The Duchess Deal

The Duchess Deal
Author: Tessa Dare
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2017-08-22
ISBN 10: 0062349074
ISBN 13: 9780062349071
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Duchess Deal Book Review:

When girl meets Duke, their marriage breaks all the rules… Since his return from war, the Duke of Ashbury’s to-do list has been short and anything but sweet: brooding, glowering, menacing London ne’er-do-wells by night. Now there’s a new item on the list. He needs an heir—which means he needs a wife. When Emma Gladstone, a vicar’s daughter turned seamstress, appears in his library wearing a wedding gown, he decides on the spot that she’ll do. His terms are simple: - They will be husband and wife by night only. - No lights, no kissing. - No questions about his battle scars. - Last, and most importantly… Once she’s pregnant with his heir, they need never share a bed again. But Emma is no pushover. She has a few rules of her own: - They will have dinner together every evening. - With conversation. - And unlimited teasing. - Last, and most importantly… Once she’s seen the man beneath the scars, he can’t stop her from falling in love…

The Duchess Deal Girl meets Duke Book 1

The Duchess Deal  Girl meets Duke  Book 1
Author: Tessa Dare
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2018-02-22
ISBN 10: 0008280398
ISBN 13: 9780008280390
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Duchess Deal Girl meets Duke Book 1 Book Review:

Praise for Tessa Dare: ‘Love her writing.’ Jodi Picoult on The Governess Game ‘I absolutely loved it; her style is so warm and funny.’ Nicola Cornick Perfect for fans of Georgette Heyer

The Duchess Deal Girl meets Duke Book 1

The Duchess Deal  Girl meets Duke  Book 1
Author: Tessa Dare
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2017-08-31
ISBN 10: 0008268231
ISBN 13: 9780008268237
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Duchess Deal Girl meets Duke Book 1 Book Review:

‘I absolutely loved it; her style is so warm and funny.’ Nicola Cornick ‘Love her writing.’ Jodi Picoult on The Governess Game Author of The Wallflower Wager

Say Yes to the Marquess

Say Yes to the Marquess
Author: Tessa Dare
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2014-12-30
ISBN 10: 0062240188
ISBN 13: 9780062240187
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Say Yes to the Marquess Book Review:

Your presence is requested at romantic Twill Castle for the wedding of Miss Clio Whitmore and . . . and . . . ? After eight years of waiting for Piers Brandon, the wandering Marquess of Granville, to set a wedding date, Clio Whitmore has had enough. She's inherited a castle, scraped together some pride, and made plans to break her engagement. Not if Rafe Brandon can help it. A ruthless prizefighter and notorious rake, Rafe is determined that Clio will marry his brother—even if he has to plan the dratted wedding himself. So how does a hardened fighter cure a reluctant bride's cold feet? He starts with flowers. Ladies can't have too many flowers. Or harps. Or cakes. He lets her know she'll make a beautiful, desirable bride— and tries not to picture her as his. He doesn't kiss her. If he kisses her, he definitely doesn't kiss her again. When all else fails, he puts her in a stunning gown and vows not to be nearby when the gown comes off. And no matter what—he doesn't fall in disastrous, hopeless love with the one woman he can never call his own.

The Governess Game

The Governess Game
Author: Tessa Dare
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2018-08-28
ISBN 10: 0062672134
ISBN 13: 9780062672131
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Governess Game Book Review:

New York Times and USA Today Bestseller He’s been a bad, bad rake—and it takes a governess to teach him a lesson The accidental governess After her livelihood slips through her fingers, Alexandra Mountbatten takes on an impossible post: transforming a pair of wild orphans into proper young ladies. However, the girls don’t need discipline. They need a loving home. Try telling that to their guardian, Chase Reynaud: duke’s heir in the streets and devil in the sheets. The ladies of London have tried—and failed—to make him settle down. Somehow, Alexandra must reach his heart . . . without risking her own. The infamous rake Like any self-respecting libertine, Chase lives by one rule: no attachments. When a stubborn little governess tries to reform him, he decides to give her an education—in pleasure. That should prove he can’t be tamed. But Alexandra is more than he bargained for: clever, perceptive, passionate. She refuses to see him as a lost cause. Soon the walls around Chase’s heart are crumbling . . . and he’s in danger of falling, hard.

