The Reluctant Duchess

The Reluctant Duchess

Large Print - 2017
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A Riveting Edwardian Series Set among Britain's High Society Lady Rowena Kinnaird may be the heiress to a Highland earldom, but she has never felt good enough--not for her father, not for the man she thought she'd marry, not for God. But after a shocking attack, she's willing to be forever an outcast if it means escaping Loch Morar. Brice Myerston, the Duke of Nottingham, has found himself in possession of a rare treasure his enemies are prepared to kill for. While Brice has never been one to shy away from manor-born ladies, the last thing he needs is the distraction of Lady Rowena, who finds herself in a desperate situation. But when Rowena's father tries to trap Brice into marrying his daughter, Brice makes a surprising decision. Rowena wanted to escape the Highlands, but she's reluctant to marry a notorious flirt. And when she learns that Brice is mixed up in questionable business with a stolen treasure, she fears she's about to end up directly in the path of everything she was trying to avoid.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2017
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781410499707
Branch Call Number: Fiction White Large Type
Characteristics: large print
579 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

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DanaMD82
Aug 18, 2017

I would have like to know ahead of time that this book was a christian romance. I like my romances filled with passion and heat. For those who like this type of romance it was a good story.

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abookandacuppa
Jun 19, 2016

I enjoyed this sequel more than its predecessor, The Lost Heiress. It was a light read (Christian historical fiction) about a romance that develops after a forced marriage. Set in Edwardian times, Rowena, a Scottish lady, and Brice, the Duke of Nottingham, find mystery and hope amidst their life together. Characters from The Lost Heiress are revisited.

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apycheung
Jun 01, 2016

Like the other comments, this was a great book. Kept me up late at night. Really intriguing characters with depth. Wonderful mix of romance and mystery. The Lost Heiress was a good read, but surprisingly, this 2nd in the series is even better.

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23114026682007
May 02, 2016

Excellent reading! Loved the heroine but I felled more in loved with the hero. Brice was a very good model of a handsome christian gentlemen! At some times I just wished the heroine would open her eyes to see the real side of Brice behind his flirtations, but I felt for her as a victim of abuse. I loved how the other characters from the first series were also in the story!

krimme13 Apr 19, 2016

First thoughts: This was unexpectedly an intriguing story. I've never read anything from this author, but she has quickly moved to my favorites list. With plenty of romance, a little bit of mystery and danger, it was a well-written book that was difficult to put down. The characters were engaging and there were enough plot twists to keep me guessing what would happen next. I also loved that the book included a list of characters at the beginning. Call me a book nerd, but I always enjoy visual aids with a story. It's a great reference to keep track of the relationships between characters and the different names and titles to which they are referred.

Characters: Ahhh! How much did I fall in love with Brice? He's definitely one of my favorite heroes ever! Even though he's not completely perfect, he's pretty darn close. I loved having a strong, Christian character who is determined to follow where God is calling him. I love how honorable he is and how devoted he becomes to his new wife. Rowena is broken- what she's been through makes her endearing. I like that the author didn’t try to keep the attack secretive but lets you know outright what happened. I love that Rowena's so sympathetic and willing to give the benefit of the doubt to the woman Brice claims is not trustworthy.

Recommendation: I'd highly recommend this story to those who enjoy marriage of convenience and Edwardian Era stories. It's the second book of the Ladies of the Manor series, and I'd recommend reading The Lost Heiress first, as I feel they're closely connected. There is a story arc that will go through the whole series, surrounding the Fire Eyes. If you enjoy Downton Abbey and that era, this is a great read.

Rating: 5/5 stars

I received a free copy of this book from Bethany House in exchange for an honest review.

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