• Once an Heiress

  • By: Renee Ryan
  • Narrated by: Karen Peakes
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (138 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Boston society darling Gigi Wentworth leaves behind everything she holds dear for the sake of love - only to learn that the man with whom she'd planned to elope is nothing but a thieving scoundrel. Abandoned in New York City and saddled with debt, Gigi must sell a prized family heirloom, but even that sacrifice isn't enough to get her home. Her determination drives her to take on work as a lady's maid, keeping her identity a secret...until she's discovered by a former friend with a hidden agenda.

Although dealing with his own serious family issue, Christopher "Fitz" Fitzpatrick sets out to return the missing heiress to her rightful place in society. But the more he interacts with this new Gigi, the more shocked he is to find her so changed. Gone is the frivolous beauty in expensive gowns. In her place is a woman he could grow to love. When secrets are revealed, will Gigi and Fitz find the trust they need to confront the past and open their hearts?

©2017 Renee Ryan (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Too drawn out and not worth the time

I kept fast forwarding through the first half and then just gave up. The story could have been told in a quarter of the time. This author goes on my list of authors to avoid.

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Great story for any age!

I enjoyed the book all the way through. I enjoyed the characters, the story line and the different paths that were woven throughout. As the Gigi/Sally story played out, I was surprised by her prodigal revelation. (in a good way) I've now read it once and listened twice. Good job.

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Depressing

Too dark and depressing to read. Unpleasant people, unpleasant circumstances. Not interested in gloom and doom, even if it turns around at very end.

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Narrator at the beginning...

She was very gaspy when reading to the point of distracting. I almost did not make it through the first chapter, but it slowly got better.

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a good coming of age novel

I was afraid this would be some Regency romance type story but it wasn't. It is much more of a coming-of-age story with a little romance. It is a clean read so safe to listen to in public. The narrator did well with the various character voices.

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Enjoyed the story and the narration

I will read/ listen to more in the future. Like the twists ,if a little predictable le

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I loved this series!

All 3 books were really good. The stories all tied together it was a wonderful clean romance series.

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pretty good.

decent story line, some of the interactions were redundant and unnecessarily drawn out. Overall not a regretful experience.

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Typical love story

I would have liked to know more about the main characters as a couple. I did like the way Sally/Gigi was able to touch and be a part of so many lives.

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Awesome

I loved it! I couldn't stop listening! This is my favorite book on audible to date.