Kindle Price: $3.99

Save $7.00 (64%)

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Flip to back Flip to front
Audible Narration Playing... Paused   You are listening to a sample of the Audible narration for this Kindle book.
Learn more

The Duke's Lady (The Ladies Series Book 1) Kindle Edition

4.3 out of 5 stars 38 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
$3.99

My American Duchess by Eloisa James
"My American Duchess" by Eloisa James
Check out this new standalone Regency historical romance from a New York Times bestselling writer. Learn more | See related books

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.


Editorial Reviews

Review

 

 4 stars - "Ms. Jernigan plots an intricate tale of intrigue and patriotism, spiced with passion.  Her characters are interesting, her plot moves rapidly, her love scenes are steamy.  SENSUAL."  Evelyn Fetner - Romantic Times Magazine.

4 stars - "Well researched and interestingly written.  Charming and packed with adventure."  Ricky Mallory - Affaire de Coeur

5 stars - "Superb plotting and deft characterizations combine intrigue, adventure, and passion to make this a book to add to your must have list."  RG - Rendezvous

FIVE STARS! Wow! Nothing else really needs to be said. This story has mystery, suspense, action, and (of course) romance. I honestly do not see how the author managed to put all of that (and more) in one novel, yet she has! Both the hero and heroine are strong characters who complement each other. The more I learned about each, the more intrigued I became. I cannot recommend this title highly enough. *****   Detra Fitch Huntress Reviews

From the Inside Flap

Adventure
The Battle of New Orleans
Pirates - Jean Lafitte
Lost treasure
Historical - England and America
Ships - sea adventure
Pirates  - Jean Lafitte
New Orleans, LA
Bay of Pirates
Battle of New Orleans
Battle of 1814
Show more
Show less

Product Details

  • File Size: 1772 KB
  • Print Length: 289 pages
  • Publisher: Brenda Jernigan; Regency edition (December 19, 2013)
  • Publication Date: December 19, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009TV3170
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #244,882 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images or tell us about a lower price?


More About the Author

Brenda Jernigan is a bestselling author. Her books have been nominated for
many awards - Book Seller's Best Award, The Maggie Award, and The Holt
Medallion Award. Publisher's Weekly said, "Brenda Jernigan writes Romance,
Adventure and Magic"

She grew up living the life of a tomboy - climbing trees, playing ball, and excluding starry-eyed romance from her daily repertoire. Brenda discovered the love of books while taking her son to Story Hour at the local library -- she was hooked. She set an ambitious goal and began work on her first novel. She continued to write six more novels in rapid succession. She figured having the same birthday as Ernest Hemingway couldn't hurt.

Her books have been printed in several languages and her last book "Southern Seduction" written under the name of Alexandria Scott was printed in Russian.
webpage - http://www.brendajbooks.com twitter -https://twitter.com/bkj1608
Come by Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/bkjbooks
Westerns, historical, contemporary, Romance, love stories - she writes great stories.

"Tender love story with a feisty heroine, a rugged hero and charming children. Don't miss it!" Joan Johnston - NY Times Bestselling Author

"A passionate, witty, delightful read...filled with snappy dialogue and great characters. I couldn't put it down. A definite keeper." Fiona Hood-Steward

"As usual her characters are interesting, her plot action-packed, and her love story filled with conflict and emotion. A great read from a talented writer." Rendezvous Magazine.

"Cassie Edwards' readers are sure to find Brenda Jernigan irresistible ..." Rhapsody Debut Author - Rhapsody Book club.

"Brenda Jernigan has written an emotionally touching novel that tugs the heartstrings in all the right ways. I fell in love with all the characters. This is truly a fantastic read that should be savored and enjoyed over and over again. I look forward to many more books from this wonderful author." Jennifer Martin - Interludes Magazine.

Brenda Jernigan's warmhearted CHRISTMAS IN CAMELOT, involving an unconventional Christmas gift and an unusual wager, contains equal parts romance, adventure and holiday magic." Publisher's Weekly

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback
It is the end of September, 1813. Adam Trent, Duke of St. Ives, had to return to England, and take over Briercliff when his grandfather died a year ago. His twin sister, Elizabeth, is still in New Orleans. Though Adam currently resides in Cornwall, England, he is still half American and believes that the United States should be allowed to govern themselves. This means he must be careful so as not to be labeled as a traitor by England.

