Clarissa and the Poor Relations

  • by Alicia Cameron
  • Narrated by Heath Miller
  • 5 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In Regency England, Mrs. Thorne's School for Young Ladies is about to close due to the death of young Clarissa's mother a year ago. This leaves 18-year-old Clarissa Thorne and her three schoolmistress friends no option but to return to the bosoms of their families as despised 'poor relations' - at everyone's beck and call for all their lives.
But Clarissa has just inherited Ashcroft, a large, crumbling estate, and she offers her companions an escape - to run away with her to a life of independence and adventure. They must put the estate to rights with little money and less experience. Can sensible Miss Micklethwaite, aging romantic Miss Appleby, and the beautiful Miss Oriana Petersham escape their fate? To keep the vivacious, impulsive Clarissa in check, they must at least try.
However, their relatives may have other plans.
Meeting the Earl of Grandiston and his companion (a devotee of the divine Oriana) on the road sets hilarious events in motion. Perhaps to adventure the ladies must add romance.

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Fun, no sex, historical romance.

A Georgette Heyer style romance. Charming, light and amusing with out the sex. No melodrama.
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- susie4susie

Channeling Jane and Georgette

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. Delightful, clean, witty romance in the style of Georgette Heyer and Jane Austen.


What was one of the most memorable moments of Clarissa and the Poor Relations?

Cornelia receiving her just rewards.


Which character – as performed by Heath Miller – was your favorite?

He did very well on both Grandiston and Elfoy


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

The story made me smile. Finished in a single Saturday.


Any additional comments?

More like this from Alicia Cameron, please.

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- GMALR

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-17-2016
  • Publisher: Geraldine Cameron