Highly recommend this author’s work. The Roxton Family will remain with me and definitely the whole series will take a special place in my heart.
Title: Dair Devil Roxton Family Saga, book 4
Author: Lucinda Brant
Genre: Historical Romance, Georgian
Story Setting: London, 1777
Published by: Sprigleaf; 1 edition
Published Date: April 24, 2014
Narrated by: Alex Wyndham
Length: 12 hours, 49 minutes
Release Date: October 7, 2015
Published by: Sprigleaf Pty Ltd
Roxton Family Saga Series (ecopy purchase links):
Noble Satyr: A Georgian Historical Romance
Midnight Marriage: A Georgian Historical Romance
Autumn Duchess: A Georgian Historical Romance
Dair Devil: A Georgian Historical Romance
Winner – Best Historical Novel, 2015 RONE Awards
Opposites attract. Appearances can deceive. A dashing and rugged façade hides the vulnerable man within. He will gamble with his life, but never his heart. Always the observer, never the observed, her fragility hides conviction. She will risk everything for love. One fateful night they collide. The attraction is immediate, the consequences profound….
London and Hampshire, 1777: The story of Alisdair “Dair” Fitzstuart, nobleman, ex-soldier, and rogue, and Aurora “Rory” Talbot, spinster, pineapple fancier, and granddaughter of England’s Spymaster General, and how they fall in love.
©2014 Lucinda Brant (P)2015 Lucinda Brant
My Thoughts: When a novel is not just a story, but an experience, it is such a delight. We move with the characters, sharing their emotions, feelings and experiences, not told a story but living one.
The story begins with a scene truly hilarious, a scene with tongue in cheek frolicking of the nobility’s pranks. Alisdair is known for his outlandish behavior and his willingness to take on a bet. He involves his friends in this prank. One such friend, is Rory’s brother, Lord Gasby, a bundle of energy and a brother with deep love for his sister. This prank doesn’t exactly end the way Alistair thought it would. He holds a woman in his arms tightly wrapped in drapery. Simply ludicrious and had me laughing. There was no putting this listen down!
When the flame of interest is sparked for none other than the Spymaster General’s granddaughter (the gal he held while wrapped in drapery), he knows his chances of gaining her hand will fall on deaf ears. Under the façade he uses to hide his inner self, is a person with a heart he knew not beat.
Alistair has a champion, his cousin, Her Grace the Duchess, a woman of great feeling, high spirits and enduring love. Secrets long hidden and best forgotten must be unearthed to give well deserving youth a chance of happiness.
I enjoy the saga Ms. Brant unfolds. Characters we’ve come to love from earlier in the saga take secondary positions in this story. Frankly, this wonderful saga with a narrator of such talent will remain with me for many years.
I highly recommend this series by Lucinda Brant. A saga of depth, passion, and loves of such fervor, your heart swells.
Note: I found I enjoyed the speed of the complete saga at speed 0.75x. It allows the words and divine voice of Mr. Wyndham time to appreciate.
About the Author: LUCINDA BRANT is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of award-winning Georgian historical romances and mysteries. Her novels have been described as from ‘the Golden Age of romance with a modern voice’ and ‘heart wrenching drama with a happily ever after’.
Lucinda has degrees in History and Political Science from the Australian National University and a post-graduate diploma in Education from Bond University, where she was the recipient of the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Education. Before becoming a full-time writer, Lucinda taught History and Geography at an exclusive boarding school for young ladies. She drinks too much coffee and is addicted to Pinterest. Come join her there in her 18th Century world: http://www.pinterest.com/lucindabrant/
About the Narrator, Alex Wyndham: Alex Wyndham is an English actor best known for his roles in HBO’s ‘Rome’ (2007) and the BBC’s ‘Little Dorrit’ (2008) and ‘The Line of Beauty’ (2006).
He has a degree in History from Oxford University and went on to study at RADA, graduating in 2005.
His first job as a professional actor was playing Silvius in Kenneth Branagh’s ‘As You Like It’ (2006) while in his final year at drama school.
– IMDb Mini Biography By: The Artists Partnership
Roxton Family Saga
1740s Noble Satyr (Renard and Antonia)
1760s Midnight Marriage (Julian and Deb)
1770s Autumn Duchess (Antonia and Jonathon)
1770s Dair Devil (Dair and Rory)
1770s Proud Mary (Mary and Christopher) In progress
1780s Satyr’s Son (Harry and Lisa) In progress
Eternally Yours: Roxton Letters Volume One (A Companion to the Roxton Family Saga Books 1–3)
Forever Remain: Roxton Letters Volume Two (A Companion to the Roxton Family Saga Books 4–6) In progress