The Daring Debutantes (Chesney)

14 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 183 ratings

Henrietta Publisher's Summary

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 had 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.

But the fashionable elite was less than warm in its reception, especially when the newcomer, this bold minx, made clear her intention of winning the heart of one of society's most treasured gems: the irresistible, extravagant, heart-stopping Lord Beau Reckford, a prize wildly beyond her humble origins.

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  • Book 1

    • Henrietta

    • The Daring Debutantes Series, Book 1
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Lindy Nettleton
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 42
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      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 39

    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 had 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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Idiotic

    • By Kim-R on 10-31-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Henrietta

    • The Daring Debutantes Series, Book 1
    • By: Marion Chesney - M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Lindy Nettleton
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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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

  • Book 2

    • Molly

    • Edwardian Candlelight, Book 2
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Emma Powell
    • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 3

    Molly had dared to turn a cold shoulder on London's prize catch. She was a precocious American upstart who thought beauty, brains, and bravery were enough to conquer London society. Well, he'd show her! Nobody publicly (or privately!) spurned Lord David Manley, the most eligible bachelor in town. He was determined that soon she'd be trembling in his arms, desperately in love with the man she had dared to mock. David Manley always got his way, and Miss Molly Maguire presented a challenge he couldn't resist!

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • You've got to hear it....

    • By Valerie on 04-14-13
    • Edwardian Candlelight, Book 2
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Emma Powell
    • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
    • Release date: 03-21-13
    • 4 out of 5 stars 4 ratings

    Regular price: $15.48

    • Molly

    • Regency Love, Book 9
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Anne Dore
    • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    She had dared turn a cold shoulder to London's prize catch. She was a precocious American upstart who thought beauty, brains, and bravery were enough to conquer London society. Well, he'd show her! Nobody spurned Lord David Manley, the most eligible bachelor in town - not publicly, not privately. He was determined that she'd soon be trembling in his arms, desperately in love with the man she had dared mock. David Manley always got his way, and Miss Molly Maguire presented a challenge he couldn't resist.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Waste of your time—do not bother to read

    • By G. Woods on 01-02-18

    Regular price: $17.47

  • Book 3

    • Penelope

    • The Daring Debutantes Series, Book 3
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Mia Chiaromonte
    • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Penelope - golden haired, azure eyed, fresh from the country - has stolen the heart of the most desirable Earl of Hestleton. Rich and startlingly handsome, he is the most eligible lord in the realm. He had planned to toy with her affections and then toss her aside, but when the earl discovers that he is a pawn in her aunt's social-climbing scheme, he begins to doubt Penelope's true love. Can the belle keep her beau, or will "Aunt Augusta's" ambitious plans force Penelope to flee?

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Penelope

    • The Daring Debutantes Series, Book 3
    • By: Marion Chesney - M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Mia Chiaromonte
    • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Penelope - golden haired, azure eyed, fresh from the country - has stolen the heart of the most-desirable Eerl of Hestleton. Rich and startlingly handsome, he is the most eligible lord in the realm. He had planned to toy with her affections and then toss her aside, but when the earl discovers that he is a pawn in her aunt's social-climbing scheme, he begins to doubt Penelope's true love. Can the belle keep her beau, or will Aunt Augusta's ambitious plans force Penelope to flee?

    Regular price: $13.95

  • Book 4

    • Lucy

    • The Daring Debutantes Series, Book 4
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Anne Dore
    • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    She was a lady's maid who longed to be a lady. How else could Lucy Balfour hope to win the favor of Andrew, Viscount Harvey, the toast of the town, who seemed ready to take a bride at last? There was only one way to do it, and that was to command his attention. It seemed an impossible dream; first she had to become the peer of her own mistress, the coldly beautiful Lady Angela, who was determined to claim Andrew as her own.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Very weak for Beaton

    • By Dragonscar on 09-03-15

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Lucy

    • The Daring Debutantes Series, Book 4
    • By: Marion Chesney - M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Anne Dore
    • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    She was a lady's maid who longed to be a lady. How else could Lucy Balfour hope to win the favor of Andrew, Viscount Harvey, the toast of the town, who seemed ready to take a bride at last? There was only one way to do it, and that was to command his attention. It seemed an impossible dream; first she had to become the peer of her own mistress, the coldly beautiful Lady Angela, who was determined to claim Andrew as her own.

    Regular price: $16.95

  • Book 5

    • Annabelle

    • Daring Debutantes, Book 5
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Anne Dore
    • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    It's a maiden's miracle! Annabelle Quennell, daughter of a poor country parson, gets a chance at a London season to snare a wealthy husband. But before she sets off, Mad Meg the gypsy predicts trouble ahead, and it is nothing but woe that Annabelle finds. Godmother Lady Emmeline sponsors Annabelle's spree - and demands she wed the oafish Captain MacDonald. But things get worse when Annabelle fears she is losing her heart to Lord Varleigh - elegant, well-pursed, but who is taken by another mistress.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Annabelle

    • The Daring Debutantes Series, Book 5
    • By: Marion Chesney - M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Anne Dore
    • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It's a maiden's miracle! Annabelle Quennell, daughter of a poor country parson, gets a chance at a London season to snare a wealthy husband. But before she sets off, Mad Meg the gypsy predicts trouble ahead, and it is nothing but woe that Annabelle finds. Godmother Lady Emmeline sponsors Annabelle's spree - and demands she wed the oafish Captain MacDonald.

    Regular price: $16.95

  • Book 6

    • Kitty

    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Lindy Nettleton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    In any given glittering social season, Edwardian London's dizzying whirl had its share of surprises. The latest was Kitty Harrison, once achingly poor, suddenly an heiress and now, thanks to her determined mother, she was about to become a baroness. From the moment Kitty set eyes on Lord Chesworth she found him to be the most exciting man she had ever seen. But Kitty was young, innocent, and easily dazzled. She did not even question the motives of the dashing bachelor who swore he loved her even as he courted the scandalously beautiful Mrs. Jackson.

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Kitty

    • Edwardian Candlelight, Book 6
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Emma Powell
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    In any given glittering social season, Edwardian London's dizzying whirl had its share of surprises. The latest was Kitty Harrison, once achingly poor, suddenly an heiress and now, thanks to her determined mother, she was about to become a Baroness. From the moment Kitty set eyes on Lord Chesworth, she found him to be the most exciting man she had met. But Kitty was young, innocent, and easily dazzled.

    • Edwardian Candlelight, Book 6
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Emma Powell
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
    • Release date: 03-21-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

    Regular price: $15.48

  • Book 7

    • 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 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    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

    • Sally

    • Edwardian Candlelight, Book 8
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Emma Powell
    • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Sally was an honoured guest in a palatial country home. Aunt Mabel, the lovelorn columnist of Home Chats magazine, had been summoned to prevent the Duchess of Dartware's son, Paul, from a marriage that others believed a fate worse than death. Who would have guessed that behind Aunt Mabel's acid pen and ageless wisdom lurked the real 18-year-old Sally Blane, determined to make the handsome marquess her own! But how could she compete, wearing false wrinkles and a white wig?

    • Edwardian Candlelight, Book 8
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Emma Powell
    • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
    • Release date: 03-21-13
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

    Regular price: $15.48