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Reginald Mason is wealthy, refined, and, by all accounts, a gentleman. However, he is not a gentleman by birth, a factor that pains him and his father, Bernard Mason, within the Regency society that upholds station over all else. That is, until an opportunity for social advancement arises, namely, Lady Annabelle Ashton. Daughter of the Earl of Havercroft, a neighbor and enemy of the Mason family, Annabelle finds herself disgraced by a scandal, one that has left her branded as damaged goods. Besmirched by shame, the earl is only too happy to marry Annabelle off to anyone willing to have her.
Though Bernard wishes to use Annabelle to propel his family up the social ladder, his son does not wish to marry her, preferring instead to live the wild, single life he is accustomed to. With this, Bernard serves his son an ultimatum: marry Annabelle, or make do without family funds. Having no choice, Reginald consents, and enters into a hostile engagement in which the prospective bride and groom are openly antagonistic, each one resenting the other for their current state of affairs while their respective fathers revel in their suffering.
So begins an intoxicating tale rife with dark secrets, deception, and the trials of love - a story in which very little is as it seems.
©2009 Mary Balogh (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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4 out of 5 stars
By snthorne on 01-04-10

Wonderful romance with a twist

I am a long-time Mary Balogh fan and have been getting a little tired of her stories of late. However, this book reminded me of why she is so great. Wonderful romance with a twist. The narrator did take a little getting used to, but I quickly got passed that and would happily listen to Anne Flosnik again. Well worth the purchase price and four of my happiest hours spent this Christmas...

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Dalia on 12-30-11

Short and sweet :)

Loved it! Short and sweet with unexpected turns . Loved the mail characters . I would really reccomand it :)

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By I. Stoodley on 05-22-17


What made the experience of listening to A Matter of Class the most enjoyable?

An excellent format with the back story alternated in chapters with the current .

What did you like best about this story?

I always enjoy a happy ending

What about Anne Flosnik’s performance did you like?

The overall style was good and easy listening

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Where the fathers interacted with their children before the ceremony

Any additional comments?

I always enjoy books by this author and this one did not disappoint

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