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'A debut that reads like an instant classic. Message to my readers: You'll love Lenora Bell!' Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling author

The pleasure of your company is requested at Warbury Park. Four lovely ladies will arrive . . . but only one can become a duchess.

James, the scandalously uncivilized Duke of Harland, requires a bride with a spotless reputation for a strictly business arrangement. Lust is prohibited and love is out of the question.

Four ladies. Three days. What could go wrong?

She is not like the others . . .

Charlene Beckett, the unacknowledged daughter of an earl and a courtesan, has just been offered a life-altering fortune to pose as her half-sister, Lady Dorothea, and win the duke's proposal. All she must do is:

* Be the perfect English rose (Ha!)
* Breathe, smile, and curtsy in impossibly tight gowns (blast Lady Dorothea's sylph-like figure)
* Charm and seduce a wild duke (without appearing to try)
* Keep said duke far, far from her heart (no matter how tempting)

When secrets are revealed and passion overwhelms, James must decide if the last lady he should want is really everything he needs. And Charlene must decide if the promise of a new life is worth risking everything . . . including her heart.

'How the Duke was Won is exciting and emotional - evocative of the best of the genre. If you've been looking for a bold, new voice in historical romance, the search ends here. Lenora Bell is it!' Sarah MacLean

'Fresh, flirty, and fabulous! The new Belle of Historical Romance!' Kerrelyn Sparks

26 April
Little, Brown Book Group
Hachette Australia Pty Ltd

Customer Reviews

Blacksorrento ,

Regency with a twist

Not quite your usual regency romance.
He needs a duchess with all the credentials. What he wants isn't quite what he thinks he needs. He is called His disgrace, a rather unconventional Duke, a second son who inherited the title. I enjoyed the story, the characters plus the fact that the Duke neither bowed to convention or the Ton.
I would like to think that even back in the early 19th century, some aristocrats had a conscience, this Duke apparently has one. I liked the strong, no frills, feminist character of Charlene.
If you like regency, with quirky characters of the era.
Thoroughly recommend the read.

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