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A Good Duke Is Hard to Find (Isle of Synne Book 1) Kindle Edition
After her third fiancé leaves her at the altar, Lenora Hartley is beginning to think she's cursed. One thing's for certain: she needs to escape London and her father's tyrannical attempts to find her yet another suitor. The Isle of Synne, an isolated and idyllic retreat off Britain's northern coast, is blessedly far from society's gossip, but it also carries haunting reminders of her first fiancé. Letting go of the past to find happiness seems impossible -- until Lenora is thrown in the path of a gruff, mysterious blue-eyed man who makes her pulse race.
Next in line for a dukedom he doesn't want to inherit, Peter Ashford is only on the isle to exact revenge on the man who is responsible for his mother's death. Once he's completed the task, he'll return to America where his life can finally be his own. Yet when he meets the beautiful and kind Miss Hartley, he can't help but be drawn to her. Can Peter put aside his plans for vengeance for the woman who has come to mean everything to him?
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Britton (A Match Made in London) imbues her irresistible couple with impressive psychological depth, and the charming supporter characters of cunning Lady Olivia and rascally Quincy, Peter's best friend, steal every scene they're in. Readers will be hooked.--Publishers Weekly
First-rate Regency fun!--Grace Burrowes, New York Times bestselling author
I'd read another Britton book in a heartbeat.--Minerva Spencer on With Love in Sight --This text refers to the mass_market edition.
- ASIN : B081Z3ZZBT
- Publisher : Forever (30 June 2020)
- Language : English
- File size : 4250 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 385 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1538717492
- Best Sellers Rank: 461,907 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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This romance offers valuable life lessons, but the agonizing doubts and indecision that plague the conflicted protagonists do drag on at length.
If you like stories of star crossed lovers that go through lots of hardship before finally maturing enough to admit they love each other you will love this book. I didn't.
After being jilted by her third fiancé, Lenora Hartley decides to take a break from London and her father’s attempts to find her another match. The Isle of Synne, an isolated island off Britain’s northern coast, is exactly the right place to avoid the gossip. But soon after arriving, she runs into a mysterious man who attracts her far more than she expected. Peter Ashford is set to inherit a dukedom he doesn’t want, but his only thoughts are of getting revenge on the man who let his mother die. Determined to ruin the man and his legacy, he heads to the Isle of Synne to set his revenge in motion. But once there, he meets Miss Hartley who has him questioning all of his plans.
Lenora was an intriguing character and one I was interested to learn more about after seeing she had three failed engagements. It quickly becomes clear Lenora’s father plans to use a marriage to Lenora to further his own political career and Lenora has had very little input on her betrothals. It was easy to feel for Lenora in her situation and I think my one complaint about her character was how long it took for her to stand up for herself. Peter left England thirteen years ago after the death of his mother and it is only his own sense of debt to the woman who helped his mother that has him returning now. Peter’s situation as a child was heartbreaking and it definitely made it easier to understand why he was so intent on revenge.
Lenora and Peter’s relationship was very much an opposites attract romance with the added bit of forced proximity due to the small isle they’re on. Peter is definitely a pessimistic person compared to Lenora, but as a fan of the grumpy-sunshine trope, that worked for me. Both Lenora and Peter have issues opening up to others which meant it took a while for their romance to progress. Plus, with Lenora’s father arranging another betrothal for her, she knows she’s not entirely free to follow her heart and Peter’s quest for revenge means he has no plans to marry. My one issue with their romance was how long it took for both of them to admit that their relationship was something they wanted. They definitely admitted their attraction to each other right away, but it took much longer for them to admit they wanted more.
Overall A Good Duke is Hard to Find was a very enjoyable read and I will definitely be picking up the second book in the series, Someday My Duke Will Come, when it releases next year.
When she is literally walking down the aisle, Lenora Hartley learns her Fiancé has not shown up, and in fact has run off. After three unlucky engagements, Lenora thinks she is unlovable and with her best friend, escapes to the Isle of Synne to stay with her friend's grandmother. She has spent much time there and in fact, her first Fiancé was from that location. Now she is licking her wounds and trying to forget that her father is still looking for a suitable bridegroom.
Peter Ashford has returned from America, to the Isle of Synne to destroy the Dukedom he is soon to inherit. He places the fault for his mother's death on the current Duke, his uncle, and wants nothing to do with keeping the Dukedom intact and profitable. He wants to run the place into the ground and wants his ailing uncle to know he will do it. Sworn to never marry and exact revenge on his uncle, his gracelessness and horrible manners indicate he will do what he wants when he wants!
But then, love. Not right away, and not when you'd expect it. Lenora is all things good. Peter is a boor with a chip on his shoulder. The machinations of Lenora's honorary grandmother are epic! Credit to an Old Crone and her little dog to move romance along.
Opposites attract and love can mend hearts. Kindness triumphs over vindictiveness. What a great read. I recommend this book.
This is the first book by Christina Britton I've read. It won't be the last!