The Bride Bet

The Bride Bet
Author: Tessa Dare
Publsiher: Avon Books
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020-08-25
ISBN 10: 9780062672186
ISBN 13: 0062672185
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bride Bet Book Review:

How to lose a duke in ten years...without losing your heart. Once upon a time, two sworn enemies--the bookish daughter of a scholar and the devilish heir to a duke--made a pact: If they were both still single in ten years, they would marry each other. It was a joke, Nicola thought. A duchess? Her? But when the Duke of Westleigh returns a decade later, he's serious. He needs an heir, so he's holding her to their marriage bargain--diamond ring, lavish gown, engagement ball, and more. Nothing Nicola says can dissuade him. When she calls him arrogant, he praises her honesty. When she makes social stumbles, he catches her fall. And when she gets exasperated, the duke can't seem to get enough. For reasons she can't fathom, he claims that no other woman will do. He's betting he can change her mind, with logic and passion. She's betting she can change his mind, just by being herself. And as the clock ticks down to a wedding day, neither is counting on losing their heart.

The Wallflower Wager

The Wallflower Wager
Author: Tessa Dare
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2019-08-13
ISBN 10: 0062672150
ISBN 13: 9780062672155
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wallflower Wager Book Review:

They call him the Duke of Ruin. To an undaunted wallflower, he's just the beast next door. Wealthy and ruthless, Gabriel Duke clawed his way from the lowliest slums to the pinnacle of high society—and now he wants to get even. Loyal and passionate, Lady Penelope Campion never met a lost or wounded creature she wouldn’t take into her home and her heart. When her imposing—and attractive—new neighbor demands she clear out the rescued animals, Penny sets him a challenge. She will part with her precious charges, if he can find them loving homes. Done, Gabriel says. How hard can it be to find homes for a few kittens? And a two-legged dog. And a foul-mouthed parrot. And a goat, an otter, a hedgehog . . . Easier said than done, for a cold-blooded bastard who wouldn’t know a loving home from a workhouse. Soon he’s covered in cat hair, knee-deep in adorable, and bewitched by a shyly pretty spinster who defies his every attempt to resist. Now she’s set her mind and heart on saving him. Not if he ruins her first.

His Bride for the Taking

His Bride for the Taking
Author: Tessa Dare
Publsiher: Tessa Dare
Total Pages: 185
Release: 2021-01-15
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

His Bride for the Taking Book Review:

It’s the first rule of friendship among gentlemen: Don’t even think about touching your best friend’s sister. Sebastian, Lord Byrne, has never been one for rules. He’s thought about touching Mary Clayton—a lot—and struggled to resist temptation. But when Mary’s bridegroom leaves her waiting the altar, only Sebastian can save her from ruin. By marrying her himself. In eleven years, he’s never laid a finger on his best friend’s sister. Now he’s going to take her with both hands. To have, to hold…and to love. This novella was originally published in Rogues Rush In, a Regency romance duet (2018), by Tessa Dare and Christi Caldwell

Romancing the Duke

Romancing the Duke
Author: Tessa Dare
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2014-01-28
ISBN 10: 0062240161
ISBN 13: 9780062240163
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Romancing the Duke Book Review:

As the daughter of a famed author, Isolde Ophelia Goodnight grew up on tales of brave knights and fair maidens. She never doubted romance would be in her future, too. The storybooks offered endless possibilities. And as she grew older, Izzy crossed them off. One by one by one. Ugly duckling turned swan? Abducted by handsome highwayman? Rescued from drudgery by charming prince? No, no, and . . . Heh. Now Izzy’s given up yearning for romance. She’ll settle for a roof over her head. What fairy tales are left over for an impoverished twenty-six year-old woman who’s never even been kissed? This one.

Any Duchess Will Do

Any Duchess Will Do
Author: Tessa Dare
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2013-05-28
ISBN 10: 0062240137
ISBN 13: 9780062240132
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Any Duchess Will Do Book Review:

What's a duke to do, when the girl who's perfectly wrong becomes the woman he can't live without? Griffin York, the Duke of Halford, has no desire to wed this season—or any season—but his diabolical mother abducts him to "Spinster Cove" and insists he select a bride from the ladies in residence. Griff decides to teach her a lesson that will end the marriage debate forever. He chooses the serving girl. Overworked and struggling, Pauline Simms doesn't dream about dukes. All she wants is to hang up her barmaid apron and open a bookshop. That dream becomes a possibility when an arrogant, sinfully attractive duke offers her a small fortune for a week's employment. Her duties are simple: submit to his mother's "duchess training"… and fail miserably. But in London, Pauline isn't a miserable failure. She's a brave, quick-witted, beguiling failure—a woman who ignites Griff's desire and soothes the darkness in his soul. Keeping Pauline by his side won't be easy. Even if Society could accept a serving girl duchess—can a roguish duke convince a serving girl to trust him with her heart?

