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The Duchess Hunt

Book 1, House of Trent

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Description

THE DUKE'S DESIRE

Simon Hawkins, duke of Trent, is no stranger to scandal. Rumors and innuendo have darkened the House of Trent for decades, and it has fallen to Simon to restore his tattered family name. He lives by a strict code of honor, but when he is called home to investigate his mother's disappearance, the distinguished duke will tangle with temptation. For there waits the only woman he has ever loved-and the last woman he should desire . . .

Sarah Osborne has spent her life dreaming of Simon's touch. But dukes do not long for lady's maids-or so Sarah believes, until a stolen kiss sparks a passion that could be her ultimate undoing. As the couple begins a forbidden romance, a cunning enemy plots to destroy the duke and everything he loves. Now, caught in a blackmailer's web, Simon faces an agonizing choice: sacrifice his family's future or break Sarah's heart.

(95000 words)

From Publishers Weekly

May 13, 2013 – Whether Haymore s storytelling will appeal depends upon the importance one attaches to the historical part of historical romance. Nothing in her ostensibly Regency-set series launch suggests the 19th century beyond the ubiquity of horse-drawn transportation. Certainly the premise the daughter of a gardener, educated alongside the sons of a duke, becoming the love of the heir gives no more than nodding acknowledgment to the realities of the era s social order. Beyond that, the inappropriate amour between Sarah Osborne, head housemaid turned lady s companion, and Simon Hawkins, Duke of Trent, is a pleasant, predictable bit of romantic fluff. Haymore adds some intrigue with the disappearance of Simon s mother and the eventual emergence of a blackmailing threat, but these are minor diversions from the main agenda of hot glances, murmurs about what other people might think, and setups for future installments.

Customer Reviews

The start of a beautiful relationship

This book is the first in a series. It is wonderfully written with the characters all having strengths and weaknesses. The love story is complex and different than most romantic novels. I read this book and then re-read it because I didn't want it to end. I can't wait for book 2 in the series. This is a family you will love.

The Duchess Hunt
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  • $7.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Historical
  • Published: Jun 25, 2013
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Seller: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Print Length: 368 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, House of Trent
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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