The Desperate Duke

The Desperate Duke

by Sheri Cobb South

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A duke in disguise . . . a damsel in distress . . . a match made in—Manchester?

When 23-year-old Theodore Radney becomes the Duke of Reddington after his father dies, the weight of his new responsibilities is enough to send him into a panic. Theo soon accumulates a pile of debts—and discovers he can't touch his inheritance until his father's will is probated. His brother-in-law, mill owner Ethan Brundy, lends him the money, with one caveat: Theo will repay the loan by working in the mill.

Daphne Drinkard and her mother have fallen on hard times, and are now reduced to taking in boarders. When a Parliamentary candidate hires the dining room for a series of political meetings, Daphne knows he might be her last chance for an advantageous marriage. Still, she's far more intrigued by the boardinghouse's newest resident. Mr. Tisdale is obviously a gentleman—but why would a gentleman be working in a cotton mill?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161660324
Publisher: Sheri Cobb South
Publication date: 10/27/2018
Series: The "Weaver" series , #4
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 107,685
File size: 981 KB

About the Author

Bestselling author Sheri Cobb South has more than twenty-five books to her credit, including the John Pickett series of historical mysteries (now an award-winning audiobook series) and the critically acclaimed Regency romance THE WEAVER TAKES A WIFE. Her novels have been translated into foreign languages, published in large print editions, and recorded by the Library of Congress's Books for the Blind program. A native of Alabama, she now lives in Loveland, Colorado.

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The Desperate Duke 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
carvanz 27 days ago
Audiobook: Narrator – Noah Michael Lavine Absolutely LOVED this audiobook! I never get tired of listening to this narrator. He gives an amazing performance to an era long past while not losing me to an accent that I might not be able to follow. Each character is clearly defined and of course, I can’t help but swoon, again, each time he does Ethan’s voice. But this time he’s introduced me to Theo and I was a bit worried it might be a little too much but as soon as this book began I knew it was going to be perfect. Highly recommend this narrator! Theo has got himself into some hot water after the death of his father and then the very public break up from his paramour. With the probate of his father’s will too late to help, he asks for Ethan’s help to tide him over. Ethan however, cunning individual that he is, declines – with very good reason – and sets Theo up to work in the cotton mill. Daphne and her mother, once the height of society, now operate a boarding house, each dreaming of more. When Theo arrives on their doorstep, it is in succession with another individual, a man set to beat Ethan in his bid for the seat in the Commons. With her mother pushing her towards one man and her heart yearning for another, Daphne’s dreams change a bit. This was such a wonderful read/listen! I loved the lighthearted banter of the characters, the quirky individuals that preside at the boarding house and most importantly this hero and heroine. Daphne was just so sweet and her dreams really were simple but honest. Theo was stuck in a place that either way he was going to lose. My heart hurt for them both. I’ve become a huge fan of this series and this book solidifies it as a winner all around. I can’t help but recommend it to anyone who likes a sweet historical romance with characters that come to life and fill your heart from the first page to the last.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Young Lord Tisdale is unprepared to assume his new mantle as the Duke of Reddington, but fortunately his brother in law, Sir Ethan Brundy has a plan to bring him up to snuff. Another enjoyable novel with only one minor caveat... if maturity could be attained in so little time with so little hardship this world would be a far better place.