The Duchess of Love

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The day was as hot as the pond was inviting. It's not as if anyone in
Little Huffington was going to happen upon a secluded vale on the Duke of Greycliffe's lands. And Venus Collingswood didn't want to get her shift all wet. It was the perfect setting in which to plan her lovely bookworm of a sister's betrothal to the mysterious new duke arriving seven days hence. If only she had a suitable accomplice . . .

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Overview

The day was as hot as the pond was inviting. It's not as if anyone in
Little Huffington was going to happen upon a secluded vale on the Duke of Greycliffe's lands. And Venus Collingswood didn't want to get her shift all wet. It was the perfect setting in which to plan her lovely bookworm of a sister's betrothal to the mysterious new duke arriving seven days hence. If only she had a suitable accomplice . . .

Andrew
Valentine, Duke of Greycliffe, never thought arriving at his own household a week early would cause so much trouble. The housekeeper thinks he's his own cousin. Actually, the chance to not be the duke for a while is a pleasant opportunity indeed. It might even help him interrogate the delectable little nymph he's discovered swimming in his pond—if he can manage to get a word in edgewise . . .

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781452608471
  • Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/18/2012
  • Series: Duchess of Love Series
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged CD
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Sally MacKenzie is the USA Today bestselling author of funny, hot, Regency-set novels, including the Naked Nobility series and the Duchess of Love series.

Award-winning stage actress Abby Craden works in all aspects of voice-over and can be heard in numerous commercials, animation, video games, and audiobooks. AudioFile magazine has awarded her an Earphones Award as well as named her One of 2012's Best Voices.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2012

    Short but good.

    I enjoyed the story it was very sweet. However, i really wish the lenth of the novel was clear before i purchased it. Its only 93 pages which includes a decent sized excerpt from the next book in the series. I just like to know what I'm getting before i purchase...get it together B&N!

    38 out of 43 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2012

    A real cheat!

    The actual story in this ( book? ) is only 70 pages.
    B&N should tell us how long books are before we make a purchase.
    I feel that B&N is taking advantage of its customers.

    22 out of 31 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2012

    It was really short and not worth the money for about 80 pages o

    It was really short and not worth the money for about 80 pages of this book and than 10-15 pages of previews of other books. The story line was good!

    17 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2012

    2 short

    I felt rushed. They met, fell in love the next day and married on day 4. No story line or romance.

    15 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2012

    Formulaic

    Sally Mackenzie writes the same story over and over, just changes the names. Here's an idea... how about the girl plays harder to get, spends at least some of the story doing something other than fantasizing and lusting after the guy (and vice versa), and maybe waits til after marriage to lose her virginity? But I guess that might be a more challenging story to write.

    10 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2012

    Juvenile, poor writing

    Juvenile in the extreme. I am so tired of romance characters behaving and speaking like 21st century teenagers. No depth of character in either hero or heroine, no romance. Just a whole lot of lies and a lot of lust. Even their emotions as described in the book are centered on lust or juvenile pouting. I know it was meant to be a short story, but it is possible to have an adult romance with real character development and mature dialogue in a short story, i.e. Stephanie Laurens, etc. Dont pay for this one, check it out from the library.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 31, 2012

    Very cute, if implausible, novella

    The Duchess of Love, while quite short, was a very enjoyable read, though it does seem implausible that some of the characters could possibly fall desperately in love after one meeting… Seriously. If I had just met an eligible man and had talked to him for no longer than thirty minutes, I wouldn’t spend an entire afternoon bawling my head off because I heard a rumor the guy was married. Don’t emotions take just a wee bit longer to get engaged? Honestly… It was a charming story, though, and a certain amount of abruptness is expected in a novella.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2012

    Not worth it

    This story is less than 80 pages. Very silly. I wish I knew how short this book was before i purchased. This id just a prequel for her book out this month.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2012

    To Rushed

    The book lacked true romance. It had great potential but the story was just rushed and did not give you time to fall in love with the characters. It is a very short story (just 93 pages).

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2012

    this was a very very poorly written book. I purchased it about a

    this was a very very poorly written book. I purchased it about a month
    ago, and still cannot finish it. It is so awful, and i don't understand
    why anyone who likes greatly written historical romances would ever like
    this one. DO NOT PAY FOR IT. IT'S BAD, I PROMISE!

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 1, 2013

    I really enjoyed this story, but wish it was longer. I really en

    I really enjoyed this story, but wish it was longer. I really enjoyed Venus. She was an interesting character and not like the usual heroine...she wants to land a duke for her sister! I also enjoyed Drew and would have liked to see more meat to the story. The romance was good considering it was 90 some pages long. Another thing I wish the author would not have jumped the series thirty some years and we could read about the relationship between Nigel and Aphrodite. All in all I enjoyed it, but would have loved it if it was longer!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 7, 2012

    A Great Beach Read

    I'm all for trying new authors so when this author was recommended to me I started looking for her books in all the used bookstores I frequent but I just never saw any so when this one came up as a kindle freebie I jumped on it.

    I was actually surprised by how much I liked this book considering its a take on the classic Pride & Prejudice and we all know that I detest Pride & Prejudice (I know it's shocking) and all the re-tellings of it really don't help endear the original to me.

    However, there was just something about the way the author wrote this one that I felt compelled to like it more than any other re-telling I've read. What I think really worked for the author was that used her sense of humour quite a lot in the story of Venus and the Duke of Greycliffe.

    Plus unlike Jane Austen you can tell that the author wrote this just for the fun of writing it and that she intended for it to be a story that is light, easy and fun to read. I think it's the perfect read for a commute or just sitting on the beach beacause of it only being 106 pages long. If you like romance, and want a light hearted read this one may just be up your alley and for that I have no problem recommending it to a few of my friends. Just don't go into reading it thinking the writing will be superb it's just a fun bit of fluff to be enjoyed.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2012

    Average writing

    Interesting idea, but the writing was a bit pedantic for my tastes. I know this is a novella and the story pace has to move quickly, but I felt that the author dragged the plot and situations on for too long to make this story believable. Nice short read, but if this is an example of her writing, I think I'll take a pass.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2013

    Too short. 70 pages.

    Enjoyed the book, only 75 pages. Quick short read but goodruat story. I would have liked it to not end so quickly. Gave only 3 stars because it didn' t seem finished. GJRA

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2012

    Loved this book..

    Looking forward to reading more by this Author : )

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2012

    good

    it seemed like it would have been a good book , but it was to hurried and too short. reallly disappointed.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 5, 2012

    Thank you Sally!

    Just when I thought I had read all the great romance series out there, I found The Duchess of Love. This short story is a prequel to Bedding Lord Ned. Great writing love the characters and can't wait for more.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2012

    ok book

    It seems that the shorter story books tend to start out ok, but they rush to end the story. I wish b and n would not sign up for just any book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2012

    Hmmm

    Stupid ending!!!!!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2012

    Short, Fast, Entertaining Reading

    While the story might not be that plausible, it was an entertaining summer read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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