I once released a novel titled His Duchess for a Day, as part of Rogues Rush In, a collection I had the joy of publishing with the Incomparable Tessa Dare. My heroine, Elizabeth Brightly is a finishing school instructor at Mrs. Belden's Finishing School, and a loyal friend to Rowena Bryant, the heroine from Schooling the Duke, which is the first full-length installment of my Heart of a Scandal series. When I first met Elizabeth, I was intrigued by her character. She was devoted and kind in a place sorely lacking in kindness, and I just had to know her story.
I've made the decision to re-release His Duchess for a Day as a standalone title for those who have not had the opportunity to read it as part of the collection. This latest edition features brand-new material; which includes a prologue and epilogue. I hope you enjoy His Duchess for a Day, along with these added moments between Crispin and Elizabeth!
HIS DUCHESS FOR A DAY...now featuring an all-new prologue and epilogue!
It was never meant to be…
That's what Elizabeth Terry has told herself while trying to forget the man she married--her once best friend. Passing herself off as a widow, Elizabeth has since built a life for herself as an instructor at a finishing school, far away from that greatest of mistakes. But the past has a way of finding you, and now that her husband has found her, Elizabeth must face the man she's tried to forget.
It was time to right a wrong…
Crispin Ferguson, the Duke of Huntington, has spent the past years living with regret. The young woman he married left without a by-your-leave, and his hasty elopement had devastating repercussions. Despite everything, Crispin never stopped thinking about Elizabeth. Now that he's found her, he has one request—be his duchess, publicly, just for a day.
Can spending time together as husband and wife rekindle the bond they once shared? Or will a shocking discovery tear them apart...this time, forever?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A little too much angst for my liking, but still a good story. Manipulation by those who you think love you ... stinks.
This was originally part of a double header with Tessa Dare, that the fabulous Christi Caldwell has released as a book in its own right. It now has a prologue and epilogue which allows the reader to grasp the wider picture of the wonderful, deep childhood friendship between our heroine and hero. This is the story of Elizabeth, one of Mrs Beldon’s infamous dragons who we met briefly in Schooling the Duke and her husband Crispin, who she has hidden from for 9 years. Again scheming parents fought to keep them apart. Elizabeth reluctantly accompanies Crispin back to London to help him for one night but ultimatley love finds a way with some twists and turns along the way. I enjoyed reading this when it was part of the double, but I love the new expanded version.