Midnight Marriage: A Georgian Historical Romance : Roxton Family Saga

  • by Lucinda Brant
  • Narrated by Alex Wyndham
  • Series: Roxton Family Saga
  • 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Two noble teenagers are married against their will. Drugged, Deb has no recollection of events. Disgraced, Julian is banished to the continent. Years later, Deb falls in love with a wounded duelist, only to discover it is her husband, returned incognito! Can Deb forgive his calculated deception? Will their marriage survive beyond seduction?
Set in the opulent world of the aristocracy and inspired by real events, Lucinda Brant delivers another lavish 18th century experience in her trademark style - heart-wrenching drama with a happily ever after.
2013 Readers' Favorite International Book Award Medalist.


What the Critics Say

"Lucinda Brant's sweeping family sagas are a perfect reminder of why I fell in love with historical romance." (Cheryl Bolen, New York Times best-selling author)
"Nice twists and turns, dramatic revelations, and some enjoyable chaos make this a book that keeps the reader turning the pages. Highly recommended!" (Fiona Ingram: five stars, Readers' Favorite)


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Outstanding Narration - more please!

Incredibly, the premise of Midnight Marriage is drawn from real life. In the story, a young couple (she's 12, he's 15 or 16) are married off in secret and then allowed to go their separate ways, with the girl left to believe that the whole thing had been a dream.

Almost a decade later, the girl - Deborah Cavendish - and her nephew stumble across a wounded man in the woods, and she pretty much saves his life by competently binding his wounds and summoning help. The man is taken away and as neither of them have exchanged their names, have little hope of seeing each other again.

The story may be a predictable one, but Lucinda Brant's grasp of and love for this particular period of history shine through in every word and description. The central characters are both thoroughly likeable, and the developing romance between them is very well done. There is an evil would-be suitor and a plot to do away with the hero, but it's all handled with such a sureness of touch that any minor niggles I might have had (and I had a couple) were easy to set aside.

The other factor key to my enjoyment of this audiobook is the narration by Alex Wyndham, which is, quite simply, outstanding. He has a gorgeous voice which he uses to excellent effect in every aspect of the production - characterisation, narrative and dialogue. Every single character is clearly delineated and there is never any doubt as to who is speaking. He performs the female characters extremely well, especially Antonia, Duchess of Roxton, a softly spoken Frenchwoman who sounds exactly like a French person speaking English, with a light, but obvious accent and specific inflection. Our hero, the Marquess of Alston, is brought to life with intelligence and humour - and while the book's love scenes are far from explicit, there are one or two moments which may produce weakened knees!

I haven't been as completely bowled over by a new - to- me narrator since I heard Nicholas Boulton narrating Laura Kinsale. Alex Wyndham is every bit as good and I really can't praise his work here highly enough.

Very highly recommended.
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- Caz

By far the best of Lucinda Brant

Would you listen to Midnight Marriage: A Georgian Historical Romance again? Why?

Arguably one of the best historical romances available. It ticks all the boxes.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Midnight Marriage: A Georgian Historical Romance?

The carriage ride is not only highly amusing but displays the arrogant main male character's polish and class in a most fascinating way.

What about Alex Wyndham’s performance did you like?

Alex Wyndham's performances are nothing short of genius. A truly amazingly talented actor whose depths have no limit.

Any additional comments?

Having exhausted most of Brant's work, this is by far the greatest story line with an interesting prologue that delivers a peculiar basis to keep you gripped throughout the chapters. Highly recommended!

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- MM

Book Details

  • Release Date: 28-07-2015
  • Publisher: Sprigleaf Pty Ltd