England, 1819. The earl of Amhurst has returned to his estate in search of a wife and, more importantly, an heir. Simon Devere isn't interested in some comely, simpering creature. A beautiful woman brings only heartbreak and ruin, and Simon's disfigured visage is proof enough of that. No, he wants a wife who is unattractive and undesirable - and the homelier, the better.
But nothing about Lady Henrietta Beauchamp is homely. She is lovely and sweet and struggles to mix with polite society when she would so much rather have plants for company. And yet Simon is her only hope for keeping Plumburn Castle in her family's possession, even if it means marrying a man she doesn't love.
It's an impossible and unlikely match unless this awkward beauty can bring hope back into a solitary beast's life.
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Bottom quarter I have to say.
The characters are very one dimensional. I have never listened to one of Frances Fowlkes books before. Very disappointed
Her voice is false and unpleasant to listen to.
No not at all. Found most characters quite without interest.
Very very disappointing.