Image of Undone by the Duke (Secrets in Silk Book 1)

UNDONE BY THE DUKE

Image of Undone by the Duke (Secrets in Silk Book 1)

Book one in the Secrets in Silk quartet deals with heartwrenching fears and emotions on the way to Victoria and Jonathan’s happily ever after. A menacing foe is both dangerous and greedy, and adds to the tension. Well written, aptly conveying a strong sense of family among the sisters, the quartet shows great promise.

Victoria suffers from a crippling shyness that keeps her confined to home. She secretly contributes extra funds to the household by designing unmentionables for a London modiste. When Jonathan arrives on her doorstep with a severe bullet wound, she stitches him up. She’s unaware he’s a duke and gets to know him without the distraction of his title. Her mother returns from London to find them alone and demands a wedding. Victoria realizes her marriage is a way to save not only her family from financial ruin but the crofters as well. Once at his London home, Jonathan’s demeanor changes. He’s haunted by a past Victoria knows nothing about, and she fears the growing chasm between them. (MONTLAKE, Feb., 370 pp., $12.95)

Reviewed by: 
Donna M. Brown