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Fellow readers this is a wonderful story... 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 enjoy anything written by this author but I would rate this as one of her best books. The characters are not perfect, and their development subtle, but all the more real for that. The plot intriguing -I had to keep turning the pages until the end to solve the mystery.
I received a copy of this book via NetGalley and the publishers for an honest review. 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.
As usual, a lovely read from GB. However, as a Brit, I wonder what is the American obsession with cinnamon? It crops up in no end of US books. Also what on earth is a donnybrook? One last whinge: we do not have "pitchers" in our cricket teams. We have bowlers.
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!!
fairly amusing, and a good price...promises much, but delivers less...the main characters interesting, but the plot is pretty silly, and the denouement very rapid and abrupt...maybe the rest in the series will be better... the writing is fine, the settings good, there are no glaring anachronisms, just a bit plodding along to the predictable end...
I have loved Grace Burrowes novels. Read almost all I could get and kept them. So I am disappointed that this particular addition is so trite. Each step except the villain's revelation could be seen a mile away and although perfectly acceptable just wasn't up to her usual excellent standard. Sorry. Hope the following books in the series are better.
Nice main characters, no OTT dramatics or artificial angst. But somehow the romance felt sidelined - and the intrigue/whodunnit not interesting enough to cover for that. I was a bit underwhelmed - not Graces best by a long way
I am damning with faint praise I think. 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