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Summary

Delightful Regency romance from the author of the Agatha Raisin series

Raven-haired Minerva, eldest daughter of an impecunious vicar, When the Reverend Charles Armitage, an impecunious country vicar in Regency England, announces that raven-haired Minerva, the eldest of his six daughters, is to have her coming-out in London, the news is not well received by the rest of the family. Mrs. Armitage has one of her Spasms and has to be brought round by burning a quantity of feathers under her nose. Annabelle, the nearest in age to Minerva, is clearly jealous, the boys are all surly, and the other girls just start off crying. 

Minerva is despatched to Town under the wing of the disreputable old Lady Godolphin. Her task - to find a rich husband and thereby restore the ailing family fortunes. 

But the other five daughters will all get their chance, because Minerva is but the first volume in The Six Sisters series by Marion Chesney."

©2013 M. C. Beaton (P)2013 Audible Ltd

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Perfectly Light and Romantic!

Would you listen to Minerva again? Why?

M. C. Beaton is by far my favourite author on Audible, her books translate so well to the spoken word. This is the first book in a series of six, I have listened to them all twice, but always have to do all of them in order.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

I loved it all.

Any additional comments?

The only thing I did not like was the narrators male voices.

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Story was well written with a light, amusing touch as expected from M C Beaton, but the overall production of the book was slightly marred by the incorrect pronunciation on a number of words by the reader which occurred all the way through the book. The producer should have picked these up. If you didn't know how the words should be spoken it would not be noticed I'm sure, as other than that it was nicely done.

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What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

As a fan of MC Beaton's various Regency series, I was looking forward to this but found it overall quite tedious and I couldn't be bothered to go back over it if I had dozed off.

What could M. C. Beaton have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Charactors are uninviting.