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Where the Heart Leads

Narrated by: Simon Prebble
Length: 14 hrs and 44 mins
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Best-selling author Stephanie Laurens begins a promising new series that blends romance and mystery. 

Penelope Ashford, Portia Cynster's younger sister, has devoted her life to the care of orphans. But lately, her charges seem to be disappearing without a trace. Penelope enlists investigator Barnaby Adair to solve the mystery. Adair agrees, intrigued by both the case and by Penelope.

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  • K
  • 30-07-2020

Perfection...

Stephanie is one of those authors you tend to just add to the cart. Somehow this one slipped through but I am so glad to catch it. Another riveting mystery with Barnaby with excellent narration..

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  • Tanja Schleich
  • 23-02-2020

missing parts

good story. only problem is that part of the book seems to missing. end of chapter 20. there is a jump in the story.

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  • Susan
  • 21-09-2019

not just your alpha male hero

The partnership between Penelope and Barney Adair is pleasantly stronger and more nuanced than many of the couples in Stephanie's books. Of course I love all the Cynsters, and Cavanaughs too.

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  • IreneMBBT
  • 29-07-2020

The two least likely

Date: 1835 November Chronology: Set after The Perfect Lover; before The Peculiar Case of Lord Finsbury's Diamonds set in December, 1836 of Barnaby’s series, also before And Then She Fell set in April of 1837 of the Cynster series. Antecedents: Barnaby Adair has made appearances in The Truth About Love and What Price Love?. He gets his own story here with a Cynster connection, plus additional future stories of his cases. Bold Penelope Ashford appears at Barnaby Adair’s lodgings late one night to recruit his help in finding her foundling boys who are being kidnapped. Barnaby is intrigued with a new case, with helping Penelope, and with avoiding his own matchmaking mama. He soon realizes the case is more serious than he could have guessed and enlists the aid of Inspector Basil Stokes, who enlists the aid of Miss Griselda Martin, the woman who stays on his mind. The two couples each find ways to investigate together and fall in love. We get the pleasure of their recognition of their love and then - weddings;-) I know this is eye roll territory but Penelope and Barnaby have been the oddballs of their families - the least likely to get married and youngest of each family. These two are so nicely matched it makes you wonder how far in advance the author plotted out her characters who have both appeared in two or more previous books. I really enjoy Prebble’s narration of the series.

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  • Alice
  • 11-06-2020

This is Romance and Intrigue at it’s best

This is more than just love story. It’s a classic Laurens with mystery and an erotic love story. I have had this book for several years and find myself going back when there is absolutely nothing new out there to read that’s worthwhile spending a credit on. In those times I listen to a different genre within the book. She moves between socio economic groups to deal with real life by bridging a third son switch a youngest daughter. Lauren’s does the same with a second couple. While she doesn’t fully develop them; she uses them to describe another social strata of the realm. If you don’t like erotica I would say read kiddie literature. This is not for you. If you want very well developed lives that include normal relationship development among dramatic mystery setting this is for you. The book is just long enough to not leave you hanging in any of the spheres. The characters have natural faults and the men are men especially with Simon Prebble reading.

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  • Robert Ferris
  • 15-05-2020

Great, but...

The end of chapter 20 is missing. There is a jump in the story and it is quite confusing.

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  • Karen
  • 30-06-2019

Brilliant!

Initially, I purchased the abridged version of this novel. Whilst I quite enjoyed it, there was something missing. This unabridged version included all the ‘missing ‘ bits and was very much better as a result!

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