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Satyr's Son: A Georgian Historical Romance

Roxton Family Saga, Book 5
Lu par : Alex Wyndham
Série : Roxton Family Saga, Volume 5
Durée : 13 h et 12 min
Catégories : Anglais - Romance, Historical

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London, 1786. Lord Henri-Antoine has returned from the Grand Tour to a life of privilege and excess. A vast inheritance allows him every indulgence, free from responsibility. Yet, Henri-Antoine maintains a well-ordered existence, going to great lengths to conceal an affliction few understand and many fear.

Miss Lisa Crisp is a penniless orphan who relies on the charity of relatives to keep her from the poorhouse. Intelligent and unflappable, Lisa will not allow poverty to define her. She leads a useful life working among the sick poor.

Under startling circumstances, Henri-Antoine and Lisa meet. There is instant attraction. When they find themselves attending the same wedding in the country, Henri-Antoine offers Lisa a scandalous proposition, one she should refuse but yearns to accept. Following her heart could ruin them both.

A standalone romantic adventure set against the backdrop of Treat, ancestral home of the dukes of Roxton. Satyr's Son will delight fans of the series with cameos by many beloved characters, while new listeners will discover the myriad pleasures and glittering aristocratic world of the Roxton family through the fresh eyes of newcomer Lisa Crisp. Satyr's Son is a Cinderella story with a heartwarming happily ever after.

©2017 Lucinda Brant (P)2017 Lucinda Brant

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  • Cate F.
  • 10/12/2017

Lucinda Brant sets a standard for quality

The Roxton books are a series worth repeating and this was my second complete listen to Satyr’s Son. The standard of high quality writing, vivid characters, attention to detail, and excellent narration is consistent from volume to volume. The plots are always fresh, even when they fall within classic Romance tropes. The heroines are always interesting as individuals. The heroes are men of depth, not cliched stereotypes.
Writers of Lucinda Brant’s caliber are rare. Fortunately, repeat listens to her previous books almost makes waiting for the next one bearable.

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  • CHW
  • 17/12/2017

Wonderful ending to a splendid series

I have enjoyed the Roxton series tremendously. I was left wanting more at the end of this book. Henri-Antone and Lisa's story warrant a second book. The characters were complex, flawed and interesting to get to know. There were many times I had tears in my eyes while listening to this book. I will listen many times in the future
The performance was as always with Alex Wyndham, spectacular. His voice is sublime.
I have enjoyed all of Lucinda Brant's novels as well as audio renditions of her books. I am looking forward to volume 2 of the letters.
This book is more than worth a credit!

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  • Beth B
  • 18/12/2017

Intensely Satisfying with an Unusual Hero

Loved this return to the Roxtan family and added interest due to the health and temperament of the hero. I really enjoyed that Lisa stood up to Henri Antoine and understood what lay under the facade. As always the writing is passionate and wonderful and Alex brings to life all the characters in his own unique way. You can read this book out of sequence but I would suggest reading them in order for a truly amazing read.

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  • Ginny Aybar-Flores
  • 17/12/2017

Wonderful story, so woth listening too.

Love strikes yet another of the Roxton family member and this time it's Harry or better known as Henri-Antoine! It was a chance meeting--and one to Henri-Antoine's benefit--that suffering fro his 'falling sickness' that it was Lisa who was there to comfort him. Days later, he seeks her out to give her his thanks but he finds that this young woman is not one to fall into his beck and call and meet him in his carriage. Harry had to go to her! It was much later, that they both find themselves attending the wedding of their friends Jack and Teddy at the Roxton's family home Treat. This is where the story truly begins and the magic starts. For Harry is not use to a woman who is outspoken does not feel threatened by his prestigious family.
Lucinda Brant once again weaves a story that delights you and keeps you listening to the bitter end. Whether you want to read or listen to his novel, you will not be the disappointment.The narrator Alex Wyndham does a fabulous job creating each and every character in this novel.

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  • B. Rogers
  • 17/12/2017

Alex Wyndham's Voice & Lucinda Brant story-Awesome

Alex Wyndham’s voice is like liquid chocolate oozing down your throat – smooth, lush, decadently appealing and sensual. His portrayal of the different characters is flawlessly done and it makes you feel as if you are eavesdropping on the lives and conversations of everyone in the book. He flows flawlessly from character to character, accent to accent and gender to gender. You feel the emotions of each character.

This book was so good that I didn’t want it to end – but all of Lucinda Brandt’s books are that way for me. I kept wanting to pause the playback of the book because I wanted to prolong the enjoyment and at the same time I wanted to speed up the playback because I couldn’t wait to see what was going to happen next. So, this is quite a wrap-up for the Roxton series and I will miss these old friends.

Lord Henri-Antoine (Henry) Hesham is the second son of the fifth Duke of Roxton and brother to the sixth. He is rich beyond belief and has been coddled and spoiled all of his life. Not only does he have the looks and temperament of his father, he has the same reputation for debauchery as well. He goes from bed to bed – even going so far as to ‘share’ the mistress of one of his friends. He’s also very, very private because he has an illness that is much misunderstood and maligned during that time. Beneath all of that debauchery hides the heart of a romantic who is sweet, generous, caring and loving. It is so much fun to watch Lisa as she peels the layers back to reveal the real man who lies beneath the façade.

