Evading the Duke
Jane Charles and Others
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When the Duke of Danby comes to London for the Season, anything can happen!
Evading the Duke contains...
Rose Gordon's The Wooing Game ~
The first meeting for James, Earl of Wynn and Miss Charlotte Cavanaugh was not so spectacular. Come to think of it, neither was the second which led to a hasty marriage followed by three years of speculation as to why the two were never seen in the same room. But that’s all about to change…
When an anonymous letter of admiration—and scandalous invitation—arrives for Charlotte, James realizes this might be his chance to start over, and thus begins The Wooing Game.
Jane Charles's Ruined By a Lady ~
There is nothing Samuel Storm wants more than to leave London behind him and return to his plantation in Barbados, until he sees a portrait come to life. At least he’s fairly certain the girl across St. Paul's is the same one depicted in the scandalous painting he owns back in the Caribbean. But how can he be sure? And why would a lady pose for such a painting?
Lady Jillian Simpson has made many mistakes in her life, but the worst was falling for an artist who took advantage of her trust. She is fairly certain her father has found and destroyed all of the paintings, all but one, at least until she encounters the dashing Mr. Storm and learns another exists. But after everything she’s experienced, how can she ever trust him with her secret or her heart?
Samantha Grace's One Less Lonely Earl ~
Colin MacBride, Earl of Blackwood, is well aware that only a fool would answer the Duke of Danby’s summons. But with many mouths to feed, poor fields, and a failing flock that might not survive winter, he sets aside a decades’ old feud with his neighbor and calls on him to make a proposition. If Blackwood sheep are allowed to winter on the duke’s land, Colin will share the profits when they are sheared in the spring. Naturally, the duke has a better idea, and it involves a lovely young lady who is dear to his heart. Colin can use the land if he agrees to hire Meredith Halliday to be his nieces' governess, then convince her to quit before the man the duke has chosen to marry her arrives in Yorkshire. Oh, and if Colin would flirt with her a bit to build her confidence, that would be splendid, indeed. Appalled to be labeled a Lothario for hire, Colin storms from the study and straight into the old curmudgeon’s trap—and she is every bit as beautiful and charming as promised.
The Wily Duke Returns
The Wooing Game by Rose Gordon
Three years. That’s how long Charlotte Noble, nee Cavanaugh, has been married to her arse of a husband. A marriage in name only, never seen in the same places at the same time, communication by written notes. But then their beginning was NOT the stuff of romantic novels.
James Noble, Earl of Wynn, cannot abide his wife. Three years of marriage have not changed his feelings. Now, however, he knows it’s time they produce the required heir. How does he announce this to his wife? By a written note of course. Not one of his best moves, but then when it comes to his wife none of them are – from their first meeting at a young age to their second meeting years later which led to their wedding.
Will a note of admiration, a jack arse of a friend, and a few well-placed jabs from a meddling uncle be enough to make James and Charlotte thaw out their hearts and let the other in? Or will a supposed betrayal separate them forever?
Another wonderful story by Rose Gordon. A well written beginning will have the reader wanting to kick sense into James and Charlotte and the action doesn’t stop until “The End” is written.
Ruined by a Lady by Jane Charles
The last thing Samuel Storm expected to see while attending a friend’s wedding in London is the live version of the goddess from his most prized painting; a painting that has a place of prominence in the bedroom of his home in Barbados. While longing to return to Barbados, he must decide between leaving or remaining and trying to uncover the identity of the lady and if she is the one who posed for the portrait. Surprised to learn the identity Samuel now longs to know the woman who holds such sadness in her eyes and will stop at nothing to achieve his goal despite the hatred flowing from her father and the warnings from his friends.
A naive mistake made in her youth, a mistake her father will not let her forget nor will he forgive her. A mistake that she thought was taken care of with the exception of one remaining canvas and the family who owns it, a family she did a terrible injustice to while trying to please her father, but promises to never reveal its existence. All leads to a lifetime of making up for said naïve mistake is what Lady Jillian Simpson has resigned herself to. That is until a handsome gentleman approaches her at the wedding ball; a ball where Jillian’s world could rip apart.
Follow along as Samuel inserts himself into Jillian’s life in hopes of getting to know her better while Jillian does her best to rebuff all Samuel’s attempts in fear of what her father will do. As Jillian learns there is more to her life than her father’s dictates and starts to live a little.
A beautiful tale by Jane Charles that will have the reader rooting for Samuel, despising Jillian’s former antics while coming to understand why she has done the things she has, and cheering as a beautiful transformation takes place.
One Less Lonely Earl by Samantha Grace
Failing crops; decimated flocks; an uncooperative, demanding widow; and family and tenants relying on him to put food on their tables. That’s what Colin MacBride, Earl of Blackwood, inherited upon the death of his older brother; all of which have taken their toll. Knowing the Duke of Danby’s reputation but desperate to save his flocks Colin answers a summons from his hated neighbor. However, Colin goes in with a plan of his own to avoid Danby’s parson’s trap. After all, the last thing he needs is another mouth to feed. Imagine his shock when the Duke agrees to Colin’s deal with stipulations of his own but Colin needs to remain alert because you never know what the Duke of Danby has up his sleeve.
Meredith Halliday knows she is not attractive and will never earn the attentions of gentlemen; her last season in London proved that. She is more than happy (she thinks) to live the life of a spinster and fully intends to take as position as a governess much to her sister’s dismay. Thankfully she has the support of the Duke of Danby, her brother-in-law’s great uncle. Hired as a governess to girls at the neighboring home Meredith is delighted but is this what she wants and how will she react when she finds out the Duke’s true plan?
A wily Duke, a spiteful widow, adorable nieces, a “helpful” brother, an enchanting governess, and a lonely Earl equal an entertaining story by talented Samantha Grace.
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- Category: Historical
- Published: May 17, 2016
- Publisher: Ava Stone
- Seller: Smashwords, Inc.
- Print Length: 320 Pages
- Language: English