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A traditional Regency romance, drawing room rather than bedroom.
Belle is the plain one of the six Allamont sisters, happy with her books. When their father dies suddenly, his will leaves large dowries for his six daughters, but only if they marry in the proper order, the eldest first. With Amy betrothed, now Belle must find a husband. Reluctant to parade herself at balls and card parties, she intends to accept the offer of her cousin, James, a pragmatic but loveless choice on both sides.
Mr. Burford is the village curate, enchantedly in love with the youngest Allamont sister, Hope. His income is not enough to support a wife, but he is content to wait, perhaps for years, before he dares to contemplate a betrothal. But fate and poetry and the gentle tendrils of friendship combine to overturn these careful plans, and throw their lives into confusion.
©2016 Mary Kingswood (P)2017 Mary Kingswood
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4 out of 5 stars
By Yarnspinner13 on 08-27-17

A Delight to listen to

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This is such a differently written romance from what I am used to reading and listening to but I love it. It makes me slow down and really listen, get to know the characters and understand them. Usually I am hearing the story as someone else's and never identifying with them, just enjoying what happens. These characters, though, are real. They are every day people with an every day life and I identified with it so became so much more involved with each character. It was a truly good story and I will remember both Belle and Mr. Burford for a very long time.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Heidi Thorne on 08-24-17

Interesting and engaging

I enjoyed the characters and story of this book. I felt the characters could have been described better. I did enjoy the plot twists however and was surprised a few times. Overall I enjoyed it and thought the reader was perfect for this book.

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