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As a lover of animals and nature, Beatrix Hathaway has always been more comfortable outdoors than in the ballroom. Even though she participated in the London season in the past, the classic beauty and free-spirited Beatrix has never been swept away or seriously courted…and she has resigned herself to the fate of never finding love. Has the time come for the most unconventional of the Hathaway sisters to settle for an ordinary man - just to avoid spinsterhood?

Captain Christopher Phelan is a handsome, daring soldier who plans to marry Beatrix’s friend, the vivacious flirt Prudence Mercer, when he returns from fighting abroad. But, as he explains in his letters to Pru, life on the battlefield has darkened his soul - and it’s becoming clear that Christopher won’t come back as the same man. When Beatrix learns of Pru’s disappointment, she decides to help by concocting Pru’s letters to Christopher for her. Soon the correspondence between Beatrix and Christopher develops into something fulfilling and deep…and when Christopher comes home, he’s determined to claim the woman he loves. What began as Beatrix’s innocent deception has resulted in the agony of unfulfilled love - and a passion that can’t be denied…

©2010 Rosalyn Landor (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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  • 30-12-16

Lisa Kleypas Never Disappoint's

Would you consider the audio edition of Love in the Afternoon to be better than the print version?

I like them both equally. I only buy the audible books when I don't have time to just sit and read the book.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Love in the Afternoon?

There were so many memorable moments in this book and so many comical moments. Although, for me, it wasn't the funny moment's that most stood out. It was the moment when Beatrix and Phelan meet in the woods for the first time after his return from the war (Phelan insults Beatrix hedgehog). I could feel Bea's pain and realization that he had no idea who she was and still didn't like her or that she had been the person who wrote him that it was their love that had developed.

What does Rosalyn Landor bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Hmm... Accents.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Beatrix and Captian Phelan's story was my favorite of the Hathaway siblings and that is saying something because I loved them all!
However, Bea's story was so much more interesting and deeper as their love story was unlikely because one; they weren't fond of each other, Two they were miles away and Phelan was in the midst of war, three love only developed through the art of writing letters and a bit of unintentional deception which, was a worrying way to start.

Any additional comments?

Lisa Kleypas is a wonderful author on her own I have read her books and listened to them repeatedly.

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  • 01-09-11

LOVED IT

Great story & characters. This family is one of the best to listen too, there fun, intelligent, open minded and honest. Always enjoy listening to any of this series. Abridged version was great, full and interesting from start to finish. Narration great too.

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  • Beth T. Irwin
  • 20-06-18

Suffers greatly from being abridged

Took a 5 star story, told by a good narrator, and killed it in abridging it. All the nuances and character building got cut. Purchased strictly because I wanted an audio version of the entire series.

Highly recommend purchasing the paper copy of this book and sticking to that until the publisher sees fit to redo this in a full length production.

The book is excellent. The series is excellent. I like this narrator. But why in the world did they feel the need to abridge a wonderful book like this?