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M. C. Beaton

Davina Porter (Narrator)

07-01-12

4hrs 50min

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07-01-12

4hrs 50min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Romance

Description

“[Beaton] delivers a pleasurable farewell to a memorable cast of heartwarming characters.” Publishers Weekly

Life is finally looking up for the poor relations. The Prince of Wales’ coat of arms gleams over the hotel entrance. All but one of the rooms are filled by the open-handed Prince Hugo and his entourage. The owners have taken on a new partner, Mr. Jason Davy, a popular actor. Even curmudgeonly Sir Philip hasn’t uttered anything loathsome for days. They have finally reached a position comfortable enough to allow them to consider offers to buy the hotel.

The poor relations’ hard-earned success, however, is in stark contrast to the plight of their latest guest, Lady Jane Fremney. The slight, beautiful youngest daughter of the Earl of Durby has been cast out of her family for refusing to marry the man her father has chosen. Lonely and bankrupt, Lady Jane has decided to commit suicide. But when Miss Tonks uncovers her plans, the poor relations go into action again to rescue Lady Jane from suicide, her father, and her intended husband.

Praise

“[Beaton] delivers a pleasurable farewell to a memorable cast of heartwarming characters.” Publishers Weekly

“[Beaton] injects just the right elements of suspense, romance, and outrageous humor into this smashing Regency.” Booklist

“Fans of the series will appreciate the fact that the author ties up loose ends for all the hotel owners, with even the sour Sir Philip finding an avenue open for the future.” Library Journal

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Language English
Release Day Jun 30, 2012
Release Date July 1, 2012
Number in Series 6
Series Display String The Poor Relation Series
Release Date Machine 1341100800
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Black Friday Sale, Literature & Fiction, Historical Fiction, Romance, Historical, Romance, Most Popular, Romance, Most Popular, Romance
Author Bio
M. C. Beaton

M. C. Beaton (1936–2019), hailed as the “Queen of Crime” by the Globe and Mail, was the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Agatha Raisin novels—the basis for the hit series on Acorn TV—as well as the Hamish Macbeth series. Born in Scotland, Beaton also wrote nearly one hundred historical romances under several pseudonyms. Her books have been translated into nineteen languages and sold more than twenty-two million copies worldwide.

Narrator Bio
Davina Porter

Davina Porter has been enthralling listeners for over twenty-five years with her ability to mine the psychological depths of the characters she reads and bring them convincingly to life. In 2006, she won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Female Narration and in 2004 for Best Inspirational Literature Narration. She has been honored as an AudioFile Golden Voice and has won nineteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. As an actress, she has appeared on stage at the Vineyard Playhouse and the Square One Theater, among others.

Overview

Life is finally looking up for the poor relations. The Prince of Wales’ coat of arms gleams over the hotel entrance. All but one of the rooms are filled by the open-handed Prince Hugo and his entourage. The owners have taken on a new partner, Mr. Jason Davy, a popular actor. Even curmudgeonly Sir Philip hasn’t uttered anything loathsome for days. They have finally reached a position comfortable enough to allow them to consider offers to buy the hotel.

The poor relations’ hard-earned success, however, is in stark contrast to the plight of their latest guest, Lady Jane Fremney. The slight, beautiful youngest daughter of the Earl of Durby has been cast out of her family for refusing to marry the man her father has chosen. Lonely and bankrupt, Lady Jane has decided to commit suicide. But when Miss Tonks uncovers her plans, the poor relations go into action again to rescue Lady Jane from suicide, her father, and her intended husband.