Desperately Seeking A Duke

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St. Martin's Publishing Group, Mar 4, 2008 - Fiction - 352 pages

The only way for vicar's daughter Phoebe Millbury to inherit a family fortune is to find herself a duke—just as her late grandfather demanded in his will. But Phoebe, who's still trying to make good after a romantic scandal, also has her two cousins to contend with. They're all competing for the same money, maybe even the same men. ..until Phoebe meets her match in the terribly handsome and charming Rafe Marbrook.

When she receives a marriage proposal from the Marquis of Brookhaven, Phoebe is thrilled to learn that Rafe is headed for dukedom...and accepts his offer. There's only one problem: It's from Rafe's older, less captivating brother, Calder. Now Phoebe finds herself on the verge of yet another scandal as she faces a desperate choice: Marry Calder for his money—or follow her own heart? Each way can only lead to trouble...

 

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Desperately Seeking a Duke 3 Stars Synopsis Three cousins are in competition for the same inheritance - the first to marry a duke will inherit a fortune. Vicar's daughter, Phoebe Millbury, is at a ... Read full review

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A delicious Regency read!! Engaging characters and an entertaining plot line. Nice amount of steam to keep the story popping! I love a lively historical with all the pomp and circumstance! Really enjoyable read! A fun series. Read full review

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Contents

Prologue
1
Chapter One
3
Chapter Two
17
Chapter Three
24
Chapter Four
32
Chapter Five
39
Chapter Six
43
Chapter Seven
47
Chapter Twentyeight
171
Chapter Twentynine
180
Chapter Thirty
192
Chapter Thirtyone
198
Chapter Thirtytwo
205
Chapter Thirtythree
209
Chapter Thirtyfour
217
Chapter Thirtyfive
221

Chapter Eight
52
Chapter Nine
62
Chapter Ten
69
Chapter Eleven
74
Chapter Twelve
80
Chapter Thirteen
86
Chapter Fourteen
93
Chapter Fifteen
97
Chapter Sixteen
104
Chapter Seventeen
110
Chapter Eighteen
116
Chapter Nineteen
121
Chapter Twenty
126
Chapter Twentyone
130
Chapter Twentytwo
138
Chapter Twentythree
142
Chapter Twentyfour
151
Chapter Twentyfive
156
Chapter Twentysix
160
Chapter Twentyseven
168
Chapter Thirtysix
227
Chapter Thirtyseven
233
Chapter Thirtyeight
239
Chapter Thirtynine
249
Chapter Forty
256
Chapter Fortyone
263
Chapter Fortytwo
266
Chapter Fortythree
272
Chapter Fortyfour
275
Chapter Fortyfive
280
Chapter Fortysix
287
Chapter Fortyseven
293
Chapter Fortyeight
302
Chapter Fortynine
309
Chapter Fifty
316
Chapter Fiftyone
323
Epilogue
329
The Duke Next Door
333
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Celeste Bradley is the New York Times bestselling author of Scoundrel in My Dreams and the Royal Four and Liars Club series, among many others. Prior to giving writing a try, Celeste was a professional artist. Believing that storytelling is as much of an art form, she applies those skills to writing. She is a two-time RITA Nominee and winner of the prestigious Historical Storyteller of the Year from Romantic Times Book Reviews. Mother of two teen divas, Southern-born Celeste lives in the Southwest. Her hobbies include gardening, jewelry making and collage. She feels very strongly that literacy can change lives.

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