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by Caroline Linden | Read by Veida Dehmlow

Narrator Veida Dehmlow’s elegant performance is well matched to this historical romance. When spinster Joan Bennet catches the eye of notorious rake Tristan Burke, the result is a passionate courtship. Joan’s unconventional Aunt Evangeline arrives just in time to encourage Joan’s tentative attempts to win Tristan’s declaration of love. Dehmlow’s proper-sounding voice evokes the strict codes of nineteenth-century British high society while her warm tones reflect the growing intimacy between Joan and Tristan. In addition, Dehmlow’s steady, deliberate pacing enhances the slow buildup of the story as well as Joan’s delicious romantic fantasies. Exquisite moments and a perfect communion of Linden’s lovers await listeners. C.A. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine