. Inviting herself to her widowed sister Cordelia's posh London townhouse for the season was surely the only way to meet a suitable partner as well as escape drafty old Pringle House forever.

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    • To Dream of Love

    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Lindy Nettleton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Must one sister suffer in poverty while the other lives in the lap of luxury? This question plagued Harriet Clifton incessantly. Inviting herself to her widowed sister Cordelia's posh London townhouse for the season was surely the only way to meet a suitable partner - as well as escape drafty old Pringle House forever. The vain Cordelia was meanwhile casting her net for the notorious Marquess of Arden, a man who would rather court a mistress than wed a wife.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best ending ever!

    • By Kat's mom on 07-02-18

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  • Book 3

    • A Marriage of Inconvenience

    • The Endearing Young Charms, Book 3
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Anne Dore
    • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
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    He stated quite bluntly--and much to Isabella's relief--that theirs would be a marriage in name only. But neither Harry nor Isabella was aware of the other's disguise, contrived in vain to thwart the impending nuptials. Isabella was not the selfish ice princess she seemed, nor was Harry a mincing dandy but rather a merry profligate.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Painfully read.

    • By Susynne on 03-27-18

    Regular price: $20.97

    • A Marriage of Inconvenience

    • The Endearing Young Charms, Book 3
    • By: M. C. Beaton writing as Marion Chesney
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Anne Dore
    • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
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    He stated quite bluntly - and much to Isabella's relief - that theirs would be a marriage in name only. But neither Harry nor Isabella was aware of the other's disguise - contrived in vain to thwart the impending nuptials. Isabella was not the selfish ice princess she seemed, nor was Harry a mincing dandy but rather a merry profligate. A search for buried treasure and a thwarted suitor out for revenge add adventure to the marital mayhem, as two hearts discover that love lies no further than the nearest kiss.

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  • Book 4

    • A Governess of Distinction

    • The Endearing Young Charms, Book 6
    • By: M. C. Beaton writing as Marion Chesney
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Anne Dore
    • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
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    Lord Percy Hunterdon despaired: He had inherited a Gothic horror of an estate along with a pair of 15-year-old brats to marry off. It was no secret to him that finding husbands for these two vile young ladies would require the utmost expertise: the care of a governess of superior caliber. When Jean Morrison spied Lord Hunterdon's advertisement, dreams of an unmarried viscount and a magnificent castle danced in her head.

    Regular price: $16.95

    • A Governess of Distinction

    • The Endearing Young Charms, Book 4
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Anne Dore
    • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Lord Percy Hunterdon despaired: He had inherited a Gothic horror of an estate along with a pair of 15-year-old brats to marry off. It was no secret to him that finding husbands for these two vile young ladies would require the utmost expertise: the care of a governess of superior caliber.

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  • Book 5

    • The Glitter and the Gold

    • The Endearing Young Charms, Book 5
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Lindy Nettleton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Fanny and her groom had been tricked! Parents on both sides, all impoverished, had decided to recoup their families' losses by marrying their children to the progeny of a wealthier neighbor. The joke was on them, however, when it was outed that neither family had a penny to its name.

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    • The Glitter and the Gold

    • The Endearing Young Charms, Book 7
    • By: Marion Chesney - M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Lindy Nettleton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
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    Fanny and her groom had been tricked! Parents on both sides, all impoverished, had decided to recoup their families' losses by marrying their children to the progeny of a wealthier neighbor. The joke was on them, however, when it was outed that neither family had a penny to its name. Charles was not the dark rogue of Fanny's girlish fantasies, but he was chivalrously determined that she should meet someone more appropriate for her than he.

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  • Book 6

    • Duke's Diamonds

    • The Royal Series, Book 6
    • By: Marion Chesney
    • Narrated by: Lindy Nettleton
    • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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

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  • Book 7

    • Those Endearing Young Charms

    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Lucy Rayner
    • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
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    After ten 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.

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    • 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
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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