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The Bluestocking

Wicked Wallflowers, Book 4
Narrated by: Tim Campbell
Series: Wicked Wallflowers Series, Book 4
Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
5 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Two damaged hearts learn there’s a fine line between love and hate in a Wicked Wallflowers novel from USA Today best-selling author Christi Caldwell.

Gertrude, the eldest Killoran sister, has spent a lifetime being underestimated - especially by her own family. She may seem as vulnerable as a kitten, but given the chance, she can be as fierce as a tiger. Her adopted brother, Stephen, has just been snatched back by his true father, and she’ll be damned if she relinquishes the boy to the man reviled throughout London as the Mad Marquess. 

Still haunted by a deadly tragedy that left him publicly despised, Lord Edwin holds only hatred for the Killorans - the people he believes kidnapped his son. And not one of them will ever see the boy again. But when Gertrude forces her way into the household and stubbornly insists that she remain as Stephen’s governess, Edwin believes he may have found someone madder than himself. 

With every moment he shares with the tenderhearted Gertrude, Edwin’s anger softens into admiration…and more. Is it possible that the woman he loathed may be the only person who can heal his broken soul?

©2019 by Christi Caldwell. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • Deqa
  • 19-05-2019

Repetitive

From beginning to end the book was extremely repetitive. In other words this book should’ve been 200 pages and no more.

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  • Marta
  • 13-05-2019

Very good Regency, but not a clean Regency.

Contains two explicit sex scenes. Excellent characterization, plot, and writing. Narrator is perhaps the best I've heard. No overt religious content. Values promoted are fidelity within marriage, patient parenting, forgiveness of wrongs, the importance of family relationships. Pre-marital sex is okay if the couple is "in love." Central character is a young woman from a violent, criminal family who somehow (never explained) learns to speak with an upper class accent, become well-educated, and fit in with titled upper class. That stretches credulity. She values perseverance, kindness, forgiveness, and mercy. Her influence on the other characters is the cause of reconciliation among criminal elements, and happily ever after ending.

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  • Tricia Taylor
  • 13-05-2019

An emotional roller-coaster

I love this series, this couple (Gertrude and Edwin), and the narrator. It's easy to give 5 stars in each category. I am in a constant state of waiting for every new book. Two damaged souls, a host of characters we've already gotten to know. Not to be spoilery, but there IS a happy ending. You just have to believe.
One of the things that I liked is that even though Gertrude is blind in one eye, the story doesn't dwell on it. She is a young woman with a dark past, but we don't see everything being focused on her partial blindness. I was glad that didn't end up being an issue.

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  • Cynthia b.
  • 11-05-2019

saved the best for last

title says it all, it brought tears to me in special scenes. Well done for an ending.

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  • Joyce Reece
  • 11-05-2019

Beautiful story

Miss Caldwell has done it again. She has written a beautiful story full of emotions, deep characters that aren’t perfect, great storyline with a bit of adventure and some fun cats. Tim Campbell, what can I say, he always brings the audiobook to life with that fantastic vocal performance.

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  • 🔵🔷🔹Del-VALLE🔹🔷🔵
  • 10-05-2019

5 STARS!

My favorite installment in the series so far.

We get to meet Stephen's dad, who is a very angry, lonely man and with good reason. However, as written in the excerpt, he is reviled throughout London as the Mad Marquess.

We get Stephen's back story, which makes you a bit more sympathetic towards this angry young boy.

While mayhem ensues with Stephen's return to his father's home, Gertrude comes along to give him her support which is not welcome by the father, and the mouse of the Killorans becomes a lioness, and a very angry man's heart starts to slowly thaw as he gets to know Gertrude better.

And of course there is the drama, the misunderstandings, the life threatening events that usually happen before the main characters decide to risk it all for love.

In short, this was another great story by Christi Caldwell, beautifully narrated by Tim Campbell, and I highly recommend it.

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  • CSS
  • 09-05-2019

Excellent!

Does Christi Caldwell write or Tim Campbell narrate a bad book?......
....I think not ;0)

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  • Luv2Read
  • 16-05-2019

Loved it!

Listen to the books in order. This is an awesome series with a fabulous narrator.

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  • nicola collins
  • 10-05-2019

The Bluestocking

Well where do I begin.
I laughed, I cried. My emotional state has been up and down. Thank you Christi Caldwell for the most amazing story your characters come to life especially with the voice of Tim Campbell.