The Duke Who Loved Me

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The Duke Who Loved Me

Fans of Bridgerton will fall in love with this sparkling Regency romance from bestselling author Jane Ashford featuring: A duke accustomed to getting his own way A lady determined to teach him a thing or two about love Delicious opposites-attract romance Glittering detail and banter First in a new series! James Cantrell, the new Duke of Tereford, has inherited a dukedom in disarray and is overwhelmed by his unaccustomed responsibilities. Then he gets an idea. Cecelia Vainsmede served as liaison between James and her father, and she knows a great deal about business matters, his own in particular. She's also quite pretty. Ever the pragmatist, he suggests a marriage of convenience. Cecelia has always been good at working with James, but she doesn't understand how he can be so obtuse. He clearly doesn't realize that he's the duke she's always wished for, or that his offer is an insult. But when a German prince arrives in London and immediately sets out to woo Cecelia, James will have to come to terms with what he really feels for her. Is running away worth the cost of losing her, or will the duke dare to win her once and for all? Praise for Jane Ashford's historical romances: "Humor, drama, mystery, romance, intrigue, and a surprising ending. I can't wait to read the other books in the series."—Harlequin Junkie Top Pick for How to Cross a Marquess "[A]n irresistibly sweet literary confection."—Booklist for Earl to the Rescue "Filled with wit and charm."—Fresh Fiction for Nothing Like a Duke

G A Aiken Dragon Bundle The Dragon Who Loved Me What a Dragon Should Know Last Dragon Standing How to Drive a Dragon Crazy

“You want me to express myself? Then that's what I'll do.” “Izzy—” “It's all right, ... “Tell me your—” “What the battle-fuck do you want with us?” The duke sat up straight, his glower dark and dangerous. “Perhaps you forget your place, ...

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Only for those I love would I traipse into the merciless Northlands to risk life, limb, and my exquisite beauty. But do they appreciate it? Do they say, "Gwenvael the Handsome, you are the best among us--the most loved of all dragons?" No! For centuries my family has refused to acknowledge my magnificence as well as my innate humility. Yet for them, and because I am so chivalrous, I will brave the worst this land has to offer. So here I stand, waiting to broker an alliance with the one the Northlanders call The Beast. A being so fearful, the greatest warriors will only whisper its name. Yet I, Gwenvael, will courageously face down this terrifying. . .woman? It turns out the Beast, a.k.a. Dagmar Reinholdt, is a woman--one with steel-gray eyes and a shocking disregard for my good looks. Beneath her plain robes and prim spectacles lies a sensual creature waiting to be unleashed. Who better than a dragon to thaw out that icy demeanor? And who better than a beast to finally tame a mighty dragon's heart? "Sexy and outrageous humor." --Romantic Times I know what they see when they look at me. The charming, soft-spoken dragoness bred from the most powerful of royal bloodlines. A disguise stronger than any battle shield that allows me to keep all suitors at tail's length. A technique that's worked until him. Until Ragnar the Cunning, handsome barbarian warlord and warrior mage from the desolate Northlands. Unlike those who've come before him, he does not simply submit to my astounding charm and devastating smile. Instead, he dismisses me as vapid, useless and, to my great annoyance, rather stupid! Yet I'll allow no male to dismiss me. Soon he'll learn my worth, my many skills, and the strength of my will. For this one challenges me enough to make me want to ruthlessly taunt him, tease him and, finally, when the trap is set, bring him to his knees. I was raised for battle. And as the first daughter of a warrior family, I've earned my reputation the hard way. Yet now I fight alongside uncivilized male Northland dragons who think a female is only good for breeding and waiting back home in the cave. But it's the foolish and foolhardy who would try to stop me, Rhona the Fearless, from doing what I do best—destroying the enemies of my kind. So the smartest thing wily barbarian Vigholf the Abhorrent can do for me is stay out of my way as we risk all on a deadly mission in enemy territory. I don't care if he's fascinated by me, even though he is as attractive as he is resourceful. He's having far too much fun putting me in difficult situations and testing my sense of duty to the limit. And I'm going to enjoy challenging his insufferable confidence, outwitting his schemes, and making him surrender in the wildest ways. . . "Sexy and outrageous humor." --Romantic Times Some things never go away, like vile enemies, bad ale, and annoying kin. But I thought I was finished with the one dragon I'd have done anything for: Éibhear the Blue, a big, gorgeous, blue-haired beast who thinks the world belongs to him. The world and, apparently, me. So if Éibhear wants to play the caring hero and travel into the most forsaken of Gods forsaken lands to protect the one woman who doesn't need it--namely me--I'll let him. Because while I'm trying to fulfill a ridiculous quest for a pushy god, I'm going to draw this overconfident warlord much too close, rekindle his fires, and enjoy every minute of his delicious defeat. . . Praise for The Dragon Who Loved Me "A chest thumping, mead-hall rocking, enemy slaying brawl of a good book." --All Things Urban Fantasy "Aiken aces another one." –RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars "A hot, hot series." --Library Journal

