Audiobook Review: Delighted by the Duke by Amanda Mariel

About the Book

Miss Emma Baxter stowed away in a carriage in order to escape her uncle and the baron he's bent on forcing her to marry. The last thing she expected was to find herself with the Duke of Radcliffe, Aaron St. John, and his ten year old daughter, Lady Sophia. Now she faces an entirely different danger.

My Thoughts

This was a charming audiobook to listen to on my daily commute.
You’ve really got to feel for females like Emma whose future is not in their control, and the only avenue of escape is to flee and hope that you land in a softer spot.

Emma’s luck holds as she finds herself in a carriage belonging to the Duke of Radcliffe, a man who shows compassion to Emma. It’s a race against time to help Emma escape the clutches of her uncle. There is no time for much meaningful discourse but the attraction between Emma and Aaron is clear. The epilogue some months in the future lays out a charming vision of their future life together.

I thoroughly enjoyed Anne Marie Damman’s narration of this book. The pacing, tone and voices were all well done. She even sings for us which was an unexpected pleasure.

About the Author

USA Today Bestselling and Amazon All Star author Amanda Mariel dreams of days gone by when life moved at a slower pace. She enjoys taking pen to paper and exploring historical time periods through her imagination and the written word. Some of Amanda’s favorite places in the continental U.S. are Harper’s Ferry, W.V. and Sea Brook, N.H. She loves the history surrounding them and visits every chance she gets. Amanda is also an Amazon All Star author.

She lives along the Lake Huron shore line in northern Michigan with her husband and two kids. Amanda holds a Master of Liberal Arts Degree with a concentration in literature and has a long standing love affair with sugary junk food.