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The Duke I Once Knew (#1 Unlikely Duchesses)

Olivia Drake



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St Martins Press
31 December 2018
Historical romance; Historical
When two lovers find themselves together after ten years apart, does their romance have a chance to be rekindled now that he's a duke and she's a governess?

On the cusp of thirty, Abigail Fairchild is sick of the role as the unpaid servant to her family. So she applies for the post of governess to the Duke of Rothwell's adolescent sister, who lives on the neighboring estate. Although Abby has never forgiven Maxwell Bryce, the Duke of Rothwell, for a terrible betrayal in their youth, he hasn't returned to the estate in over a decade, so she suspects she'll never see him again.

Soon after Abby arrives at Rothwell Court, Max and a small party show up unexpectedly, and Abby is face to face with the man she's never forgotten. And when Max insists that it was her that drove them apart - could a misunderstanding have kept them separated all these years?

Regency romance readers will fall in love with bestselling author Olivia Drake's lush story of a secret romance torn apart by family secrets in this fantastic start to her new series.
By:   Olivia Drake
Imprint:   St Martins Press
Country of Publication:   United States
Volume:   1
Dimensions:   Height: 173mm,  Width: 104mm,  Spine: 21mm
ISBN:   9781250174376
ISBN 10:   1250174376
Series:   Unlikely Duchesses
Pages:   336
Publication Date:   31 December 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

OLIVIA DRAKE is a New York Times bestselling author who lives in Texas. Her novels have won critical acclaim and numerous industry awards, including the prestigious RITA.

Reviews for The Duke I Once Knew (#1 Unlikely Duchesses)

This tightly plotted, well-paced novel...shows that sometimes, love is just meant to be. - NPR on The Duke I Once Knew A heart-melting story of forgiveness and second chances. - Booklist on The Duke I Once Knew A solidly scandalous Regency romance with a touch of magic. -- Kirkus Reviews on The Scandalous Flirt Regency readers who appreciate an intricate plot with touches of magic and mystery will enjoy this passionate romance. -- Booklist on The Scandalous Flirt Abducted By a Prince is imbued with humor, poignancy and characters who come alive. Then, Drake adds romance and passion until the mix is perfectly unforgettable. -RT Book Reviews (4 1/2 stars) Enormously enchanting. - Romance Junkies

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