Love Finds The Duke at Last

But I loved Jo-Jo so much and he loved me. No one else loves me and no one wants me.” The way she spoke was so pitiful that without even thinking the Duke put his arm round her and drew her close to him. “Now you have to be very brave,” ...

Love Finds The Duke at Last

The Duke of Lavenham learns from a letter that the beautiful Lady Penelope who he finds fun and amusing, is telling her friends that she is going to marry him. The Duke is horrified as he has no intention of marrying anyone for many years to come and he hurries to visit Penelope to discuss the matter with her and tell her that he has no intention of marrying anybody. As he is leaving the house, a young girl sobbing hysterically jumps into his carriage and begs him to take her away. The girl, Devinia, who is a cousin of Penelope’s, tells the Duke that Penelope has had her dog killed and she wants to die too. She is terribly unhappy and he thinks that she has been very badly treated by Penelope and her family. The Duke takes her to his Castle in the country and it is then that he has the idea that, if he and Devinia pretend to become engaged to each other, Penelope’s father cannot accuse him of breach of promise. But the Duke is quite certain if Penelope has told so many people of their intended marriage that her father will consider that he has damaged her reputation and will insist on him marrying her. All this could be prevented if Devinia would become engaged to him and they could break it off as soon as it is safe to do so. Devinia is very happy at the Duke’s Castle in the country and loves riding his horses. How Penelope’s revenge on him is to have her kidnapped by a foreign nation and carried away to become the concubine to a ruler of their country. And how the Duke desperately sets out to find her, is told in this exciting and romantic novel by BARBARA CARTLAND.

The Duke and the Commoner

“ You have no right to insult me , -to hint that I am marrying the duke only for the sake of what he can give me . If you really love me as much as you say , do me justice , and take back that sneer at — my future husband .

The Duke and the Commoner


The Duke s Children

I thought of it --- not knowing myself ; before I had seen you . You shall know it all if you will only say that you love me . " “ I should like to know it all first . " “ You do know it all ; --- almost . I have told you that she knows ...

The Duke s Children


Zuleika Dobson

The Duke reeled back. Horror had come into his eyes. ... ''LOVE you?'' she retorted. ''YOU?'' ''You no longer love me. Why? Why?'' ''What do you mean?'' ''You loved me. Don't trifle with me. You came to me loving me with all your heart.

Zuleika Dobson

The passage of time has conferred a dark power upon Beerbohm’s ostensibly light and witty Edwardian satire.

244 Love For Sale

“Now tell me,” he said very gently, “what you feel about me.” “I – love you,” Udela sighed. “You know that – I love you – but how could I ever have – imagined that you would love – me too?” “I thought you loved me,” the Duke replied, ...

