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Marry in Haste [Audiobook, Unabridged] [Audio CD]

Christina Courtenay
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Book Description

1 Mar 2013
Amelia Ravenscroft is desperate to escape her aunt's home where she endures life of drudgery, whilst fighting off her lecherous cousin. When she overhears Viscount Demarr confiding in a friend that he needs to marry at once, she boldly proposes a marriage of convenience. Amelia soon proves herself a perfect fit for the role of Lady Demarr. But their blossoming relationship is blighted by suspicions regarding Amelia's past.

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  • Audio CD: 3 pages
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks; Unabridged Audiobook 3CD edition (1 Mar 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1471230473
  • ISBN-13: 978-1471230479
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 13.6 x 2.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,717,756 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Christina Courtenay lives in Herefordshire and is married with two children. Although born in England, she is half Swedish and was brought up in Sweden. In her teens, the family moved to Japan and she had the opportunity to travel extensively in the Far East and other parts of the world.

Christina is a committee member of the Romantic Novelists' Association (currently their Chairman). She has won three of their prizes - the Elizabeth Goudge Trophy for a historical short story in 2001, the Katie Fforde Bursary in 2006 and the RoNA for Best Historical in 2012 (see below).

Her debut novel Trade Winds was short-listed for the Pure Passion Award for Best Historical Fiction 2011. Her second novel, The Scarlet Kimono, received the Best Historical Fiction prize for the Big Red Read 2011, and her third novel, Highland Storms, won the RoNA (Romantic Novelists Association Award) for Best Historical Romantic Novel 2012. The Silent Touch of Shadows (time slip) won the Festival of Romance award for Best Historical in 2013. The Gilded Fan is shortlisted for this year's RoNAs in the Historical category, while New England Rocks is shortlisted for the RoNAs in the YA category. As well as her novels, Christina has had four Regency novellas published, all available in Large Print, three of them released as ebooks.

Her hobbies include genealogy, archaeology (the armchair variety), listening to loud rock music and collecting things. She loves dogs, reading and chocolate.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Escapist bliss 6 Oct 2012
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Amelia is in a dire predicament, and she's desperate to escape from it, but she can't see how. And then she overhears Lord Demarr say that he urgently needs to get married!

Well, she does the only thing a girl can do - she steps forward and volunteers herself. And that was before she'd even seen how very attractive he was!

This is a delightful story of two charming characters overcoming their initial mistrust and misgivings and coming together.

I loved it and couldn't put it down. An entertaining read that is well worthy of the 5 stars I've given it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly Enjoyable 12 Oct 2012
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This novella has all the ingredients I enjoy in a book; romance, adventure and tension. For a book of 117 pages there is quite a lot going on, but it all blends in so easily and effortlessly that you just get drawn into it. There is the main story of James and Amelia but there is also more than one sub-plot running throughout.

I liked Amelia's determination and the fact that she wasn't a push-over and James although not perfect, was a great hero.

I always enjoy Christina Courtenay's writing style and this was no exception - I felt transported into the era and caught up in all the happenings. A thoroughly good read, one which I would quite happily have read as a full length novel.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing 3 Oct 2012
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Marry in Haste was such an amazing book. I read it in less than three hours because I just couldn't put it down. Amelia was such a breath of fresh air and I loved the relationship she had with James' children, it was so lovely I had tears in my eyes reading their scenes.James is such a wonderful character because he is flawed. He finds it difficult to trust Amelia and I loved how Amelia and James had to fight for their relationship and their marriage, when James makes many a mistake through jealousy he doesn't want to admit.A fantastic book and beautifully written. 5 stars definitely.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous Read 31 Dec 2012
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Fantastic short story. Thoroughly enjoyed being whisked back to the Regency period and was gripped by Amelia's plight.

I love the way Christina Courtenay grabs the reader and envelopes you in to the historical setting.

I would definitely recommend this novella and having read Christina Courtenay's other Choc Lit titles, I am just about to start on her latest release, The Gilded Fan - can't wait!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful romance 10 May 2013
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Sometimes I wish for escapism and a little romance, but oh boy, I got a big romantic story that is too good to be true. No matter, I was addicted and also frustrated by the characters' lack of communication, but we need conflict in every good romance or it would be too boring and this has plenty.

It is a short romance, but fast paced and I enjoyed it greatly. Good and sure to please the ladies.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Marry in Haste a good quick read I found the story line was too short, the Author could have gone a lot deeper into the story, still enjoyable.
Christina Courtenay is a good story teller
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another great read... 21 Nov 2012
By Douglas
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I have read all of Christina Courtenay's books and enjoyed them all including 'Marry in Haste'. It was a good read and look forward to the next book when she has it published.
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