A DUKE OF HER OWN
Finally, the notorious Duke of Villiers, Leopold Dautry, meets his match, which is cause for rejoicing among Desperate Duchess fans. James' wit reaches new heights in a clever, touching romance. There's passion and love, but James adds depth with moving lessons about what it means to be a loving, caring parent that will reach readers' hearts
in a wondrous way.
However, when the entire entourage goes to the Duke of Gilner's estate, Villiers meets the duke's fun-loving, capricious, quick-witted daughter Lisette. Suddenly he wonders who will make the better mother -- a woman who plays with his children or the one who teaches them control, gives them direction and disciplines them? It isn't until a former lover appears and Villiers is willing to fight a duel that he knows which woman is meant to be his forever. (AVON, Aug., 400 pp., $7.99)