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Title: Fated For The Duke
Series: Enduring Legacy Series
Author: Christina McKnight
Genre: Historical Romance, Regency England
Release Date: November 20, 2018
Word Count: 38,000
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Descended from witches burned at the stake, Lady Emilia Noble knows all too well how society persecutes the different. She trusts no one but her own siblings, never daring to reveal to anyone outside the family that she, like her grandmother before her, can read a person’s emotions through the changing colors of their aura. When her brother’s foolhardy boast that he can predict the future entangles him with the unscrupulous Lord Abernathy, Emilia is faced with a new threat: the ruination of the family’s finances and the unmasking of their secret past.
Until Emilia meets Felix Huntar, the Duke of Kintore. For years, Felix has watched as his immoral uncle, Lord Abernathy, has cast shame upon their family through his dishonest machinations. Determined that Abernathy won’t hurt anyone else, he vows to help Emilia resolve her family’s debts. He’s been drawn to her since the moment he met her, and slowly, she begins to trust him too. But when Abernathy threatens to reveal the Noble family’s supernatural gifts, Emilia’s worst nightmare becomes a very real reality.
Can Felix and Emilia’s love triumph over the forces of evil, or are they fated to be perpetually alone?
When love is mixed with magic, anything can happen.
This is book #13 in this multi-author novella series. It is well written and a not to be missed segment in an enjoyable series.
I have not read them all but have read more than one and found each one to be a quick and well written read.
Descended from a family of people known for their gifts and persecuted for those self same abilities Emilia Knoble trusts no one. That is until Emilia meets Felix Huntar, the Duke of Kintore.
Felix has watched as his uncle, Lord Abernathy, has brought shame to their family through his dishonesty. He is determined that Emilia’s family will not fall to his uncle’s machinations.
Will Felix and Emilia’s love triumph over evil or will they fail?
This sweet historical romance introduces us to a fascinating family. I hope each of the siblings will get their own book.
I gave this short read 4.25 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization. This short sensually sweet read is a very entertaining and light read. I finished it in one sitting.
Because this is part of a multi-author series I feel it reads well as a standalone title.
I received a complimentary ARC of this title to read. This in no way affected my opinion of this book which I read and reviewed voluntarily.
About The Author:
USA TODAY Bestselling Author Christina McKnight writes emotional and intricate Regency Romance with rebellious women and maverick heroes.
Her books combine romance and mystery, exploring themes of redemption and forgiveness. When not writing she enjoys coffee, wine, traveling the world, and watching television.
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Keep up to date on her releases: www.christinamcknight.com
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A Newly Released Christmas Collection!
The Katy Regnery Christmas Collection
Three complete holiday romances
by Katy Regnery
File Size: 4200 KB
Print Length: 452 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Katharine Gilliam Regnery
Publication Date: November 17, 2018
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THE KATY REGNERY CHRISTMAS COLLECTION!
Check out this sampler of Christmas and New Year’s-themed romances, including:
~Marrying Mr. English
~Countdown to Midnight
1. MARRYING MR. ENGLISH
- Marriage of convenience + HEA
- Set in the 1980s
- Full-length romance2. COUNTDOWN TO MIDNIGHT
- Two interwoven novellas that take place on New Year’s Eve
- Second chance romance + Enemies to lovers
- HEA (of course! always!!)3. LOVING IRISH
- Second chance romance + HEA
- Part of my Irish triplets, Summer haven series
- Features an adorable little girl!New to Katy Regnery?This is the perfect opportunity to sample three festive romances for the price of one … or purchase the collection for a romance-lover in your life!Note: All books have been previously published in the Blueberry Lane and/or Summerhaven series. This collection includes no new material, but A SUPER PRETTY COVER…which may be worth $0.99! It would look MIGHTY PRETTY and FABULOUSLY FESTIVE on your Kindle! xoxo
To Marry for Love
Sweet and Wholesome Regency Romance
by Kelly Anne Bruce
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Print Length: 74 pages
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Publication Date: June 22, 2016
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Viviana has met the man of her dreams. He is perfect in every way. Gwendolyn, her overprotective guardian, disagrees.
Viviana is forbidden to see Nicholas again. She wants to ignore the directive, but she hears that he has taken up with another woman. The news is all over, so it must be true. She’s devastated that she’d been so easily deceived.
Viviana is surprised to get an unexpected visitor soon after she’s left London to mend her broken heart in private. Her heart skips a beat when she sees Nicholas at the door. What he has to say will change everything.
