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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (858 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: January 2007 ISBN: 9781593165055
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Penny Nichols, a historical researcher, is working on a big-budget film in the south of France when she gets an urgent call. Her aunt Penelope has just died, and Penny’s presence is required in London for the reading of the will. With only a slim recollection of her eccentric aunt, Penny is astonished to learn that not only is she the bona fide heiress—but she’s also been invited to put her research skills to work.

This time, the history she’s researching happens to be her very own. What she discovers about Aunt Penelope, a pair of wills, double lives, secret histories, and a family tree of “vultures” is about to sweep Penny and a long-lost relative across France, over the hills of Italy, and through half of Europe on the adventure of several lifetimes. This is her life, her past, her chance at love—and Penny’s going to live with the kind of passion she’s always dreamed of … Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liz | 2/7/2014

    " enjoyable, easy book to read - got into the story and read it pretty quickly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annette Lord | 1/30/2014

    " A really nice story, not over-complicated, rated PG. Very enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alexis | 1/29/2014

    " I enjoyed traveling through England, France, and Italy throughout this book. A bit slow in the beginning, but never-the-less great once the reading of the will(s) is complete. Sadly it ends not to my taste... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Catherine | 1/25/2014

    " This book was dull. It takes you all over Europe, so the setting was nice. There is also a "love story" that manages to be both creepy and boring. I was happy to just be finished when the plot meandered to its strange conclusion. There is a sequel to this book following more non-adventures of the two main characters. I haven't read it and I don't intend to. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie Jem | 1/17/2014

    " A thoroughly enjoyable read, and one that I would certainly recommend to women who prefer gentle reads. In fact, I might buy a copy to give to Grandma...I'm looking forward to continuing this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 HRM Maire | 1/6/2014

    " A 'rather lovely' book: very pretty writing, enjoyable characters and even though I could guess a lot of what was happening, I was liking it so much, that the time passed quickly. I found I really didn't want to go to bed, but to continue reading. Finished it the next day and wondered what would happen to the characters...I'm obviously going to have to read the sequel. This is a great segue from Little Women--the story has a quaint and sentimental feel that isn't sappy, but rather a little old fashioned--in a good way, not a dusty-musty way. I wished I had known Aunt Penelope! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 1/6/2014

    " A fun light read. I enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gretchen | 1/5/2014

    " It isn't very often that I find a book that I simply can't put down, but this was one. I read it in two sittings. I wish that I were as plucky as the main character, Penny Nichols. This was a charming read and I can't wait to move on to the sequel. "

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

    " An amusing book by a first time author. Family drama but it involves things that happened years, even generations, ago. A relaxing read that was entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jullie | 11/30/2013

    " This was an audio book narrated by Kathryn Kellgren and she is one of my favorite narrators. I'm sure a big reason that I enjoyed this book was due to Kathryn's narration pulling me into the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura Barlow | 11/25/2013

    " A great read...easy, entertaining and enjoyable! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 11/24/2013

    " Not exactly chick lit but close. It's easy to read and fun! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ronnie | 11/22/2013

    " A fun read. Who doesn't fantasize about a surprise inheritance that changes their life? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennefer | 11/8/2013

    " I really liked this book. I love a book with good characters and a great love story. Just enough mystery and suspense to make it very enjoyable. I'll definitely read the next two books in this series. "

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

    " A fun, fast read! A little bit of romance, a bit of mystery, all wrapped up with a sense of humor. Fun ending (won't give it away here). Great for a weekend get-away or beach book. Writing style is easy to read and moves along quickly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shannon | 7/13/2013

    " Fun and witty. I think I enjoyed it more this second read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 6/12/2013

    " A fluffy "mystery" book (no murder, just family secrets)--- it takes a few chapters to find its rhythm, but when it does it becomes a fun and witty escapist read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marytess247cox.net | 10/25/2012

    " Just a fun, fluff book to read on a dull day. I liked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 8/30/2012

    " Cute, easy read. Had a fun plot, some language. Overall just a sweet romance/adventure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patti Kowalski | 5/25/2012

    " Very light but enjoyable story! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/22/2012

    " Bought this when I was stuck in an airport. It was entertaining. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ellen | 12/11/2011

    " what a delightful book. There is romance, mystery and a wonderful ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Monica | 6/14/2011

    " A fun, light read in which the heroine is an art history researcher! Some of the scenes (especially the romantic scenes) were a little choppy and less eloquently written, but it is a fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ali | 6/9/2011

    " This is a delightful read and I'm excited there are sequels. I would recommend this boom to my friend Julie, but she is the one who told me about it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jane | 5/18/2011

    " Cute and a little unpredictable so that was good. "

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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.