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Take Me to the Good Parts of This Book
Warning: The Good Parts Might Be Explicit

Jeremy shares his "primal" feelings.
Penny feels the thrill of inevitability.
Penny has some strong feelings about Americans.
Suddenly! At last! Penny can express her joy.
Is it appropriate to kiss your handsome cousin?

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  • Declaration of Love
  • Jeremy shares his "primal" feelings.
  • Kiss
  • Penny feels the thrill of inevitability.
  • Flirty Banter
  • Penny has some strong feelings about Americans.
  • It Might Be Love
  • Suddenly! At last! Penny can express her joy.
  • Sexual Tension
  • Is it appropriate to kiss your handsome cousin?

Publisher's Summary

This is your life Penny Nichols....
Penny Nichols is a historical researcher 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.
A rather lovely inheritance....
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.
To the irresistible dare of a lifetime....
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!
©2010 C. A. Belmond (P)2010 Listen & Live Audio, Inc.
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By Marilyn on 03-04-13

Fast, Breezy and Thoroughly Enjoyable...

What made the experience of listening to A Rather Lovely Inheritance the most enjoyable?

Katherine Kellgren as narrator...she is probably my most favorite when I want a light and breezy story to listen to over breakfast each morning. The story was interesting, lively with just the right mixture of suspence and humor delivered with precision by Katherine Kellgren.

I had never read, nor listened to C. A. Belmond before so I had no basis for comparison with this author, but was certain that it would be good because I so enjoy the narrator.

What other book might you compare A Rather Lovely Inheritance to and why?

This story has the same lightness and appeal as Her Royal Spyness series by Rhys Bowen and the same narrator which was great for me since I've exhausted that series and was searching for a similar adventure.

Which scene was your favorite?

I liked the entire storyline but I guess my favorite scene was when Penelope found herself in London for the reading of her great aunt Penelope's will and once again reunited with her "cousin" Jeremy whom she had known and played with as a child on a visit to her mother's family in London for a summer.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

LOL...ALL of the audible books that I have listened to have that quality! But I try and pace myself to listen to only a chapter or two each morning, although I confess that I did listen to several chapters at one sitting during the more exciting middle of the story.

Any additional comments?

I throughly enjoyed listening to this presentation and I hope that C. A. Belmond and Katherine Kellgren team up again...and soon. I've listened to a wide variety of stories with my "breakfast" and have never been disappointed by audible, nor Katherine Kellgren's delivery she has the ability to transport you to whatever she is reading with different voices for each character and an ease of confidence that brings the listener the same "lost in the story" that I get when I read a good book, or watch a good show.

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By Kathi on 04-14-16

A nice change of pace

This was a charming story about a young woman who becomes an heiress unexpectedly, and then events ensue where it all gets threatened as she has to figure out who is trying to steal it all away from her. It was very light-weight, and even though nothing much was a surprise, it was a lovely listen. I believe that the book itself was great enhanced by the wonderful narration of Katherine Kellgren, who also reads the delightful Royal Spyness series. This book was a nice treat if you are in the mood for something that is a bit of love, a little mystery and a good bit of fluff (I mean that in an endearing way). I found it a pleasant listen.

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By Bastet Pybus on 12-23-12

Happy escapism

Katherine Kellgren is an excellent reader, and the perfect voice for this piece of very enjoyable escapism. I have read other novels in this series and decided that this is an author who is better listened to than read - Kellgren's lively, sometimes dry narration really lifts the prose which might otherwise be a bit cloying. But this is fluffy fun: the Riviera, art theft, an inherited house - a great antidote to grey British winter weather.

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By Moira on 03-01-17

Enjoyable & Light left Me Wanting More

After growing use to the readers voice I found I couldn't put this book down. It was light but kept me wondering what was going to happen next. I didn't have to remember a lot of character names or facts and didn't have to continually sit on the edge of my seat for the next event to happen. I just could listen to a very well put together story and enjoy a really good book. A mystery with twists and turns and a little romance.
Please Audible get the series in I was disappointed this was the only one available.

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