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4.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 5 4.20 (5 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Louise Allen Narrator: Jilly Bond Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Transformation of the Shelley Sisters Series Release Date: March 2010 ISBN: 9781464049750
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Louise Allen’s sumptuous prose has won the author a fervent following for her historical romances.

A young widow in search of a new life, Meg happens upon the unconscious Major Brandon on the Bordeaux docks. Posing as his wife, she helps him aboard a ship for England. With some convincing, the major agrees to take her on as his housekeeper—and possibly much more.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “With the first in her trilogy, Allen hooks readers with her charming and well-portrayed characters, especially the secondary cast. You’ll cheer on the hero and the strong-willed heroine to the very end of this highly enjoyable and addictive read.” RT Book Reviews
  • “Practical Widow to Passionate Mistress is a seductive, beguiling,  and stirring Regency romance from award-winning author Louise Allen…A winning tale that sparkles with vivid historical detail, beautifully rendered atmosphere, first-class characterization and heart wrenching emotion!”


  • “A wonderful story of coming home again, finding oneself, and learning to live, not just survive…These two lost souls save each other and it was a joy to watch…The sexual tension between them nearly scorched the pages.”


Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vivianne | 10/26/2013

    " In spite of the clunky title, this is a charming, engaging romance between two people who heal each other from their painful pasts. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 6/6/2013

    " Another great book that I enjoyed through Harlequin Historicals. I had forgotten why I love them so much. They are such a quick read and have the spicy romance that I love to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebekah | 3/21/2013

    " I liked this story quite a lot. It was a good tale and I will seek out the rest of the trilogy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rodelene | 11/2/2012

    " Good Book and Great Author! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 9/15/2012

    " Good. Would buy more of her books. Well written & I liked both H/H. Loved it when the hero got all possessive! "

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About the Author
Author Louise Allen

Louise Allen has been immersing herself in history for as long as she can remember. She finds landscapes and places evoke powerful images of the past— Venice, Burgundy, and the Greek islands are favorite destinations. Louise lives on the Norfolk coast. She spends her spare time gardening, researching family history, or travelling in search of inspiration.

About the Narrator

Jilly Bond has worked extensively in theater and radio for many years. Her stage credits include Miranda in The Tempest, Fiona in When I Was a Girl I Used to Scream and Shout, and Anita in A Small Family Business. She is regularly heard in dramas for Radio 4 and the BBC World Service. She has won two AudioFile Earphones Awards for her audiobook narration.