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Surrender the Past

Loring-Abbott Series, Volume 1
Narrated by: Vanessa Johansson
Series: Loring-Abbott, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
Categories: Fiction, Sagas
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Summary

Elinor Abbott was only 14 years old when she and her father left England for America. Six years later, with war at their doorstep, she is forced to return to her land of birth and a life amongst the aristocracy she abhors. A return to England also means facing the man who brutally attacked her as an adolescent.

Viscount Easton came to the United States at the behest of His Majesty's Army for his last assignment. He was sent home early due to an injury and must face his new destiny as the heir to an earldom. An unexpected encounter with the unrefined beauty links Easton and Elinor together in society, and he must decide whether to save Elinor's reputation or hold on to bachelorhood.

Can Elinor navigate the perils of coming out in aristocratic England and still retain her sense of identity? Can Easton help her overcome her aversion to men, or will her past keep her from facing her future?

©2014 Elizabeth Johns (P)2015 Elizabeth Johns

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  • Laurie S
  • 07-10-19

Not for me

This book was not for me because it seemed like it was going to be predictable as so many of this genre are. From the beginning, I knew pretty much how the story would play out. I imagined it would be pages of internal thoughts. Additionally, based on another review, I did not want to hear the details of an awful attack played out over and over.

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  • Karen
  • 02-11-18

EliZabeth Johns’ story comes to life!

Wonderful story. Really good narration. I love EJ’s stories- but when you have read the book-listen to the book and be prepared to be transported! I got so much out of the narration- and I had loved the book!
Just gets better.

Highly recommend.

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  • Kristie
  • 21-08-16

More sass!

A good story but
a little bit boring. Could have used a little more sass!

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  • Lorelei's Lit Lair
  • 23-11-15

A sweet historical romance

I enjoyed Adam and Eleanor's story. Eleanor's life abruptly changed as she is sent from her home in America to England, the place she had left many years ago. Hating society rules and a deeper secret has her trapped in an engagement under false pretenses. But when the truth comes to light, true love prevails and she surrenders the past to get her HEA❤️
The narrator has a beautiful voice, I enjoyed listening to her storytelling.