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For Elise

Narrated by: Aubrey Warner
Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
Categories: Fiction, Sagas
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In the sprawling gardens of their neighboring estates, childhood friends Miles and Elise spent countless pleasant days together in the spirited adventures of youth. They were inseparable - until Elise vanished without a trace. Miles searched, but Elise could not - or would not - be found.

After years spent laboring on the family plantation in the West Indies, Miles Linwood is shocked by the unexpected news: He has inherited his distant cousin's estate and the title of Marquess of Grenton. Miles' return to England is tarnished by only one thing: He is still haunted by Elise's mysterious disappearance. So when he glimpses a woman with a startling resemblance to his lost friend, he's shaken to the core. This is no mere shadow of the past: It is truly Elise.

But his dear friend has changed - to the point that he questions whether it is really her, though he knows it is. Accustomed to rescuing Elise from childhood escapades, Miles takes her and those in her care back to his estate, even as he struggles to understand her fear and mistrust. As their friendship and feelings slowly blossom again, the shocking truth of their separated years is revealed, and Miles realizes more than ever that he must protect Elise. She slipped away once, and he cannot lose her again.

©2014 Covenant Communications, Inc. (P)2014 Sarah M. Eden

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  • Leah Kynaston
  • 29-11-16

loved it

I loved the book!! I recommend Sarah eden to everyone I talk to. I have loved her books since the first one I read and I love the Regency and I love how it is clean romance!

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  • Cam
  • 08-07-17

A clean love story

A well written book and Aubrey did a nice job with the narration. The only reason this review was a 4 instead of a 5 is because the story was so dark and depressing that I feel it took away from the love story. I felt heavy hearted and not the usual happy about life self after reading a nice love story.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-03-18

Loved it!

Enjoyed this book very much. Would definitely recommend. Unrequited love, mystery and suspense with a perfect ending.

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  • Travis Ross
  • 23-04-17

Emotionally satisfying, but...

This was a well-paced but shallow story, speckled with colloquialisms and customs that temporarily jarred me out of my suspension of disbelief. All you need to do is read Jane Eyre or P&P to know high-class people did not show up at people's homes without warning, and there were a number of phrases used we never see in novels written during that period but do today. But I'm a purist. To put it another way, the skeleton of this story was well-put-together, but it was poorly fleshed out. I'm glad it was 50% off, and I still think I paid too much.

As a single, fully heterosexual romantic type of guy, I loved the sense that the title and blurb gave me. I could fully imagine the pain a man can experience upon discovering that the women he has loved and thought lost has been terribly hurt. I just wish this writer could have put more effort into fulfilling that expectation.

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  • Teri Lew
  • 12-12-19

"We held hands as children"

The author writes well. The story, however, was a lot of inner dialogue within the H/H. They must have reflected, recalled and reminissed a half a dozen times in each chapter how they used to hold hands as children. Then they were both baffled as to why society construed it as inappropriate now that they were grown ups. Its been a while since I came across two characters so completely clueless and willfully ignorant about themselves and others. Im suprised I didn't strain my eyes rolling them so hard and so often! Why did it take 40 chapters for the "hero" to realize he was in love and that they were more than just "best of friends since childhood"? How dense do u have to be? Again, the author wrote the story well but she really needs to improve her character development.

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  • SemismallChic
  • 05-11-19

Absolutely enchanting!

The characters are easy to fall in love with and I loved well crafted mystery. I’ve now listened to this book several times and I doubt I’ll ever tire of it. It’s a magnificent work of true love, the worst dastardly villain, and finding happiness and peace after heart wrenching trials.

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  • ronda
  • 23-10-19

back for seconds

I read this a while back. While reading i realized i read it before. So when i needed a good book for a road trip I went to this because i knew I'd love it. I enjoyed it the third time as much as the first.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-09-19

A refreshing clean romance

While you suspected the ending, getting there is a wonderful journey with restrained feelings.i will listen to me.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-08-19

Perfect mix of mystery and love

Intriguing mystery and clean romance. The performance was well done. I very much enjoyed it.

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  • David H
  • 26-01-19

Wonderful story!

Full of mystery and romance in equal parts. It will capture you right from the start and keep you going until the very end.