The Duke I Once Knew

The Duke I Once Knew First love is always the sweetest For years Abigail Linton devoted herself to caring for her aging parents and the children of her siblings Now eager to make her own life she takes a positi

  • Title: The Duke I Once Knew
  • Author: Olivia Drake
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  • Page: 231
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • First love is always the sweetest For years, Abigail Linton devoted herself to caring for her aging parents and the children of her siblings Now, eager to make her own life, she takes a position as governess on the neighboring estate It shouldn t matter that her absentee employer is Maxwell Bryce, the Duke of Rothwell, the infamous rake who once broke her youthful hea First love is always the sweetest For years, Abigail Linton devoted herself to caring for her aging parents and the children of her siblings Now, eager to make her own life, she takes a position as governess on the neighboring estate It shouldn t matter that her absentee employer is Maxwell Bryce, the Duke of Rothwell, the infamous rake who once broke her youthful heart Surely he s forgotten her, for he hasn t set foot on his estate for fifteen years At least, that is, until he arrives unexpectedly.Max is incensed to meet his sister s new governess But why does Abby appear just as displeased to see him when it was she who d rejected him all those years ago Why is he so drawn to the independent spinster she has become And why is there a sparkle in her beautiful blue eyes that suggests they might have a second chance at love Get A Copy Kindle Store CAOnline StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Mass Market Paperback, 336 pages Published December 31st 2018 by St Martin s Paperbacks More Details Original Title The Duke I Once Knew ISBN 1250174376 ISBN13 9781250174376 Edition Language English Series Unlikely Duchesses 1 Other Editions 2 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Read

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    • Olivia Drake

      Shortly after graduating from Michigan State University with a degree in journalism, Olivia Drake sold her first novel two weeks after sending it to a publisher She now lives in Texas in a cozy cottage with a feisty cat, a loving husband, and two wonderful daughters who still come back whenever they want a home cooked meal Many of you already know Olivia as Barbara Dawson Smith, author of 24 his Shortly after graduating from Michigan State University with a degree in journalism, Olivia Drake sold her first novel two weeks after sending it to a publisher She now lives in Texas in a cozy cottage with a feisty cat, a loving husband, and two wonderful daughters who still come back whenever they want a home cooked meal Many of you already know Olivia as Barbara Dawson Smith, author of 24 historical romance novels She is a New York Times bestseller and winner of numerous honors, including the Golden Heart Award and the coveted Rita Award for excellence in the historical romance genretp uscmillan author olivia

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    • Perfect change of pace and sweet romance 3.5 stars This is one book that I had a love hate relationship with I loved the theme Older women in the Regency era definitely were frowned upon when it came time to try and marry Plus, I love the second chance romance portion too So sweet But I had issues with some of the personality characteristics the author chose to give Abby Just some of the things that came out of her mouth didn t sit right She was bitter that Max was able Perfect change of pace an [...]


    • 2.5 starsI received this book for free in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review Though she loved her family dearly , she yearned for something Something of her own choosing. First in the Unlikely Duchesses series, we have a heroine wanting to make a change Abby was the surprise baby, her older siblings were already out of the house as she grew up She ends up taking care of her older parents, missing a debut in London, and 2.5 [...]


    • This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceI received this book for free from St Martin s Paperbacks in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Duke I Once Knew is the first book in the newest series by Olivia Drake I just love this author because I always know that I can easily get into her books I was very curious to see how she would handle this book here though And it was such a great book to read here I was This [...]


    • First time read by Olivia Drake The Duke I Once Knew was a very nice read that had me turning pages at certain parts of the story The pacing of the story was very good, and I thought the HEA could have been done a bit better than what was presented in the story I did feel that the author rushed the ending a bit to get there but I was glad to see the MC s finding that they still loved one another.Abigail Abby Linton, approaching her 30th birthday is finding herself slowly becoming the spin First [...]


    • The Duke I Once Knew delivers a charming second chance romance with recognizable cliches and tropes of the romance genre It is refreshing to read a historical romance book that doesn t try to anything but a historical romance book Warning the heroine is thirty year old virgin spinster and the hero is a complete rake Their first meeting after fifteen years, the hero is getting handsy with his wannabe mistress But don t let this dissuade you from taking a chance on this book Once upon a ti [...]


    • Full review will be posted a month before this book s out Lili s Blissful PagesDue to being so devoted to her family, Abigail Linton reached spinsterhood but she s set to change that She went to the neighboring estate as a governess which is a perfect job for Abby as she spent most of her life caring for her parents and then her sibling s children The only problem is her absentee employer is her first love, Maxwell Bryce, the Duke of Rothwell It was the man she used to meet in secret when th Ful [...]


    • I am always enchanted with a Regency Romance and Olivia Drake made The Duke I Once Knew a totally enjoyable read The main characters were written with clarity and were very interesting The story line was riveting and kept me extremely interested in what would happen between Abigail and the Duke of Rothwell.Abby considered herself a spinster and felt greatly underappreciated by her family She sacrificed her youth taking care of her parents and now they feel as though they could count on her to I [...]


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