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Ava Stone's On The Way To The Castle Identical twins, Ladies Lily and Amelia Woodward may look the same, but they’re as different as night and day. With Christmas upon them, the Woodwards and their brother set out for Danby Castle and stumble across an overturned coach . Richard Plantier Earl of Glasbury & his friend Daniel Lacy are on their way to Danby Castle when they are held up by highwaymen. Luckily for them they are rescued by the Woodwards. A delightful short story that I read in a sitting, Strong characters & a well paced story held my interest from start to finish. Highwaymen, curses, misunderstandings & romance just the right ingredients for a short story Samantha Grace's Three Little Words Gavin MacBride temporarily abandon’s plans for restoring the family coffers to escort his sister-in-law’s long-lost relative to Yorkshire for a reunion. Gavin might have failed to secure funds to ensure his family’s future prosperity, but surely, he can deliver a young woman to Danby Castle in one piece. Heiress Victoria Eastland isn’t making his job easy, though, especially when she sets off for Yorkshire alone. With no carriages for hire at the local coaching inn, Gavin is resigned to give chase on horseback in inclement weather, but a Good Samaritan takes pity on Gavin and invites him to share his coach. Another delightful story, Gavin & Victoria are well portrayed, the story flows well & I read it in a sting. Ideal for whiling away a couple of hours.
Claudia Dain's Suitor By Surprise Miss Judith Whitton, youngest niece of the Duke of Danby, is not yet married. Having met John Copley one year ago at her first Christmas in Yorkshire, she is puzzled that John has not yet offered for her, especially after the intimacies they shared. Alfred FitzHerbert knows Copley is a scoundrel. If Alfred can distract Judith from her fatal infatuation with Copley successfully, Danby will fund his York bridge project. Distract, not wed. No one looking at him could ever imagine him being any girl's fatal attraction, an insult no true Englishman can be expected to ignore, not even one nicknamed 'the archbishop.' A well written enjoyable read. Alfie & Judith are very likeable & their verbal banter entertaining. Another short story I read in a sitting I do love the Danby stories & I’m so glad he has such a large family as it means more entertaining enjoyable novellas to read.
Loved this collection of stories - Ava Stone's " On the Way to the Castle" is full of adventure with a unique plot of the H looking for a Victoria and finding a Victor instead, " Three Little Words" by Samantha Grace is a beautiful love story that has me searching for something else Ms Grace has written ( maybe I have a new favorite author ) , "Suitor by Surprise" by Claudia Dane is not my favorite of the set but it rates atleast a 4 star - the H and h are not developed fully in this story and the story ending is just kind of slapped in when a few more pages would have given the story a proper closure
ich bin mal wieder entsetzt über die Qualität des Buches - nicht vom Inhalt her, aber der Rest. Du liebes Bisschen, ein Abschluss in Englischer Literatur und ein HAUFEN falsche Wörter und Rechtschreibfehler ohne Ende, fehlende und überflüssige Buchstaben und Wörter und teilweise kaum verständliche Sätze passen irgendwie nicht recht zusammen. In allen drei Geschichten sind Rechtschreib- und Wortfehler, aber in der letzten sind sie echt dermaßen gravierend, dass das Lesen teilweise erschwert ist, was dadurch verstärkt wird, daß im letzten Kapitel auch noch die falsche Adresse als Ort genannt ist und man sich ständig fragt, wieso sich plötzlich immer mehr Personen ohne Ankündigung im Junggesellenhaushalt befinden. Macht keinen Spaß, obwohl die Geschichte eigentlich die lustigste ist. Die "Duke of Danby"-Bücher sind faszinierend in ihrer Unterschiedlichkeit, haben allerdings das fehlende Lektorat gemeinsam: nicht immer leicht zu lesen. Trotzdem empfehlenswert
Aahh, the Duke of Danby is at it again and not everyone is happy about it. On the Way to the Castle by Ava Stone Can love be found on the way to the castle? Ladies Lily and Amelia Woodward seems to think so. One is resigned to whatever their great uncle has planned and one will fight him tooth and nail to avoid his marriage match. Will an overturned coach and handsome gentlemen affect the duke’s plans? Or could this be another of his matchmaking attempts? What better Christmas story than when Ava Stone writes the Duke of Danby. Love, love, love Ms. Stone and she does not disappoint in this one. Three Little Words by Samantha Grace How hard can it be to escort one young woman to Danby Castle at Christmas? For Gavin MacBride – extremely hard if that young woman’s name is Victoria Eastland. Samantha Grace leads us on a merry chase across England when Victoria sets off on her own. Fate seems to conspire against Gavin in his search for Victoria or is it working in conjunction with the Duke of Danby to bring these two their happily ever after? Suitor by Surprise by Claudia Dain Miss Judith Whitton (a family always worth visiting with) – will this Christmas visit to the Duke of Danby bring a happily ever after for Judith and the man who caught her attention a year ago? Albert FitzHerbert should know that when the Duke of Danby agrees to fund something “if”…it usually involves more than the duke lets on, and when he knows why Judith’s man has not offered for her it could get complicated. So sit back ad let Claudia Dain surprise you in this delightful tale.
Just meh. All 3 weren't horrible or fabulous. They were just THERE. I didnt hate them, but I didnt like them much either; I just didnt care about them at all and had to force myself to keep reading. Particularly the last story, which just seemed like blah blah blah get on with any type of interaction with the lead characters at least in the same room please.
We are back with Danby. These books are always favorites. Lily and Amelia are twins who are nothing alike. They have been summoned to the castle but the stumble into love along the way. Samantha Grace's story fun. I really enjoyed this story. Victoria comes to England after she finds out she has a family she didn't know about. Victoria finds more than her family. And finally we have a cute, quick read of Judith and Affie. Loved it!!
I was happily surprised to find there were more Danby stories. I hope the Duke does not run out of relatives to marry off. This time we have three lovely stories. Well worth the read, and lots of surprises.