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In New York Times best-selling author Jennifer McQuiston's enticing new Seduction Diaries entry, a mysterious journal may provide a potential spinster with instruction - or lead her to her heart's desire.

Free-spirited Lucy Westmore isn't yet a spinster, although she fully intends to be. Fortunately, an eccentric aunt has left her both a diary detailing the secrets to spinsterhood and a cottage in Cornwall. Unfortunately, an insufferable marquess is angling for her prize! Turning Lord Thomas Branston down flat should be easy. So why does this man who won't take no for an answer make Lucy's body and soul sigh yes?

Thomas knows the real value of Heathmore Cottage, and he has no intention of letting some silly society miss get her hands on it. He'll simply have to charm Lucy into selling. But the clever young woman he encounters, first in London then en route to Cornwall, stands stubbornly on her own two (quite lovely) feet. And now Thomas can think only of sweeping her off them.

©2015 Jennifer McQuiston (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • 🌿🌸Susynne🌸🌿
  • 26-01-2016

Scandalous Spinster!

Story: I always enjoy a Jennifer McQuiston romance and this one did not let me down. Extremely enjoyable, heartwarming and humorous this HEA historical romance is a gem!

Narrator : What an incredible performance by Lana J. Weston!!! I can do nothing but rave about how good she is. When it's hard to believe only one person is doing all those voices than you know you're hearing a artist do their thing.

Heat Factor: Pleasingly warm.....

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  • Jerrica
  • 02-01-2021

Irritating heroine: Too stupid to live!

Lucy is one of those heroines who insists on being contrary for the sake of it, and whose stubbornness often lead her into difficult and potentially dangerous situations for no other reason than that she won’t be told what to do by a man - which puts her into the TSTL bracket more often than I would have liked. The novel also is slow and overly long, very little romance until the very end. Not much happening until 2/3 of the way through. There are TOO many supporting characters: Lucy’s family, the butler, the townspeople, random orphan waif children, stray cats….none of which really propel the plot anywhere. It’s tedious and boring. So much time is spent hearing about the people in the village, it detracted from the main couple. Often times Lucy just reads like she is possessed with the ghost of her deceased Aunt, which would have been cool, if it were literally what was written, but really she just seems redundant. Both main characters seem flat and their romance was overshadowed by the story of when the spinster “Aunt E” came to the remote town of Lizard Bay. (That should have been it’s own book, it probably would have been more interesting.) The worst part was that the narrator reads the role of the younger heroine almost in the same intonations as the elderly aunt, making her sound old and irritating. I do NOT recommend this book. Skip it!!!!

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  • LilMissMolly
  • 25-06-2016

Fabulous Hero Who Appreciates Nature

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I simply loved this story! What I enjoyed most about this audiobook are the two main characters. Lucy who would rather be reading books and helping out charities than attending balls and talking to young dandies. And Lord Thomas is not your usual aristocrat. He'd rather spend all of his time traversing the craggy hills and dales of Cornwall collecting rocks and plants for the national geographic society. Thomas reminded me a bit of Roger Hamley from Elizabeth Gaskell's Wives and Daughters.

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  • Shopaholic
  • 29-03-2016

Don't listen in bed if husband is trying to SLEEP!

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I can't remember the last time I have laughed so hard to a book. From the train scene on, I was laughing and my poor husband was trying to sleep. Between cracking up and shaking with laughter it was a sleepless night.

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  • Heidi
  • 02-12-2015

Surprised

I love this book it had a great ending and I love the way that the heroine and the hero relationship developed.

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  • Maine Knitter
  • 27-11-2015

One of my favorites of 2015

I LOVED this!!!

Jennifer McQuiston is fabulous. She is one of the authors whose work I pre-order as soon as available. Imagine a scientist writing excellent romances. She is just wonderful

Lucy is at the top of my list of awesome characters. Independent, smart, tomboyish - she's great. And Thomas is a valiant opponent (?) for her. The story is top-notch. The narration of the audiobook is top-notch. This is one my favorites of 2015.

Now the author needs to stop fighting Ebola and write the next book. :-)

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  • Kindle Reader
  • 13-09-2016

Thoroughly enjoyed joked this book.

I could tell you all about Lucy and Tom but don't want to spoil any surprises in this book. Just take my word for it that you won't be disappointed!

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