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NEVER DESIRE A DUKE
Genre: Regency Period, Historical Romance, England
The first in Dalton’s One Scandalous Season series grabs the reader’s emotions in an intensely passionate love story, filled with misunderstandings, past indiscretions, trust and forgiveness. But, for all the intensity, this gifted storyteller also deftly lightens the mood in a very well- written and satisfying read by adding a few zany characters bent on mischief and mayhem.
A letter caused a devastating loss and an estrangement for Lady Sophia and her husband Vane Barwick, the Duke of Claxton. Sent abroad seven months ago on a diplomatic assignment, Claxton returns to London intent on making amends to Sophia. He is stunned when she informs him that she wants a separation. Fate intervenes when a snowstorm forces them to spend a few days together at Claxton’s ancestral home. It’s time spent soul-searching, enjoying one another’s company, laughing and letting go of the past. Claxton is determined to win Sophia back. Though she forgives him and loves him, she wonders if she can find it in her heart to trust him. (FOREVER, Oct., 416 pp., $6.00)
Reviewed By: Joan Hammond
Published: October 2013