Brass Carriages and Glass Hearts by Nancy Campbell Allen audiobook

Brass Carriages and Glass Hearts

By Nancy Campbell Allen
Read by Justine Eyre

Shadow Mountain 9781629727370

The Proper Romance Steampunk Series: Book 4

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781799904991

  • ISBN: 9781799904984

  • ISBN: 9781799905004

Runtime: 8.25 Hours
Category: Fiction/Romance
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A steampunk retelling of Cinderella.

Emmeline O’Shea has been an outspoken advocate for the shapeshifter community, which has come under unjust attack from a political body known as the PSRC (Predatory Shifter Regulations Committee), and her robust efforts have landed her a prestigious position as the spokesperson for the International Shifter Rights Organization. She has been selected to give the final address in Scotland before they vote on legislation that will grant protective rights to the shifter community. Because she is fundamentally changing the laws, she is also receiving death threats.

Oliver Reed is a by-the-book detective-inspector who has dealt with Emme’s borderline-illegal activism in the past, and there is little love lost between the two. When his superior tasks Oliver with guarding Emme around the clock to keep her safe until the summit is over, he is frustrated. He has several open cases requiring his attention, and his spare time is occupied with chasing down leads about the whereabouts of his brother, a rogue vampire bent on causing trouble in Scotland.

When their airship is hijacked, Emme and Oliver are forced to parachute away before they exit British soil. They take refuge in Emme’s family’s hunting lodge where Oliver is introduced to her abusive stepsisters.

Together the pair must make their way to Edinburgh so as not to miss the summit meeting where Emme will be key in helping to pass legislation that will disband the corrupt PSRC. But between her vindictive sisters and Oliver’s rogue vampire brother, they face danger at every turn, not to mention dealing with their growing attraction for each other.

When Emme is kidnapped—leaving behind only one shoe as evidence—Oliver must find her before it’s too late—and the summit ends at midnight.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Automaton butlers, scribers, horseless travelers, flying machines, and the eponymous brass carriages transport us into Allen’s…steampunk world of shifters and vampires, marginalized citizens both good and evil. Another excellent addition to the genre.” Historical Novel Society
“Allen draws readers in from the first scene…The pace builds as new characters are introduced, and the fantastical steampunk elements and a budding romance help balance the seriousness of Emmeline’s mission.” Booklist
“Allen’s lively reimagining of the Cinderella story features an empowered, outspoken heroine who’s driven by a vision of a more equitable, futuristic Britain.” Foreword Reviews
 “What could have been another stale version of a familiar fairy tale becomes a fresh retelling with plenty of danger and romance. An excellent choice for romance readers trying steampunk for the first time.” Library Journal (starred review)
“Enticing…Passionate Emme makes for a delightful heroine who is well aware of her own privilege…and uses her status in defense of the vulnerable.” Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: Nancy Campbell Allen

Author Bio: Nancy Campbell Allen

Nancy Campbell Allen is the author of more than a dozen novels, including Beauty and the Clockwork Beast and Kiss of the Spindle. She has been a speaker at numerous writing conferences and events. She has a degree in elementary education and is the mother of three children.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Romance
Runtime: 8.25
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English