The Toymaker [NOOK Book]

Overview

He was a duke who wanted to be a toymaker. She fell in love with a toymaker but her parents wanted her to marry a duke.



Lady Ivy Plumthorne, elder daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Wythorpe, is a worry to her parents. Desiring only that she be as happily wed as her younger sister, they've spent the past year parading prospective suitors in front of her. When she finds ...
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The Toymaker

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Overview

He was a duke who wanted to be a toymaker. She fell in love with a toymaker but her parents wanted her to marry a duke.



Lady Ivy Plumthorne, elder daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Wythorpe, is a worry to her parents. Desiring only that she be as happily wed as her younger sister, they've spent the past year parading prospective suitors in front of her. When she finds none of the suitors… suitable, her parents despair she will ever find the perfect husband. With Christmas approaching, they find one more prospective suitor, the Duke of Greenbriar. Only problem is, Ivy's already met the man of her dreams… and he's a toymaker.



Noel Phillip Vincent Greenstone, the Twelfth Duke of Greenbriar, wasn't cut out to be a duke. He preferred crafting toys that made children happy. So that's just what he did. And as Phillip Green, he traveled freely about, visiting shops and orphanages, and making certain no child went without a toy of his or her own. But a few chance meetings with Lady Ivy and he knows he wants to spend the rest of his life with her. The problem is, she needs to marry a nobleman and she only knows him as Phillip the Toymaker. He needs a plan, and fast. The world needs to meet the reclusive Duke of Greenbriar, so Phillip plans his own coming out. But how will Ivy react when she learns the truth?
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015835762
  • Publisher: Astraea Press
  • Publication date: 11/12/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 274,479
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Kay Springsteen is a romance junkie and chocolate addict who makes her home in Virginia near the Blue Ridge Mountains. In addition to writing romance novels, she works as a senior editor for “clean reading” publisher, Astraea Press. When she's not editing or writing, Kay is busy with her hobbies of reading, photography, gardening, hiking in the mountains with one or two of her rescue dogs, and spending time with her terrific family. She believes in magic and real-life fairy tales, and the romance of life, and knows everyone has a happily ever after waiting out there somewhere.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2013

    Good Read

    A lovely regency love story. Not your usual regency tale. Enjoyable reading.

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  • Posted November 25, 2012

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    lovely story

    This full-length novel is a clever and subtle retelling of the Father Christmas story with a Regency twist, and it’s a leisurely, comfortable read that formed lovely word-pictures in my mind. Lady Ivy is entertaining, with her outspoken manners and yearning to marry for love, and Phillip Green the toymaker, a/k/a the 12th Duke of Greenbriar, is engaging and intriguing in the classic role of a man who is perfect for one career but is forced through circumstances to adopt another. With luck, this will become another continuing series from this talented author.

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