- Audio CD
- Publisher: Blackstone Pub; Unabridged edition (2 April 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1549179705
- ISBN-13: 978-1549179709
- Boxed-product Weight: 236 g
- Customer Reviews: 92 customer ratings
My One and Only Duke Audio CD – 2 April 2019
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A gentle, optimistic Regency morality tale, promoting the value of looking toward the future.-- "Publishers Weekly"
About the Author
James Langton, an Earphones Award-winning narrator, trained as an actor at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and later as a musician at the Guildhall School in London. He has worked in radio, film, and television, also appearing in theater in England and on Broadway. He is also a professional musician who led the internationally renowned Pasadena Roof Orchestra from 1996 to 2002.
Grace Burrowes grew up in central Pennsylvania and is the sixth out of seven children. She discovered romance novels when in junior high (back when there was such a thing), and has been reading them voraciously ever since. Grace has a bachelor's degree in political science, a bachelor of music in music history, (both from Pennsylvania State University); a master's degree in conflict transformation from Eastern Mennonite University; and a juris doctor from the National Law Center at the George Washington University.
Grace writes Georgian, Regency, Scottish Victorian, and contemporary romances in both novella and novel lengths. She's a member of Romance Writers of America, and enjoys giving workshops and speaking at writers' conferences. She also loves to hear from her readers, and can be reached through her website, graceburrowes.com.
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Hardened by a troubled youth and determined to care for his family, Quinn Wentworth has worked his way to considerable wealth and power and means to keep it that way....then he’s brought down by an unknown enemy who has him judged and tried for murder, a murder he didn’t commit...
Whilst awaiting his death in prison, this rather extraordinary hero cares for those around him and even offers marriage to Jane Winston, a widow fallen on hard times. Despite her fears Jane accepts his offer as she can only believe that she’ll by way of this act save herself and her child from a life of penury and struggle.
End of story? No way, it seems that Quinn is a Duke and we can’t be killing off Dukes can we...well almost ...so pay attention and follow Grace’s deft and wonderfully crafted storytelling all the way to the HEA... I promise you’ll love it as much as I did.
I love a Grace Burrowes book at anytime. I can say I have read many of her great books and, she always give the reader a lovely strong Heroine and a Hero who is ready to go the extra mile for a damsel in distress. Well with the hero and heroine in My One and only Duke, readers who love a rags to riches story and a women in distress along with the Hero about to be hanged for a crime he did not commit and a Heroine who is pregnant and ruled over by a pious preacher father than you will enjoy reading this story. I will not give away anymore of the great plot but I will say Grace Burrowes you sure do write a great story, one which anyone reading this review will realise that Yes I really enjoyed reading this book and I highly recommend it to other readers.
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Grumble over, I loved this book and all the characters, especially Jane's father, he sprang to life on the pages and even though he was a reprehensible chap I could see him in my mind's eye as really rather pathetic. All in all, a terrific read even if the ending was rather rushed. More please!!
the writing is fine, the settings good, there are no glaring anachronisms, just a bit plodding along to the predictable end...
On the plus side the dialogue is good.
But although the characters are likeable and they appear to love each other by the end the passion is somehow not there for me.
And I would have liked to see the baby safely arrived
Wer mal was über einem GANZ anderen Herzog lesen will ist hier richtig.
Zum Lachen, zum Weinen, zum Luftanhalten und zum Entspannen - alles in einer Geschichte 😍
... und wenn man irritiert ist, daß es nicht bei 100% endet: es folgt noch ein Schmankerl (vor allem das an den Kapitelanfängen stückweise erzählte Märchen)
En revanche, si les personnages secondaires ont des caractères bien trempés, je trouve qu'ils ne sont pas assez fouillés. On passe de l'un à l'autre sans percevoir leurs motivations.
De même j'ai regretté que les dialogues ne soit pas mieux construits. On a beau essayer de suivre, il est gênant de se demander "pourquoi il dit ça ?" Ou "qu'est ce que ça vient faire la ?" Parce qu'une réplique tombe dans la conversation comme un cheveux sur la soupe.
On passe souvent du temps à essayer de saisir le sens de la conversation entre les personnages plutôt qu'à suivre l'histoire. Difficile de se laisser emporter quand le plaisir de lire est ainsi gâché. C'est dommage.
J'ai lu un autre roman de cette auteure que j'ai beaucoup aimé alors je vais probablement lire le tome 2 pour me faire une vraie opinion sur cette saga.