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Gabrielle Harvey-Jones

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A joy!

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Reviewed: 15-04-20

I have loved revisiting this series of books - which I first read when I was a girl. The writing is still enthralling, the sense of period is faultless and the pace of the action is tumultuous. Christian Rodska makes a truly excellent job of reading the entire series!

Loved it!

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Reviewed: 29-03-20

Years ago I read each of Mary Wesley’s books as they came out, but I seem to have managed to forget this one, entirely! I loved her sure, delicate hand, guiding me carefully through this charming tale! Samual West was the perfect narrator! Can’t understand people complaining about it being ‘far fetched’ - of course it was - but utterly entrancing all the same!

Nostalgia!

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Reviewed: 27-03-20

How lovely to revisit this! Just as charming as my memories - and beautifully read by Carole Boyd.

Thank heavens for a decent reader!

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Reviewed: 07-03-20

I have loved Georgette Heyer’s works since I was a girl! As AK have always had health challenges her books have been my comfortable companions through many difficult times. Not too challenging but still competently written and absorbing. I also love Audible, which allows me to have my mind occupied while y hands are busy with something else. Why, oh why, then do many of the readers of Mrs Heyer’s books make such a poor job of it, that they make the books impossible to listen to? Thank heavens for Sian Phillips! Please sit her down with the rest of them, with all haste!

Joyously nostalgic!

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Reviewed: 05-03-20

I have loved these books since I was a child! My father suggested them to me as they had been amongst his favourite childhood books and led him towards his later early Naval career. It has been a complete delight to start to revisit them, via Audible! Christian Rodska does an excellent job!

Loved it!

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Reviewed: 28-02-20

As a dedicated St Marys fan I can confidently say that this is definitely up to the expected standards! Beautifully written, excellently researched and plotted and a joy to listen to! The new set of characters are engaging and the series is cleverly set up for many more books to come! Go Jodi! So worth waiting for the excellent Zara Ramm! Hard to imagine anyone else reading it!

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Highly recommend!

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Reviewed: 30-01-20

I loved every minute of this charming book! Beautifully written and wonderfully read - a complete delight!

Have to admit it - I loved every impossibly indefensible minute!

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Reviewed: 16-01-20

Gloriously dark, wonderfully plotted and written and perfectly performed by Georgia Maguire. Can’t spend too much more time on this review - the next book is all downloaded and waiting for me!

A Christmas essential!

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Reviewed: 27-12-19

No Christmas would be complete without a St Mary’s Christmas short story and this one definitely doesn’t disappoints! Safe in the hands of the ‘dream team’ (Jodi Taylor and Zara Ramm) it leaves one with the perfect post Christmas feeling of possible delights to come!

Glorious!

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Reviewed: 18-12-19

Such a joy to revisit this masterly work in the sublime hands of Timothy Wset,