At The Duke's Wedding (A romance anthology)

At The Duke's Wedding (A romance anthology)

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by Miranda Neville
As society gathers at Kingstag Castle for the wedding of the year, matrimony is in the air. But who will be the bride? With swoonworthy lords, witty ladies, eccentric relatives, a gaggle of free-spirited girls, not to mention the world�s best high perch phaeton, it�s a recipe for mayhem � and romance. Award winning, best-selling authors Katharine Ashe, Caroline Linden


As society gathers at Kingstag Castle for the wedding of the year, matrimony is in the air. But who will be the bride? With swoonworthy lords, witty ladies, eccentric relatives, a gaggle of free-spirited girls, not to mention the world�s best high perch phaeton, it�s a recipe for mayhem � and romance. Award winning, best-selling authors Katharine Ashe, Caroline Linden, Miranda Neville and Maya Rodale serve up delectable Regency fun and a sexy contemporary twist in this anthology of original novellas.

Four authors, four couples, four deliciously romantic surprises. When it comes to love, anything can happen�

"That Rogue Jack" by Maya Rodale
Jack, Lord Willoughby is charming, handsome, and utterly irresponsible. In other words, he�s the worst person to entrust with the ducal wedding ring. Miss Henrietta Black is prim, proper and the ideal person to help find the priceless family heirloom that�s gone missing� as long as she isn�t distracted by Jack�s gorgeous smile and tantalizing attempts at seduction. They MUST find the ring before the wedding� if they aren�t too busy falling in love.

"P.S. I Love You" by Miranda Neville
Handsome, inarticulate Frank Newnham asks for his cousin Christian's help when he woos Rosanne Lacy by letter. Rosanne falls for Frank's delicious prose, but when they meet in person at the duke's wedding party, Rosanne can't understand why Frank seems so ... dull. And why is she drawn to the dark brooding Earl of Bruton, with his scarred face and air of melancholy?

"When I Met My Duchess" by Caroline Linden
Gareth Cavendish, Duke of Wessex, believes he�s chosen the perfect bride� until he meets her sister and lightning strikes�literally! Now he�s the only member of society dreading the wedding of the season. Or is he? Cleo Barrows can�t fathom why her knees weaken every time the handsome duke approaches, or why her sister isn�t in the clouds at the prospect of marrying him. But the more often wedding plans throw Cleo and Gareth intimately together, the faster time is running out to turn the celebration of the summer into the scandal of the year.

"How Angela Got Her Rogue Back" by Katharine Ashe
When gorgeous Lord Trenton Ascot beckons to history grad student Angela Cowdrey from the pages of a comic book, she thinks she�s going crazy. When Trent rescues her from a lake and she claims she�s from the future, he knows he is. But a blackmailer is threatening Trent�s family and Angela is determined to help. While unraveling the mystery of her time-travel trip to the duke�s wedding, this modern girl and Regency lord just might discover a passion that defies centuries.

�Four fabulous authors in one place! The perfect summer read!� - Sarah MacLean, New York Times best selling author

(Total anthology length: 129,000 words/516 pages)

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Award-winning Katharine Ashe writes lushly intense historical romance with a touch of adventure. She is the author of How To Be a Proper Lady, one of Amazon's Ten Best Romances of 2012, and eight other acclaimed novels set in nineteenth-century Britain. Readers can visit and discover how parts of her time-traveling heroine's story are in fact autobiographical (though she refuses to admit precisely which).

Caroline Linden was born a reader, not a writer. She earned a math degree from Harvard University and wrote computer software before turning to writing fiction. Ten years, eleven books, two Red Sox championships, and one dog later, she has never been happier with her decision. Her books have won the NEC Reader's Choice Beanpot Award, the Daphne du Maurier Award, and RWA's RITA. Since she never won any prizes in math, she takes this as a sign that her decision was also a smart one. Visit her online at

Miranda Neville grew up in England, loving the books of Georgette Heyer and other Regency romances. She now lives in Vermont with her daughter and an immensely talented cat who made a book trailer for her last novel. Her historical romances published by Avon include the popular Burgundy Club series, about Regency book collectors, and the current Wild Quartet. P.S. I Love You was inspired by Cyrano de Bergerac and her very talented fellow authors. For more information about Miranda and her books, and a link to the fabulous feline book trailer, visit her website

Maya Rodale began reading romance novels in college at her mother's insistence. She is now the author of numerous smart and sassy historical romance novels. A champion of the romance genre and it's readers, she is also the author of the non-fiction book Dangerous Books For Girls: The Bad Reputation Of Romance Novels, Explained and a co-founder of Lady Jane's Salon, a national reading series devoted to romantic fiction.Maya lives in New York City with her darling dog and a rogue of her own. Visit her on the web at