244  Love For Sale

Dashing, handsome and much in demand with Society ladies, the Duke of Oswestry is trapped by the beautiful but duplicitous Lady Marlene with whom he has just finished an ill-advised love affair. Claiming that she is with child and, falsely, that he is the father, she demands that he marries her or she will cause a great Society scandal, something that the Duke in his worst nightmares would never tolerate. He has previously vowed never to marry, but it seems that now there is no escape for him until a beautiful young girl appears at his front door begging him to save her from two men who are relentlessly pursuing her. Suddenly the Duke has an idea. He can save them both from their own pursuers simply by pretending that he is engaged to this lovely young waif, Udela Hayward. Little does he suspect, however, the violent passions that his pretence betrothal provokes. When there is a diabolical attempt on his life by his jealous younger brother, Lord Julius and a band of cutthroats, it is the innocent Udela who bravely saves his life. And to whom he finally loses his heart and she is carried to the stars when he kisses her for the first time.

Love Me Forever

Rich, powerful and handsome, the Duke of Melyncourt is journeying to Paris on a secret mission for the British Prime Minister when he discovers that a bewitchingly beautiful flame-haired girl has stowed away in his carriage.

Love Me Forever

Rich, powerful and handsome, the Duke of Melyncourt is journeying to Paris on a secret mission for the British Prime Minister when he discovers that a bewitchingly beautiful flame-haired girl has stowed away in his carriage. Amé, as she is a called, has run away from the Convent where she is a novice and to which her unknown mother had entrusted her as a baby in arms. It transpires that she fled to enjoy a last taste of freedom after for some reason the sinister Cardinal de Rohan insisted that she take her nun’s Orders without delay, far sooner than other novices would. The Duke knows that this French Cardinal is not to be trusted and agrees after much pleading to take Amé with him to Paris disguised as his pageboy. It is not long before the Cardinal’s men are in pursuit, enquiring whether the Duke has seen the missing novice. And the Duke realises that there is something ominous afoot. So begins an adventure in which Amé and the Duke find themselves amid the turmoil between the Court of Marie Antoinette and subversive factions against the Queen led by the depraved Duc de Chartres. With everything at stake, including her life, how can Amé return to devote her heart to God when she has already given it to the Duke?

The duchess of Mazarin

lay my loved me but ever so little , you would not have made me such a reply . ” “ My lord duke , I love and respect you , as a dutiful wife ought to do . " " You love me , you say ? that I am sure you don'tat any rate with love worthy ...

The duchess of Mazarin


The Duke and the Preachers Daughter

They travelled slowly and the Duke thought that however long it took, he could imagine no journey could be so entrancing as to have Benedicta in his arms. ¥When did you first know you loved me?¦ he asked, as they circled the growing ...

The Duke and the Preachers Daughter

Imperious, handsome and gallant in battle, the Duke of Kingswood has stolen the hearts of many society Belles - but he is 'a block of ice which nobody can melt', determined never to marry. To continue the family line, he is counting on his cousin and heir presumptive Richard to marry well and produce a son. To the Duke's horror, Richard's heart is bewitched by society siren and acclaimed beauty Lady Delyth Maulden - and disaster turns to tragedy when Richard finds his beloved in the arms of another, shoots him and turns his gun on himself. With Richard at death's door, the Duke is determined that he shall find a more suitable young beauty to mend his broken heart; to marry him and thwart Lady Delyth's scheming ways. Like manna from heaven, a beautiful young grey-eyed waif calls to him for help for her ailing father as he rides through his estate. Could this modest, unassuming beauty be the ideal bride he seeks for Richard?

The Complete D artagnan Romances

All these proofs of love which you would give me are almost crimes.” “Because you do not love me, madame! If you loved me, you would view all this otherwise.Ifyou loved me, oh,ifyou loved me, thatwould be too great happiness, ...

