• Allerdale

  • Confirmed Bachelors, Book 1
  • By: Jenny Hambly
  • Narrated by: Helen Taylor
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)

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Handsome and charismatic, Miles Gilham, Earl of Allerdale, has a reputation for being a little wild. After spending months running his father’s estate in Yorkshire to make amends for disgracing his family the year before, he reluctantly returns to Town. He has promised his mother that he will find a bride this season, but his heart is not in it. The only eligible lady that amuses him is not looking for a husband and is the sort of headstrong girl that would make an uncomfortable wife. 

After her diplomat father dies, Eleanor Edgcott returns to England heartbroken. When her mourning period is over, her cousin, Lord Haverham, brings her to Town for the season. She finds herself interested in everything and everyone about her. Between trying to plan her future, keeping Diana, Lady Haverham from the clutches of a rake, and trying to help a lovelorn couple, she finds herself with very little time for reflection. 

She is drawn to Lord Allerdale but soon realises that he is the last person to meet the list of requirements she has drawn up for a husband. Circumstances draw them together, however, and just when they discover that they share a very special connection, an event occurs that threatens to ruin any chance of happiness they may have. 

©2021 Mrs Jennifer A Hambly (P)2021 Mrs Jennifer A Hambly

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  • Mo Bass
  • 07-18-21

A traditional Regency

We'll written and enjoyable. The characters are believable and engaging. Helen Taylor does a good job.

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  • Sailaway
  • 06-07-21

Poor Narrative, Mistake

Been reading this book on Kindle. Wrong decision to buy the audible version. Narrative weak and uninspiring.

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  • Thor
  • 03-09-22

Easy listening.

There are a few new characters, but most come from previous books.
The Heroine and Hero are well suited, bit worrying that he marrying someone like his mother.

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  • H.A.B.
  • 12-04-21

The story is ok ….BUT…

The story is ok but unfortunately the reading of the narrator is awful - and if I wasn’t intrigued by the outcome I would have stopped listening half way through

Unfortunately the story lacks more depth and could be so much better

Will I buy / listen to the next part ? NO!!!
Will I buy another book read buy this narrater? NO!!!
Unfortunately she is too much the same the whole story through that it makes the story BORING… sorry to say it that blunt !
But as I read what others write in their Rezension I am obliged to be honest too ….

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  • VoraciousBookDragoness
  • 11-30-21

Enjoyable

I was given this free review copy at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
Story well written & excellent narration