Francesca Winthrop had every intention of marrying for love, but her nouveau riche mother, to advance her own social standing, has arranged a bethrothal of her reclusive daughter to an English duke. William Chambers has ascended to the title upon his father’s death, but he has also inherited his father’s gambling debts. Desperate to avoid scandal and ruin, he is willing go to any lengths—including marrying, sight unseen, an American heiress.
A chance encounter and intrigue at a costume ball throw the matrimonially mismatched couple together. Though sparks fly, friction abounds. If Fran is to secure the future of her dreams, she must find a way to reach past the duke’s mysterious distance. Fortunately, a courtesan’s journal suggests there is more than one way to seduce a duke.
“[A] witty, wonderful new voice in historical romance.”—New York Times bestselling author Karen Harper
“MacMeans writes with grace and wit.”—Booklist
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About Donna MacMeans
Donna MacMeans lives with her family in Ohio. She is the author of the Chambers trilogy (The Education of Mrs. Brimley, The Seduction of a Duke, Redeeming the Rogue), the Rake Patrol series (The Casanova Code, The Whisky Laird’s Bed),… More about Donna MacMeans
Published by Berkley Apr 07, 2009| 352 Pages| ISBN 9781101155516