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Summary

Orphaned at a young age, Eleanor wants nothing more than to settle in a home of her own. Stratford, having met once with betrayal, desires a woman who will be true. When a complicated inheritance forces them together, they little expect this to be the answer to their innermost desires.

Eleanor Daventry has come into money, but she cannot access her inheritance without a husband. Steadfast and independent, she would rather become a schoolmistress than take a husband she does not love. 

Stratford Tunstall has just discovered his predecessor willed the estate’s unentailed land to Miss Daventry. Although cynical regarding love, the man recognizes a practical solution when he sees one. He and Miss Daventry must marry, and Stratford wastes no time in pressing his suit - with disastrous results. 

In the face of such an insulting proposal, Eleanor flees to London where she lands unwittingly in the home of Stratford’s closest friends. Now thrown together constantly, Eleanor can't help admiring his masterful apologies, never mind how often he must deliver them. Stratford concedes that, against all his predictions, Eleanor has no shortage of determined suitors. 

When combined forces threaten Eleanor’s reputation, Stratford realizes it's more than her land he cares about. Somehow, he'll have to convince Eleanor that his coming to her rescue is a deed inspired by love.

©2020 Cedar Fort Publishing and Media (P)2021 Cedar Fort Publishing and Media

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Hmmm!

The author tried too hard to tick the Regency cant boxes but then uses modern slang. The story line had possibilities but the narrator was too forced which added to the irritation.

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  • Yolanda Quevedo
  • 29-07-21

Liked the book but chapter 5 was for another book

I enjoyed the story and characters, but was confused because chapter 5 was obviously from a different book. Also I heard noises as if someone moved during the recording. So although story and characters were enjoyable. The quality of recording made it hardpress to continue, and I would have stopped if I hadn’t paid for it

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  • Laurie S
  • 21-08-21

Not bad

It's a decent story, well narrated. There were a lot of characters to keep up with, as several new ones get introduced once the parties get to London. I'm glad an earlier reviewer mentioned that chapter five does not belong, or I would have been lost, thinking it was a whole new set of characters and side story being introduced. So, skip to the next chapter to carry on with the real story.

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  • Marion Fuchs
  • 23-01-22

Sweet regency romance

I enjoyed the story and characters, though it was a trifle formulaic. However, if this is your genre, this is par for the course. The reader has a pleasant voice and accent, but tends to mispronounce many words - someone should be checking this. A few Americanisms inevitably creep in when this is the author’s origin eg ‘fit’ used in the past tense instead of ‘fitted’ and other such.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-11-21

Snoozer

This book is absolutely terrible, No story line went absolutely no where so very disappointed

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  • Gail N.
  • 28-04-22

Repetitive scenes became boring after a few hours

I managed to get about 75% through this silly story. I almost quit several times along the way. But the inability of the characters to accomplish anything, the hateful, obnoxious characters who never are held accountable, the lack of any admirable qualities in the long suffering heroine and the bumbling ineffectual hero combined to snuff out my interest in the too, too predictable ending.

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  • Birdy
  • 14-03-22

Are you kidding me?? Where’s The Ending?

You’ve got to be kidding me… I spent hours on this story just to have a sitcom ending? It went from a reputation destroyed and all happiness is over to “I Love You” and now life will be perfect; “The End”. The denouement was all of 5 minutes. Having a character just say they will fix a reputation Is not a real resolution when the reader has been dragged through the suffering. There should have been an actual scene to resolve all the open issues.
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  • Davemans wife
  • 26-07-21

great story

I really enjoyed this story and all the supporting characters. The one thing I didn't like was the way drunken proposal was recapped instead of fully played out. That really would have been fun to read! Overall it was a great story.

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  • Shaylin Maxwell
  • 20-07-21

Loved the story, loved the narrator

Great story. I loved how upbeat and kind Eleanor was even when people treated her badly. The characters were wonderful even the bad guys were fun to get to know.
I enjoyed the mystery that was peppered throughout the book- it kept me guessing as to who the bad guy was. I was worried that Eleanor may not end up with a happy ever after, but I was definitely happy in the end.

The audio version of this book was very well done. The narrator was fantastic she had a great English accent and she was wonderful with her French accent too.