How the Duke Was Won

The pleasure of your company is requested at Warbury Park.

How the Duke Was Won

The pleasure of your company is requested at Warbury Park. Four lovely ladies will arrive… but only one can become a duchess. James, the scandalously uncivilized Duke of Harland, requires a bride with a spotless reputation for a strictly business arrangement. Lust is prohibited and love is out of the question. Four ladies. Three days. What could go wrong? She is not like the others… Charlene Beckett, the unacknowledged daughter of an earl and a courtesan, has just been offered a life-altering fortune to pose as her half-sister, Lady Dorothea, and win the duke’s proposal. All she must do is: * Be the perfect English rose [Ha!] * Breathe, smile, and curtsy in impossibly tight gowns [blast Lady Dorothea’s sylph-like figure] * Charm and seduce a wild duke [without appearing to try] * Keep said duke far, far from her heart [no matter how tempting] When secrets are revealed and passion overwhelms, James must decide if the last lady he should want is really everything he needs. And Charlene must decide if the promise of a new life is worth risking everything . . . including her heart.

Blame It on the Duke

Have you heard?

Blame It on the Duke

Have you heard? The future Duke of Barrington has just been gambled away by his father. To an heiress! The delicious details thus far... Nicolas, Lord Hatherly, never intended to marry—nor add to the “mad” Hatherly line—but now he must honor his father’s debt to a social-climbing merchant or lose the family estate. A notoriously wild marquess, won by her father at a game of cards, is the very last thing Miss Alice Tombs wants. She’s spent the last three seasons repelling suitors in spectacular fashion so she’d be at liberty to explore the world. She’ll just have to drive this one away as well. Until Nick proposes an utterly tempting arrangement: one summer together to prove the legitimacy of their union, then Alice is free to travel while Nick revels in the time he has left before the Hatherly Madness takes hold. It will be easy to walk away after a few months of make-believe wedded bliss—won’t it? Alice and Nick are about to find out...one sultry night at a time. This ought to be fun . . . An Avon Romance

How the Duke Was Won

James, the scandalously uncivilized Duke of Harland, requires a bride with a spotless reputation for a strictly business arrangement.

How the Duke Was Won

James, the scandalously uncivilized Duke of Harland, requires a bride with a spotless reputation for a strictly business arrangement. Lust is prohibited and love is out of the question. Four ladies. Three days. What could go wrong? She is not like the others... Charlene Beckett, the unacknowledged daughter of an earl and a courtesan, has just been offered a life-altering fortune to pose as her half-sister, Lady Dorothea, and win the duke's proposal. All she must do is: * Be the perfect English rose [Ha!] * Breathe, smile, and curtsy in impossibly tight gowns [blast Lady Dorothea's sylph-like figure] * Charm and seduce a wild duke [without appearing to try] * Keep said duke far, far from her heart [no matter how tempting] When secrets are revealed and passion overwhelms, James must decide if the last lady he should want is really everything he needs. And Charlene must decide if the promise of a new life is worth risking everything . . . including her heart.

If I Only Had a Duke

After four failed seasons and a disastrous jilting, Lady Dorothea Beaumont has had more than enough of her family’s scheming.

If I Only Had a Duke

After four failed seasons and a disastrous jilting, Lady Dorothea Beaumont has had more than enough of her family’s scheming. She won’t domesticate a duke, entangle an earl, or vie for a viscount. She will quietly exit to her aunt’s Irish estate for a life of blissful freedom. Until an arrogant, sinfully handsome duke singles her out for a waltz, making Thea the most popular belle of the season. The duke ruined her plans and he’ll just have to fix them. Dalton, Duke of Osborne, is far too heartless for debutantes or marriage—he uses dalliances and public spectacle to distract from his real purpose: finding the man who destroyed his family. When his search leads to Ireland, the last thing he needs is the determined, achingly innocent Thea, who arrives in the dead of night demanding he escort her to her aunt. His foolish agreement may prove his undoing. The road to the Emerald Isle is fraught with unforeseen dangers, but the greatest peril of all might just be discovering that he has a heart...and he’s losing it to Thea.

Duke Most Wicked

Also by Lenora Bell The Disgraceful Dukes: How the Duke Was Won If I Only Had a Duke Blame It on the Duke School for Dukes: What a Difference a Duke Makes For the Duke's Eyes Only One Fine Duke Wallflowers vs Rogues: Love is a Rogue The ...

