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The Viscount and the Vicar's Daughter

A Victorian Romance
Narrated by: Justine Eyre
Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
4.5 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A world-weary rake

After years of unbridled debauchery, Tristan Sinclair, Viscount St. Ashton has hit proverbial rock bottom. Seeking to escape his melancholy, he takes refuge at one of Victorian society's most notorious house parties. As the Christmas season approaches, he prepares to settle in for a month of heavy drinking...until an unexpected encounter changes his plans - and threatens his heart.

A prim vicar's daughter

Valentine March is not the drab little spinster she appears to be. When her new job as a lady's companion lands her smack in the middle of Yorkshire with England's most infamous rake, she resolves to keep her head down and her eyes fixed firmly on her future - a future which most definitely does not include a sinfully handsome viscount.

A match made in scandal

A friendship is impossible. An affair out of the question. But when one reckless act binds them together, will two star-crossed souls discover there's more to each other than meets the eye? Or will revelations from the past end their fragile romance before it begins?

©2018 Mimi Matthews (P)2018 Tantor

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Romantic to the end

Would recommend to anyone who likes a fair amount of romance. I enjoyed this little novel by Mimi Matthews and was read well by Justine Eyre

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  • PennyLou
  • 28-05-2019

Short, Sweet and Thoroughly Enjoyable

For some this might have been a little mawkish, but I found it swetly delightful. The characters are believable and likeable. Mimi Matthews is a new writer for me, but she's very talented in telling a good story. Justine Eyre, also talented, did a really great job in her narration. I would recomment.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-07-2019

Loved it.

Not as predictable as other British Romance novels. Easy and fun to listen to while I work.

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  • Karina08
  • 16-12-2018

Disappointed

I love this author but found this short novel rather boring. Not much of a plot and I had trouble getting to know the characters.

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  • Revati
  • 07-03-2020

Unsure

I love Mimi Matthews but this insta love was too much for me. It was a quick listen, so I didn’t expect anything too complex, but there was no drama leading to a fall in love, it was just THERE. Even for the time period and arranged marriage etc, it just wasn’t realistic and left me wishing for more of the characters, more of their story, definitely to see more of them falling/being in love.

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  • Shireen
  • 30-03-2020

Not my favorite by this author

Not my favorite so far by this author. Not sure how a rake could suddenly turn good and why exactly he fell in love with the female lead. Also not a real fan of this narrator although she did a good male voice I think.

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  • Wenden
  • 15-03-2020

great body.

I liked the story line and the characters. it is super stops I have a16 word min in order to say I liked the book

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  • Kerry
  • 15-03-2020

Sweet

A lovely sweet story, narrated very superbly by Justine Eyre. Great for a lazy afternoon.

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  • kaylady
  • 30-01-2020

Typical boy meets girl<br />kn

Class differences impact happiness . When a rich man finds a penniless woman things get complicated, especially when neither one is honest in their declarations.

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  • EllaKay
  • 08-01-2020

another delightful read

Flew through this in a day (actually made jury duty bearable). I adore Mimi Matthews. I find the climaxes of her stories a wee bit lackluster sometimes, but that's not always a bad thing, especially when the romance is so good... I know a lot of people like her especially bc her romances are "clean", and if I have to choose (and usually we do) between heartfelt romance and bodice ripping, I will leave toward the forget, but I always find myself so engrossed in Mimi's characters' chemistry that I want a little more heat with the sweet - this was a touch spicier, which I appreciated, even if it was really just the one scene.

More than anything, I love that I can trust her to make me swoon for her heroes (their flaws and redemptive qualities always so well balanced, and the ruder they are at first, the more rewarding the redemption!). I find her heroines endearing too (nothing worse than an irritating, unreasonable, unrelatable, or overly wimpy h) - and Tristan and Valentine were no exception.

Finally, Justine Eyre is amazing. Apart from Alex Wyndham (double swoon), I don't think I could ever accept anyone else reading Matthews to me. This trifecta has become such a favorite recently that I worry about finding anything as entertaining/satisfying while I'm waiting for Parish Orphans book 4 (or for Richard Armitage to do another Georgette Heyer novel....) Suggestions anyone? 😁

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  • Unknown
  • 03-01-2020

Another excellent story

I have added this author to my top favorite author list. That means I will get any of her books with out reading the reviews because I know she is that good.
Thank you for another excellent story!!!!!

Performance by Justine Eyre is excellent!