Hi y’all! Welcome to my twice a month new series: Narrator Spotlight. I will be doing this to shine a light on some of the voices that keep us entertained by bringing our favorite books to life.
This week the spotlight is on Andrea Emmes and her narration of The American Heiress Series by Jen Turano.
So one of the overall questions I asked for this series was if you are spotlighting a book (or series) what made this one special. I think Andrea’s answer is really good and makes me want to listen!
“There are so many ways to tell a good love story. From the lens of an angsty, strong but misunderstood teenager; a cynical young woman jaded from a past love; a starry-eyed hopeless romantic; best friends who fall in love – the list goes on and on. What draws me to Jen Turano’s historical romance series, “The American Heiresses” series, is the humor, strong female characters, dynamic writing and all around great storytelling. You not only fall in love with the love story between the two main characters but also the many quirky people that surround them, the hilarious situations they find themselves in and how it all cleverly works out. I’m so excited to be able to voice this series, but I’m also a fan as a reader!”
About the Series:
Flights of Fancy
- American Heiresses, Book 1
- Narrated by: Andrea Emmes
- Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
- Release date: 01-01-19
Miss Isadora Delafield may be an heiress, but her life is far from carefree. When her mother begins pressuring her to marry an elderly and uncouth duke, she escapes from the high-society world she’s always known and finds herself to be an unlikely candidate for a housekeeper position in rural Pennsylvania.
Mr. Ian MacKenzie is known for his savvy business sense and has built his reputation and fortune completely on his own merits. But when his adopted parents are in need of a new housekeeper and Isadora is thrown into his path, he’s unexpectedly charmed by her unconventional manner.
Neither Isadora nor Ian expected to find the other so intriguing, but when mysterious incidents on the farm and the truth of Isadora’s secret threaten those they love, they’ll have to set aside everything they thought they wanted for a chance at happy ever after.
Diamond in the Rough
- American Heiresses, Book 2
- Narrated by: Andrea Emmes
- Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
- Release date: 09-03-19
To save her family from financial ruin, Miss Poppy Garrison accepts an unusual proposition to participate in the New York social season in exchange for her grandmother settling a family loan that has unexpectedly come due. Ill equipped to handle the intricacies of mingling within the New York Four Hundred, Poppy becomes embroiled in one hilarious fiasco after another, doomed to suffer a grand societal failure instead of being deemed the diamond of the first water her grandmother longs for her to become.
Reginald Blackburn, second son of a duke, has been forced to travel to America to help his cousin, Charles Wynn, Earl of Lonsdale, find an American heiress to wed in order to shore up his family estate that is in desperate need of funds. Reginald himself has no interest in finding an heiress to marry, but when Poppy’s grandmother asks him to give etiquette lessons to Poppy, he swiftly discovers he may be in for much more than he bargained for.
Discover Andrea Emmes
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Hmm, dunno if I have tried her yet 🙂
I’m not familiar with this series, but I’ve enjoyed her work on the Maple Syrup Mysteries Series. Thanks!