Noble Satyr (Roxton Saga #1) & Eternally Yours (Roxton Saga #3.5) by Lucinda Brant (audiobooks) – Narrated by Alex Wyhdham

noble satyr

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1740s France and England.

Abandoned to fend for herself at the court of Versailles, Antonia turns to her distant cousin, the all-powerful Duke of Roxton, to help her escape the attentions of a lecherous nobleman. Roxton is an unlikely savior-arrogant, promiscuous, and sinister. Antonia’s unquestioning belief in him may just be his salvation, and her undoing.

Rating: Narration – A+; Content: B+

I confess that I did find it a little odd that Noble Satyr, the first book in Lucinda Brant’s Roxton Family Saga was the last one to be released in audio, but whatever the reason, it was well worth the wait to finally get to listen to Roxton and Antonia’s love-story. At first glance, the premise of “world-weary-rake-tamed-by-love” may seem somewhat formulaic, but Ms Brant puts her own, distinctive spin on the tale, making it a thoroughly entertaining listen filled with strongly drawn characters, a poignant and well-written central romance and an utterly compelling hero in the titular Satyr himself, Renard, Fifth Duke of Roxton.

You can read the rest of this review at AudioGals.

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eternally yours

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These are letters from the private correspondence of the Roxton family, spanning 1743-1777, with extracts from the diaries of Antonia, fifth duchess of Roxton and seventh duchess of Kinross. They include Roxton’s last letter to Antonia. This volume complements the first three books of the award-winning Roxton Family Saga: Noble Satyr, Midnight Marriage, and Autumn Duchess, with a foreword by a late-Victorian descendant, Alice-Victoria, 10th duchess of Roxton.

Rating: Narration – A+; Content: B+

First off, I have to say that if you haven’t read or listened to the first three books in Lucinda Brant’s Roxton Family Saga (Noble Satyr, Midnight Marriage and Autumn Duchess), then this companion volume won’t make much sense to you. If, however, you are up to speed with the series, then Eternally Yours is an enjoyable and informative series of vignettes in the form of letters and diary entries from various characters in those books that supply some of the background information to the events that take place or are referred to “off stage” in each book.

You can read the rest of this review at AudioGals.

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