What To Do With A Duke

Author: Sally MacKenzie
Publisher: Zebra Books
ISBN: 1420137123
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Welcome to the charming, fatefully named village of Loves Bridge, where a woman destined for spinsterhood can live a life of her own choosing--or fall unexpectedly, madly in love... Miss Isabelle Catherine Hutting would rather be lounging in the library than circling the ballroom in search of a husband any day. So when Cat hears that the town's infamous Spinster House is open for a new resident, she jumps at the chance to put all this marriage business behind her. But first she must make arrangements with her prospective landlord, Marcus, the Duke of Hart--the most handsome man she's ever seen, and the only man who's ever impressed her in the least... With her wit, independent spirit, and not least of all her beauty, Marcus can't help but be stirred by Cat. It's terribly unfortunate he's not looking to marry, given the centuries-old curse that left his family with the Spinster House to begin with. No duke shall live to see his heir's birth. But is there a chance the curse could be broken--in true fairy-tale fashion--by an act of true love? The race to Happily Ever After is about to begin...

How To Manage A Marquess

Author: Sally MacKenzie
Publisher: Zebra Books
ISBN: 1420137158
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In USA Today bestselling author Sally MacKenzie's charming Spinster House series, love is always a welcome guest... Two possible futures loom before Miss Anne Davenport. The first option: sharing an unhappy home with her father and soon-to-be stepmother. The second: a life of independence at the Spinster House--if only her friend, Cat, would vacate the premises and marry the Duke of Hart. A well-placed whisper about the pair's secret tryst might speed the course of true love. But the duke's stubborn cousin poses an obstacle. A ridiculously handsome, very persuasive obstacle... Nate, Marquess of Haywood, has spent his life looking out for the duke, hoping to stave off a family curse. The only way to keep his cousin alive is to keep him single. That means convincing the intriguing Miss Davenport that her lovely lips could be put to far better use than gossiping. Kissing, for instance. In fact, Nate is beginning to hope that Miss Davenport's destiny lies not in the Spinster House at all, but with him ... Sally MacKenzie's novels are... "Naked, noble, and irresistible!" --Eloisa James "Perfect." --RT Book Reviews "Great fun." --Publishers Weekly

When To Engage An Earl

Author: Sally MacKenzie
Publisher: Zebra Books
ISBN: 1420137174
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If love is a malady, the Spinster House ladies have caught it, one by one. Miss Jane Wilkinson couldn’t be more delighted when her two best friends marry, creating a much-desired vacancy at the Spinster House. For the first time in her twenty-eight years, Jane can be free of her annoying older brother and enjoy complete solitude—with the exception of the Spinster House cat, Poppy. If only Jane’s unruly thoughts didn’t keep drifting to handsome Alex, Earl of Evans, in the most un-spinster like ways... Though jilted once, Alex has always intended to marry and raise a family. Now that his two closest friends have tied the knot, he is more determined than ever to find a wife. If only it wasn’t the intriguing Miss Jane Wilkinson that his heart—as well as the rest of him—desired. Not only does she appear uninterested in marriage, it’s clear she’s the managing sort. And yet, despite Alex’s fiercely independent spirit, the idea of being managed by her is quite appealing. Now if he can only convince her to give up her beloved Spinster House in favor of a far more pleasurable home—in his arms... Sally MacKenzie’s novels are... “Naked, noble, and irresistible!” —Eloisa James “Perfect.” —RT Book Reviews “Great fun.” —Publishers Weekly “Always a delight to read.” –Booklist, Starred Review

The Merry Viscount

Author: Sally MacKenzie
Publisher: Zebra Books
ISBN: 1420146750
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The “fallen” ladies of Puddledon Manor’s Benevolent Home are determined to rise above scandal—and forge a sparkling new future operating their own brewery and alehouse… With Christmas around the corner, Miss Caroline Anderson hoped to persuade a London tavern owner to carry the Home’s Widow’s Brew—only to discover the dastard was more interested in her ankles than her ale! To her further annoyance, her stagecoach back to Little Puddledon is waylaid by louts and a snow-covered ditch. Amid a nasty storm, Caro seeks shelter at a nearby estate—only to be greeted by Viscount Oakland, aka Nick, her brother’s childhood friend—and her schoolgirl crush. Now he’s the half-dressed host of what is clearly a holiday bacchanal. Still, his house is irresistibly warm… Ever the free spirit, Nick has invited the wilder gentlemen of the ton, and an assortment of London’s lightskirts, to celebrate Christmas in a more traditional, pagan fashion. So he’s surprised to find Caro at his door. Now, with a blizzard raging, he must take her in—despite his fear she won’t take to his guests, and worse, upend his party. But she may surprise him—and upend his life… Praise for What Ales the Earl “A pure delight.” —New York Times bestselling author Betina Krahn “A fun, heartwarming Regency romance elevated by witty dialogue and a unique concept.” —Kirkus Reviews “Entertaining, earthy … readers will look forward to more stories about the women of the Benevolent Home.” —Booklist

Emergency In The Pyrenees

Author: Ann Bridge
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1448203643
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After the perilous circumstances in which the newly married Julia and Philip met, it is no wonder that the Colonel wants his pregnant wife safe and away from too much excitement. Unfortunately, the remote French mountain village he chooses is not only impractical, isolated, and far from medical assistance, but is unfortunately also in the path of smugglers and saboteurs. Collin Munro Â? Julia's cousin and agent for the British Secret Service Â? arrives on the scene to investigate a threat to the local gasworks, but it is soon clear that once again, it will be down to Julia to solve the mystery, even if she is heavily pregnant. Emergency in the Pyrenees, book five of the Julia Probyn Mysteries, is rich with intrigue, peril, and humour.

