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Dancing in The Duke's Arms
     

Dancing in The Duke's Arms

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by Grace Burrowes
 
Why Do Dukes Fall in Love?
Every summer the cream of society gathers at the Dukeries, named for the ducal estates concentrated in one small corner of Nottinghamshire. While the entertainments include parties, balls, and a famous boat race, the ducal hosts and their guests find adventure, passion, and happy ever afters.

Four heartwarming stories from four

Overview

Why Do Dukes Fall in Love?
Every summer the cream of society gathers at the Dukeries, named for the ducal estates concentrated in one small corner of Nottinghamshire. While the entertainments include parties, balls, and a famous boat race, the ducal hosts and their guests find adventure, passion, and happy ever afters.

Four heartwarming stories from four bestselling authors of historical romance.

MAY I HAVE THIS DUKE? by Grace Burrowes
The trouble with houseparties...
Gerard Hammersley, Duke of Hardcastle, is dragooned by an old friend into attending a house party, though Hardcastle refuses to fall prey to the matchmakers who relish such gatherings. He recruits his nephew's prim, prickly governess, Miss Ellen MacHugh, to preserve him from being compromised by the conniving debutantes, and offers in exchange to deflect the drunken viscounts who plague Ellen.

Is that they must end.
Ellen agrees to Hardcastle's scheme for two reasons. First, she's been attracted to His Grace since the day she laid eyes on him, and knows that behind Hardcastle's lack of charm lies a ferociously loyal and faithful heart. Second, she's departing from Hardcastle's household at the conclusion of the house party, and two weeks safeguarding His Grace's bachelorhood is as much pleasure--and as much torment--as she can endure before she leaves him.

WAITING FOR A DUKE LIKE YOU by Shana Galen
There's no such thing as the perfect hero...
Nathan Cauley, tenth Duke of Wyndover, is so handsome ladies swoon--literally swoon. His blond hair and blue eyes certainly draw attention at the Duke of Sedgemere's house party, but Nathan doesn't want a fawning young miss for his duchess. He stumbles upon a bedraggled woman sleeping under Sedgemere's bridge, and his protective instincts stir. When he recognizes her as the princess he fell in love with eight years before, he's determined to win not only her affections but her heart.

Or is there?
After revolutionaries massacre Princess Vivienne's family, she and the head of her guard flee to England. Before they can reach London to beg asylum, assassins kill the last of her defenders. Vivienne is alone and on the run when the Duke of Wyndover comes to her rescue. She barely remembers meeting him years before, and isn't comfortable with gentlemen who are more attractive than she is. Nathan is more than a pretty face, though, and when the assassins return, he might just prove to be the duke Vivienne has been waiting for.

DUCHESS OF SCANDAL by Miranda Neville
Too Many Scandals
After months of marriage, the Duke of Linton agreed to live apart from his wife. Thrown together due to a scheduling error, Linton finds Althea still has the power to make his heart race. Linton seems different from the critical, indifferent man Althea married. But though she burns for him as a lover, can she trust him to be the husband she needs?

AN UNSUITABLE DUCHESS by Carolyn Jewel

Is she an unsuitable duchess, or the perfect lover?

The Duke of Stoke Teversault has well earned his reputation for bloodless calculation. Indeed, recently widowed Georgina Lark has no idea he's loved her since before her late husband swept her off her feet. Stoke Teversault means to keep it that way. The cold and forbidding duke and the blithe and
open Georgina could not be less suited in any capacity. And yet, when Georgina and her sister arrive
at his home, his ice-bound heart may melt away.

Georgina Lark has never thought of the Duke of Stoke Teversault as a man capable of inducing passion in anyone. He's long disapproved of her, but she will be forever grateful to him for his assistance after her husband died. It's been a year since she's realized he's not the man she thought. Can she find a way to convince him to open his heart to her?

Product Details

BN ID:
2940151419543
Publisher:
cJewel Books
Publication date:
06/26/2015
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
45,029
File size:
725 KB

Meet the Author

Grace Burrowes started writing romances as an antidote to empty nest and soon found it an antidote to life in general. She is the sixth out of seven children, and grew up reading voraciously when she wasn't enjoying the company of her horse. Grace is a practicing child welfare attorney in western Maryland, and loves to hear from her readers.

Shana Galen is the bestselling author of passionate Regency romps, including the RT Reviewers' Choice The Making of a Gentleman. Kirkus says of her books, "The road to happily-ever-after is intense, conflicted, suspenseful and fun," and RT Bookreviews calls her books "lighthearted yet poignant, humorous yet touching." She taught English at the middle and high school level off and on for eleven years. Most of those years were spent working in Houston's inner city. Now she writes full time. She's happily married and has a daughter who is most definitely a romance heroine in the making.

Miranda Neville grew up in England, loving the books of Georgette Heyer and other Regency romances. Her historical romances include the Burgundy Club series, about Regency book collectors, and The Wild Quartet. She lives in Vermont with her daughter, her cat, and a ridiculously large collection of Christmas tree ornaments.

Carolyn Jewel was born on a moonless night. That darkness was seared into her soul and she became an award-winning and USA Today bestselling author of historical and paranormal romance. She has a very dusty car and a Master’s degree in English that proves useful at the oddest times. An avid fan of fine chocolate, finer heroines, Bollywood films, and heroism in all forms, she has two cats and two dogs. Also a son. One of the cats is his.

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Dancing in The Duke's Arms 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not sure why this is rated low? It was a super collection! Loved every story!
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Superb! Any fan of historical romance will enjoy Dancing In The Duke's Arms. This romantic anthology allowed me to discovery authors that I may not have read before. Each author adds their own unique voice enabling readers to escape into a world of beauty, majesty and fairytale romance. The beauty of this compilation is that although each story is written by a different author they all are centered around the same event. I love these type of stories because I enjoy catching glimpses from other characters in previous stories. How would I describe Dancing In The Duke's Arms? Romantically entertaining historical romance.
Marcy99 More than 1 year ago
This was an amazing set of four Regency stories that were loosely connected. I really enjoyed them and would recommend this anthology for anyone who loves historical romance!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't even finish the book...the first story by ms. Burrows was horrible...I usually like her books, I had to skim..just was not into them.