Lisa Crisp was orphaned at age nine and became dependent on relatives who didn’t want her (the Warners). She wasn’t exactly abused, she was just ignored – she was like the furniture, just there. She was given the opportunity to attend a boarding school for young ladies where she befriends ‘Teddy’, a member of the Cavendish/Roxton family. They were best friends until Lisa was sent down in disgrace. She lost touch with Teddy until, out of the blue, she receives an invitation to attend Teddy’s wedding and it is made plain to Lisa’s relatives that it is unacceptable for Lisa to refuse the invitation.

Lisa is calm, intelligent, trustworthy and beloved by the patients, the ‘poor sick’, at Dr. Warner’s clinic. She even volunteers as an amanuensis for those ‘poor sick’ enabling them to send letters home. Her work at the clinic enabled her to recognize that Henry was having a seizure when she first saw him. She secured and treated him while protecting his privacy – all without having any idea who he was. She actually goes through a fair portion of the book without knowing who he is. Because of his dress, speech, and mannerisms, she knows he is of the aristocracy, but doesn’t have a name to go with it.

Henry’s best friend is getting married – to Teddy – so he and Lisa find themselves at the same two-week wedding get-together. Lisa and Henry find themselves more and more attracted to each other. It is fun to watch Henry open up and blossom and Lisa come to realize that she is a worthy individual. Then, throw in a couple of shrewish ‘friends’ from school and another ‘friend’ bent on revenge and you find a lot of wrenches in the works. Can Lisa and Henry overcome the obstacles thrown in their way? Will Henry’s family accept a union between them? You’ll just have to read this lovely book to find out.

I requested and received this e-book at no cost to me and volunteered to read it; my review is my honest opinion and given without any influence by the author or publisher."

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  • Revati
  • 08/02/2020

Performance to die for

There is no better narrator out there than Alex Wyndham. I could listen to him read anything and feel blessed. Just extra lucky that this series as well as this book are outstandingly written, and I’ve had an amazing time listening to each and every one.

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  • Mb4pax
  • 13/07/2019

Splendid

Wonderful Georgian piece of a complicated family and a challenging HEA. Lucinda Brant weaves a tale of nobility, poverty and class issues with a strong theme of honor and honesty. The characters walk off the page and the dialogue captivated me with all the characters -- good, virtuous, nasty and just plain mean. As the plot evolved, I continued to remind myself this is a HEA because my heart was in my throat so many times. Devilishly clever writing.

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  • Jaci
  • 23/02/2019

Book 5 is as awesome as the previous four.

Book 5 in The Roxton Family Saga is just as beautiful as the other four. I am officially addicted to the Georgian Era and Lucinda Brant. I love this Series. All the great characters from the previous books make appearances and are intricate to the story of Henri-Antoine Hesham and Miss Lisa Crisp. Two people that live in entirely different worlds that should never meet. Lisa was where she should not have been and is just in time to assist Henri-Antoine in his moment of need. Henry-Antoine has never met anyone like Lisa and is intrigued by a woman who does what must be done and keeps his secret. Lisa has never seen a more beautiful man in her entire life though not as important as keeping him from injury as he suffers from a seizure. Harry has managed to hide his illness as an adult from his friends and family, or so he thinks.

Lisa is an orphan who lives with her cousin and her husband, a doctor. Lisa has no friends, usually eats alone and only goes out on errands for her cousin. She is a strong-willed young lady who has a heart of gold and wants only to help and show her gratitude to her cousin and her husband. She considers herself lucky and grateful to have enough to eat and a roof over her head. She helps out in the Dispensary that Dr. Warner runs by being an amanuensis to the sick poor who cannot read or write. Lisa is astounded when Henri-Antoine arrives at the Dispensary to thank her for helping him and not telling anyone about the illness that he has lived with all his life. She assures him that she and Dr. Warner are not of the opinion that people who suffer from the falling sickness should be locked away in an asylum for the insane. She will keep his secret. For Henri-Antoine he is dazzled by Lisa and knows that he wants to see her again.

Henri-Antoine is a known ladies man who woman do not say no to. He is the brother of a Duke but now is not in line for the Dukedom because his brother has sons, for which he is grateful. He has no plans to marry ever. Lisa is also not likely to marry and have a family of her own. Neither one of them could have imagined that they would meet again in Henri-Antoine's world.

The tale of this love story is that family comes first to the Roxton's. The family structure is the foundation of the entire series. Rich and one of the most elite family's in England and France the trials, losses, and victories make this series exceptional. Henri-Antoine and Lisa start and finish their journey of love with the approval of the whole Roxton family. Showing everyone that Love and Family are what drives this family forward. Not only the living but the dead are also part of the decision that will allow Henri-Antoine to follow his heart to the woman that he loves with all his heart, Miss Lisa Crisp.

Lucinda writes a truly beautiful love story with exceptional characters that you will love and visit over and over again. For those readers who love this series do not despair, I have a feeling we haven't heard the last of the Roxton's. The cherry on top of this wonderful treat is the performance of Alex Wyndham who takes Lucinda's words and pulls you into his performance and the lovely story that unfolds in his smokey and sexy voice. I highly recommend this series to everyone who loves beautiful Historical Romance.

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  • Scott
  • 21/01/2019

Worth a credit

It's a romance that will make you smile, cry and believe in true love. This is everything a good romance should be.

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  • Shannon M. Pretzel
  • 29/11/2018

Get lost in Georgian England

Lucinda Brant weaves a rich tapestry of life and love in Georgian England. Her love of the era and her extensive research make you feel as if you are in the middle of the story. One becomes quite attached to the characters and it is somewhat disappointing when the end of the book arrives because you wish the story would continue forever. Alex Wyndham's narration only serves to support the complete submersion of the reader into the story.