Once Upon a Duke
Book 1, 12 Dukes of Christmas
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Beware romantic spirits from Christmas past...
Due to the terms of an estranged relative's will, the Duke of Silkridge must revisit the cold, unforgiving mountains where he lost everything he once loved. As soon as he restores his family legacy, he'll return to London where he belongs. He definitely won't rekindle the forbidden spark crackling between him and the irresistible spitfire he'd left behind...
Noelle Pratchett is immune to charming scoundrels like the arrogant duke. He stole her heart, stole a kiss, and then stole away one night never to return. Now he's back—and they both know he won't stay. But how can she maintain her icy shields when every heated glance melts her to her core?
The 12 Dukes of Christmas is a laugh-out-loud historical romance series of heartwarming Regency romps nestled in a picturesque snow-covered village. After all, nothing heats up a winter night quite like finding oneself in the arms of a duke!
Once Upon a Duke
Great read! Kept me wondering what the Duke would do next!
Wonderful holiday romance
Wow I loved this holiday Romance. Ridley is a fantastic author. Once Upon a Duke by Erica Ridley is part of the 12 Dukes of Christmas historical romance series. I felt drawn to the heroine Noelle Pratchett. She lives in a snowy mountain village called Cressmouth in the northern part of England. Benjamin Ward, the fifth Duke of Silkridge, returns for the probate of his grandfather’s will. He and Noelle had a brief romance in the past. When old feelings are stirred, is it possible for something to sprig to life again or has too much time past? Truly enjoyed this work.
A great story
The story revolves around Benjamin, the Duke of Silkridge, who is returning to his grandfather’s castle in order to retrieve his mother’s locket, which is the only picture he has of her before she died. He has no intentions of staying any longer than it takes to hear his grandfather’s will read and then retrieve the locket. Parts of the book run parallel to the Christmas Carol and Benjamin is definitely Scrooge. The last time he was here he kissed Noelle and then abruptly left without telling Her why. He lives such a preorganized life that she had no place in it. There is a HEA but a lot happens before that comes about, especially his realizing he needs her in his life. The book is a great read and I would highly recommend it.
- Category: Historical
- Published: Oct 09, 2018
- Publisher: Erica Ridley
- Seller: WebMotion Inc
- Print Length: 177 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 1, 12 Dukes of Christmas