Say Yes To The Duke

Author: Kieran Kramer
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
ISBN: 1466805536
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SAY YES TO THE DUKE Kieran Kramer Janice Sherwood wants to marry for love, but she's failed to make a match after two Seasons. Her parents, the Marquess and Marchioness of Brady, arrange to send her to the Duke of Halsey's country estate as a short-term guest of his grandmother, the dowager, in hopes that she might win the duke's affections. What they never could have imagined is that Janice would fall for the ruggedly handsome servant Luke, who lives in the stables and carries an air of mystery and temptation. When Luke Callahan learns that he is the legitimate heir to a dukedom, he will stop at nothing to claim what is his. But first, he must begin a game of disguise to secure his rightful inheritance. Janice isn't part of his plan. But by engaging her in this dance of deception, might he lose her forever?

The Wallflower Wager Girl Meets Duke Book 3

Author: Tessa Dare
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008268274
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‘I absolutely adored it. I laughed out loud numerous times... Love her writing.’ Jodi Picoult on The Governess Game The addictive new Regency read from the New York Times bestselling author that’s perfect for fans of Georgette Heyer!

The Duke Who Knew Too Much

Author: Grace Callaway
Publisher: Grace Callaway
ISBN: 1939537053
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~~#1 Bestselling Regency Historical Romance!~~ "Readers looking for a good historical mystery/romance or a historical with a little more kink will enjoy The Duke Who Knew Too Much."--Smart Bitches, Trashy Books A Stranger to Love Alaric McLeod, Duke of Strathaven, is known as the Devil Duke for his wicked ways. Tormented by his past, Alaric knows better than to trust a woman yet finds himself ensnared by a spirited, virtuous virgin—who accuses him of a crime he didn’t commit. Is she his worst nightmare ... or his salvation? A Novice to Desire Emma Kent is an independent country miss cast adrift in the ton. When a depraved encounter with an arrogant rake lands her in intrigue, Emma’s honor compels her to do the right thing. But desire challenges her quest for justice, and she must decide: can she trust her heart to discover the truth? Bound by Passion and Peril Alaric and Emma engage in a battle of wits and will. As their attraction flares, the true enemy stalks their every move. With danger looming, will they solve the mystery and find true love before it’s too late? Length: Full-length novel (over 90K words) Sensuality: This is a hot historical romance with sizzling love scenes ~~~ The Duke Who Knew Too Much is the 1st novel in the Heart of Enquiry series, which features hot, sexy romance, fun and feel-good happily ever afters, and intriguing mystery/ adventure. While this book can be read as a stand-alone novel, many readers enjoy reading it as part of a series. The chronological order for Grace's series follows below: The Heart of Enquiry (Kent family saga) series: Prequel Novella: The Widow Vanishes (Will & Annabel) Book 1: The Duke Who Knew Too Much (Alaric & Emma) Book 2: M is for Marquess (Gabriel & Thea) Book 3: The Lady Who Came in from the Cold (Marcus & Penny) Book 4: The Viscount Always Knocks Twice (Richard & Violet) Book 5: Never Say Never to an Earl (Sinjin & Polly) Book 6: The Gentleman Who Loved Me (Andrew & Primrose) The Mayhem in Mayfair series: Book 1: Her Husband's Harlot (Helena & Nicholas) Book 2: Her Wanton Wager (Percy & Gavin) Book 3: Her Protector's Pleasure (Marianne & Ambrose) Book 4: Her Prodigal Passion (Charity & Paul) The Game of Dukes series: Book 1: The Duke Identity Book 2: Enter the Duke (December 2018) Chronicles of Abigail Jones (hot Victorian gothic paranormal romance): Book 1: Abigail Jones Keywords: duke, rake, lord, aristocracy, virgin, heroine, spinster, wallflower, bluestocking, historical mystery, suspense, detective agency, female sleuth, Scottish, regency, Victorian, romance, family saga, series, tortured hero, romantic comedy, enemies to lovers

Duke

Author: Ronald L. Davis
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 0806186461
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Almost two decades after his death, John Wayne is still America’s favorite movie star. More than an actor, Wayne is a cultural icon whose stature seems to grow with the passage of time. In this illuminating biography, Ronald L. Davis focuses on Wayne’s human side, portraying a complex personality defined by frailty and insecurity as well as by courage and strength. Davis traces Wayne’s story from its beginnings in Winterset, Iowa, to his death in 1979. This is not a story of instant fame: only after a decade in budget westerns did Wayne receive serious consideration, for his performance in John Ford’s 1939 film Stagecoach. From that point on, his skills and popularity grew as he appeared in such classics as Fort Apache, Red River, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, The Quiet Man, The Searches, The Man who Shot Liberty Valance, and True Grit. A man’s ideal more than a woman’s, Wayne earned his popularity without becoming either a great actor or a sex symbol. In all his films, whatever the character, John Wayne portrayed John Wayne, a persona he created for himself: the tough, gritty loner whose mission was to uphold the frontier’s--and the nation’s--traditional values. To depict the different facets of Wayne’s life and career, Davis draws on a range of primary and secondary sources, most notably exclusive interviews with the people who knew Wayne well, including the actor’s costar Maureen O’Hara and his widow, Pilar Wayne. The result is a well-balanced, highly engaging portrait of a man whose private identity was eventually overshadowed by his screen persona--until he came to represent America itself.