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3.0038240917782 out of 53.0038240917782 out of 53.0038240917782 out of 53.0038240917782 out of 53.0038240917782 out of 5 3.00 (523 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: C. A. Belmond Narrator: Katherine Kellgren Publisher: Listen & Live Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The “Rather” Series Release Date: July 2008 ISBN: 9781593165093
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Penny Nichols has the London apartment, the classic cat, the villa in France, the fabulous bank account, and the great guy to share them all with. So everything’s perfect, right? Er, well … Pursued by gigolos, gold diggers, an ex-wife, and highly aggressive salesmen, all chasing after their millions, freelancer-turned-heiress Penny Nichols and her boyfriend, Jeremy, decide to take a whole summer off and sock away most of their inheritance. But they allow themselves one big splurge from their wish list—and that’s where all the trouble begins. At an auction on the French Riviera, Penny and Jeremy win much more then they bargain for, as they uncover a centuries-old rivalry involving the theft of a strange priceless treasure linked to Beethoven’s Germany. Investigating everything from a 1920s yacht on the Mediterranean to the legendary superstitions of the island of Corsica right up to a castle on Lake Como, Italy, Penny and Jeremy track down a mysterious elderly count whose fractured memory may hold the piece of this fascinating historical puzzle. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “In Belmond’s lilting sequel to A Rather Lovely Inheritance, heroine Penny Nichols exults in being released from her stodgy American life and learns that being newly rich is not all champagne and roses…It’s fluffy and fun, even if you don't have your own yacht.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Belmond’s second novel is bound to charm romantic suspense fans.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carmen | 2/19/2014

    " Penny and Jeremy start spending their inheritances. Somehow they also manage to get involved with a 100 year old mystery, robbery and suspicious activity. The book is humorous, but not predictable. The characters are well developed. I wish that I had the life Penny has had and her resources. I'm just not sure that I would have made the decisions she did. Mine are not always the best ones. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzie | 2/19/2014

    " Another great story without the swearing this time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 2/17/2014

    " I rather enjoyed this book more than the first one. It was an good book, but still not a fantastic book. I am glad I read it and would read another. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robin (RBBR) | 2/14/2014

    " Penny and Jeremy seem to have a talent for finding things and solving what nobody else has been able to and the thing is whatever it is finds them they don;t look for it not intentionally anyway. In their case nothing is definitely ever as easy as it looks or as you'd think it would be. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 1/22/2014

    " Still a cute series. Fun easy read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mina | 1/14/2014

    " 2nd in series:) but a fun read, interesting. Surprised it was written by an NYU professor of creative writing, not so outrageous or weird:) A mystery to search for is involved, cool yacht. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/13/2014

    " i like this author! great detective and romance reading at the sametime! Very descriptive of her surroundings "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 1/13/2014

    " Really enjoying the series - on to #3 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 12/21/2013

    " Again, I agree with my friend Suzie - a higher rating because of lack of language this time. A very cute story. I can't wait for the next book to arrive in the mail! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emma | 12/12/2013

    " THis was a fun read and sequel to A Rather Lovely Inheritance. Sun soaked mediterraean, private villa dn yacht making for a lovely backdrop. A mystery involving a centuries old love affair, and a scrap of Betthoven's music involved. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 9/17/2013

    " Wonderful. I already started the next book in the series and hope there are more to come. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimberly | 9/15/2013

    " Another pleasant little mystery - the second in the series. I look forward to reading the next installment as Penny and Jeremy plan their wedding. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeralyn lovell | 9/11/2013

    " just as fun as the first. looking fof a priceless article. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leigh | 9/5/2013

    " Cute follow-up to A Rather Lovely Inheritance. Looks like there will be a third. Great beach/vacation reads. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 7/28/2013

    " a very light novel that transports to the shores of the French Riviera and Lake Como...not bad places to be ;) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nielson | 5/10/2013

    " I really liked the first one of the this series, but the second one was just too dull and slow for me. I have othe books that are calling my name that I would enjoy reading way more. Sorry.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 1/11/2013

    " Fun, but not as good as the first one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 12/16/2012

    " Cute and fun, a nice escapist read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Krystal | 11/7/2012

    " A fun read that builds nicely onto the original storyline from the first book in the series. Now, if only I could buy a yacht and solve mysteries in the Mediterranean.... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ellie Revert | 10/20/2012

    " I did enjoy this book about an inheritance, a love story and a yacht, but not enough to search for the prequel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 9/6/2012

    " A really nice follow up to the first book. Penny Nichols is an interesting character with good instincts. These are definitely cozy mysteries, but worth the time and investment in them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paris | 7/6/2012

    " I bought this book at Borders before it closed. The book got me interested because the story in this book takes place in French Riviera. I didn't read other books in this series but this one was an easy read, good for someone who doesn't care about a serious reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gail | 12/8/2011

    " I enjoyed this adventure of Jeremy and Penny. I hope there will be a third story soon. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gwen Poche | 7/29/2011

    " It's the 2nd book I've read, this book follows "A rather lovely inheritance" or something. British, girly fiction...which I love. Simple easy reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gretchen | 7/22/2011

    " Not as good as the first one, but still a pretty fun read. I will say, though, that reading this book kinda made me bummed out that I haven't inherited a fortune and found the perfect man. Yet. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Linda | 3/10/2011

    " The first of this series, A Rather Lovely Inheritance, was a delightful confection through and through. I eagerly awaited the next installment. It was a disappointment. Not bad enough to stop reading but it didn't get interesting until the last quarter of the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dale | 3/3/2011

    " A continuation of the characters from her first book,travelling throughout Europe solving art history mysteries and falling more in love! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca King | 11/13/2010

    " This is just a fun little romp around Europe! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gayle Hobbs | 10/12/2010

    " Very delightful summer read.. 2nd book of a two book collection. 1st book is A Rather Lovely Inheritance Good adventure and fun trip through urope. Mostly England,France and Italy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christina | 8/21/2010

    " Still fun but got repetitive...could have been shorter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 6/22/2010

    " Really enjoyed this series as a whole! Just a nice, light mystery novel. "

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About the Author

C. A. Belmond is a novelist, poet, and scriptwriter who has twice been a finalist for the Pushcart Press Editors’ Book Award.

About the Narrator

Katherine Kellgren has appeared onstage in London, New York, and Frankfurt. Her work includes the role of Laura in a regional production of The Glass Menagerie and appearances on Comedy Central. She is an Audie Award–winning narrator of audiobooks and has also received the Peabody Award and forty-two AudioFile Earphone Awards.