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Summary

Robert Rothmore, Earl of Rockford, thinks Alissa Henning is simply delightful-exactly the kind of woman who'd make the perfect mother for his sons. But Alissa swore she'd spend the rest of her life scraping pennies together rather than wed the insufferable earl and become a glorified governess. Still, she couldn't very well let her own children starve - and there was no doubt that Rockford would give them all a good life. So, she reluctantly accepts his offer...but there's more to a good life than what's in one's pockets. And Alissa intends to find out what's in her new husband's heart.

©2012 Barbara Metzger (P)2019 Untreed Reads Publishing

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Wedded bliss

Excellent - as always. Perfect story and perfect narrator. Worth every credit and more. I look forward to the next volume.

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  • Cate F.
  • 20-07-19

Barbara Metzger Delights Again

Wedded Bliss is a marvelous farce in the tradition of Georgette Heyer. Pippa Rathbone has the reading voice of an unsentimental great aunt, perfect for keeping minds focused on all the complex strands of love, peril, and relationship.
Listening has been exactly the distraction I’ve needed from the brutal realities of contemporary life.

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  • CHW
  • 22-12-19

Delightful story

I enjoy Ms. Metzger's sense of humor. Her stories are clean romances with simple mysteries or some other type of conflict to add interest to the romance.
What I enjoyed especially in this story were the children, particularly, the earl's youngest son. He was delightful and Ms. Rathborne narrated his character excellently.
I enjoyed the evolution of Robert, the Earl of Rockford. He moved from being a self-centered man to a good father and husband. Alissa is a strong heroine who did not put up with the the Earl's pompous and domineering behavior.
The story is funny, engaging and entertaining.
The narration is well done.
The book does not disappoint.

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  • Pat
  • 18-11-21

There Ought to be a Rule-Listen for fun

This book is a delight to read but even better to listen to. Pippa Rathbone's rendition is marvelous, after listening for five or more times I still enjoy her performing Lord Rockford's son Billy, who reminds me of Pig Pen from the Charlie Brown cartoons.
This is my favorite of Barbara Metzger's books, the second being "Lord Heartless".

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  • 12-06-21

Best book I’ve read recently

You know how you keep hoping the next book you read will be the one that makes you laugh while making your heart feel all the feels? This humorous farce was it for me. Maybe I’ve read too many disappointing books recently, so my standards were lower, but probably not. The writing is witty with dry, subtle humor and the narration perfectly captures and conveys all of the characters’ emotions with varying voices and accents. All around excellent!