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Forgotten & Remembered: The Duke's Late Wife

Love's Second Chance, Book 1
By: Bree Wolf
Narrated by: Anna Parker-Naples
Series: Love's Second Chance, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
Categories: Fiction, Sagas
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Summary

A grieving widower. A strong lady. And a little girl who needs them both.

After losing his wife in an accident, Graham Astor, Duke of Kensington, decides that love is not worth the risk of having his heart broken all over again. Even his little daughter he keeps at a distance, afraid to hurt her with the darkness that now lives in his heart. Since he is unable to be the father she deserves, he vows to find her a mother who will heal her little heart.

At a garden party, Graham spots a young woman with a shy smile tending lovingly to her little cousins...and he knows his duty.

As the black sheep of her family, Rosabel Lander has no illusions about love. After her parents' deaths, her aunt and uncle reluctantly took her in, demanding nothing short of complete obedience. Unable to live down her past, Rosabel only wishes for one thing: freedom.

However, before she dares to take the first step toward an independent future, a cold-hearted stranger asks for her hand in marriage...and as the obedient niece, Rosabel cannot refuse.

Will Rosabel find love after all? Or will the memory of Graham's late wife keep them both from finding happiness?

This Beauty and the Beast story by a USA Today best-selling author proves that the past can never be forgotten, but its regrets can be forgiven.

©2015 Sabrina Wolf (P)2017 Tantor

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Thank You Bree Wolf

Anna Parker-Naples is a good narrator. Love the plot (marriage of convenience). The plot was meaty (Dukes late wife) And how the couple got their happily ever after. Would like to continue reading all the books in this series.

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Forgotten & Remembered

I struggled somewhat in this review. On one hand, I adored the heroine, even if she was a bit of a wilting flower at times, and the hero was appropriately noble and handsome, but I wanted to take a switch to his ass (and not in a fun way). The story was torturous and full of angst, a bit too much if you ask me, but they got there in the end, so I have given in a 4/5 all in all.

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  • 09-03-18

Don't do it

I struggled to finish this. Ninety percent of this book you are wishing both characters would get a backbone. Have a fight or something but the SAME constant dialogue back and forth was very exhausting to listen to. I picked this new author to try because of the book summary. Sadly the summary read better than the actual book. Characters are very undeveloped and shallow. Don't buy. You will be disappointed.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-05-20

It started off decent.

I thought this was going to be a cute and fun book. It started off great, but than it went to one the worst of cliches. I call it the Rebecca, if you have ever read the 1938 gothic novel Rebecca you will know what I'm talking about. The main character letting everyone push her around. Acting like she has no control over life whatsoever. Please the girl is a Dutchess for crying out loud, and from the way the husband is presented he would have most likely let her have the run of things as long as he wasn't bothered. I understand if the husband had been shown as some kind of control freak and abusive but he wasn't. I hate when books make drama were not really should be. If you want drama write something more compelling.

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  • Nicety
  • 28-12-19

Too Weak and going in circles.

The H/H are just frustratingly going in circles in their relationship. They take one step forward and 5 steps back. The narration is beautiful though. The book would have been excellent if it would have just let them develop normally.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 09-07-19

Good story in the series

The overall premise of the story is good but I find the main characters lacking backbone. The narrator was good enough and was not the best I have listened to but not the worst either. The progression of the story in terms of when they fell in love lacks depth. I was not convinced. I have enjoyed other books from this author more than this one.