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Would you listen to The Devil's Love again? Why?
This book has been a favorite of mine for a very long time. I've been re-reading/re-listening to some of my favorites. This is one that has been on my mind for years, because I loved it, but couldn't recall the title. Much to my delight I am able to listen to it, which I can't thank the publishers enough for. Once I started listening I could not stop, and when I finished it, I immediately started it over.
What did you like best about this story?
This has all of the ingredients that make a romance perfect for me. I laughed and cried, and, could not put it down.
Have you listened to any of Anne Flosnik’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
I think Anne Flosnik is an excellent narrator. Sometimes she gets a little too excited during the love scenes, so I fast forward a bit. I hesitate to critique an animator when I think about what a difficult job it is to forget the narrator, and become immersed in the story, that makes a narrator, like Anne Flosnik a great narrator, in my opinion.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
Sometimes it takes courage to find a perfect love.
Any additional comments?
I'm thrilled to have found this at Audible. I am a huge fan of this author, and I am hoping to find her other books here as well. For some authors it is their earlier books are their best. That isn't to say it is the case with Julia London, but I think of them as buried treasure, so please keep them coming.
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Michael Ingram, Marquis of Darfield, prefers to be a recluse, because of his family's past indiscretions, debts, and scandal. Even though he agreed to a betrothal to Abbey, a wealthy merchant-captain's daughter, many years ago, in exchange for paying off his wastrel father's debts, when the time comes to fulfill the contract Michael does not want to marry her.
Abbey had fallen in love with Michael when she was 9 years old when he was aboard her father's merchant ship. She followed him around the ship with her pirate sword at the ready to get his attention, but he ignored her when he could.
Over the years her father regaled her with stories about Michael's love & devotion to her, even giving her periodic reports on him and telling her of his continued devotion to her; giving her gifts supposedly from Michael via her sea captain father. After her father's death, remaining a naive ROMANTIC little girl mentally, she travels to England to marry him, expecting Michael to be in love with her and pining for her, as much as she has pined for him. Although she has not seen him, nor talked to him in 10 years, she has a portrait of him supposedly painted just for her, and her father's romantic stories telling of his unfailing love for her. All he recalls of Abbey is a wild, dirty hellion whom he couldn't stand.
She excused his ignoring her, still dreaming of a grand love...until she learns the truth, that her father had been lying to her all those years, and in reality Michael did not even like her. Michael offered her a way out of the marriage, but Abbey was devastated and confused and having no place to go, she married Michael.
She was so naive, but she was sheltered all her life and she was only nineteen. She had built an image of Michael in her mind and heart of an honorable man who loved her desperately. She had dreamed of their perfect love and marriage built on her father's lies.
Despite his uncaring attitude during the day, she never stopped loving him.
The story includes humor, revenge, shooting, betrayal, murder, sexuality, duels, and unrequited love.
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