Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Intrigue by M.C. Beaton

Title: The Intrigue
Author: M.C. Beaton (Marion Chesney)
Read by:  Charlotte Anne Dore
Publisher: AudioGO
Length: 5 hours and 4 minutes
Source:  MP3 Audio through Wisconsin Public Library Consortium – Overdrive on my Droid

The Intrigue is the second book in the Daughters of Mannerling series after The Banishment.  If you liked The Banishment, The Intrigue follows the same basic premise.  Mannerling was a beautiful family estate that the daughters of Sir Beverly were very, very proud of.  After he gambles the estate away, they scheme to find ways to win the estate back.  In the first novel, the eldest daughter Isabella fails in the scheme and instead marries an Irish lord that she loves.  In this novel, the second daughter, Jessica works to win the hand of the son of the new owners, Harry Devers.  Unfortunately Harry is a drunken womanizer, but Jessica is fond of Professor Robert Sommerville.  Will Jessica follow the path of true love or will she get back the estate that her family desires?

I love regency romances.  Although this one had the same simplistic plot as the first novel, I enjoyed listening to it.  Charlotte Anne Dore was a good narrator and it was a quick story to get through.  If you are looking for something light and romantic to listen to, I highly recommend this book!


  1. Like this romantic story. Thanks for the review on a series which is new to me.

  2. I like it too. It is a nice romance set during one of my favorite time periods - the Regency! I just got the third book in the series from the library.