A Date at the Altar (Marrying the Duke Series #3)

A Date at the Altar (Marrying the Duke Series #3)

by Cathy Maxwell

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A Date at the Altar (Marrying the Duke Series #3) by Cathy Maxwell

New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell’s glittering Marrying the Duke series continues—Twice he has been close to the altar and still no duchess.

Will the third time be the charm? A duke can’t marry just anyone. His wife must be of good family, be fertile, be young. Struggling playwright Sarah Pettijohn is absolutely the last woman Gavin Whitridge, Duke of Baynton, would ever fall in love with.

She is an actress, born on the wrong side of the blanket, and always challenges his ducal authority. She never hesitates to tell him what she thinks.

However, there is something about her that stirs his blood . . . which makes her perfect for a bargain he has in mind: In exchange for backing her play, he wants Sarah to teach him about love.

And he, in turn, has a few things to teach her about men . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062388650
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/25/2016
Series: Marrying the Duke Series , #3
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 295,333
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Cathy Maxwell spends hours in front of her computer pondering the question, “Why do people fall in love?” It remains for her the great mystery of life and the secret to happiness.  Fans can contact Cathy at www.cathymaxwell.com or P.O. Box 484, Buda, TX  78610.

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A Date at the Altar (Marrying the Duke Series #3) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I will be reading many more of this author's books expecting intelligent characters, great dialog and fun plot twists.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cathy Maxwell writes stories you hate to put down. When I have finished reading her books, I cannot wait until the next one is published.
gaele More than 1 year ago
Gavin, Duke of Boynton has been arrogant, stubborn, selfish, bossy and even manipulative throughout the series: to his credit he has grown and learned to curb his less attractive attributes, even if he stubbornly clings to his concern with the thoughts of the tonne. Finally, he gets a chance at love, but it will take more maturing and personal growth if he is to be as happy in love as his brothers and ex-fiancée are. Sarah is the wrong woman for a Duke’s wife in every possible way, and believe me, Gavin has thought of all of them. She’s a playwright, a former actress (oh the shame), illegitimate and, perhaps most damning, she doesn’t bow and accede to Gavin’s superior standing in society. She has brains, determination and the self-confidence to not cower or back down from her own beliefs. Gavin, deep down, is insecure and unsure about his own approach. He’s grown so much during the series, learning to compromise, be kinder, even more patient, but still he’s unwed. Believing that Sarah is the woman to ‘teach’ him about love and poetic words to aid in his search for the right bride, he makes a bargain. He’ll provide financial support for her newest play if she agrees to teach him to be suave and win a bride. What he didn’t account for is the growing feelings he has for Sarah, the admiration of her determination and intelligence, her beauty and above all, her tendency to challenge some of the outmoded and outdated beliefs he has held from childhood. Slowly we see Gavin grow and incorporate these changes into his personality, and he is rewarded with Sarah’s growing affections. They play beautifully off one another, and the growing affections are palpable as the story progresses. It was a wonderful conclusion to the story, allowing Gavin to grow to realize that his own happiness and a wife that he loves are more important than the rumblings of the tonne. I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via Edelweiss for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions and expectations are my own responsibility.
Anonymous 10 months ago
Sarah and Gavin were delightful characters throughout and had my heart stopping on a few occasions. The plot was well written and very different than most historical romances. Plan to read the rest of the series. LORRAINE
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A Date at the Altar is the final book in the series and gives our poor suffering Duke a HEA. Well I wouldn’t deem poor suffering exactly since he wasn’t exactly , Painted as aloof doesn’t even begin to describe Gavin, the Duke of Boynton, who was determined to do his duty. However he has grown over the course of the series and presents a completely different man Whilst I missed the second book and missed the introduced of Sarah and her niece into the series. I t was obvious things had changed, Gavin have wised up on certain things but he stickler to the rules of the ton. He may be eligible but after twice nearly getting to the altar. This man is ready to settle Until he is thrusted into the spotlight when he discovers the truth about Sarah and something London will like to know. Already born on the wrong side of the marital bed , Sarah had her work cut out from her birth. Now a struggle playwright at her wits end, she is determined to get her time to shine. She done the whole marriage thing and despite her father being a lord, she far from suitable and Gavin will never look at her that way. She far from a docile woman, she a woman ahead of her time To top thinsg things off, she doesn’t respect Gavin and his title. As so right she can as he made her chase her niece across country and jeopardy her happiness. So Gavin takes things into his own hand and whilst he may be ready finally to find the girl by letting his mother do the deed once again . Gavin got other problems, in the name of Sarah. Sarah has wormed her way back in this life and he thinks she perfect to help in his quest. As they need each other and could of come at a better or worse time for each of them. Which one is yet to decide. As A Date at Altar isn’t going to let these two have their HEA so easily. As feelings maybe one things when falling in love, but there way more to this love story and need a journey . Maxwell wraps this series wonderfully with the final book in the series and loved where she took us as readers with this series. Gavin grew up in this series in some ways and I loved how seeing having his happily ever after and everything come around full circle . Sarah was the perfect paring and I loved their story. If you are looking romance with a heroine who know her own mind and not afraid to share it and turn London’s upside. Maxwel’s latest romance will be sure favourite with historical fans. 4.5 couples
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Gavin and Sarah have nothing in common. He thinks with his head, She leads with her heart. He has money to spare and a title to uphold. Her opinions are abundant but her pocketbook is lacking. He needs a wife, she doesn't fit the bill. Sarah is about to tackle on the hardest role she's ever played and possibly find the only place she truly belongs. A Date at the Altar reminds me why I've been a fan of Ms. Maxwell for years. Her stories are always finding new ways to enthrall and surprise. She can do light and funny, as easily as she can tackle dark and mysterious or heartwarming tales and she does so without taking away from the charm and uniqueness of her delivery.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So sweet. Totally loved it and absolutely loved the sweet ending. Great characters and wonderful read. Sweet!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cathy's books get better as they go along.