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At The Duke's Wedding (A romance anthology) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
kipha More than 1 year ago
Oh My Gosh!!! Oh My Gosh, Oh My Gosh, Oh My Gosh~!!!! I love this book so much! Every time I read an anthology from these ladies I fall head over hills for them and just want to jump through time to be with their characters. This is their second work together and I just want to weep for more. I am so shaky and giddy right now I can't stop smiling and typing is taking me forever to type what I'm feeling. I just want to bounce round the room and roll around the floor in giddy bliss! I can't even begin to describe what an out of the world this book was. Every story was like dragging me through a field of rose bushes. They're beautiful to look at then- wham! The vines pulls you right in and you can't get out because all of the thorns are hooking and grabbing on to you not wanting to let you go. You began to feel the pain as each one stabs you everywhere you turn, but it's okay because you want to keep on moving. Then once you're out and on the other side: beat up, torn, weeping with giddy bliss with a nice banquet of roses in your arms, you just want to dive back in and feel the joy and pain and bliss of the effects all over again. It might even take me days just to recover from this book because I don't think I'll be able to move on to a new book anytime soon. Just writing about this book now is difficult enough let alone writing about all four stories! I haven't felt like this in awhile about a book! I love everything about it: how it started, the middle stories, how it ended, EVERYTHING~! First, here you have Ms. Maya Rodale's Jack, Lord Willoughby, the troublemaker whose appearance and mesmerizing smile will need the servants running for smelling salts for the ladies. And Miss Henrietta Black, whose prim and proper tidiness will faulter under the nose of Jack. They will have to team up in search of the Wessex heirloom ring- which Jack was suppose to be in possession of and misplaced lost. Their adventure will take them to dark brooding corners, shaded grassland, secret meetings, hiding in stables, and a very inappropriate Great-great aunt. And hosts a very nice curricle. :D Next, we have Ms. Miranda Neville's love letter confessions. The brooding and elusive Captain Christian, Earl of Bruton has taken it upon himself to help his quiet and un-wordy cousin write a love letter to his intended. Un beknowest to him that he'll end up falling for a girl he barely knew through the letters! Miss Rossane Lacy fancy herself in love with the very handsome man whose letters has been keeping her on her toes, Mr. Frank Newnham. Romantic letters about books and literature, she found it strange how the same man whose letters has given her hope in a love-match marriage is nothing like the letter proclaim him to be. Instead he's quiet and dull. But his scarred and too dark and too mysterious cousin has attracted her attention. Maybe befriending the cousin will better her chances to getting to Frank? This has night walks in the garden, witnessing a gentleman picking flowers, kisses on a balcony and in a grotto, stable brooding, disguises and fraud, and guns. Here comes the Duke in Caroline Linden's sister love story. Gareth Cavendish, Duke of Wessex is getting married in a fortnight but why is he uncertain when he finally see his bride at his family country home? It's because his bride's elder and widowed sister has accompanied her and has lightning striking the day she arrives! Cleo Barrows has accompanied her family and only sister to her wedding week. Not wanting to be thrown out by her father, she has managed to stay out of trouble and gossip, that is until she starts inquiring about her sister's feelings towards the wedding. Lots of laughter and smiles between the Duke and Cleo ends up making it difficult for a wedding to transpire. It hosts lavish parties, games outdoors, giggling girls in white dresses, stable refuge, annoying mothers, a night to Gretna, and strolls. And Lastly, Katharine Ashe's time traveling romance. Trenton "Crash" Ascot, Lord Everett, is in thrall at the American girl who just appeared out of nowhere who speaks her mind and is Intelligent! He thinks she's a madwoman and probably a criminal and she thinks him a great actor in costume. Angela Cowdrey is a grad student working on her report and have no time to take a break for some fun, but then she couldn't believe that she got transported back in time. Her savoir, Lord Everett, on the other hand was handsome and familiar! Because she was certain she saw him not to long ago in her comic book calling - and winking! - at her. But she was there for a reason and she was going to find out why, even if the tempting Lord Everett was distracting her. There will be a lot of intelligence, bold speaking, inappropriateness, dips in the lake, night strolls, nature talk, girls in white, carriage race, and stress. I can not say how much I love each of these stories! I was kind of thrown off when I read Caroline's story of the Duke, whose wedding everyone were attending, came before Katharine's time traveling romance but since I've finished it, everything was in the right place and order! There are some grammar and typo problems but not much to be a problem for me. This will most definitely be on my keeper list and will have to buy the paperback version when it comes out~! In July. I'll have to go back and re-read their first anthology again: Once Upon a Ballroom These ladies are AMAZING!!!! This book was bought as an ebook.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading each of the four novela's.   Each had their strong parts.  i did find the last a bit hard to follow in the beginni Itg  It finnallu did pick speed.  Each story had the hero overcoming a past obsticle.   I look forward to another anthology from these authoresses.
NavyWave62 More than 1 year ago
LIKED HOW THEY ARE ALL TIED TOGETHER!  These are very talented author's, but be forewarn, some end very abruptly.  Not in the cliffhanger sort of way, but you are left wanting more of the future.  They all have HEA, some roads bumpier than others.  There is at least one lovemaking in each, with the last being more descriptive by Katharine Ashe, but not erotic type.  My favorite was by Caroline Linden, just liked the story and the character's better. These are all novella's, even though enjoyable I don't think this bundle is worth $5.99 because it leaves you wanting more.  You just get a small taste and then boom it ends.  (ljb)  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is really a fun read. The different writers wove the stories together well. Will definitely read again.
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Good anthology - stories tied together well
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Each story, intertwined with the others, all well written, lots of romance, and lots of surprising yet just right twists
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A wedding mix-up regency style
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skelley55 More than 1 year ago
I love this anthology. It provides a house party from various view points and characters. The time travel story was my least favorite of theses stories. All of the characters are engaging.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really didn't like this book. True, anthologies are rarely as strong as a full novel, but this one was particularly bad. Never quite understood what the heroine in the first novel saw in her hero. He seemed shallow with a bad case of ADHD. Add that to the fact that no woman has kept disinterest for long but now we are expected to believe that this time will be different. That shallow story set the tone for the rest of the book. Really glad I got this on sale.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Different writers take on different characters in this anthology, each book covers different people. I loved how they seemed to continue almost in one "voice", even though it was different authors. And, it leaves the series open for new romance in the younger set, so that's a great thing. I loved this anthology, and I recommend it highly to anyone.
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Can any one else say ADHD to Jack!?
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What a fun read. I wish it didn't have to end. I hope these ladies join forces in the future.
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