- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 10 hours and 52 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Myra Platt
- Audible.com Release Date: December 26, 2016
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01MU3FZOY
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My Fair Lily: The Farthingale Series, Book 1 Audiobook – Unabridged
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I am not sure if this was a debut novel from this author - but I got that vibe. The writing was not bad - but it wasn't as polished as you would expect from a veteran author. Some parts of the story were a little disjointed and didn't flow very well. And the author needed to do a bit more research about the British nobility. One word - primogeniture - the Duke couldn't choose his heir or offer it to either - Ewan was the heir because he is the firstborn son of the Dukes firstborn son. I suppose Ewan could disclaim his inheritance - but it still doesn't mean the current Duke gets to choose his successor.
I don't mind a bit of creative license - but some things shouldn't be tampered with...
Those issues aside, I found this to be a decent read. I liked Ewan, Lily and her crazy family. I thought the author did a good job of building up the tension between Ewan and Lily. And the dialogue between them was amusing and well done.
While I wouldn't re-read this book, I will definitely read the next one. This is an author to watch. Once she finds her groove, I think she will be amazing.
There also seems to be a local caution to all bachelors: If you treasure your single state, do not linger on the driveway of the Farthingale home. Scot Ewan Cameron has not heard the warning and in fact he is not lingering on the road, but Ewan's rambunctious dog has caught the irresistible scent of unsuspecting Lily Farthingale and knocks her off her feet. Ewan comes to her rescue and certainly notices her compelling blue eyes.
But he has more important things on his mind; the Scottish laird has come to England reluctantly to visit his curmudgeonly grandfather, the Duke of Lotheil, as part of a deathbed promise to his father, who was banished from England for marrying a Scotswoman. In Ewan's English/Scots family, certainly love is not all.
Science-minded Lily has long dreamt of getting her work accepted by the Royal Society, where the duke has pull. But she mistrusts the motives of the cagey old codger when he suddenly seems open to her application to join. And she’s right. For a bookworm, bluestocking Lily gets her share of excitement – and so will the reader – of shootings, explosions, and abduction. If the sheepdog comes to her rescue, will Ewan be close behind?