The Complete D artagnan Romances

This carefully crafted ebook: “The Three Musketeers + Twenty Years After + The Vicomte of Bragelonne + Ten Years Later + Louise de la Valliere + The Man in the Iron Mask (The Complete d'Artagnan Romances)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The d'Artagnan Romances are a set of three novels by Alexandre Dumas telling the story of the musketeer d'Artagnan from his humble beginnings in Gascony to his death as a marshal of France in the Siege of Maastricht in 1673. Dumas based the life and character of d'Artagnan on the 17th-century captain of musketeers Charles de Batz-Castelmore, Comte d'Artagnan, and Dumas's portrayal was indebted to the semi-fictionalized memoirs of d'Artagnan written 27 years after the hero's death by Gatien de Courtilz de Sandras (published in 1700). The d'Artagnan novels are: The Three Musketeers, set in 1625; first published in serial form in the magazine Le Siècle between March and July 1844. Dumas claimed it was based on manuscripts he had discovered in the Bibliothèque Nationale. Twenty Years After, set in 1648; serialized from January to August, 1845. The Vicomte of Bragelonne: Ten Years Later, set between 1660 and 1673; serialized from October 1847 to January 1850. This vast novel has been split into three, four, or five volumes at various points. In the three-volume edition, the novels are titled The Vicomte de Bragelonne, Louise de la Vallière and The Man in the Iron Mask. In the four-volume edition, the novels are titled The Vicomte de Bragelonne, Ten Years Later, Louise de la Vallière and The Man in the Iron Mask Alexandre Dumas (1802 – 1870), also known as Alexandre Dumas, père, was a French writer, best known for his historical novels of high adventure. Translated into nearly 100 languages, these have made him one of the most widely read French authors in history. Many of his novels, including The Count of Monte Cristo,The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After, and The Vicomte de Bragelonne: Ten Years Later were originally published as serials. His novels have been adapted since the early twentieth century for nearly 200 films. Dumas' last novel, The Knight of Sainte-Hermine, unfinished at his death, was completed by a scholar and published in 2005, becoming a bestseller. It was published in English in 2008 as The Last Cavalier. Prolific in several genres, Dumas began his career by writing plays, which were successfully produced from the first. He also wrote numerous magazine articles and travel books; his published works totaled 100,000 pages. In the 1840s, Dumas founded the Théâtre Historique in Paris.

The Disorders of Love

“ Madame , you do not love me anymore , ” the duke told her , “ you love only the power of your beauty ; you sacrifice my peace of mind and your own reputation for it . You leave me to believe that the newest incense is always for you ...

The Disorders of Love


Capturing the Duke s Heart

“It's me.” “Who are you really? The gardener? The groom? A Duke? A betrayer?” “My name is Anthony Jonathan Cumberland, and I'm a man who has loved you for a very long time. A man who wanted you to love me for me, once I realized how ...

Capturing the Duke s Heart

Amazing value Regency ten-story collection. Charming dukes with attitudes and kind hearts. Lovely ladies who want to find love. This Regency romance collection is a sweet read with a guaranteed happily ever after. The full collection includes: 1. The Duke's Violet 2. From Maid to Duchess 3. Duchess for the Charming Duke 4. The Lady and the Beast 5. An Intriguing Encounter 6. The Rogue's Bride 7. Captivating the Duke 8. The Duke's Margaret 9. The Earl's Sweet Bride 10. A Duke to Remember

3 books to know Romantic Era

If you loved me, oh, if you loved me, that would be too great happiness, and I should run mad. ... cried Anne of Austria, with an accent of terror which proved how much greater an interest she took in the duke than she ventured to tell.

3 books to know Romantic Era

Welcome to the3 Books To Knowseries, our idea is to help readers learn about fascinating topics through three essential and relevant books. These carefully selected works can be fiction, non-fiction, historical documents or even biographies. We will always select for you three great works to instigate your mind, this time the topic is:Romantic Era - The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Frankenstein by Mary Shelley - The Three Musketeers by Alexandre DumasThe Sorrows of Young Werther (German: Die Leiden des jungen Werthers) is a loosely autobiographical epistolary novel by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, first published in 1774. A revised edition followed in 1787. It was one of the most important novels in the Sturm und Drang period in German literature, and influenced the later Romantic movement. Goethe, aged 24 at the time, finished Werther in five-and-a-half weeks of intensive writing in JanuaryMarch 1774. The book's publication instantly placed the author among the foremost international literary celebrities, and remains among the best known of his works. Towards the end of Goethe's life, a personal visit to Weimar became a crucial stage in any young man's Grand Tour of Europe. Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel written by English author Mary Shelley (17971851) that tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist who creates a hideous, sapient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Shelley started writing the story when she was 18, and the first edition of the novel was published anonymously in London on 1 January 1818, when she was 20. Her name first appeared on the second edition, published in 1823. The Three Musketeers is a historical adventure novel written in 1844 by French author Alexandre Dumas. Situated between 1625 and 1628, it recounts the adventures of a young man named D'Artagnan (based on Charles de Batz-Castelmore d'Artagnan) after he leaves home to travel to Paris, to join the Musketeers of the Guard. Although d'Artagnan is not able to join this elite corps immediately, he befriends the three most formidable musketeers of the age Athos, Porthos and Aramis, "the three inseparables," as these are called and gets involved in affairs of the state and court. This is one of many books in the series 3 Books To Know. If you liked this book, look for the other titles in the series, we are sure you will like some of the topics

