The Duke's Blackmailed Bride [NOOK Book]

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Vanessa Fitzwilliam is in dire straits. Her father’s death a year ago left her with a crumbling manor and a handful of old retainers relying on her for support. When the Duke of Northbridge sweeps into her life with a surprise proposal, Vanessa is tempted—but the arrogant duke believes her to be something she’s not.

Hardened by the ravages of war, Northbridge seeks a wife who will provide him with an heir but make no demands on his emotions. ...
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Overview

Vanessa Fitzwilliam is in dire straits. Her father’s death a year ago left her with a crumbling manor and a handful of old retainers relying on her for support. When the Duke of Northbridge sweeps into her life with a surprise proposal, Vanessa is tempted—but the arrogant duke believes her to be something she’s not.

Hardened by the ravages of war, Northbridge seeks a wife who will provide him with an heir but make no demands on his emotions. The scandalously experienced Vanessa, neither clinging nor innocent, seems the perfect choice. But Northbridge isn’t prepared for her reluctance to accept him, or his own fierce reaction to her beauty.

To fulfill his desires, Northbridge is prepared to be ruthless, but can he bend Vanessa to his will? Or has the Duke met his match?
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013411814
  • Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
  • Publication date: 9/22/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 127,567
  • File size: 356 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2012

    save your money

    This book was only so so and one of B & N's books you spend too much for for not much of a story. It was a waste of money. Should be a free book. So disappointed they charge for books that are not written well and such a short story. I felt like the auther rushed thru the story. Sad. It looked like it would be a good read.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2011

    Sample is 2 paragraphs!

    The sample provided from which readers are supposed to discern whether they want to purchase this book is little more than 2 paragraphs. A girl wakes up and wonders why it's cold in her room, why her maid hasn't lit a fire. Then she realizes that the servant has probably been dismissed. That's it. That's all the reader gets in the free "sample". Seriously, how is any person supposeed to know whether the author's writing is good enough to take a chance and spend money on this book?!

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2013

    Way to short

    Not long enough to get into the charactors

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 28, 2011

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    A fiery and quick read. - Good for when you want a quickie.

    This book seemed more of a novella at only 115 pages as a nook ebook on my smartphone. However, that did not detract from the story.

    Owing to the size I think the characters and their motives were simplified or made more concise. Even so, the characters were intense and their motivations apparent. The evolution of the characters was logical and progressive.

    I thought the story was a little more practical about a lady's position and authority in Regency England. So the idea that a young woman would marry out of duty rather than love was wholly acceptable. I also found that her loyalty to her retainers was admirable and seemed logical that the Duke would find to be a positive character trait.

    I hadn't really quite figured out how the Duke had blackmailed his bride until the explanation at the end. Again it was consistent within the parameters of the story.

    It is interesting to note that the author didn't spend any words about dances, dresses and the activities of the ton and the social season. To be honest they're not relevant to the story and could in fact add clutter that detracts from the story.

    I found the story very enjoyable and a very quick read. Perfect for a quick read in the last hour or two before bed.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2013

    sweet story but very short

    this is like a last chapter of a novel. No set up, no character development, happy ending. Took less than an hour to read and I felt ripped off since there was nothing to indicate this was a short, short.

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  • Posted August 6, 2012

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    Not Bad

    Posted on Romancing the Book's blog
    Reviewed by Jen
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    This wasn’t a bad book. Just short. In fact, I was enjoying the interaction between Vanessa and Northbridge until all of the sudden they were declaring their love for each other and the story was over. It could have easily been expanded out to provide a more satisfying story. But for me, it ended and my first thought was “that’s it?”.

    That said, I did like Ms. D’Ansey’s writing style and story telling abilities. She drew me in, but just left me wanting more. I would be interested in reading another book by her, provided it was a little fuller in substance and pages.

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