To Woo a Widow (Heart of a Duke, #10)

To Woo a Widow (Heart of a Duke, #10)

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by Christi Caldwell
     
 

They see a brokenhearted widow. 

She's far from shattered. 

Lady Philippa Winston is never marrying again. After her late husband's cruelty that she kept so well hidden, she has no desire to search for love. 

Years ago, Miles Brookfield, the Marquess of Guilford, made a frivolous vow he never thought would come to

Overview

They see a brokenhearted widow. 

She's far from shattered. 

Lady Philippa Winston is never marrying again. After her late husband's cruelty that she kept so well hidden, she has no desire to search for love. 

Years ago, Miles Brookfield, the Marquess of Guilford, made a frivolous vow he never thought would come to fruition--he promised to marry his mother's goddaughter if he was unwed by the age of thirty. Now, to his dismay, he's faced with honoring that pledge. But when he encounters the beautiful and intriguing Lady Philippa, Miles knows his true path in life. It's up to him to break down every belief Philippa carries about gentlemen, proving that not only is love real, but that he is the man deserving of her sheltered heart.  

Will Philippa let down her guard and allow Miles to woo a widow in desperate need of his love?  

*****To Woo a Widow is an approximately 40,000 word short novel.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940153163918
Publisher:
Christi Caldwell
Publication date:
06/21/2016
Series:
Heart of a Duke , #10
Sold by:
Draft2Digital
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
7,531
File size:
420 KB

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To Woo a Widow (Heart of a Duke, #10) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
dfosterbooks 7 months ago
Freedom. Her daughters. The two things Lady Philippa Winston values the most. Unlike other widows of the ton Philippa does not want nor does she need a husband; not that any man would want a woman unable to further bear children and her daughters. One of whom, by tons standards is defective. Now all she has to do is convince her family to leave off matchmaking and accept her decision. Not an easy task as they think she is still missing her miserable letch of a husband (a fact they never knew). Until… Miles Brookfield, the Marquess of Guilford, is approaching the age where he must honor the stupid vow he made to marry his Mother’s goddaughter. Knowing this girl since they were young, he knows they will rub along nicely which doesn’t do anything to ease the annoyance he feels. A man of honor – he will go through with it. Until…. Until Philippa is finely convinced to step outside the walls of her brother’s home by taking her girls for a visit to Hyde Park. A visit that starts the melting of her defenses by showing her there are good men in the world. Until Miles almost trots over a young girl in the middle of the riding path during his usual early morning ride. A ride that will have him questioning his decision to do as his Mother expects. A ride that opens his eyes to the possibility that there someone else out there for him. His only stumbling block…convincing the lovely widow they belong together. A beautifully written tale of a woman dealing with the hand that life has dealt her. A woman who realizes she wants to break free of the persona she has always portrayed. A woman whose belief in fairy tales was shattered and the man renewing her belief in them. I admire Philippa’s strength and determination to make a better life for her daughters than the one they’ve known with the man they called Father. I could feel Philippa’s pain with each memory of the life she had (and some of those memories made me want to shot her deceased husband just to make sure he was dead!) and the war within her as she fought between what Miles offered and what she “knew” would be best for him. And Miles, his patience and treatment of Philippa’s girls made me fall in love with him. And the epilogue! The epilogue was a five hankie read all in itself. Every new tale that Christi Caldwell writes reminds me why I fell in love with her writing.
Jutzie 8 months ago
To Woo a Widow by Christi Caldwell The Heart of a Duke Series Book Ten Lady Philippa Winston had always been weak and pathetic. Doing what was right in Society and her families eyes. Marrying a man who her brother thought would be a good husband. He couldn't have been more wrong. She was happy to be a widow. She didn't believe there were good men—until Miles. Miles Brookfield, the Marquess of Guilford, never thought—or cared—about his title. His mother had a wife picked out for him, and he figured they'd make do. Then he meets Philippa and realizes “making do” would never be enough for him in a marriage. Philippa's daughter Faith is absolutely adorable and comes to life on these pages. Wonderful series. Philippa's brothers' stories are in the third book; The Love of a Rogue, and book five; To Love a Lord. **Sexual content
Teri_D 8 months ago
With each Christi Caldwell book I read, I say that it is my favorite. To Woo a Widow has now earned its place in the top spot and I feel that it will be there for a very long time. Miles is the perfect man. He's sincere, sensitive, strong and loves a widow and her children. Philippa, a recent widow, is stronger than she thinks, a kind and loving mother, learns to speak her mind and finally find true love. Their romance is magical and just like a real fairy tale. I will read this book many times, which is very rare, as it will continue to make me smile and sigh!
MyBookAddictionandMore 8 months ago
To Woo a Widow is #10 in the amazing "The Heart of a Duke" series by Christie Caldwell. It can be read as a stand alone. Another WOW romantic story! Once again, Ms. Caldwell has brought her characters to "life" through the pages of her story. My heart went out to Lady Philippa Winston, a young widow, with two small children. One, her oldest, has a disability, she is deaf in one ear, but can read lips, but you have to be facing her. Ms. Caldwell wrote about something close to my heart, with such honesty, emtions and the difficulties those with a disability face. Phillippa, has faced many disappointments, betrayal, cruelty, and she faced many miscarriages or her babies was born dead, she has had so many children, so close together, she was advised against ever having anymore children, or risk her death. She is such a powerful heroine, she grabbed your heart and refused to let go. Miles Brookfield, the Marquess of Guilford, promised his mother, if he was not married by age thirty, he would betrothed himself to his mother's Goddaughter and his childhood friend. All well until he accidentally, literally, runs into Philippa and her daughters in Hyde Park. Well written with engaging characters and an interesting storyline. Readers will find themselves enthralled and engaged in the emotional turmoil of the characters. Another page Turner from Ms. Caldwell. Can two strong-willed, disheartened souls, find their HEA? Or will they let their adversity to finding love and passion, cause them to lose the love of a lifetime. Can a Marquess, who needs a heir really love a Lady who could never give him any children, or learn to love, two children not his own, as his? Philippa and Miles are the perfect match to me, if only Philippa could learn to believe in Fairy tales again, and let love into her life. Filled with family, love, devotion,passion, misunderstandings, and an unwavering desire for a HEA. "Too Woo a Widow", is a true Romantic Regency tale. An epic Romance! Once again, Ms. Caldwell will have her readers in awe, as she navigates this thing called love, with emotion, a fierce devotion, and courage, to make a perfect Romance. The sign of a true Historical Romance author! Each time I read one of Ms. Caldwell's stories, I am amazed and in awe of her depth of understanding into human emotion and passion. A must read! Highly recommended to fans of adversity, historical Romance, unique storylines, and true Fairy Tales. Can Fairy Tales really come true! You must pick up and read "Too Woo a Widow", to find these answers and so much more. Another well done Romance from Christi Caldwell. Reviewed for an honest review. However, all opinions are my own. Rating: 4.5 Heat rating: Mild Reviewed by: AprilR