The Greatest Stories for Boys

“Because you do not love me, madame! If you loved me, you would view all this otherwise. If you loved me, oh, if you loved me, that would be too great happiness, and I should run mad. Ah, Madame de Chevreuse was less cruel than you.

The Greatest Stories for Boys

Reading experts all agree that boys need to be allowed to pick the books that really interest them. Finding the right book is the key to transforming a kid who says they don’t like to read into a self-described “reader.” Here are the books the kids raved about because they had the perfect combination of suspense, action, and character drama, plus storylines so engaging they didn’t want to put them down. These aren’t just good books, they’re the absolute best books to captivate, thrill and intrigue your boys. Even boys who don’t like to read. They’d just rather be doing something rather than reading – like throwing a baseball or watching hockey game. But whether you’re 12 or 62, grab this book and head out to the treehouse.

The Valet Who Loved Me

“But this time I intend to find a lady who loves me for myself.” There it was. Kendall's only allowance to Lady Emily Foswell. “Yes!” Worth pounded his fist against the table. The duke's normally jovial voice had filled with anger.

The Valet Who Loved Me

He's on a top-secret assignment. All of London knows Beau Bellham as the Marquess of Bellingham, but only a trusted few know he also works for the Home Office. His specialty? Scouting out traitors to the Crown. So, when one of his friends pretends to be a footman at a house party in order to find a wife, Beau decides posing as a valet at the same gathering will be the perfect cover for him to spy on the men he suspects of treason. What Beau doesn’t count on, however, is butting heads with a far-too-certain-of-herself maid who gives him hell at every turn. She’s about to blow his cover. Miss Marianne Notley is a lady’s maid with more secrets than hairpins. When she meets her employer’s new valet, she distrusts him immediately. Never mind his dashing good looks and irrepressible charm, he’s a bit too sure of himself and asks a few too many questions for her liking. She’s on a mission to reveal the mysterious valet’s true identity, and she’s not above wielding her own considerable charms to do it. But before long, all the pretending Marianne and Beau are doing feels alarmingly real—and a lot like falling in love. When they finally discover the truth about each other, will it spark a face-off for the ages or a love that lasts for all time?

The Unwanted Wedding

¥I ~ love you!¦ Honora said. ¥I love you until you ~ fill the whole world ~ and there is ~ nothing else but ~ you.¦ The Duke kissed her again. ¥When did you ~ first know you ~ loved me? ¥Honora asked when she could speak.

The Unwanted Wedding

The heart-breakingly handsome Duke of Tynemouth is appalled to find that his torrid affaire dÕcoeur with the alluring Aline, Countess of Langstone, is destined to end, because Queen Victoria insists that he marries one of Prince AlbertÕs German relatives, who is fat and ugly.ÊTo refuse is unthinkable, so, in desperation, he agrees to pre-empt his Monarch by cynically marrying AlineÕs innocent young niece, Honora.The beautiful Honora is horrified at the prospect of marrying a man she has never met, let alone love, but she has little choice.ÊHeartbroken and facing a life without the love she has always dreamt about, a husband who seems to hate her and a wedding night she dreads, she flees and falls prey to an even worse fate.ÊNow that he might lose her forever, the Duke realises that it is not hate for Honora that beats in his heart. It is love!ÊBut has his awakening come too late?

