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Publisher's Summary

Governess Abigail Chantry will do anything to save her sister and two dearest friends from destitution, even if it means breaking into an empty mansion in the hope of finding something to sell. Instead of treasures, though, she finds the owner, Lady Beatrice Davenham, bedridden and neglected. Appalled, Abby rousts Lady Beatrice's predatory servants and-with Lady Beatrice's eager cooperation-the four young ladies become her "nieces," neatly eliminating the threat of disaster for all concerned!
It's the perfect situation, until Lady Beatrice's dashing and arrogant nephew, Max, Lord Davenham, returns from the Orient-and discovers an impostor running his household.... A romantic entanglement was never the plan for these stubborn, passionate opponents-but falling in love may be as inevitable as the falling of autumn leaves....
©2013 Anne Gracie (P)2013 Tantor
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By 1955 on 02-22-13

A Delightfully Light Piece of Fluff

If you are looking for a historical romance that will keep you on the edge of your seat looking for villains at every turn and pegs your anxiety level on high, this isn’t the right book.
But!
If you are looking for a historical romance that will help chase away the stress of real life for a while, this is the right book.
It is so enjoyably light hearted; I didn’t even try to guess who the villain was.
Yes, The Autumn Bride will be read again and again over time.
Looking forward to the next book in the series and hope Alison Larkin will narrate, after all she is a large part of the book's success.

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By Beckyrcg on 07-22-13

I can't wait for the second book in the series!

Would you consider the audio edition of The Autumn Bride to be better than the print version?

If I could bookmark all the fun passages in the audio edition as I do in the book/eprint version so I can go back and listen again, then yes. Since I can't, No. But I enjoyed the audio.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Aunt Bea is a hoot! She's quite funny, but also loving and loyal.

What does Alison Larkin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Alison Larkin was a great pick for this narration. I read the ebook first, then bought the audiobook. I could hear each character's voice in my head as I read. Ms. Larkin's Bea, Freddie and Daisy were different, but better.

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

The conversation between Abby and Aunt Bea when Abby found Bea in her lonely room, uncared for moved me to tears. I got just as angry with Max as Abby did. I know Max was at sea working to keep Bea living in comfort, but not having someone check to make sure everything continued along the same path when Bea man of affairs passed away leaving her care to his son was irresponsible. The apple does not always fall close to the tree. He should have known better.

Any additional comments?

This is a beautifully written story with wonderful dialogue. A little sad at the beginning, but it becomes humorous very soon after. I am waiting for the next story which is The Winter Bride (Damaris & Freddy's) love story. What's weird is I would not have pick these two characters to fall in love, but, I'm now intrigued.

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By Julia on 07-18-17

Very enjoyable easy listen

Where does The Autumn Bride rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Very light, but very enjoyable. Easy entertainment well carried out.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Of course the old lady.

What does Alison Larkin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

I would probably not take to time to read such a lighthearted book, but it is perfect for entertainment while doing other stuff at the same time.

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

No, not really.

Any additional comments?

Yes, while I really enjoyed to book, it could have done without the <br/>Jane Austen citations. Yes, everybody is a big fan of Jane Austen, but the citations did not even fit too well and I felt a bit irritated because it just felt like aiming too high. So I thought the book would have been better of without them.<br/>For the narrator, she did pronounce Phaeton (the carriage) und Gunter's (the London ice shop) differently from all other books I ever heard set in this period, so I could not help but wishing they would have choosen Rosalyn Landor instead. Her male voices were not that good either, but I do not mean to say, the narration was bad, but definitely not as divine as Rosalyn Landor would have been.

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