Beguiled by a Baron
#14, Heart of a Duke
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A Lady with a Secret… Partially deaf, with a birthmark marring her face, Bridget Hamilton is content with her life, even if she’s been cast out of her family. But her peaceful existence—expanding her mind with her study of rare books—is threatened with an ultimatum from her evil brother—steal a valuable book or give up her son. Bridget has no choice; her son is her world.
A Lord with a Purpose… Vail Basingstoke, Baron Chilton is known throughout London as the Bastard Baron. After battling at Waterloo, he establishes himself as the foremost dealer in rare books and builds a fortune, determined to never be like the self-serving duke who sired him. He devotes his life to growing his fortune to care for his illegitimate siblings, also fathered by the duke. The chance to sell a highly coveted book for a financial windfall is his only thought.
Two Paths Collide… When Bridget masquerades as the baron’s newest housekeeper, he’s hopelessly intrigued by her quick wit and her skill with antique tomes. Wary from having his heart broken in the past, it should be easy enough to keep Bridget at arm’s length, yet desire for her dogs his steps. As they spend time in each other’s company, understanding for life grows as does love, but when Bridget’s integrity is called into question, Vail’s world is shattered—as is his heart again. Now Bridget and Vail will have to overcome the horrendous secrets and lies between them to grasp a love—and life—together.
'Beguiled by a Baron' by Christi Caldwell is book 14 in "The Heart of a Duke" series. This is the story of Bridget Hamilton and Vail Basingstoke, Baron Chilton. This can be a standalone book if you choice to do so.
Bridget has been set aside by her family because of her partial deafness and has lived with just a close family servants. Bridget has only ever been useful to her brother when he needed something from her. Since her parents death that has left her brother taking charge of her life. Which has never been a good thing....this man is evil, in debt and cares for no one. So when he comes forward to ask her to steal a valuable book from Vail she of course refuses. But he then threatens her 'son' and with throwing her into a mental health center. So she agrees to do what he wishes.
Vail has learned that people cannot be trusted and can hurt you allot but he still tries to care for the bastard kids his father has left.
When his household hires a new house maid name Bridget he is quickly drawn to her and her mind. But how will he react when he finds out she isn't what she appears to be?
This was another great, heartfelt book by Ms. Caldwell. Ms. Caldwell books just wrap you into a story and you just can't put the book down.
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Every time you read a book by Christi Caldwell you always end up in love❤️ I have read all the series of The Heart of a Duke and each one is wonderful. I really loved Bridgett, she was just special and enjoyed her truly.
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Another GREAT read fromChristi. So many emotions in the book. It'll make you laugh, cry and wish the story never ends. She is the author one of my fav authors.