At the Duke's Wedding

At the Duke's Wedding

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ISBN-13: 9780986053900
Publisher: The Lady Authors
Publication date: 11/26/2013
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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At the Duke's Wedding 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
PegC51 More than 1 year ago
At the Duke’s Wedding is a collection of four charming regency romance stories featuring guests at the house party leading up to the wedding of the Duke of Wessex. That Rogue Jack by Maya Rodale is a rollicking tale of the search for the wedding ring for the Duke’s bride. His cousin, Lord Jack Willoughby, was responsible for the ring lost it. He teams up with Henrietta Black, companion to the Duke’s great-great aunt Lady Sophronia. Their search is a hilarious adventure. Henrietta has her hands full keeping Jack focused on their objective. Will they find the ring before the wedding? Will the time they spend together bring them together for a different purpose? There is a tip of the hat to Cyrano de Bergerac in Miranda Neville’s P. S. I Love You. Frank Newnham is handsome, popular with his regiment, and sought after by ladies of all ages. He is, however, very shy and finds it difficult to talk to ladies, especially the one he wants to court. They have permission to correspond, but he doesn’t know what to say or how to say it. He enlists the aid of his cousin, Captain Christian Lord Bruton, who writes the letters Frank sends to Miss Rosanne Lacy. The letters are wonderful. When they arrive at the Duke of Wessex’s wedding, things do not go as they expected. Rosanne loved the letters, but is confused and disappointed in Frank. What will happen if Rosanne discovers that Christian wrote the letters? How will the three of them handle such a situation? Why do the bride and groom look like they would rather be somewhere else? Why does James Blair, the Duke’s cousin, act as though he has lost his best friend? In When I Met My Duchess, Caroline Linden introduces the bride, Miss Helen Grey, her parents, and her sister Mrs. Cleo Barrows. Gareth, the Duke, has trouble connecting with his bride, and the problem seems to be mutual. He doesn’t have the same problem with Cleo. From the moment he sees her, he is fascinated. This could be a problem, or will it? Will the wedding day be the beginning of a happily ever after or a disaster, and for whom? How far does a girl have to go to find the love of her life. In How Angela Got Her Rogue Back by Katherine Ashe, our heroine, Angela Cowdrey, travels two hundred years into the past. She actually meets her love in a black and white comic book, the last page of which asks her to come back. Come back? When Lord Trenton Ascot rescues a drowning woman from the lake on the Duke of Wessex’s estate, he has no idea how his life and that of his family will change. Is it possible for two people from different times find a lasting love? When Angela disappears, will Trenton be able to forget her, or will he be able to find a way to get her back? This is a wonderful set of novellas by a talented group of authors. I recommend it to anyone who likes historical romance.
Joana_Varela More than 1 year ago
I’ve received an eARC at no cost to the authors. Of the four authors who wrote this anthology, I had only ever read books written by two of them, Caroline Linden, and Katharine Ashe – both authors I had really enjoyed and, therefore, had expected a good book from. They did not disappoint. The first three stories are historical regency, and the last one has a paranormal/magical setting involving both the our current time and the Regency era, which I thought I wasn’t going to like because I was hoping for a typical historical romance story – it ended up being my favourite! It was a fun and enjoyable book, with our usual rogues, and heroines that dazzled us with their intelligence and witty retorts. Each novella brought a unique element to complete the story, and it was exciting to see how every piece started to fit and make sense as a whole. I’ll, definitely, be reading more books written by these authors.
Joana_Varela More than 1 year ago
I’ve received an eARC at no cost to the authors. Of the four authors who wrote this anthology, I had only ever read books written by two of them, Caroline Linden, and Katharine Ashe – both authors I had really enjoyed and, therefore, had expected a good book from. They did not disappoint. The first three stories are historical regency, and the last one has a paranormal/magical setting involving both the our current time and the Regency era, which I thought I wasn’t going to like because I was hoping for a typical historical romance story – it ended up being my favourite! It was a fun and enjoyable book, with our usual rogues, and heroines that dazzled us with their intelligence and witty retorts. Each novella brought a unique element to complete the story, and it was exciting to see how every piece started to fit and make sense as a whole. I’ll, definitely, be reading more books written by these authors.
