Behind the Mic: On The Care and Feeding of Waspish Widows by Olivia Waite, Read by Morag Sims
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Morag Sims has a bright and lively voice that matches perfectly the mood of Olivia Waite’s historical romance, The Care and Feeding of Waspish Widows. Agatha Griffin is a widowed owner of a print shop in 1820s London, and is visiting her countryside warehouse when she discovers an alarming surprise—bees have taken up residence. She is pointed in the direction of resident bee expert Penelope Flood, and the two women strike up a friendship. When their smoldering passions eventually ignite, Sims’s adept use of textural cues fan the flames. Their seaside town, Melliton, is a fictional community one wants to climb inside and inhabit, and listeners will enjoy following Agatha and Penelope’s journey as they come to understand themselves and their love for one another.
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