A Lady by Midnight

A Lady by Midnight
Author: Tessa Dare
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2012-08-28
ISBN 10: 0062049909
ISBN 13: 9780062049902
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Lady by Midnight Book Review:

Spindle Cove, nestled in a peaceful corner of Regency Era England, has long been known as “Spinster Cove,” due to its preponderance of unwed ladies of “delicate constitutions”—and that’s the fictional setting for a delightful historical romance series by USA Today bestselling author Tessa Dare. In A Lady by Midnight, a young woman searching for her family finds love unexpectedly with a handsome colonel—but the secrets of her heritage threaten to disrupt their romance…and their upcoming nuptials. Concerning the heart-soaring romantic fiction of Ms. Tessa Dare, fans of Lisa Kleypas and Eloisa James would do well to heed Julia Quinn’s admonitions and “prepare to fall in love!”

A Week to Be Wicked

A Week to Be Wicked
Author: Tessa Dare
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2012-03-27
ISBN 10: 0062049860
ISBN 13: 9780062049865
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Week to Be Wicked Book Review:

Unexpected lovers find themselves together in Spindle Cove with A Week to be Wicked—the second book in Tessa Dare’s utterly delectable historical romance series. This Regency Era delight finds a restless British lord desperate to escape the quaint and too quiet small seaside resort he’s trapped in…and he gets much more than he expected when he eagerly agrees to escort a beautiful, brilliant, socially awkward lady scientist to Scotland. Concerning Tessa Dare and her irresistible romances, bestselling author Julia Quinn is spot on when she says, “Prepare to fall in love!” And anyone who loves the novels of Lisa Kleypas, Christina Dodd, and Liz Carlyle is going to adore having A Week to be Wicked.

A Daring Arrangement

A Daring Arrangement
Author: Joanna Shupe
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2017-10-31
ISBN 10: 0062678906
ISBN 13: 9780062678904
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Daring Arrangement Book Review:

One of Goodreads' Best Romances of October! A 2017 RT Reviewer's Choice Nominee for Best Historical Love & Laughter! Set in New York City’s Gilded Age, Joanna Shupe’s Avon debut introduces an English beauty with a wicked scheme to win the man she loves—and the American scoundrel who ruins her best laid plans… Lady Honora Parker must get engaged as soon as possible, and only a particular type of man will do. Nora seeks a mate so abhorrent, so completely unacceptable, that her father will reject the match—leaving her free to marry the artist she loves. Who then is the most appalling man in Manhattan? The wealthy, devilishly handsome financier, Julius Hatcher, of course…. Julius is intrigued by Nora’s ruse and decides to play along. But to Nora’s horror, Julius transforms himself into the perfect fiancé, charming the very people she hoped he would offend. It seems Julius has a secret plan all his own—one that will solve a dark mystery from his past, and perhaps turn him into the kind of man Nora could truly love.

The Bench

The Bench
Author: Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex
Publsiher: Tundra Books
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2021-06-08
ISBN 10: 0735272174
ISBN 13: 9780735272170
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bench Book Review:

Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex’s first children’s book, The Bench, beautifully captures the special relationship between father and son, as seen through a mother’s eyes. The book’s storytelling and illustration give us snapshots of shared moments that evoke a deep sense of warmth, connection, and compassion. This is your bench Where you’ll witness great joy. From here you will rest See the growth of our boy. In The Bench, Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, touchingly captures the evolving and expanding relationship between father and son and reminds us of the many ways that love can take shape and be expressed in a modern family. Evoking a deep sense of warmth, connection, and compassion, The Bench gives readers a window into shared and enduring moments between a diverse group of fathers and sons—moments of peace and reflection, trust and belief, discovery and learning, and lasting comfort. Working in watercolor for the first time, Caldecott-winning, bestselling illustrator Christian Robinson expands on his signature style to bring joy and softness to the pages, reflecting the beauty of a father’s love through a mother’s eyes. With a universal message, this thoughtful and heartwarming read-aloud is destined to be treasured by families for generations to come.

