Lost for Love


Read by Celine Major

(3.8 stars; 5 reviews)

EXCERPT: In all things that he did, Flora's well-being was the doctor's paramount consideration. He brought pleasant people to his house; men of professional standing, and their wives. He sought to win friends for her, and the gentle charm of her manner endeared her to the people he brought about her, almost in spite of herself. To know her was to love her.
To Cuthbert Ollivant's small circle of intimates Flora was known only as his ward. (15 hr 19 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1 27:28 Read by Celine Major
Chapters 2-3 38:44 Read by Celine Major
Chapters 4-5 36:46 Read by Celine Major
Chapter 6 52:34 Read by Celine Major
Chapter 7 17:18 Read by Celine Major
Chapter 8 32:34 Read by Celine Major
Chapters 9-10 31:48 Read by Celine Major
Chapters 11-12 43:08 Read by Celine Major
Chapters 13-14 42:52 Read by Celine Major
Chapter 15 35:24 Read by Celine Major
Chapters 16-17 43:21 Read by Celine Major
Chapters 18-19 34:30 Read by Celine Major
Chapter 20 26:22 Read by Celine Major
Chapter 21 30:03 Read by Celine Major
Chapters 22-23 30:58 Read by Celine Major
Chapter 24 27:39 Read by Celine Major
Chapter 25 24:59 Read by Celine Major
Chapter 26 30:54 Read by Celine Major
Chapters 27-28 35:34 Read by Celine Major
Chapter 29 36:20 Read by Celine Major
Chapters 30-31 35:48 Read by Celine Major
Chapter 32 23:59 Read by Celine Major
Chapters 33-34 34:44 Read by Celine Major
Chapter 35 31:01 Read by Celine Major
Chapters 36-37 42:29 Read by Celine Major
Chapter 38 29:09 Read by Celine Major
Chapters 39-41 43:30 Read by Celine Major

Reviews

brilliant in spots, might have been shortened

(3 stars)

It was a nice book for the most part, though Flora (the main heroine) was insufferable by her idleness and ingratitude and morbid self-pity. The only character that I had any liking for was Walter. For the rest I had very slight interest or positive dislike. The book could have been shortened to great advantage. Much of what followed after Walter's accident was tiresome, and the jarring inconsistency in Jared Garner's character was clumsy.. But there were humorous persons and passages, so overall I do not much regret having read it. The melodramatic and shallow title put me off at first, and it wasn't until I saw that it was the author of The Lovels of Arden Court that I thought it might be worth reading. But after this I think I have done with love tales that are nothing else. I like to be inspired to action or with noble sentiment by books I choose to read, but this is really just without enough substance. The narrator was delightful and sympathetic. She did full justice to each character and expression.

one of my favorite narrators (proper title)

(2 stars)

Though one of my favorite authors, this story was rather bland, but I could not focus at this time. Will give it another go next year.