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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,120 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Julia London Narrator: Anne Flosnik Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2010 ISBN:
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Nathan Grey, the Earl of Lindsey, is infamously known as the Libertine of Lindsey for his scandalous ways with women. But when he hears gossip that his estranged wife, Evelyn, is about to be named in The Book of Scandal, he has no choice but to remove her from London to protect her and himself from charges of treason - even if it calls for abduction! While Evelyn has no legal recourse against the man who broke her heart years ago but is still considered her lord and master, she is no longer the immature girl Nathan married. Her enforced homecoming quickly turns into a battle of wills that tears down her husband's defenses and lays bare the passion that still burns between them. Before it is too late, Nathan must confront powerful adversaries as he convinces Evelyn that she is not only his wife, but the one woman he will love for all time.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mindy | 2/19/2014

    " Thoughtful dialogue, interesting story--wish story would continue to include the birth of next child. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dancer | 2/13/2014

    " Nathan Grey, the Earl of Lindsey, runs a den of debauchery at his estate, but when his friend Grayson Christopher brings Nathan news that Lady Lindsey could be called to testify against Prinny, Nathan realizes he could lose everything. He goes to London to get her. They have been apart for three years, and Evelyn is a regular at Prinny's private parties. Evie does not want to return with him because their marriage fell apart with the death of their son. London does a good job of incorporating the true fight between Prince George and the Princess of Wales into this story line. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gail | 2/6/2014

    " The fight between the crown prince and the wife he hates has escalated--the Princess of Wales is threatening to publish a tell-all. And when the hero is warned his estranged wife might feature prominently in the book's pages, he whisks her out of town. He's further enraged-and annoyed because he is-that she's asked him for a divorce. Much of the book is about how they came to be so estranged, (heartbreaking), as well as what the scandal is and why the heroine might be endangered by it. The end revelation is nicely done. I enjoyed this enough that when I pulled it out of the box where I'd stuck it, I started skimming it to try to remember it, and wound up getting sucked into reading every single word. Again. It's a good one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Victoria | 2/5/2014

    " In Julia London's The Book of Scandal, we meet Lord and Lady Lindsey, trying their best not to be entangled in a royal scandal, while also trying to rebuild their tattered marriage - which crumbled greatly after the death of their fifteen month old son; Robbie. Whom was a sickly child from birth. After the death of their son, Evelyn - Lady Lindsey, traveled to London alone to mourn his death, where she ended up spending three years waiting on Princess Mary. But when a scandal arises prompting a Delicate Investigation of Princess Caroline's actions, Evelyn must return home with her estranged husband Nathan - Lord Lindsey, very much against her will or face possible charges of treason. This means she must confront her past demons and her husband whom she loathes, at first. After spending time at her old home of Eastchurch Abbey, trying to avoid everything that reminds her of her old life and her beloved son, Evelyn finds things aren't as badly off as they may seem, and that old hurts don't feel as fresh and unbearable as she feared they may be. I very much enjoyed this story. However, I thought it might be more about the scandal of Princess Caroline and her husband, Prince George. Compared to how much time was spent on the story of Evelyn and Nathan, it was hardly mentioned. I do realize though that this book was meant to really be about those two, but I couldn't help but be curious about a scandal between the Prince and Princess that really happened, which is why I was grateful in the author's note that Ms. London suggested a few books on that subject, which I certainly intend to check out. Anyhoo, this was a wonderfully written page turning story, even though I had a feeling I knew who the mysterious man stalking Evelyn was, and was right about, after a few clues which clicked together perfectly. I was rooting for Nathan to win Evelyn back, and for poor Evelyn to finally truly come to terms and face her grief for their son, so that she and Nathan could still have a chance to rekindle and rebuild. That is something I always love about Julia London's books; her characters are always lovable and charming, and her stories are always greatly done. The Book of Scandal is book one in Julia London's Scandalous Series. Followed by Highland Scandal which is out now, then to be followed by A Courtesan's Scandal due out in November 2009. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 1/17/2014

    " fun historical love story with a little mystery added in "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 1/16/2014