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FLOWERS OF SCOTLAND
Despite Douglas Randolph’s attempt to avoid Society and his responsibility as the future Duke of Inverness, news he is has inherited the dukedom reaches him deep in the Highland hills of Scotland. That problem pales into comparison to the wager he makes with the man known as The Marriage Maker. Sir Stirling James swears he can find suitable husbands for four ladies directly descendant from Robert the Bruce. Little does Douglas know he is to be the first groom.
Orphaned at a young age, Marigold Kincaid now works as a servant for her much older cousin. Knowing life would have been worse on the streets, she accepts her position in the household with grace and kindness.
After Marigold mistakes Douglas for a thief, an unlikely friendship forms between the two. Their friendship quickly blossoms into something more as each sees what they need most in the other. While love struggles to bloom, secrets come to light that threaten their friendship.
Somehow, they must break through the walls they have erected around their hearts and learn to trust one another.
Miss Rebecca Wycliff knows her place in the world, that of a poor relation beholden to her relatives for any scrap they care to award her. Still, she holds a secret dream for more, one that would see her tossed out on the streets, penniless, should her wish be uncovered. But some dreams come true when least expected…and sometimes dreams change.
Reckless Desire by Tarah Scott (Releases Nov. 23, 2018)
Kenna Ramsay, a peasant girl born out of wedlock, is content to live a simple life with her aunt and cousin on Skye. When a nobleman sweeps into town with news that she is a long forgotten descendant of Robert the Bruce, Kenna can hardly believe it. Until she learns her connection is one out of wedlock. Some things don’t change.
Bryson Maxwell, future 4th Earl of Newhall, descends from a line of men known for falling in love at first sight. Bryson respects his lineage, but he has no intention of following in his male ancestor’s illustrious footsteps. After all, why should a man love just one woman when there were so many to love over the course of a lifetime?
Only the Marriage Maker can pull flowers from the ashes…
Few men are legends in their own time, great fame more often coming years, even centuries later, and by the pens of scribes who rely on long-told tales rather than fact. Even so, now and again, larger-than-life heroes appear, the sheer force of their personalities raising them above all others. These are the fabled ones, flesh and blood men whose lights blaze so bright they eclipse all who’ve gone before them, as well as those who follow.
In the early years of the thirteen century, when medieval Scotland was entrenched in the treachery and chaos of the Wars of Independence, one such man emerged from the tall shadow of the great William Wallace. This man went on to lead Scotland in a fierce fight for freedom that culminated with his 1306 crowning as King of Scots and then, in 1314, with his stunning victory against Edward II of England at the Battle of Bannockburn.
This man was Robert the Bruce, Scotland’s greatest hero king. Even after his triumph at Bannockburn, he railed against England for another fourteen years, finally securing full Scottish independence in 1328, one year before his death.
Extraordinarily beloved by his men, Robert Bruce was also known for his good looks and charm. Yes, he loved the ladies, and they flocked to him. Such adoration from beautiful women is hard for any man to ignore, especially a warrior king always on the move, long away from hearth and home. The Bruce was married twice and is known to have especially loved his second wife. Yet, medieval wars were brutal and it proved too great a temptation to decline the feminine comfort offered him at every turn.
In short, he succumbed. The hero king who came to be known as the Flower of Scotland for his chivalry, sired many bastards and, great-hearted as he was, he ensured that each one lacked for nothing.
But time rolls on, and after but a few centuries, glory-seekers claimed descent from Scotland’s most revered king. Fortunes turned, and some of his true descendants fell from favor. Eventually, no one remembered that their blood carried the richness of such a great and heroic man.
Of course, no one forgot Robert Bruce. His fame burns as brightly as ever. Some historians are obsessed with him, delving deep into history to uncover every nuance of his life and deeds, including the amorous tales.
When one such historian discovers four young women whose lineages trace directly to the Bruce, this man is deeply troubled. The Flowers of Scotland, as he views these Bruce descendants, should not suffer lives of hardship and obscurity as these women do.
Something must be done and he knows just the man to help them; Sir Stirling James, The Marriage Maker. Sir James is a regular at the Inverness pub run by the hobby historian, an establishment named The Melrose for the final resting place of Robert the Bruce’s heart; Melrose Abbey.
Sir James, a true patriot, and history buff himself, agrees that the four young women deserve triumphs of their own. He knows just the four men worthy of them—men who, like the Bruce, possess charm, rank and standing. These heroes can sweep the lassies off their feet and into a world of happiness and love they never dreamed possible.
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