The Duchess War

The Duchess War
Author: Courtney Milan
Publsiher: Courtney Milan
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2012-12-07
ISBN 10: 1937248097
ISBN 13: 9781937248093
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Duchess War Book Review:

Miss Minerva Lane is a quiet, bespectacled wallflower, and she wants to keep it that way. After all, the last time she was the center of attention, it ended badly--so badly that she changed her name to escape her scandalous past. Wallflowers may not be the prettiest of blooms, but at least they don't get trampled. So when a handsome duke comes to town, the last thing she wants is his attention. But that is precisely what she gets. Because Robert Blaisdell, the Duke of Clermont, is not fooled. When Minnie figures out what he's up to, he realizes there is more to her than her spectacles and her quiet ways. And he's determined to lay her every secret bare before she can discover his. But this time, one shy miss may prove to be more than his match... The books in the Brothers Sinister series: ½. The Governess Affair (free prequel novella) 1. The Duchess War 1½. A Kiss for Midwinter (a companion novella to The Duchess War) 2. The Heiress Effect 3. The Countess Conspiracy 4. The Suffragette Scandal 4½. Talk Sweetly to Me

The Princess Plan

The Princess Plan
Author: Julia London
Publsiher: HQN Books
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2019-11-19
ISBN 10: 1488054274
ISBN 13: 9781488054273
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Princess Plan Book Review:

Princes have pomp and glory—not crushes on commoners Nothing gets the tongues of London’s high society wagging like a good scandal. And when the personal secretary of the visiting Prince Sebastian of Alucia is found murdered, it’s all anyone can talk about, including Eliza Tricklebank. Her unapologetic gossip gazette has benefited from an anonymous tip about the crime, prompting Sebastian to take an interest in playing detective—and an even greater interest in Eliza. With a trade deal on the line and mounting pressure to secure a noble bride, there’s nothing more salacious than a prince dallying with a commoner. Sebastian finds Eliza’s contrary manner as frustrating as it is seductive, but they’ll have to work together if they’re going to catch the culprit. And when things heat up behind closed doors, it’s the prince who’ll have to decide what comes first—his country or his heart.

It Happened One Autumn

It Happened One Autumn
Author: Lisa Kleypas
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2021-06-15
ISBN 10: 0063204835
ISBN 13: 9780063204836
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

It Happened One Autumn Book Review:

Headstrong American heiress Lillian Bowman has come to England to find an aristocratic husband. Unfortunately, no man is strong enough to tame the stubborn beauty's fierce will. Except, perhaps, the powerful and arrogant Earl of Westcliff—a man Lillian despises more than anyone she's ever met. Marcus, Lord Westcliff, is famous for his icy English reserve and his supreme self-control. But something about the audacious Lillian drives him mad. Whenever they're in the same room, they can't stop themselves from battling furiously to gain the upper hand. Then one afternoon, a stunningly sensuous encounter changes everything . . . and Lillian discovers that beneath the earl's reserved façade, he is the passionate and tender lover of her dreams. What neither Westcliff nor Lillian suspect, however, is that a sinister conspiracy threatens to destroy any chance of happiness. After a shocking betrayal endangers Lillian's safety—and possibly her life—will Marcus be able to save her before it's too late?

Goddess of the Hunt

Goddess of the Hunt
Author: Tessa Dare
Publsiher: Wanton Dairymaid Trilogy
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 0345506863
ISBN 13: 9780345506863
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Goddess of the Hunt Book Review:

When she practices her seductive wiles on her brother's best friend, Jeremy Trescott, adventurous Lucy Waltham falls in love with him, while he encourages her in order to distract her from her schemes to find a rich husband.

One Dance with a Duke

One Dance with a Duke
Author: Tessa Dare
Publsiher: Random House Digital, Inc.
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 0345518853
ISBN 13: 9780345518859
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One Dance with a Duke Book Review:

When she demands that the Duke of Morland forgive her brother's debts, Lady Amelia d'Orsay discovers her match in the mysterious man, but he may be connected to the murder of the founder of an exclusive club.

The Duchess of Malfi

The Duchess of Malfi
Author: John Webster
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2020-10-01
ISBN 10: 1474295665
ISBN 13: 9781474295666
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Duchess of Malfi Book Review:

This fully re-edited, modernised play text is accompanied by insightful commentary notes, while its lively introduction provides an essential contextual grounding in the court scandals, anti-Catholic sentiment and Senecan drama that formed a backdrop to Webster's tragedy. Exploring the challenges of staging this highly melodramatic play, Karen Britland guides you through the most interesting points of its rich performance history, and analyses recent productions such as Dominic Dromgoole's version at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, starring Gemma Arterton. Analysing its masterful poetry, she shows how the work can be harnessed to engage in contemporary social debates about privacy, torture, surveillance, and personal freedom, and empowers you to do likewise. Supplemented by a plot summary, annotated bibliography and a companion website providing thought-provoking podcasts, production images, useful web links and sample questions and essay ideas, this edition is the most enlightening and engaging you will find.