• Silken Bonds

  • The Waverley Women Series, Book 2
  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Benjamin
  • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (392 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Though Frederica chafed at the restricted life she lived as the adopted daughter of an infamous bluestocking, she did agree with the philosophy. Until men learned to appreciate intellectual equals, Frederica was better off without them. But her sister’s elopement has sparked fires of romance in Frederica’s well-educated head, making her ripe for the considerable charms of Lord Harry Danger, who has saved her from a pack of drunken thugs. Now if he would only treat her as an equal and stop the silly flirting.

©1989 Marion Chesney (P)2014 Blackstone Audiobooks

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Not interested in the heroine at all

Frederica was very dry and stiff character. It is absolutely amazing that Lord Harry Danger even looked at her twice let alone fell in love with her and had to make her his wife. This is not one of Chesney's best. The plot has unbelievable twists and turns. How many times can one young lady by attacked by mysterious villains in one book? I liked Harry Danger but really he was the only one.

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Enjoyable but not as good as the first book

Still well written, sweet and lighthearted but not as good as the first book, at least in my opinion.
Looking forward to unraveling the mystery of girls birth, downloading book three.......

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Surprisingly good

I enjoyed the early thoughts on women’s suffrage. The hypocrisy of all involved appears so obvious but it still confounds even the deepest thinker today

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3.5 stars

it was good. nothing to complain about. but also not super exciting. it was fun but i wouldn't listen to it again.

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😂 LOVE IT

So I started to read the first of these books and was starting to get into it and than it seem to disappear or I assume maybe be taken off of the free books? But anyways I found this little gem 💎 🤭 it’s the second book of this series I believe and is just toooo funny I found myself smiling and rolling my eyes , but mainly smiling at all the silliness. I believe it was written or published at least in 1989 which is the year I was born. But I loved this book because it was similar but different than all the other books of this type in a way, it was enjoyable , I usually can’t hold for too long with some of these romantic floaty type books but I love history so I find myself try to dive into some them for historical sakes. And I love it when written by female with a little edge lol

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My favorite kind of story.

I Beaton's like stories. There's always an element of humor, and I like to laugh. The narrator contributed to my enjoyment.

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Great story and clean!

I’m really enjoying this author! Interesting stories with romance without all the sex details! He takes her to bed, but no details. Really appreciate that these are clean! Will keep reading this author!

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An Extremely Dull Story

Overall a very boring story The heroine has no personality at all, which can only make one wonder how she even attracted the male lead in the first place. No character development leading me to not care how the story ended. And why does the performer insist on making the female lead’s voice sound so butch and manly.. Very unattractive.

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Great Part 2 in the Series

One sister down and two to go! Frederica is left with the sting of her sister’s elopement which goes against everything she has been taught by her blue stocking adoptive mother. Her life doesn’t get easier when there are several attempts on her life and treachery targeted at the Waverly jewels. Each time, her hero comes to rescue her. Can she trust her knight in shining armor and go against everything she believes? Historical romance with a twist of Beaton’s humor.

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No. Just no.

Fake feminist junk. Man hating is NOT feminism. This was not what it could have been.

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