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Summary

Professor of Archeology Henrietta "Harry" Knight becomes Countess of Axedale upon her father's death and takes a sabbatical from Cambridge University to begin refurbishing the long-neglected and run-down Axedale Hall. The child of a loveless marriage, witness to her father's infidelities and her mother's pain, Harry has no intention of ever falling in love.

Annie Brannigan is a survivor, remaining positive through hardships. As an agency housekeeper, she moves from post to post with her daughter Riley, taking care of people who have everything she will never have. Annie's greatest wish is to find her happy ever after, but she fears this dream will never come true.

Can love restore the countess's heart and the crumbling Axedale Hall, or will the foundations of love turn to dust at the first challenge?

©2016 Jenny Frame (P)2016 Bold Strokes Books Inc

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Great story poorly read

I love this book and have read it several times. It's a wonderful story of how love in all its forms can transform a person.

Unfortunately the reader for the audiobook really disappoints. Everything is fine until she voices the character of 10 year old Riley when her voice becomes loud and shrill ; so much so that it breaks you right out of the story.

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  • Linkme21
  • 17-08-17

Jenny Frame did it again.. What an amazing book.

So yes, I was on the edge of tears through this whole book. Such strong emotions, amazing chemistry between Annie and Henry, the character's were well developed and really enjoyable to follow. the narration was so well done I was hooked from the first chapter. I felt everything ,and for a while felt as if I was right there with them. This wonderful book is not a fall in. to bad and in love kinda book, Henry and Annie have to work past their fears, and build a True relationship. a romantically sexy courtship no one saw coming.
This is a must read... along with her other books all of which are amazing.

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  • SM11
  • 07-05-17

Good story

I was hesitant because I thought it would be a period piece, but it was a great story with cute characters and good sex scenes.

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  • Kelli M
  • 19-04-17

This is a wonderful audio book!

I have listened to hundreds of audio books...some of which are very good and some of which I think would be better to read due to horrible naration. This is definitely one of the best I have listened to...this story is full of love and emotion...you can feel it...the narration is one of the best I have ever heard....don't pass this book up...it's just that good!

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  • scheliece sankey
  • 30-03-17

this story was so beautiful

put an entire new spin on beauty and the beast.. I loved it from beginning to end. so beautiful ❤❤❤

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  • Abby
  • 21-12-16

must read

best book I've listened to in a long long time! the characters come alive and I felt sad and happy right along with them. I couldn't stop listening and would recommend this book to anyone looking 4 a great lesbian romance.

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  • Taylor Hofbauer
  • 25-04-18

I binged this in a night

It was just so complex and beautiful and everyone should read it. This is one of my new favorite books!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-03-18

Nice

Enjoyable. A little predictable, but it is a fun romance after all. Narration is flawless.

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  • Yamino Endo
  • 30-01-18

Jenny Frame has done it again

Once more I've fallen in love with the characters and story created by Jenny Frame. The passion and love she puts into words is amazing and impossible to resist. The relationships between all the characters feel genuine and well constructed. She has a way with words that I've rarely seen and I can safely say Jenny Frame is one of my favorite authors. She definitely has a loyal fan that can't wait to read, or in this case listen, to anything and everything she creates.

In the performance department I have to also congratulate Miss Vincent, who once more has perfectly captured and portrayed every emotion and character. She masterfully translates the written words into sounds and emotions you can feel with every fiber of your being. I'm already a hopeless romantic, but these two women and their work make me believe in love only one other person ever did. So thank you both, Jenny and Nicola, for sharing your talent and passion with all of us and making this world a better place with them.

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  • Jana Harden
  • 24-01-18

The perfect book for a hopeless romantic like me

I loved everything about this book. The narrator gives each character a very distinctive voice with a depth and feeling to each character that you can see so vividly in your mind. This author's ability to develop personalities and tell stories filled with so much feeling, passion and life like struggle is very impressive. I really appreciated the author continuing the story well after we finally got the result we were hoping for. Cannot recommend this book highly enough. The love scenes were really good too. I will listen to ANY book where this author and narrator are teamed up. Please never stop writing Ms Frame and Ms Vincent never stop narrating!

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  • M.N.
  • 27-12-17

Great romance, good story

This is not for you if you are not into butch characters.

This is for you if you like a little culture, a little romance, some sex and real character development. A great read!

I appreciate Nicola Victoria Vincent as always