Deborah Goes to Dover : A Novel of Regency England

M. C. Beaton

Helen Lisanti (Narrator)

10-01-12

5hrs 22min

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10-01-12

5hrs 22min

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Unabridged

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Fiction/Romance

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“In another of her lighthearted Regency romps…the intrepid Miss Pym encounters the hoydenish Lady Deborah Western… Miss Pym scents the potential for a match, the second she is maneuvering on the trip, the first involving her coach companions Abigail Conningham, traveling with her mother to a loveless marriage arranged by an uncle…Lady Deborah’s transition to womanhood and the reappearance of an old enemy of Miss Pym’s liven up the proceedings before all ends well. As always, Chesney’s story is frothily entertaining.” Publishers Weekly

A dead employer’s legacy of five thousand pounds has allowed spinster Hannah Pym to resign from housekeeping and enjoy traveling the English countryside by coach. But adventure soon finds Miss Pym in the form of runaway brides, spirited heiresses, and international refugees, who continue to test her expert matchmaking skills.

Destined for Dover, Miss Pym scents the potential for a match between fellow coachmates when she meets Abigail Conningham, traveling with her mother to a loveless marriage arranged by an uncle, and Captain Beltravers, an army officer still mourning his dead wife and child. And that’s just the beginning.

Next, Miss Pym has her matchmaking work cut out for her when she encounters the pretty but hoydenish Lady Deborah Western. Encouraged by an unruly twin brother, the spirited, golden-haired Deborah seems set on dressing and acting the tomboy, much to the dismay of her handsome neighbor, the Earl of Ashton. But with the help of Pym’s clever maneuverings, Lady Deborah will soon be well and truly matched.

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“In another of her lighthearted Regency romps…the intrepid Miss Pym encounters the hoydenish Lady Deborah Western… Miss Pym scents the potential for a match, the second she is maneuvering on the trip, the first involving her coach companions Abigail Conningham, traveling with her mother to a loveless marriage arranged by an uncle…Lady Deborah’s transition to womanhood and the reappearance of an old enemy of Miss Pym’s liven up the proceedings before all ends well. As always, Chesney’s story is frothily entertaining.” Publishers Weekly

“Voyaging by coach from London to Dover may seem a tame event, but with Pym along, the only predictable matter is that romance will surely blossom. When the coach is boarded by a tearful girl and her mother, a gruff military man, and a clergyman with a mousy wife, even Pym considers them ‘a dull lot.’ However, a boxing match, an old vendetta, a spiteful sister, and a pair of mischievous twins add sparkle to the story.” Booklist

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Language English
Release Day Sep 30, 2012
Release Date October 1, 2012
Number in Series 5
Series Display String The Traveling Matchmaker Series
Release Date Machine 1349049600
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Romance, Historical, 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
Helen Lisanti

Helen Lisanti graduated from London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama and performed on stage in numerous repertory and West End plays before moving to the United States, where she has worked as a voice actor for more than fifteen years. Helen’s eclectic résumé includes corporate productions, e-learning projects, television, radio, and Internet commercials. She has narrated several children’s stories, timeless classics, and was a 2007 Hollywood Book Festival audiobook category winner.

Overview

A dead employer’s legacy of five thousand pounds has allowed spinster Hannah Pym to resign from housekeeping and enjoy traveling the English countryside by coach. But adventure soon finds Miss Pym in the form of runaway brides, spirited heiresses, and international refugees, who continue to test her expert matchmaking skills.

Destined for Dover, Miss Pym scents the potential for a match between fellow coachmates when she meets Abigail Conningham, traveling with her mother to a loveless marriage arranged by an uncle, and Captain Beltravers, an army officer still mourning his dead wife and child. And that’s just the beginning.

Next, Miss Pym has her matchmaking work cut out for her when she encounters the pretty but hoydenish Lady Deborah Western. Encouraged by an unruly twin brother, the spirited, golden-haired Deborah seems set on dressing and acting the tomboy, much to the dismay of her handsome neighbor, the Earl of Ashton. But with the help of Pym’s clever maneuverings, Lady Deborah will soon be well and truly matched.