The Reluctant Duchess

The Reluctant Duchess (Ladies of the Manor, #2)The Reluctant Duchess by Roseanna M. White
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I thought I had read book one of this series, “The Lost Heiress.” In fact, I could have sworn I did! Nope. But it didn’t hinder my enjoyment of “The Reluctant Duchess” at all. This read just fine as a stand-alone novel. That said, I am planning to purchase “The Lost Heiress” next time I’m in town! (Because I support my local Christian bookstore.)

Lady Rowena Kinnaird is her father’s heir, but has never lived up to his expectations. Brice Myerston, the Duke of Nottingham, has been the most eligible bachelor in London for years. Trapped into marriage by her father’s conniving to cover the sins of another, Rowena and the Duke couldn’t be more poorly matched. Yet her utter lack of self confidence is offset by the Duke’s complete trust in the Lord. Yet he’s hiding a secret almost as shattering as hers. Can they wade through the murky waters to find a commonality to build a future upon?

This book grabbed me from the git-go. In fact, Roseanna White owes me for hours of lost sleep when I couldn’t put it down until my eyelids refused to stay open another minute. I’m looking forward to reading “The Lost Heiress” and looking forward to the next “Ladies of the Manor” novel.

Published by Pegg Thomas

Pegg Thomas lives on a hobby farm in Northern Michigan with Michael, her husband of *mumble* years. They raise sheep and chickens; keep a few barn cats, and Murphy the spoiled rotten dog. A life-long history geek, she writes “History with a Touch of Humor.” Pegg is published in the Barbour historical romance collections. Pegg also works as Publisher of Smitten Historical Romance, an imprint of Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. When not working or writing, Pegg can be found in her barn, her garden, her kitchen, or sitting at her spinning wheel creating yarn to turn into her signature wool shawls. Pegg won the Romance Writers of America's Faith, Hope, & Love Award for 2019, was a finalist for the 2019 ACFW Editor of the Year, and a double finalist for the 2019 ACFW Carol Awards.

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