While on the coast with his close friend, Jonathan Hird, Adam finds an unconscious lady who has been washed ashore. At Briercliff, Adam and his staff care for the young lady. It seems someone had her beaten with cat-o’-nine-tails before allowing the sea to claim her. But who would even think of doing such a thing? And why?

Once the lady wakes, she has no memory. Clues provide her name, Jewel; however, her last name remains a mystery to all. Flashbacks prove that her memory will return in time, but until then Jewel would remain at Briercliff. Meanwhile, Jewel, Adam, and Jonathan are amazed at the skills she possesses. The lady is an excellent swordsman and a certain knife never strays far from her thoughts. Why she feels the urgent need to locate the knife is unknown to her though.

The attraction between Jewel and Adam sizzles, threatening to flare into an inferno. But both of them have unfinished business to attend to first.

***** FIVE STARS! Wow! Nothing else really needs to be said. This story has mystery, suspense, action, and (of course) romance. I honestly do not see how the author managed to put all of that (and more) in one novel, yet she has! Both the hero and heroine are strong characters who complement each other. The more I learned about each, the more intrigued I became. I cannot recommend this title highly enough. *****

Reviewed by Detra Fitch of Huntress Reviews.
Comment 12 of 12 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition
Ms Jernigan has wonderful twists and turns with her plots. She puts you right in the setting then suddenly you come upon a surprise and it all works.
Comment 10 of 11 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I really enjoyed this book. I started it and just couldn't put it down. Only start it if you have time to finish it.
Comment 9 of 11 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This book has a great premise - that of a beautiful very young girl/woman being washed ashore at the feet of Adam Trent, the Duke of Cornwall, who is part American and part British although His loyalties are with America and he is currently working as an American spy against England.

But, once this mysterious woman is washed ashore near his estate, his interest in her and her background take precedence in his mind and heart, especially when it is learned she has very few memories of her life. One item of interest is the portion of map that survived her wash in the ocean - it appears to be the partial map of a hidden treasure and includes a notation to "Jewel" which is apparently the young woman's name.

*Slight Spoilers* It's obvious from the beginning that Adam and Jewel are going to be an item. He is immediately very protective of her and doesn't seem to realize he has fallen in love although he knows he feels lust. I strongly disliked the fact that a 35 year old man who thought Jewel was 16 years of age - at the most - would take some of the steps he took when he should have been looking upon Jewel as a daughter. This pretty much ruined the story for me from the beginning, especially when he took her on a horseback ride/picnic and began undressing her.

When the intimacy begins, it is truly laughable. The often used line of "Why didn't you tell me" becomes "WHY DIDN'T YOU TELL ME!" to which I would have loved to interject and say at this point - "WHAT DID YOU EXPECT - YOU MORON!" Anyhooo, this book will never rank as one of the even slightly memorable reads for me. Lots of action, lots of lust, lots of dumb things going on - even some interesting things going on.
Read more ›
Comment 2 of 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Adam, the Duke, finds Jewel unconscious on the beach and takes her to his home to recover. However, Jewel has amnesia and Adam cares for her while trying to solve her mystery. She finally remembers she is the niece of Jean Lafitte, the pirate and feels she is not worthy of the Duke. Very well written and will hold your interest to the very end of the story.
Comment 2 of 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Love this author's writing. Catches your attention from the get go. Strong characters, great depiction of that time frame both in England and America. Lots of drama, lots of history, very sensual. I really enjoy this author and highly recommend her writing.
Comment 2 of 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition
Loved this book. It had me on page one & I couldn't put the book down. I really enjoyed the history in it, the pirates, & of course the love story. Very good book, I highly recommend it!! Now I'm on the reading The Wicked Lady by Brenda Jernigan.
Comment 2 of 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This caught my attention on the first page. Wondering who the mystery girl was and what was going to happen kept me anxious to turn the next page. Exciting pirates and an historical event fed my interest. Very well written.
Comment 2 of 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in