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An Eligible Bachelor

Narrated by: Jilly Bond
Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (139 ratings)

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Summary

Eversleigh Manor provides the perfect location for a hit new television show called Lady Jane Investigates. But before the film crew descended en masse, no-one could have predicted that romance would be brewing before the clapperboard has snapped its last.
©2005 Veronica Henry (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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"Rumbustious, rustic romance....all the essential ingredients for a delightful romp." ( The Daily Express)

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Lovely story brilliantly read.

I simply love this story and it is made even better by the reader Jilly Bond. A lovely story of a typical bachelor falling for a common showgirl who has a fabulous figure and face and has made herself what she is. But the very kind and caring girl who will do anything for anyone then appears and slowly but surely he finds out how lovely she is. A pushy mother helps too as do the other wife/husband swapping characters who are very well described. Well worth a listen, I now need to find other books with Jilly Bond reading. Victoria Henry is a good storyteller.

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Veronica Henry's books are written with humour and a range of characters individual enough to keep your interest, sometimes developing over a short series as in Honeycote. This is a bit of a Honeycote add-on, and works for me.

A lot of strong female characters in this, Honor the single mother, Henty (my personal favourite), the downtrodden wife and mother who fights back, Richenda the successful TV soap actress and Madelaine, initially the archetype controlling mother to whom you warm as the book develops. In addition there's Sally, Richenda's mother, whose conversion is not quite believable, and a rather one dimensional florist femme fatale who seems about as plastic as her perfect 36Ds. This book is far more about the women than the men.

The 3 main male characters are reduced to supporting roles a lot of the time. Guy is the eligible bachelor of the title and is warm, kind but a bit other worldly on occasions, his main protagonist the bad boy vet, Johnny. My favourite is the insufferable Charles, who starts as a caricature selfish husband but ends rather differently.

Good mix of individual stories, steady pace to the book and excellently narrated by Jilly Bond. Only one voice grated - Barney the landlord's brief cameo, an ex-City type from Wild Oats here voiced as a local yokel. Recommend this as relaxing listening.

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Loved it

One of Veronica's best!
Well drawn characters who I cared about. Now where is the number for that nannies agency?

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  • 24-09-15

This was bettert than some others

I quite enjoyed this book, but I have just returned The Birthday Party which I absolutely didn't enjoy. The characters here are fun, but in the BP they were shallow, uninteresting and silly. I hope I can find another of her books I like but shall pick with care.

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Good!

Took a while to get into the fact that the narration switches between characters. I loved the character of Honour, and the relationship between her and her son.

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Great listen

This was a great listen which was well read. An inspiring story about the ups and downs of relationships! If you’ve enjoyed the Honeycote books, you’ll enjoy this one! Will certainly listen to it again!

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Disappointed

Not up to the usual standard that I've come to expect from Veronica Henry. I felt that this was written without much enthusiasm and I felt I was reading Mills and Boon novel.

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Awful accents

Fairly good story line, but let down by the terrible accents by the voice actor.

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Good story

I enjoyed the general story however implacable but when did a size 10 become curvy and voluptuous ?

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  • 27-04-15

Not one of my favourite Veronica Henry books

I have listened to a few Veronica Henry books but didn't enjoy the story as much as I have her other books

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