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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (465 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jo Beverley Narrator: Jill Tanner Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Malloren Series Release Date: August 2009 ISBN: 9781449838140
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Jo Beverley pens romance novels of immense appeal, as evidenced by her frequent appearances on the New York Times bestseller list. In this installment of Beverley’s Georgian Secrets trilogy, young Dorcas Caroline Froggatt rushes into marriage with a soldier who defends her honor. Supposedly killed soon after going off to war, the erstwhile groom again figures in Dorcas’ life when, years later, she attempts to marry another. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Two perfectly matched, subtly nuanced protagonists—both with their share of secrets—clash with superbly sexy results…Beverley proves again that she can be counted on to come up with clever and creative new ways of mixing passion and intrigue to create a beguiling love story.”

    Booklist

  • “This charming, witty, and sultry tale…deftly captures the spirit and flavor of Georgian England.”

    Library Journal

  • “Deliciously wicked, sinfully seductive, and filled with a blend of witty repartee, action, adventure, and the return of a few characters from previous books…This is one fast-paced and captivating read.”

    RT Book Reviews (4½ stars)

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kit | 2/20/2014

    " I had trouble warming up to Caro. Some of the dialogue was very funny. I had difficulty with one of the key secondary characters going from one extreme to the other, seemingly only to fit the plot "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 2/10/2014

    " Another great story in the Malloren series! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebekah | 2/10/2014

    " Kind of self indulgent at points, but also lolarious (though not Julia Quinn levels of lolarity), so it evens out. "

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

    " This is the first book by Jo Beverley that I actually enjoyed. The story and the main characters are delightful. There are a couple of situations where the suspension of disbelief almost didn't work, but I got through them. Loved the depiction and historical details of the Georgian period too. "

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

    " I laughed a lot while reading this book. I love Jo Beverley and she did not fail to deliver a good book. The heroine seemed a bit too self centered on money, though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pam | 1/14/2014

    " This book was so good and unusual. It starts out with a guy coming in and stopping a rape by killing the rapist. He then is forced to marry the girl. He does, and then he gets sent to war in Canada in the 1700's I think. He comes back 10 yrs later and is looking for the girl he married. He is not sure she is still alive. She doesn't know if he is alive either. She pretends to be someone else and he is searching all over for her while being with her and not knowing it. Very good story and fun to read. They eventually fall in love with each other. And one of my favorite characters shows up from Beverley's other books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 1/12/2014

    " Two teenagers find themselves forced into marriage due to a compromising situation. The young man gives a false name, enlists in the army and hopes all will be forgotten. Ten years later he is forced to track down the young lady he wed in order to learn if everything was legal, is she still alive, etc. In order to satisfy his curiosity without giving himself away he uses a false name to find his wife. When he comes calling to her residence she thinks he is a relative of her husband and doesn't want to give herself away. She uses a false name while finding out her own information. Although it sounds a bit preposterous, the plot works and the characters eventually discover each other and their mutual attraction/love. [return][return]A light, guilty-pleasure story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Lauer | 1/3/2014

    " Enjoyable. I didn't get the deep emotional connection between Christian and Caro that I usually get out of a Jo Beverley book, tho. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Kay | 12/16/2013

    " Satisfying Regency romance starring a dashing army officer & a determined young woman. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachel | 12/12/2013

    " Meh. I'm not a huge fan of mistaken identity plots, especially not ones that last the entire book. And there was a lot of convenient forgetting going on. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tishke | 12/9/2013

    " I read this book a long time ago, but I still remember the Hessian Cat and the carnivorous fanged rabbit of Hesse. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 ZaBeth | 12/2/2013

    " don't you hate it when you take a book out of the library only to get home and realize you've already read it. I must of liked it, I picked it twice now. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracy's Place | 11/15/2013

    " 3.5 out of 5 stars "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Merrie Haskell | 10/15/2013

    " Good Beverley is better than most anything else in the genre (great Beverley transcends). This is good Beverley, extremely enjoyable, with a very clever plotline. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amelia | 4/22/2013

    " This was an entertaining read with good historical detail, but towards the middle of the book I got a bit fed up with the characters. It's got one of those plots which hinges on people not being straightforward with each other and maintaining pretenses longer than is reasonably likely. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Flitterkit | 8/26/2012

    " After an odd begining this one turned out ok. I did however spend an inordinately long time wanting to smack the characters heads together for being stupid and not TALKING to each other. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 MsMiz (Tina) | 6/21/2012

    " This is more like a 2.5. I liked the characters well enough, but I think that the deception and the need to protect themselves for so long kind of dragged on, even when they knew they were in love. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kel | 4/29/2012

    " Funny in parts, but too much sex; especially when I've read better by Beverly without it. Free book, though, so I read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mia | 4/15/2012

    " This is a great book. It is passionate, romantic with a little mystery and suspense thrown in. Readers will definitely enjoy it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 J.D. Stroube | 12/1/2011

    " I thought that this book included a surprising amount of action! The first part of the book goes slow, but the picks up the past rather quickly... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janet | 6/4/2011

    " Is it fair to say I really liked it without finishing? Perhaps not but it's vintage Beverley Georgian romp/romance and I'm really enjoying it. She's so good about the build up to love/lust without ever getting purple. She's always worth seeking out, imo! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shannon | 5/14/2011

    " 3.5 stars. Fun read, but it was the cat who stole the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebekah | 4/13/2011

    " Kind of self indulgent at points, but also lolarious (though not Julia Quinn levels of lolarity), so it evens out. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Flitterkit | 1/4/2011

    " After an odd begining this one turned out ok. I did however spend an inordinately long time wanting to smack the characters heads together for being stupid and not TALKING to each other. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kel | 12/23/2010

    " Funny in parts, but too much sex; especially when I've read better by Beverly without it. Free book, though, so I read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicki | 11/17/2010

    " Another good Jo Beverley. Not as good as some of her others but a bad JB is still very good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Merrie | 8/9/2010

    " Good Beverley is better than most anything else in the genre (great Beverley transcends). This is good Beverley, extremely enjoyable, with a very clever plotline. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 S | 6/26/2010

    " I enjoyed the book, but can't quite give it a four. It is obviously built for one dramatic but improbable scene toward the end, featuring the Marquess of Rothgar. Beverley builds a convoluted plot to make that scene happen. Con. Vo. Luted. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shaylaina | 5/11/2010

    " I read this book in one evening. It had it's good parts and other parts dragged on and had me flipping pages. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Kay | 2/26/2010

    " Satisfying Regency romance starring a dashing army officer & a determined young woman. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amelia | 11/7/2009

    " This was an entertaining read with good historical detail, but towards the middle of the book I got a bit fed up with the characters. It's got one of those plots which hinges on people not being straightforward with each other and maintaining pretenses longer than is reasonably likely. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherry | 10/12/2009

    " The whole story seemed contrived; would you really wait 109 years to find out if you were married or not? It did contain gppd suspense and action though. "

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About the Author
Author Jo Beverley

Jo Beverley is widely regarded as one of the most talented romance writers today. She has won the Romance Writers of America’s cherished RITA Award and is one of only a handful of members in the RITA Hall of Fame. She has also received the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award. Born in England, she now lives with her family in Victoria, British Columbia, just a ferry ride away from Seattle.

About the Narrator

Jill Tanner was a principal actress with the Alabama Shakespeare Festival for eight years and has appeared in many classical and new American plays. She has been in productions on Broadway, off-Broadway, and in most major theaters in the United States.