NEVER DECEIVE A DUKE
Carlyle continues to stretch the boundaries of her writing by creating characters we truly care about who are as
unique as her plotlines. In the second installment of her trilogy, she presents
a deceptively fragile heroine and
a dark, tormented hero who confront
the dark past.
The last duke's lovely and fragile wife, Antonia, has been twice wed and twice widowed. Ugly rumors haunt her: Did she kill her husband? Is she mentally "delicate"? Though she wants her freedom, she needs Gareth to prove her innocence and give her the love, respect, passion and independence she craves -- if she is brave enough to take the love he offers. These wounded souls will have to heal one another while facing the gravest of dangers and the darkest of secrets. (Pocket, Aug., 400 pp., $7.50)