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Deceiving the Duke of Kerrington
     

Deceiving the Duke of Kerrington

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by Ginny Hartman
 

Hope Hillburn was born to a life of servitude and never once questioned her role in society. As a lady's maid to Noelle Parrish, she had everything she wanted out of life; a secure and honorable post, a decent room to call her own, and ample time to write fantastical tales of winsome creatures while her mistress, Lady Noelle, attended the various society events

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Hope Hillburn was born to a life of servitude and never once questioned her role in society. As a lady's maid to Noelle Parrish, she had everything she wanted out of life; a secure and honorable post, a decent room to call her own, and ample time to write fantastical tales of winsome creatures while her mistress, Lady Noelle, attended the various society events offered by the ton.

Lady Noelle Parrish knew that her father was anxious to see her wed but she never imagined he'd go behind her back and arrange for her to marry against her will, to a duke with a questionable reputation no less. Disheartened by the prospect of marrying a man she's never met and the possibility of foregoing a lifetime of love, Noelle makes the impulsive decision to flee England with an American gentleman she's only just met.

There's only one problem...

Lady Noelle's father, the Earl of Brattondale, would never permit her to marry an untitled American, nor was he willing to go back on his word to the duke. In her desperation, Lady Noelle convinces Hope to take her place after noticing an uncanny resemblance between them both.

Against her own better judgment, Hope agrees to take Noelle's place when she realizes there's no other way for Noelle to flee to America without causing her family disgrace. Thrown into a life she has only ever viewed from the outside, Hope must convince everyone that she is a lady lest her farce be discovered. She is confident that she can handle society's strict rules of propriety but she soon learns that guarding her heart from falling in love with an incredibly handsome, self assured duke with a penchant for snarling isn't going to be quite as easy.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940045300193
Publisher:
Ginny Hartman
Publication date:
09/21/2013
Series:
Ladies of Deception , #1
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
24,474
File size:
690 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Ginny Hartman has always loved writing, and when her love for the regency era blossomed, she decided to combine the two, resulting in her first published novel, Deceiving the Duke of Kerrington, which became an Amazon Historical Romance bestseller. After completing her first Regency Romance Trilogy, she decided to venture into other eras of historical romance, enjoying the journey back in time. Ginny's favorite thing about writing is the escape it gives her and the people who read her stories. To be among the first to be notified when her new books are released, sign up for her newsletter at http://ginnyhartman.com/newsletter-sign-up. As an added bonus, you will also receive Mrs. Tiddlyswan's Gossip Column, an exclusive addition to Ginny's newsletter that will feature periodic updates on all of your favorite heroes and heroines. You can also like her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/authorginnyhartman. Besides writing, Ginny enjoys reading and spending time with her favorite people: her husband and three beautiful children. She also enjoys traveling the world with the love of her life and gaining inspiration for her books. She currently resides in Northern Idaho.

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Deceiving the Duke of Kerrington 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book was good. But my only problem is that there is no love scenes. I like my romance books with romance. I also like my dukes to be more of a rake. This book could of had more potential .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful stories great twists and turns
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked this book. I did notlike the way Hope treated the Duke at first. She was snarky to him, becuse of gossip, when she should have gotten to know him....she was the oneliving a lie. I also can not understand why noone saw that Hope looked just like her ladyship - really. There are a few typos or double word, proof reading would be nice! Other that these few things I enjoyed the book - read it yourself, you will be glad you did. CDAVIS:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable romance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this is the best book that i have had in a long time five stars
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great love story with great characters. Definitely true love wins!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
very enjoyable free book of 190 pages.proof reading may have been necessary, but i was not distracted by any misplaced comas.the story moved well.very romantic and depended too much on happenstance, but this is a romance ,however, improbable.also the language didnt seem to fit the times.i did like the story and would read more by this author.especially if she should write about the missing felicity.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this fast paced historical romance
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this light reading without cursing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this read, fast pace and funny, oh, and free!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its highly unlikely that knowing how to read and writ would be enough to inculcate a servant into society. All the people she would meet would be total strangers,not to mention social grace, banteretc. Not to mention that the father AND brother cannot distinguish the difference between daughter and servant BUT he recognizes her as the servant. These are but few holes in this absurd story. When the word manor is used instead of manner then there's a desperate need for eyeballs to edit this book. Lastly, there's virtually no romance in this book. I would give this less than one star if I could.If I'd have seen some honest reviews ( less than 4 stars) I wouldn't have bothered to read it. Not worth your time folks.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. Just enough romance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a fabulous story, and I mean story! How did no one notice a Lady's Maid, who looked just like her Lady? Great, totally clean romance. I highly recommend! Thanks! Enjoy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sweet story with interesting characters.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoy reading books written in this time period, but too many of them have graphic sex scenes. This book was sweet and clean. I really appreciated that. Great story.
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HollyJenae More than 1 year ago
186 pages. Can be read as a stand-alone. Some steamy scenes. Overall I really loved the characters and the story. There was no cliffhanger, the story was wrapped up nicely with a HEA.
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Great Story!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Proof reading