    " I really enjoyed this emotionally rich love story. It's about an estranged couple starting over, learning to live with the pain of having lost their son and moving forward together. At first when the story started I really disliked the hero for the way he was behaving, but when I kept reading and saw the reasons for his actions I understood and forgave. (very magnanamous of me, i know). Looking at the cover and reading the blurb led me to believe it was going to be a superficial romance, but I was pleasantly surprised. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 StrangeBedfellows | 1/12/2014

    " I'm actually quite fond of Julia London's writing, so it's sad that I kind of hated this book. I say 'kind of' because it wasn't until more than halfway through that I realized I couldn't stand Evelyn. So, definitely not one of London's better books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Antica | 1/9/2014

    " I fairly enjoyed this book ... emotional and heartwarming how Nathan and Evelyn try to fix their broken relationship "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 1/2/2014

    " This is the first book in a new series that takes place a bit earlier than Regency books. Unfortunately, it was dull and it was difficult to relate to the characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Saefullah Norhaidi | 9/1/2013

    " Conclusively, utter romance! liked it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lord Rose | 2/9/2013

    " The hero's blatant hypocrisy in not wanting his wife to take lovers when he'd had lots was kind of obnoxious. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carrie | 7/4/2012

    " lagged a bit near the end but otherwise really fun. "

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

    " Went a little long at times, but ultimately I really enjoyed the book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sisilia | 2/8/2012

    " Sebenernya ceritanya bagus, tapi terjemahannya payaaaah, bikin orang males nerusinnya. Untung berhasil memaksakan diri untuk baca sampe tamat, dan ceritanya memang seru ^^ "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Raechel | 6/14/2011

    " A story about a relationship in need of repair is one of my favorite kinds of novels and this one did not disappoint. Wonderful characters, well-drawn and multi-faceted. Great secondary plot. This was my first Julia London book and I can't wait to read more if hers. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joyce | 5/26/2011

    " Pure chick lit. A duke and his estranged wife in Regency England are forced, by the constraints of gossip, to reunite at their country estate. Need any more be said? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Raechel | 3/29/2011

    " A story about a relationship in need of repair is one of my favorite kinds of novels and this one did not disappoint. Wonderful characters, well-drawn and multi-faceted. Great secondary plot. This was my first Julia London book and I can't wait to read more if hers. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 F. | 11/24/2010

    " I'm actually quite fond of Julia London's writing, so it's sad that I kind of hated this book. I say 'kind of' because it wasn't until more than halfway through that I realized I couldn't stand Evelyn. So, definitely not one of London's better books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate (Literary Explorations) | 8/5/2010

    " Great storyline. Excited to read the rest in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna | 3/10/2010

    " This was a wonderful story with a great mix of romance, conflict and suspense. I loved the way the hero and heroine grew and re-connected with each other. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heather (Let's-Go-Pens-We're-Gonna-Take-This-One) | 1/14/2010

    " I'm doing this review after it's been a while since reading this book. If I remember correctly, it wasn't a very good plot and I didn't relate to the characters. Ya, pretty sure I wouldn't read it again. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Katie | 11/12/2009

    " This book was way too much repetition of the same thoughts and even the same wording. It got really annoying and melodramatic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diana | 11/8/2009

    " A surprisingly substantial take on rebuilding a marriage broken by immaturity and loss. I liked it all the way up until the suspense element; it would have been a more powerful story without the political intrigue and assassination attempts. "

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About the Author
Author Julia London

Julia London is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than a dozen romance novels. She is the author of the popular Desperate Debutantes and Scandalous historical romance series, as well as several contemporary romances, including Summer of Two Wishes and One Season of Sunshine. She is the recipient of the RT Bookclub Award for Best Historical Romance and a four-time finalist for the prestigious RITA Award for excellence in romantic fiction.

About the Narrator

Anne Flosnik, a seasoned audiobook narrator, has over four hundred titles to her credit and several awards and distinctions, including three AudioFile Earphones Awards, a USA Today Recommended Listening, and the American Library Association’s Special Services to Children Award. She has twice been an Audie Award finalist. She is an accomplished actress with lead credits on stage, on television, and in commercials and voice-overs.