Duke Most Wicked

'You'll love Lenora Bell!' Eloisa James USA Today bestselling author Lenora Bell returns to the Wallflowers vs. Rogues series with a brilliant new novel about a scandalous duke and a wallflower with a secret . . . It is a truth universally acknowledged that a wicked duke who has gambled away his fortune must be in want of an heiress. Scarred by a dark secret, Brandan Delamar, Duke of Westbury, must concede his misdeeds have finally caught up with him. With five younger sisters to support, he must marry for money. Sunny and steadfast, Viola Beaton is no heiress. As music instructor to the duke's sisters, she's developed a genuine affection for the bright young ladies. Unfortunately, she's also developed a forbidden passion for her wildly attractive employer. It must be the way he inspires her to compose sonatas about moonlight and kisses. Or how his gaze smoulders and lingers on her skin. Or because he makes her heart whisper impossible things. When Westbury decrees that he'll choose not only a bride, but grooms for his sisters, Viola can't allow him to curtail their freedom. She strikes a bargain: if he allows his sisters to attend the Season, Viola will chaperone them and keep them safe from scandal. Only...what if Viola and the duke are the ones most likely to cause a scandal? Praise for Lenora Bell: 'Love is a Rogue is a love letter to bookish girls' Entertainment Weekly 'Love is a Rogue has it all with laughter, romance, and all the emotions. Whether this is your first venture into historical romance or you're a long-time fan of Lenora Bell, this book will make your heart flutter!' The Nerd Daily 'Brilliant and intoxicating' Booklist (starred review) 'Gripping and emotionally charged, this romance promises more good things from the series to come' Publishers Weekly (starred review) 'If you've been looking for a bold, new voice in historical romance, the search ends here. Lenora Bell is it!' Sarah MacLean 'You've been waiting for Lenora Bell' Sophie Jordan 'Lenora Bell is a true delight to read' Lorraine Heath 'Fresh, flirty, and fabulous! The new Belle of Historical Romance!' Kerrelyn Sparks

The Devil s Own Duke

Also by Lenora Bell The Disgraceful Dukes: How the Duke Was Won If I Only Had a Duke Blame It on the Duke School for Dukes: What a Difference a Duke Makes For the Duke's Eyes Only One Fine Duke Wallflowers vs Rogues: Love is a Rogue ...

The Devil s Own Duke

'You'll love Lenora Bell!' Eloisa James Once upon a time in Mayfair . . . a group of wallflowers formed a secret society with goals that had absolutely nothing to do with matrimony. Their most troublesome obstacle? Rogues! Lady Henrietta Prince is far too busy for romance. She's dedicated her life to turning her family vineyards into a profitable wine venture. But when she shares a kiss at midnight with a handsome stranger, she's captivated... until he claims to be the distant heir to her father's earldom. Ash Ellis is a gambler who lives life on the edge. Now he's locked his sights on a glittering prize and nothing will stand in his way. When Henrietta is forced to marry the wickedly seductive scoundrel to keep her beloved vineyards, she vows that Ash will never have her trust, or her love. Even if his kisses are more intoxicating than the finest of wines. His new bride is certainly beautiful, but biddable? Not so much. Ash will settle for nothing less than Henrietta's total surrender... but is he the one in danger of losing his heart? Praise for Lenora Bell: 'Love is a Rogue is a love letter to bookish girls' Entertainment Weekly 'Love is a Rogue has it all with laughter, romance, and all the emotions. Whether this is your first venture into historical romance or you're a long-time fan of Lenora Bell, this book will make your heart flutter!' The Nerd Daily 'Brilliant and intoxicating' Booklist (starred review) 'Gripping and emotionally charged, this romance promises more good things from the series to come' Publishers Weekly (starred review) 'If you've been looking for a bold, new voice in historical romance, the search ends here. Lenora Bell is it!' Sarah MacLean 'You've been waiting for Lenora Bell' Sophie Jordan 'Lenora Bell is a true delight to read' Lorraine Heath 'Fresh, flirty, and fabulous! The new Belle of Historical Romance!' Kerrelyn Sparks

Love Is a Rogue

Also by Lenora Bell The Disgraceful Dukes: How the Duke Was Won If I Only Had a Duke Blame It on the Duke School for Dukes: What a Difference a Duke Makes For the Duke's Eyes Only One Fine Duke 3 Lover Rogue Lenora BELL x PIATKUS.

