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Of Paupers and Peers

By: Sheri Cobb South
Narrated by: Stevie Zimmerman
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Overworked and underpaid curate James Weatherly is resigned to a life of genteel poverty, never suspecting he is heir to a dukedom until a solicitor appears on his doorstep. Alas, on the way to claim his inheritance, James is set upon by ruffians whose handiwork deprives him of his memory. 

Margaret Darrington is no stranger to genteel poverty herself, since the death of her father has left her in charge of her two younger siblings and feather-brained aunt. But Margaret has a plan: To salvage the family's finances, she has only to put her beautiful younger sister, Amanda, in the way of marrying a wealthy man - perhaps the new Duke of Montford, who is expected to arrive any day. 

When Margaret finds a beaten and bloodied young man in the road, his shabby attire and collection of secondhand books lead her to mistake him for the tutor she has hired for her younger brother. Still reeling from the attack upon his person, James is relieved to have the mystery of his identity so easily "solved" and accompanies her home. As James' bruises fade, Margaret discovers that he is, if not classically handsome, undeniably pleasing to look upon, with an appealingly self-deprecating wit. Suddenly Amanda's brilliant marriage is in jeopardy, for how can any impressionable female resist such a paragon? 

But nothing about the penniless pedagogue is quite as it seems, and Margaret would do well to forget about her sister's prospects and look to her own heart instead...

©2006, 2013 Sheri Cobb South (P)2018 Sheri Cobb South
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Delightfully sweet

This was such a sweet regency romance! The story was a delightful case of mistaken identity with a couple punch to the gut moments where it seemed the hero and heroine would never put aside their pride and get together. Of course all was resolved in the end, and I find myself quite without anything to quibble about.

The audiobook narration was very well done and I enjoyed it immensely.

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Heartwarming Book!!!

I loved this book....It had a wonderful story line and the narration was excellent. I think I have found a new favorite author.

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Fun and clean

I love Sheri Cobb Souths regency mysteries, so I definitely wasn't going to pass on one of her romances. It was a story that can't happen anymore in this day and age, what with our IDs and all-mighty search engines. When you can't google who the Duke should be, and he doesn't remember himself, all kinds of aspirations rise up. It's probably not best to make self-assured statements of how things will pan out, dear Margaret :) Poor gal had to go through several mental adjustments to get to the happy ending. It was a very pleasurable listen. Kudos, Stevie Zimmerman.

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Sense and Pride

The family's meager prospects depend on the beautiful younger sister making an advantageous match. He's been bashed on the head and lost his memory; when it is assumed he is the awaited tutor, the books he is carrying seem to support that surmise. With all the charm one could hope for in a Regency, author Sheri Cobb South engages us in another delightful tale of crossed lovers and misunderstood intentions. I had the pleasure of listening to narrator Stevie Zimmerman's expressive enacting, making the story that much more enjoyable with the added dimension.

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Heartwarming Regency Romance

I absolutely loved this book... it was charming, frustrating and entirely enjoyable all wrapped up in a Jane Austen style regency romance. It's a story of forgotten identity that pride and yes... prejudice enters into as the story goes on. The narrator does a wonderful job with this story and was a pleasure to listen to. I would definitely recommend this to those who enjoy clean regency romances.

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Charming, sweet and very romantic:)

This is a kind of romance that has that elegant charm of old-fashioned tales (books and movies) in which the H and the h kiss at the end of the story - and we sigh delighted that they finally get to do it:)

The plot is deceitfully simple - James Weatherly, a poor curate, finds out that he's a duke, while on the way to claim his inheritance he's attacked by some ruffians, loses his memory and is hired to be a tutor to the younger brother of Margaret Darrington's, who in turn would do almost anything for their other sister to marry a duke (or so she says, at least:))... But as Fortune loves to interfere with mere humans' plans, not everything goes according to Margaret's intentions:)

It's a typical comedy of errors - people are not who they are thought to be, or who they themselves think they are, and there are more than one misunderstanding when it comes to who loves whom and who is going to propose to whom.... But the tale is woven with such charm and elegance that you feel like reading your favourite Jane Austen's novel - it has a similar feeel to it... at least it does for me:)

Both James and Margaret are charming characters, though you don't expect to like Margaret so much when you meet her for the first time (she does sound like a money hunter, you know:)). Background characters are also very agreeable (as Jane Austen would have probably called them), and each of them has their part to play in James and Margaret's love affair...

Narration by Ms Zimmerman is almost perfect The pace of her reading is very good, the female voices great, and although some of the male characters sound a bit overdone, she is spot on when it comes to conveying their personalities through the way they speak (one of James's friends does sound like a bored aristocrat he seems to be judging from his description:)).

DISCLAIMER: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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I expect Nothing Less from Sheri Cobb South

I read every book I find by this author. They are clean, exciting, and well written. These are the books I stay up late to continue reading.

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Charming Feel Good Story

This is a terrific story that is expertly narrated and the perfect escape from the troubles of today. If you like the John Pickett series I expect you will love this book too.

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  • 02-25-21

Sadly lacking in plot

Couldn’t believe that so little happened. With almost no tension, the only surprise was the complete absence of any of the twists such a story would normally have. I’ve liked the Sherri Cobb South mysteries, so was disappointed with this short book. It seems unfinished, IMHO.

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Sweet, Tender, and Funny

A thoroughly sweet and enjoyable story. With very likable characters and attention to regency detail I couldn’t put this story down.

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  • 08-03-21

Enjoyable

A gentle, tale of decent people finding their happily ever after. No fireworks but a delightful fizz. Well narrated too.

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Another Great story.

I loved the John Pickett series by this author so when I saw this I had to get my hands on it. I have to admit that I do prefere John Pickett mysteries more than this however, I still enjoyed it. It had mystery, romance, humour and tension.
I would highly recommend it to everyone.

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  • 02-02-19

Loved this.

This is a lovely, traditional Regency romance full of humour and characters to cheer for.
James was such a delightful character, good natured and a well rounded nice person. He unfortunately falls for the wrong sister at the beginning but it doesn't take him long to realise his mistake. Margaret is much more suited to the quiet tutor and I couldn't wait to see the two of them get their happy ever after.

This was a lovely listen and the narrator did an excellent job.

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