Mrs. Budley Falls from Grace

M. C. Beaton

Davina Porter (Narrator)

06-01-12

5hrs 9min

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06-01-12

5hrs 9min

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Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Romance

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“Nicely atmospheric…Most notable for its gentle humor and adventurous spirit.” Publishers Weekly

The loveable characters from the Poor Relation Hotel return in this sparkling and adventurous Regency romance from M. C. Beaton.

Eliza Budley is a beautiful widow whose husband gambled away his fortune. So when the poor relations need to acquire some valuables to keep the hotel afloat and Eliza draws the short straw, Lady Fortescue reminds the others that Mrs. Budley has no relatives on whom she can call. Gentle Mrs. Budley thinks she has escaped her fate until Sir Philip comes up with a plan. He has heard that the elderly Marquess of Peterhouse is senile, a widower, extremely rich, and unlikely to remember whether Mrs. Budley is a relative or not. So off Mrs. Budley goes to the bleak castle, where the marquess turns out to be not so old, hardly senile, and, in fact, quite handsome.

Praise

“Nicely atmospheric…Most notable for its gentle humor and adventurous spirit.” Publishers Weekly

“When funds are particularly low at the Poor Relation Hotel,…the timid, widowed Mrs. Budley is sent off to the country home of a doddering, dying fellow who does not know his relatives from a bedpost,…[but] Mrs. Budley winds up captivated by the company of the young new heir. Of course, all ends well, as in Chesney’s previous Regencies.” Booklist

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Language English
Release Day May 31, 2012
Release Date June 1, 2012
Number in Series 3
Series Display String The Poor Relation Series
Release Date Machine 1338508800
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Black Friday Sale, Literature & Fiction, Romance, Historical, Romance, Romance, Romance
Author Bio
M. C. Beaton

M. C. Beaton (1936–2019), hailed as the “Queen of Crime” by the Globe and Mail, was the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Agatha Raisin novels—the basis for the hit series on Acorn TV—as well as the Hamish Macbeth series. Born in Scotland, Beaton also wrote nearly one hundred historical romances under several pseudonyms. Her books have been translated into nineteen languages and sold more than twenty-two million copies worldwide.

Narrator Bio
Davina Porter

Davina Porter has been enthralling listeners for over twenty-five years with her ability to mine the psychological depths of the characters she reads and bring them convincingly to life. In 2006, she won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Female Narration and in 2004 for Best Inspirational Literature Narration. She has been honored as an AudioFile Golden Voice and has won nineteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. As an actress, she has appeared on stage at the Vineyard Playhouse and the Square One Theater, among others.

Overview

The loveable characters from the Poor Relation Hotel return in this sparkling and adventurous Regency romance from M. C. Beaton.

Eliza Budley is a beautiful widow whose husband gambled away his fortune. So when the poor relations need to acquire some valuables to keep the hotel afloat and Eliza draws the short straw, Lady Fortescue reminds the others that Mrs. Budley has no relatives on whom she can call. Gentle Mrs. Budley thinks she has escaped her fate until Sir Philip comes up with a plan. He has heard that the elderly Marquess of Peterhouse is senile, a widower, extremely rich, and unlikely to remember whether Mrs. Budley is a relative or not. So off Mrs. Budley goes to the bleak castle, where the marquess turns out to be not so old, hardly senile, and, in fact, quite handsome.

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