AudioBook Review: The Original Miss Honeyford by Marion Chesney
There are a couple of reasons I chose this cover to highlight the book, over the other (and some more designed for modern tastes) options available: this is a book that was written some 25+ years ago, and the retro cover completely and utterly fits that feel of the story…
Following in the fun and readability of the author’s other regency romances, Miss Honaria Honeyford is an unwed miss, sent to London to gain a husband and save her family from financial ruin. There are just a few problems with this plan: she isn’t a ‘typical’ debutante type, preferring the more masculine pursuits of cigarettes, shooting and brandy, and she always speaks her mind.
Honaria is outspoken and not prone to thinking of consequences before she speaks, which makes for several funny moments and reactions from the more proper society people she meets. Her poor aunt, charged with aiding her in her quest is often frustrated and befuddled by the headstrong yet well-intentioned young woman. Repeated encounters with Lord Alastair who is forever correcting her behavior are funny and clever, he is as enamored of her as the reader is. Lord Channington is more romantic and sensual, awakening Honaria’s baser desires. But a choice must be made….
Narration provided again by Lindy Nettleton is as perfectly modulated with inflections and emotional emphasis provided to enhance the story and provide a feel of the different accents and characters presented in the story.
No, these are not expositions on life or love: they are clever, fun and funny stories set in regency society that manage to poke fun at the conventions of society as the characters struggle to be accepted by, and find their way through them.
Title: The Original Miss Honeyford
Author: Marion Chesney
Genre: Historical Romance
Narrator: Lindy Nettleton
Published by: AudioGo
Source: AudioBook Jukebox
Audio Length: 5 Hours: 13 minutes
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About the Book:
MISS HONEYFORD WAS SOUR ON ROMANCE
Miss Honaria Honeyford was sent to London to save the family fortune by hunting a wealthy husband--and being a loving if not entirely dutiful daughter, she obeyed.
But if she was reluctantly willing to surrender her hand, this beautiful young lady who could ride, shoot and argue with any man was not about to lose her head or heart to the dismal dandies of the Marriage Mart.
First she met the arrogantly attractive Lord Alistair Stewart, who treated her infuriatingly like a little girl. And then she met the skillfully seductive Lord Channington, who treated her intoxicatingly like a desirable woman. And now she had to choose just which role to play and just how much risk to run....
A copy of this title was provided via AudioBook Jukebox for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.