Victoria and the Rogue by Meg Cabot audio book review

Title: Victoria and the Rogue
Author: Meg Cabot
Publisher: Random House
Publication Date: December 28, 2004
Length: 3 hours, 20 minutes
ISBN: 1-4000-9156-X
Genre: Historical Fiction
Source: Library

Growing up in far-off India, wealthy young heiress Lady Victoria Arbuthnot was accustomed to handling her own affairs -- not to mention everyone else's. But in her sixteenth year, Vicky is unceremoniously shipped off to London to find a husband. With her usual aplomb, however, Lady Victoria gets herself engaged to the perfect English gentleman, even before setting foot on British soil.
The Rogue;
Hugo Rothschild, ninth earl of Malfrey, is everything a girl could want in a future husband: he is handsome and worldly, if not rich. Lady Victoria has everything just as she'd like it. That is, if raffish young ship captain Jacob Carstairs would leave well enough alone.
Jacob's meddling is nothing short of exasperating, and Victoria is mystified by his persistence. But when it becomes clear that young Lord Malfrey just might not be all that he's professed to be, Victoria is forced to admit, for the first time in her life, that she is wrong. Not only about her fiance, but about the reason behind the handsome ship captain's interference.

Victoria and the Rogue is read by Serena Gordon. Serena is a actress who has portrayed a variety of characters over the years. She did a wonderful job narrating this book. Serena highlights each character's emotions through her skilled voice. She made this book very enjoyable to listen.

Victoria and the Rogue is a charming love story set in regency England. Victoria is a wealthy, know it all, raised by her uncles in India. The Uncles decide to send her to England to stay with her aunt and cousins in order to find herself a husband. Victoria is bound and determined to meddle with peoples lives. This is how she meets Hugo Rothschild. Hugo is an Earl whose family has fallen on hard times. His case draws Victoria to help him. He proposes marriage in which Victoria accepts. However the insufferable Captain Jacob Carstairs seems to always be interfering in her life since the day she met him. 
Victoria and the Rogue is an entertaining story about a girl who thinks she has her life all figured out but comes to find out she doesn't have much of a clue at all. Through several mistakes Victoria comes to know herself. This book is a light-hearted, fun read. It is predictable but it's also endearing. It's not very long and is a squeaky clean read. Anyone who likes historical fiction should check this book out.

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  1. I love this story (way more than Cabot's other one, Nicola and the Viscount) and I think it's because it reminds me of Emma with its bossy know it all heroine.

    1. You're right. I didn't put the two together until now. She does remind me of Emma,too.


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