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Publisher's Summary

Professor of Archeology Henrietta "Harry" Knight becomes Countess of Axedale upon her father's death and takes a sabbatical from Cambridge University to begin refurbishing the long-neglected and run-down Axedale Hall. The child of a loveless marriage, witness to her father's infidelities and her mother's pain, Harry has no intention of ever falling in love.

Annie Brannigan is a survivor, remaining positive through hardships. As an agency housekeeper, she moves from post to post with her daughter Riley, taking care of people who have everything she will never have. Annie's greatest wish is to find her happy ever after, but she fears this dream will never come true.

Can love restore the countess's heart and the crumbling Axedale Hall, or will the foundations of love turn to dust at the first challenge?

©2016 Jenny Frame (P)2016 Bold Strokes Books Inc
  • Series: Axedale, Book 1
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: LGBTQ+

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Good story

I was hesitant because I thought it would be a period piece, but it was a great story with cute characters and good sex scenes.

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must read

best book I've listened to in a long long time! the characters come alive and I felt sad and happy right along with them. I couldn't stop listening and would recommend this book to anyone looking 4 a great lesbian romance.

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This is a wonderful audio book!

I have listened to hundreds of audio books...some of which are very good and some of which I think would be better to read due to horrible naration. This is definitely one of the best I have listened to...this story is full of love and emotion...you can feel it...the narration is one of the best I have ever heard....don't pass this book up...it's just that good!

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Delightful

Awww, I loved this! Yes, at times it was an extreme cheese fest (especially towards the end). Yes, it’s fully, unapologetically committed to the ole pristine-virgin-tames-irredeemable-playboy trope. Also, if you’re someone who doesn’t go in for hard drawn femme/butch normative roles you might want to pass on Jenny Frame in general, as that’s totally her jam, and this book is no exception.

And you know what? I don’t regret a single second I spent listening to it. This was a charming and delightful way to pass an afternoon. Jenny Frame definitely has a similar formula she uses for every story, but she does it with the flair of a seasoned, talented writer and storyteller. Nicola Victoria Vincent is hands down one of the best narrators in this genre. Listening to her is always a treat, but she especially seems to jive with Jenny Frames’s books. They make a good team. Coincidentally, Annie and Harry also make a good team. As do Harry and Riley. Basically lots of good teams going on around here. Drop a credit on this title, you won’t regret it.

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Really enjoyed! Great book & great Narrater

To be honest I didn't expect to like this book so much. I didn't think I could relate to the story or the characters with it taking place in England. But I was way off. I absolutely fell in love with the characters in the story & couldn't wait for the next book in the series. The love scenes were pretty steamy & well done. The Narrater Nicola Victoria Vincent does a wonderful job & I really enjoyed her different voices for each character. A great story & a great narrater..... get this book!

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I’m all for I believe in forever

I loved this book the story, the narration. The quirkiness and Humor in it was great. I hope there will be a sequel to Harry’s and Annie’s forever!!

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It's Good But....

1st a like the story, is very well written and very well narrated.... My issue is than at times i was frustrate about the main character with **SPOILER** commitment issues and family stuff, everything is not her fault, her behavior the way she thinks is her parents fault... its just kinda ANNOYING The Countess.

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The perfect book for a hopeless romantic like me

I loved everything about this book. The narrator gives each character a very distinctive voice with a depth and feeling to each character that you can see so vividly in your mind. This author's ability to develop personalities and tell stories filled with so much feeling, passion and life like struggle is very impressive. I really appreciated the author continuing the story well after we finally got the result we were hoping for. Cannot recommend this book highly enough. The love scenes were really good too. I will listen to ANY book where this author and narrator are teamed up. Please never stop writing Ms Frame and Ms Vincent never stop narrating!

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Jenny Frame did it again.. What an amazing book.

So yes, I was on the edge of tears through this whole book. Such strong emotions, amazing chemistry between Annie and Henry, the character's were well developed and really enjoyable to follow. the narration was so well done I was hooked from the first chapter. I felt everything ,and for a while felt as if I was right there with them. This wonderful book is not a fall in. to bad and in love kinda book, Henry and Annie have to work past their fears, and build a True relationship. a romantically sexy courtship no one saw coming.
This is a must read... along with her other books all of which are amazing.

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this story was so beautiful

put an entire new spin on beauty and the beast.. I loved it from beginning to end. so beautiful ❤❤❤

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  • 04-13-21

brilliant

love it so funny and warm relatable story I laughed out loud. loved it very.

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  • 02-16-20

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Great heart warming story enjoyed Audible and written word ,disovers five stars will quite happy to listen and read time and time again

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  • 10-18-18

Enjoyed the lot

Not as well polished as others in genre but still a very enjoyable experience. Predictable but comforting, warming the heart with lovable characters. I’d like to move to Axdale if it existed.

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  • Beth Goodman-Williams
  • 12-26-16

Great story poorly read

I love this book and have read it several times. It's a wonderful story of how love in all its forms can transform a person.

Unfortunately the reader for the audiobook really disappoints. Everything is fine until she voices the character of 10 year old Riley when her voice becomes loud and shrill ; so much so that it breaks you right out of the story.

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  • Carmela Mascilongo
  • 11-25-19

awesome

well written, funny, heart wrenching, and as always Ms Vincent you bring the characters to life 👍