It is 1814 and the unfortunate viscount, Lynton, has returned home to find himself heir to a disastrous amount of debt upon the death of his father. He has one of two options: he can uproot his dependent mother and two sisters and sell the family home, or he can enter into a marriage of convenience. Reluctantly, Lynton choses the latter and agrees to marry Jenny, the shy, frumpy daughter of Mr Chawleigh. Yet Lynton cannot dismiss his love for Julia Oversley, Jenny’s graceful opposite.
‘A Civil Contract’ is a delightful story of passion versus contentment. Over the course of this charming narrative, we follow Lynton through a journey of self-discovery and awareness as to what makes a happy life. With the scrupulous historical accuracy that is characteristic of all of Georgette Heyer’s many novels, this CD audiobook will make you feel like you really have gone back in time to Regency England, at the time of Napoleon and the Peninsular War.
Also available to download as an MP3 audiobook, this Georgette Heyer title is as enjoyable now as it was when it was first published back in 1961. Phyllida Nash’s compelling narration will keep you invested in the story every step of the way.