Gitane1850 More than 1 year ago
Loved it, loved it, loved it I will not bore you with a synopsis of each of the 4 stories in the book What I will tell you, is that it is one of the few anthologies I keep re-reading. Why? Because the stories are that good, they are also beautifully linked, so you move seamlessly from one story to the other. It’s like the authors were writing together and were sharing ideas. It feels like a real book. There is a story about opposites attract, a story with a bit of Cyrano de Bergerac in, a story where the hero discovers what the proverb “struck by lighting” means, a story with a twist. And there is also the sigh after every story. Yes, it is that good! So what’s keeping you…. PS if you really like it. There is also another anthology by the same authors where you meet some of the other people from the first anthology “At the Christmas Wedding”.
Loves_books_13 More than 1 year ago
This is an anthology of four interwoven novellas, all taking place during the same event - a house party thrown to celebrate the wedding of a duke. I generally prefer full length books over novellas, since novellas often seem rushed and wrap up too quickly or conveniently. Done well, however, they can be delightful. I especially enjoy interwoven stories like this!They are written by four different authors, so have distinct writing styles, but the way the characters appear in all the stories really binds them together cohesively. The first novella, That Rougue Jack, by Maya Rodale is delightful, light and humorous, and with relatively little “amorous activity” which novellas can sometimes rely too much on. It also sets the stage for the following three, introducing us to the setting and other characters. The second story, P.S. I Love You, by Miranda Neville, takes a different tone and starts us out in a new setting, which was a little jarring at first. Still lovely, but a bit predictable. The hero is great in this story, though. Third is When I Met My Duchess, by Caroline Linden, and by now you’re waiting to find out what’s happening to the duke and his wedding, because it’s been hinted at! This one is a little more steamy, and that felt a little shoehorned in. The rest of the story was great though! Last is How Angela Got Her Rogue Back, by Katharine Ashe. I was not expecting this plot at all, and I won’t give it away - but it’s a good read, except there was a lot of steam in this for such a short story. Of the four stories, this was my least favorite. Overall a well worthwhile anthology! I received a complimentary e-copy of this book in return for my unbiased and honest review.
RWBrock More than 1 year ago
Overall 4+⭐️. Rodale-Jack, an easily distracted rogue, has lost the Duke’s heirloom betrothal ring and lady’s companion Henrietta must help him find it. This was my least favorite of the four as I didn’t especially enjoy the flow of the writing here. 3⭐️ Neville-The scarred Earl of Bruton helps his dull cousin Frank woo Lady Rosanne through letters and loses his own ❤️. I really loved this one! Sweetly written with a strong but sensitive hero who is himself wooed by an intelligent, feisty heroine. 4.5⭐️ Linden-The Duke realizes he is betrothed to the wrong sister in a case of love at first sight with her widowed sister Cleo. Also nicely written about an honorable man who is totally at a loss as to how to correct his mistake and marry the independently original sister of his fiancé without being a total cad. 4.3⭐️ Ashe-Angela, a 21st-century American academia, rights a wrong and meets her match in Trenton, a British viscount caught in an impossible situation, 200 years in the past. This one was really fun as well, as I don’t believe Ashe has ever written a time-travel romance before. 4.4⭐️ I enjoyed this anthology, most especially Linden’s, Ashe’s and Neville’s novellas. (In Neville’s case, this was sadly some of her last writing as she passed last year). Fun and light-hearted reads nicely pieced together as a whole. Totally recommend.
Historical_Romance_Lover More than 1 year ago
I throughly enjoyed this anthology!! I loved that all four stories take place at the same event and that you see a different perspective during each of them. Linden, Ashe, Neville and Rodale all have a similar writing style so it almost felt like reading one large book. I definitely recommend this book to any historical romance lover!