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by | Read by Emily Lawrence, Nancy Peterson, Amy McFadden

Historical Fiction • 12.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2020

The premise of this audiobook is a familiar one: Pampered young woman rebels against societal expectations, and trouble ensues. While the prospect of returning to Gilded Age New York City is always appealing, this audiobook fails to capture a true sense of time and place, opting instead for exaggerated drama and slow-moving narrative. All three narrators offer uneven performances--sometimes with inconsistent accents, other times with contrived dialogue, and always with an over-the-top tone that somehow spotlights the overused adjectives and clichéd turns of phrase. This audiobook could provide an escape to a different place and a familiar struggle--for independence, for understanding, for happiness--as long as the listener doesn't expect too much subtlety or too challenging a story. L.B.F. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2020]

Trade Ed. • Harlequin Audio • 2020

DD ISBN 9781488207419 $26.99

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