Love Is a Rogue

'You'll love Lenora Bell!' Eloisa James Once upon a time in Mayfair . . . a group of wallflowers formed a secret society with goals that had absolutely nothing to do with matrimony. Their most troublesome obstacle? Rogues! They call her Beastly Beatrice. Wallflower Lady Beatrice Bentley longs to remain in the wilds of Cornwall to complete her etymological dictionary. Too bad her brother's Gothic mansion is under renovation. How can she work with an annoyingly arrogant and too-handsome rogue swinging a hammer nearby? Rogue. Scoundrel. Call him anything you like as long as you pay him. Navy man Stamford Wright is leaving England soon and renovating Thornhill House is just a job. It's not about the duke's bookish sister or her fiery copper hair. Or the etymology lessons the prim-yet-alluring lady insists on giving him. Or the forbidden things he'd love to teach her. They say never mix business with pleasure. But when Beatrice and Ford aren't arguing, they're kissing. Sometimes temptation proves too strong to resist . . . even if the cost is a heart. Praise for Lenora Bell: 'Love is a Rogue is a love letter to bookish girls' Entertainment Weekly 'Love is a Rogue has it all with laughter, romance, and all the emotions. Whether this is your first venture into historical romance or you're a long-time fan of Lenora Bell, this book will make your heart flutter!' The Nerd Daily 'Brilliant and intoxicating' Booklist (starred review) 'Gripping and emotionally charged, this romance promises more good things from the series to come' Publishers Weekly (starred review) 'If you've been looking for a bold, new voice in historical romance, the search ends here. Lenora Bell is it!' Sarah MacLean 'You've been waiting for Lenora Bell' Sophie Jordan 'Lenora Bell is a true delight to read' Lorraine Heath 'Fresh, flirty, and fabulous! The new Belle of Historical Romance!' Kerrelyn Sparks

Blame It on the Duke

Lenora Bell. Also by Lenora Bell The Disgraceful Dukes: How the Duke Was Won If I Only Had a Duke Blame It on the Duke Blame It on the Duke Lenora Bell.

Blame It on the Duke

'Georgette Heyer with a sexy twist' - Eloisa James Have you heard? The future Duke of Barrington has just been gambled away by his father. To an heiress! The delicious details thus far . . . Nicolas, Lord Hatherly, never intended to marry - nor add to the 'mad' Hatherly line - but now he must honor his father's debt to a social-climbing merchant or lose the family estate. A notoriously wild marquess, won by her father at a game of cards, is the very last thing Miss Alice Tombs wants. She's spent the last three seasons repelling suitors in spectacular fashion so she'd be at liberty to explore the world. She'll just have to drive this one away as well. Until Nick proposes an utterly tempting arrangement: one summer together to prove the legitimacy of their union, then Alice is free to travel while Nick revels in the time he has left before the Hatherly "madness" takes hold. It will be easy to walk away after a few months of make-believe wedded bliss - won't it? Alice and Nick are about to find out . . . one sultry night at a time. This ought to be fun . . . Praise for Lenora Bell: 'How the Duke was Won is exciting and emotional - evocative of the best of the genre. If you've been looking for a bold, new voice in historical romance, the search ends here. Lenora Bell is it!' Sarah MacLean 'Fresh, flirty, and fabulous! The new Belle of Historical Romance!' Kerrelyn Sparks

If I Only Had a Duke

And don't miss the first sparkling romance in Lenora Bell's Disgraceful Dukes series,. HOW. THE. DUKE. WAS. WON. The pleasure of your company is requested at Warbury Park. Four lovely ladies will arrive... but only one can become a ...

If I Only Had a Duke

After four failed seasons and a disastrous jilting, Lady Dorothea Beaumont has had more than enough of her family's scheming. She won't domesticate a duke, entangle an earl or vie for a viscount. She will quietly exit to her aunt's Irish estate for a life of blissful freedom. Until an arrogant, sinfully handsome duke singles her out for a waltz, making Thea the most popular belle of the season. Well, the duke ruined her plans and now he'll just have to fix them. Dalton, Duke of Osborne, is far too heartless for debutantes or marriage - he uses dalliances to distract from his real purpose: finding the man who destroyed his family. When his search leads to Ireland, the last thing he needs is the determined, achingly innocent Thea, who arrives in the dead of night demanding he escort her to her aunt. His foolish agreement may prove his undoing. The road to the Emerald Isle is fraught with unforeseen dangers, but the greatest peril of all might just be discovering that he has a heart . . . and he's losing it to Thea. Praise for Lenora Bell: 'Message to my readers: You'll love Lenora Bell!' Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling author 'How the Duke was Won is exciting and emotional - evocative of the best of the genre. If you've been looking for a bold, new voice in historical romance, the search ends here. Lenora Bell is it!' Sarah MacLean 'Fresh, flirty, and fabulous! The new Belle of Historical Romance!' Kerrelyn Sparks 'RWA Golden Heart winner Bell's debut romance, the first in her Disgraceful Dukes series, is a knockout with its seductive combination of breathtakingly sexy romance, a refreshingly unconventional hero and heroine, and clever writing infused with droll wit' Starred review from Booklist 'Everything that made me first fall in love with historical romances while still being new and different. Trust me...you've been waiting for Lenora Bell' Sophie Jordan, New York Times bestselling author 'Hooked me from page one with its humour, emotion, and captivating characters. Lenora Bell is a true delight to read' Lorraine Heath, USA Today bestselling author 'A winning tale in which disreputable but charming protagonists bond over a shared passion for righting social injustices....Colourful supporting characters, plentiful plot twists, and the trials of star-crossed lovers make for a sizzling and heartwarming page-turner' Starred review from Publishers Weekly 'Fierce and full of surprises...this spicy romance will delight fans of the genre. Bell has found a new avenue to the happily-ever-after of the Regency era. Bold and sweet as good chocolate, this debut romance will give Regency fans a new author for their must-read list' Starred review from Kirkus

The Royal Dukes and Princesses of the Family of George III

I ever read — the latter offering the duke's resignation , the former accepting it . ... A yet more disgraceful part of the business was the appointment of one Carter , Mrs. Clarke's footboy , to a commission in the army !

