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A Duke in Time: The Widow Rules Kindle Edition
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"Janna MacGregor dazzles her readers with sexy stories that are also endearingly tender. Her characters tug at your heart-strings and make you sad to turn the last page." ― New York Times bestseller Eloisa James
"Mesmerizing! Janna MacGregor pens enchanting characters and passionate romance that offers the perfect escape.” ― New York Times bestseller Lorraine Heath
"Janna MacGregor's stories positively sparkle. Filled with heart, humor, and passion, she is an absolute must read!" ― USA Today bestselling author Christi Caldwell
"If...looking for something new with Austen’s spirit, humor, and dashing heroes, they can’t do better than MacGregor." - Entertainment Weekly
"[A] saucy Regency-era romp...[that] will melt readers' hearts." - Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Superbly conceived and smartly executed...with a brilliantly rendered cast of characters, including a resourceful, resilient heroine and a heart-of-gold hero, as well as a captivating story line that splendidly celebrates female friendship." - Booklist review
About the Author
Janna MacGregor was born and raised in the bootheel of Missouri. She is the author of the Cavensham Heiresses series, which begins with The Bad Luck Bride.
Janna credits her darling mom for introducing her to the happily-ever-after world of romance novels. Janna writes stories where compelling and powerful heroines meet and fall in love with their equally matched heroes. She is the mother of triplets and lives in Kansas City with her very own dashing rogue, and two smug, but not surprisingly, perfect pugs. She loves to hear from readers.
- ASIN : B08FZ8B348
- Publisher : St. Martin's Paperbacks (June 29, 2021)
- Publication date : June 29, 2021
- Language : English
- File size : 2322 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 380 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 125076159X
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #43,673 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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✒️ Janna MacGregor
Will they be able to reach all their goals without loosing themselves on the way ...
It was with much anticipation that I read this morning the related novella and soon after this upcoming novel.
But at a time it seems there is a discrepancy in the dates between the prequel and the novel, like the six months in the heroine’s mourning period in the novella and which change to three in the novel, but also in the starred couple’s characters.
The main protagonists offer both a different facade to the world in the opening scene, Christian is presented a cold fish, upset at his late brother’s antics and profligate spending, while he had a charming and caring persona when he meets people in need in the novella. He even turns his back to his sibling’s widows, upset at being one more time caught in his brother’s games.
So used to his late half-sibling turpitudes, he can not imagine others could have been abused like it was his case. To him, who navigated in the same muddy water, deserved whatever they got.
Why the change of character was unexpected if I had not read the novella.
Same is to be said about Katherine, she appears as a sweet woman quite sad for her husband passing even if she was not in love with him. In some way, she also much appreciated that even out of the picture she could use his name, as respectable as it was. Still when she learns they are three sharing the same patronym, she could have been angry, furious. She is just upset, because for the business woman she is, it unsettles her plans and jeopardizes her work to gain a crown license for her linen bedding affair.
And after her companion convinces her to lend a hand to those women in dire circumstances, like hers, they simply begin a new friendship. No rant about the unfaithful fellow, nor jealousy, nor ire for having been cheated of their money and having their reputation ruined ...
So as they quickly reversed to their empathizing personality, their relationship swiftly move to one of attraction and chemistry. Each helping the other, all the while lusting after one another.
Theirs is a cute second chance romance with a very modern woman for her era and a very progressivist hero.
The big heroine’s secret is quite deceiving, why it is so easily resolved, when her circumstances as one of the wives of a polygamist is much more scandalous than her birth circumstances and her “tainted” past. Yet, it seems to upset Katherine less than her “shameful” history.
It is a story with many many leads to follow, between the three women, their future suitors, the late brother’s will and his game plus the many “deliveries” result of his investments, the heroine’s quest and the hero’s many plans.
A little messy with all those paths to follow, yet I am curious about the next two stories.
3.5 stars rounded up.
𝗦𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗺 𝗹𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗹 onscreen detailed lovemaking scenes.
At the beginning of the book, Katherine discovers she is married to a polygamist. She is reluctantly introduced to the two other wives and her husband’s half-brother, Christian, the Duke of Ranford. Poor Katherine is thrown into the maelstrom of a disaster of epic proportions. Katherine has raised her station by hard work, determination, a little deception. Katherine resolves all these issues with dignity and grace. She is all heart, making friends with the other wives. I loved her generosity and selflessness. She deserves someone who would love her unconditionally and respect her.
Christian is the epitome of what a duke should be. He is a returning soldier who wants to help his less fortunate veteran friends. This book discusses how difficult it is for a soldier to reintegrate into society after the war is over. A lot of times, there is no support system, even in this time period. I found it a timely topic relative to now. I liked everything about Christian. He had a strength of character both physically and emotionally. He had dignity. Christian had such grace and gentleness when he dealt with Katherine and the other wives.
The relationship and love between Christian and Katherine were genuine and organic. The burgeoning love was felt on the first page where they met. They were two halves of a whole. There was no denying their chemistry. I don’t have strong enough words for the passion between the couple. The electric energy jumped and sizzled from the page. There was no denying they belonged together.
The plot navigated the aspects of conflict vs. angst perfectly. The couple had many obstacles, but it wasn’t too stressful for the reader. I enjoyed this aspect; I like to be entertained with a generous amount of emotional depth but not so much as it takes away from the story. The plot was the best I have read in quite a while. I have felt like most of the books I have been reading lately were mediocre. This book decimated this trend. It was a fantastic plot. There was intrigue and mystery. The plot unfolded perfectly. It was a most endearing love story. It is one of the few books I would read again. I love epilogues, and this book had a terrific one.
Overall the book was a joy to read. I felt every heartache and triumph. I was captivated on page one. This book is an excellent introduction to a series I believe will be unique. I am on the edge of my seat for more!