The Duke's Captive
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The Duke's Captive

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by Adele Ashworth
     
 

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“Adele Ashworth…is certain to become one of Romance’s most beloved writers.” 

Lisa Kleypas

 

The first of three dashing, daring, and utterly unforgettable dukes takes the stage in The Duke’s Captive—book one in an enthralling new historical romance series from USA Today

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“Adele Ashworth…is certain to become one of Romance’s most beloved writers.” 

Lisa Kleypas

 

The first of three dashing, daring, and utterly unforgettable dukes takes the stage in The Duke’s Captive—book one in an enthralling new historical romance series from USA Today bestseller and Rita Award winner Adele Ashworth.  An author whose novels have been called, “exquisitely written and brimming with emotion” by the inimitable Julia Quinn, Adele Ashworth enchants again with the breathtaking story of a duke’s revenge undone by the power of passionate love.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061474842
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/29/2010
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
1,217,901
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.10(d)

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Meet the Author

I've always loved to write, but after my first attempt at a novel (nine chapters of Plastic City, the story of underwater-dwelling orphans in the twenty-third century that I wrotein the sixth grade), I took some time to get my bachelor'sdegree and to try my hand at other careers before I returnedto my first passion: creative writing. After lots and lots of perseverance, hard work, and a bit of very good luck, My Darling Caroline went on to win the Romance Writers of America's RITA® Award for Best First Book of 1998.

I live in Texas with my family, exploring history as Idelve into the hearts of my characters.

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Duke's Captive 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 41 reviews.
Lizzlett More than 1 year ago
I was glad to see Ian get his own book. A great love story which explores how a period of captivity affects the main characters. There is plenty of angst, sexual tension and anger before Ian and Viola are able to work through events of the past. I shed some tears and laughed a bit too as I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is definitely on my read again list!
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1856 young widow Viola Bennington-Jones was married for about eleven months when her spouse Baron Cheshire died several years ago. She has one objective in life; being the best momma to her four year old son John Henry though she loves to draw and is quite good at it. However, her comfortable world as an aristocratic single mom raising a baron abruptly ends at a gala. There she sees Ian Wentworth who has returned to London as a wealthy Duke seeking revenge against those who drugged and held him captive, starting with Viola. He flirts with her while pretending he is unsure when they met and commissions her to paint his portrait. .He plans to also go after her sisters who incarcerated him as well. Her biggest fear is he will remember what happened between them as she conceals a secret from him. This is an entertaining refreshing Victorian romance in which his captivity five years earlier makes for a brisk read. Viola and Ian are an intriguing gem of a pairing as each cooks up a humble love pie but that delicacy may not be strong enough to overcome their previous encounter. Harriet Klausner
paromancefan More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent story that has did not focus on the traditional captive type of storyline. Characters were wonderfully developed and reading this one once is not enough. It is a must have for anyone that loves an intricate story.
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