The Royal Dukes and Princesses of the Family of George III


The Dukes and Desires Series

“I won't go,” she said wildly. ... But Guy did, and he smiled slowly at the Duke before he turned away. ... Guy, seated comfortably in a corner of the Duke's well-sprung traveling carriage, berated his wife on her disgraceful behavior.

The Dukes and Desires Series

Seven novels by the New York Times–bestselling author,“a romance writer who deftly blends humor and adventure” (Booklist). From a bride whose scandalous secret is revealed on her wedding day by a talking mynah bird, to a duke seduced by love letters secretly written by someone else, to an ingénue and a vicar’s wife drawn unexpectedly into the whirlwind of the London season, these seven novels are set in a world of high society scheming and passions hidden behind nineteenth-century propriety. The Dukes and Desires Series includes: The Desirable Duchess; Her Grace’s Passion; Pretty Polly; The Sins of Lady Dacey; My Dear Duchess; Lady Lucy’s Lover; and The Scandalous Marriage. “The best of the Regency writers.” —Kirkus Reviews

Punch

Her novels have titles like The Marquis Wins , The Duke's Dilemma , The Wrong Duchess , The Duke Is Trapped , The Earl Rings A Bell , The Earl Escapes , The Elusive Earl , A Duke In Danger , The Odious Duke , The Disgraceful Duke ...

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Memoirs of the Dukes of Urbino

The Duke's mercenaries , seeing no prospect of their pay , which was contingent on complete success ... nor did the Spaniards think it a disgrace to entertain tempting offers for their secession from a cheerless enterprise .

Memoirs of the Dukes of Urbino


Memoirs of the Dukes of Urbino Illustrating the Arms Arts and Literature of Italy from 1440 To 1630 Complete

At present nothing new has transpired, except that, on the night of the 7th inst., the Duke of Urbino, ... Exposures so disgraceful well merited the sneer, that the swords in that army had no edge; and Sismondi admits that its ...

Memoirs of the Dukes of Urbino  Illustrating the Arms  Arts  and Literature of Italy from 1440 To 1630  Complete

James Dennistoun of Dennistoun, the author of this work, was born on the 17th March, 1803, in Dumbartonshire, and spent the greater part of his youth with his grandfather, George Oswald of Scotston, to whom he owed, as he said, his first impulse towards letters. About the year 1814 he and his brother George were placed under the care of a tutor, the Rev. Alexander Lochore, later minister of Drymen parish. He then proceeded to Glasgow College, and later read for the Bar, though with no intention of practising. He passed advocate in 1824, but seems by then and for long after to have been gathering information regarding the old families of Dumbartonshire, which he placed at the disposal of Mr. Irving, who acknowledges his indebtedness to him. It was in 1825 that he went to Italy, spending Christmas in Rome with a few friends, and meeting there Isabella Katherina, eldest daughter of James Wolfe Murray, Lord Cringletie, whom he married in 1835. In 1836 he sold the family estates, including Colgrain and Camis-Eskan, and purchased Dennistoun Mains in Renfrewshire, the property which gave name to his house. His visits to Italy then became frequent, their most important result being the Memoirs of the Dukes of Urbino, which he published in 1851. He died some four years later, on February 13th, 1855, and was buried at his own desire in the Greyfriars churchyard, Edinburgh, not in the family vault at Cardross.

The Dukes

their hats to pa) {1 for every penn} that his contribution is Short' or provide and give to the Duke a white bull with a red nose and red ears. When the ceremony is completed, the) all repair to the Dun Cow at Stretton to celebrate with ...

The Dukes

The origins of the non-royal dukes in the British peerage divide nicely into Tudor looters, Royal bastards, opportunist generals, territorial, metropolitan or Scottish magnates. Lloyd George said that a duke, fully equipped, cost more than a dreadnought to maintain and with their palaces, possessions and retinues, they are nearly all splendid. Some of them are, of course, now poor; some of them have great wealth; some of them hit every headline and others are obscure. But within each duchy, Brian Masters tells the story of quaint grandees determined to survive. The Dukes is an essential guide that provides vital biographical information and explores the history of the dukes in unprecedented depth. This revised edition includes new information which was not available on first publication, and brings up to date the accounts of families whose titles have passed to a subsequent generation in the intervening years.