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Publisher's Summary

Based on the family from the best-selling Love in a Nutshell, the story of an heiress longing to marry for love or not at all. From the New York Times best-selling writing duo Janet Evanovich and Dorien Kelly, comes the story of a young woman’s search for true love.

Caroline Maxwell would like nothing more than to join her brother, Eddie, and his friend Jack Culhane on their adventures. While Jack and Eddie are off seeing the world, buying up businesses and building wildly successful careers, Caroline's stuck at home frightening off the men her mother hopes will ask for her hand in marriage.

When her mother sets her sights on the questionable Lord Bremerton as a possible suitor, Caroline struggles with her instincts and the true nature of her heart. She longs for adventure, passion, love, and most of all...Jack Culhane, an unconventional Irish-American bachelor with new money and no title. A completely unacceptable suitor in the eyes of Caroline's mother. But Caroline's dark hair, brilliant eyes and quick wit have Jack understanding just why it is people fall in love and get married.

Set in New York City in 1894, The Husband List is an American gilded-age romantic mystery. It evokes memories of the lavish lifestyles and social expectations of the Vanderbilts and Rockefellers - a time when new money from the Americas married Old World social prestige and privilege. Dresses by Worth, transcontinental ocean voyages, lavish parties, a little intrigue, and a lot of romance await in The Husband List.

©2012 The Gus Group (P)2013 Macmillan Audio

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Such a good book to take me away from reality.

Would you consider the audio edition of The Husband List to be better than the print version?

I love Lorelei King. She has a way that brings the characters to life for me. I cant imagine reading any other way. Thank you Lorelei!!!

Have you listened to any of Lorelei King’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

All of hers. Very steady.

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Another Book for Evanovich's List

Any Janet Evanovich fan will read this. While Evanovich's romances are rarely as excellent as Stephanie's adventures, we fans will read it and enjoy it. I must admit I was surprised that it was a historical romance. The narrator was super as usual.

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So disappointed

I am speechless. I have always enjoyed Janet's books, even the somewhat bizarre "Wicked" series. But this one seems to be so contrived. The plot is unoriginal, the narration is poor, Lorelei King even makes a mistake, says "what--oh" and then reads it right. I have never heard that in an audio book before. I just didn't like anything about this book. But in order to be fair, I listened to the whole thing. It took me two tries to get it done.

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Fast paced fun read

If you could sum up The Husband List in three words, what would they be?

Fast, fun, sweet

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Husband List?

The history of each connection.

What about Lorelei King’s performance did you like?

Her male voices were not distracting like some

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Lots of lol

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Good book, multiple story lines, couldn't wait to listen

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As subtle as a battleship in dry dock

I only finished it to see if the uninspiring storyline could be redeemed at the very end. Didn't happen.

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Delightful characters. Historical romance

What did you love best about The Husband List?

Loved the departure from the authors typical contemporary writing. I love Janet Evanovich and the quirky characters she creates.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Loved a number of the characters including Caroline, Jack and Flora. They were unique in that they defied convention while having integrity.

What does Lorelei King bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Lorelei King does a good job in distinguishing the various characters both male and female as well as a variety of accents.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, it was fun to savor the novel over several days.

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Novel? Or tobacco advertisement????

If there were any more cigar and tobacco usage referrals, I would believe this was written by Philip Morris! Pathetic. The characters must have all died of cancer or heart disease!😳

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Entertaining as always

Janet Evanovich never disappoints! Loved the story. Loved the the characters. Lorelei King is amazing.

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Historical romance story

This book is something different from my favorite author. Funny, light, historical perspective and happy ending.

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A slow historical romance fiction

The story was entertaining but progressed slowly...too much so. I was a bit bored with the character of Agnes (mother) and I would have e preferred a bit more from the rebellious Caroline. After dragging along for most of the chapters the neat ending tied everything together rather quickly.
A happy ending for all but the bad guy.