ALEXANDRE DUMAS 40 Historical Novels Adventure Classics True Crime Stories Illustrated

If you loved me, oh, if you loved me, that would be too great happiness, and I should run mad. ... cried Anne of Austria, with an accent of terror which proved how much greater an interest she took in the duke than she ventured to tell.

ALEXANDRE DUMAS  40  Historical Novels  Adventure Classics   True Crime Stories  Illustrated

This unique collection of Alexandre Dumas' historical novels, adventure classics & true crime stories has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards. The D'Artagnan Romances The Three Musketeers Twenty Years After The Vicomte of Bragelonne Ten Years Later Louise da la Valliere The Man in the Iron Mask The Valois Trilogy Queen Margot (Marguerite de Valois) Chicot de Jester: La Dame de Monsoreau The Forty-Five Guardsmen The Memoirs of a Physician - Marie Antoinette Series Joseph Balsamo: The Magician The Mesmerist's Victim: Andrea de Taverney The Queen's Necklace Taking the Bastile: Ange Pitou The Countess de Charny: The Execution of King Louis XVI Other Novels The Count of Monte Cristo The Conspirators: The Chevalier d'Harmental The Regent's Daughter The Hero of the People The Royal Life-Guard Captain Paul The Sicilian Bandit The Corsican Brothers The Companions of Jehu The Wolf Leader The Black Tulip The Last Vendee The Prussian Terror Short Stories A Masked Ball Solange Celebrated crimes The Borgias The Cenci Massacres of the South Mary Stuart Karl-Ludwig Sand Urbain Grandier Nisida Derues La Constantin Joan of Naples The Man in the Iron Mask (An Essay) Martin Guerre Ali Pacha The Countess De Saint-Geran Murat The Marquise De Brinvilliers Vaninka The Marquise De Ganges Essays Alexandre Dumas by W. E. Henley A Gossip on a Novel of Dumas's by Robert Louis Stevenson Alexandre Dumas by Andrew Lang To Alexandre Dumas by Andrew Lang Biography Alexandre Dumas by Adolphe Cohn Alexandre Dumas, père (1802-1870) was a French writer whose works have been translated into nearly 100 languages and he is one of the most widely read French authors. His most famous works are The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers.

ALEXANDRE DUMAS The Three Musketeers Series The Marie Antoinette Novels The Count of Monte Cristo The Valois Trilogy and more 27 Novels in One Volume

“Because you do not love me, madame! If you loved me, you would view all this otherwise. If you loved me, oh, if you loved me, that would be too great happiness, and I should run mad. Ah, Madame de Chevreuse was less cruel than you.

ALEXANDRE DUMAS  The Three Musketeers Series  The Marie Antoinette Novels  The Count of Monte Cristo  The Valois Trilogy and more  27 Novels in One Volume

Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created collection of Alexandre Dumas' most renowned historical novels and adventure classics. This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. The D'Artagnan Romances The Three Musketeers Twenty Years After The Vicomte of Bragelonne Ten Years Later Louise da la Valliere The Man in the Iron Mask The Valois Trilogy Queen Margot (Marguerite de Valois) Chicot de Jester: La Dame de Monsoreau The Forty-Five Guardsmen The Memoirs of a Physician - Marie Antoinette Series Joseph Balsamo: The Magician The Mesmerist's Victim: Andrea de Taverney The Queen's Necklace Taking the Bastile: Ange Pitou The Countess de Charny: The Execution of King Louis XVI Other Novels The Count of Monte Cristo The Conspirators: The Chevalier d'Harmental The Regent's Daughter The Hero of the People The Royal Life-Guard Captain Paul The Sicilian Bandit The Corsican Brothers The Companions of Jehu The Wolf Leader The Black Tulip The Last Vendee The Prussian Terror Essays & Biography: A Gossip on a Novel of Dumas's by Robert Louis Stevenson Alexandre Dumas from ESSAYS IN LITTLE by Andrew Lang ALEXANDRE DUMAS by Adolphe Cohn Alexandre Dumas, père (1802-1870) was a French writer whose works have been translated into nearly 100 languages and he is one of the most widely read French authors. His most famous works are The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers.