"Delivering a plot that swings wildly between comedy and melodrama, narrator Charlotte Anne Dore skillfully creates a unique and easily distinguished voice for each character, even the most minor. Mellie Smithson wants far more than life in the country and her science experiments but has no way to obtain it. Trevor Anaedsley, grandson to a duke, needs to become engaged in order to regain access to cut-off funds. Together, the two hatch an unlikely plan that will--theoretically--benefit them both. Complications of class differences add further interest, and serve to highlight Dore's talents as narrator. K.M.P. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"