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3.57 out of 53.57 out of 53.57 out of 53.57 out of 53.57 out of 5 3.57 (21 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: M. C. Beaton Narrator: Davina Porter Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Poor Relation Series Release Date: April 2016 ISBN: 9781504700757
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The oddly assorted group met some time ago. All of them were poor relations, the genteel paupers of society, living on little more than their dignity. They banded together and started The Poor Relation hotel, hoping to be bought out by their embarrassed relations. Though as the hotel prospered, they began to enjoy the fruits of their labor. But once more they are in need of funds.

To stoop to crime in their days of poverty was one thing, but to turn to it again when they have enjoyed a certain amount of success is quite another. But they all agree: the hotel must go on. And so poor, faded Miss Tonks has been persuaded to steal something valuable enough from her rich sister to set the poor relations on their feet. They all have their doubts about Miss Tonks’ chances for success, but the shy spinster has more than a few surprises in store.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Combines zany characters with lighthearted romance and a well-developed scenario to produce an engaging Regency.”

    Library Journal

  • “It is Miss Tonks’ turn to raise funds. She decides to play highwayman/woman and hold up her sister’s coach in order to snatch some diamonds. The result is a tumultuous affair that draws in her niece and the handsome nobleman who happens to live next door. Naturally, as in all of Chesney’s fiction, romance is the final result, but only after plenty of neatly contrived disasters.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meg123 | 11/9/2013

    " Fun, quick read tea cozy mystery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 11/7/2013

    " i can't believe I have missed these Regency yummies! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joanne | 11/3/2013

    " Marion Chesney is actually M.C. Beaton writing under a different pen name. There are 6 books in this series and they are delightful, quick, easy reads. They are a bit of a mytery and a bit of romance novel but if you are looking for something to read on the beach or in the bath - these are perfect. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tami | 10/18/2013

    " This was just okay. Nothing exciting, and seemed like it could have ended earlier. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shannon Davis | 10/14/2013

    " Fluffy and predictable, but fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie | 7/6/2013

    " This second in the series had a bit more action and humor; still delightful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jaimey | 6/17/2013

    " The second volume in the Poor Relation series, this book is equally innocuous, pleasantly diverting, and a laugh-out-loud type of romance that the first volume is. The hero in this one was especially diverting. Again, an enjoyable way to spend an hour or two. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marya | 5/19/2013

    " I see others consider this a fun, silly romp. But to me it's not that much fun because it is too try-hard silly. "

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

    " I liked this plot less than book 1 but still the same dose of farce that I expect from Chesney/Beaton. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra aka Sleo | 4/15/2013

    " Not quite as good as the first, but maybe it's my mood today, and a hangover from the last awful one I listened to. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 4/3/2013

    " Deeply silly second installment in the Poor Relations series. This series is not nearly as satisfyingly silly as the Her Royal Spyness series, but it serves. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna | 1/28/2013

    " Predictable, fluffy, and silly, but Love Miss Tonks as a bandit! Another fun read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bunnyk | 12/3/2012

    " Another by one of my favourite Regency authors. I seem to be on a bit of a romantic kick at the moment! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erika | 11/23/2012

    " Another fun, silly Regency romp. Borrowed from the Kindle lending library. Apparently there are several of these and they are only about $6 each on Kindle. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa Jensen | 11/23/2012

    " A cute, short, witty book and a quick and fun read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bette | 11/11/2012

    " Not as good as the first, but still fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 10/29/2012

    " This second book in the fun Poor Relations series sees the unassuming Miss Tonks burgling her relatives. The fantastic characters from the first volume return with their entertaining bickering and scheming. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rhonda | 9/20/2012

    " Fluffy romances, but better written than most of the genre. They steer clear of bodice-ripping and are uplifted to semi-historical by Marion Chesney's inclusion of details of Edwardian society. Not great literature, but fun quick reads. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jerelyn | 7/24/2012

    " I love this series. Funny, sweet, smart, what's not to like? I am listening to them and Davina Porter is flawless as usual. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 6/5/2012

    " A lovely little Regency romp with a handsome hero, headstrong and likeable heroine, an odd and funny cast of extras, and even some evil relatives thrown in for depth. Very enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janet | 4/25/2012

    " Ya gotta love the horrible Sir Philip - filthy, obnoxious, dishonest, but with a good heart in there somewhere. Lots of fun. "

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About the Author

M. C. Beaton has won international acclaim for her bestselling Hamish Macbeth mysteries and the Agatha Raisin mystery series. She is also the author of more than one hundred romance titles and a series of romantic suspense novels, the Edwardian Mystery series. Born in Scotland, she now divides her time between Paris and the English Cotswolds.

About the Narrator

Davina Porter has been enthralling listeners for over twenty-five years with her ability to mine the psychological depths of the characters she reads and bring them convincingly to life. She has been honored as an AudioFile Golden Voice and she also won the prestigious Audie Award in 2006.