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Publisher Description

From a New York Times bestselling author: Secrets and scandal abound when two strong-willed opposites are snowbound together in this witty, heartwarming romance!

As the daughter of a duke, Lady Isabelle’s pristine reputation is paramount. Her high status is how she’ll attract the titled suitor her mother insists she wed. When Belle’s chaperone falls ill en route to a party, she must pose as an independent widow to avoid gossip. Why not have a wee innocent flirtation with a handsome tailor staying at the same inn? She’ll be gone in the morning…

A sudden blizzard upends Calvin McAlistair’s plans when he’s snowbound at a posting-house. He has no time to play lady’s maid to the helpless beauty next door, no matter how much he enjoys unbuttoning the straitlaced widow. His future depends on impressing an important investor… who will ruin them both once they realize Calvin has spent a scandalous fortnight with Lady Isabelle!

The 12 Dukes of Christmas is a series of heartwarming Regency romps nestled in a picturesque snow-covered village. Twelve delightful romances… and plenty of delicious dukes!


1. Once Upon a Duke

2. Kiss of a Duke

3. Wish Upon a Duke

4. Never Say Duke

5. Dukes, Actually

6. The Duke's Bride

7. The Duke's Embrace

8. The Duke's Desire

9. Dawn with a Duke

10. One Night with a Duke

11. Ten Days with a Duke

12. Forever Your Duke

September 4
Erica Ridley
WebMotion Inc

Customer Reviews

Rt2025 ,

Dawn with the Duke

Belle is the daughter and sister of a Duke. She has always felt unwanted and second best. Until, she meant Calvin. Calvin is a tailor with big dreams when he meets Belle. When they collaborate on his project it turns to greatness along with romance.

Old guy in Fla ,

Dawn with a Duke by Erica Ridley

Erica Ridley’s historical romances never disappoint & always titillates your curiosity & imagination❣️. Dawn with a Duke is about Belle, daughter of a Duke, & Calvin, a genius & creative tailor, both of whom are trapped in a snowstorm at a posting inn on their way to Cressmouth (known as Christmas throughout England). Belle is an artist & as a woman can only work under a male pseudonym‼️ Calvin, though, admires her talent & she ends up illustrating his creations for his new venture! Read the book & enjoy the author’s beautiful descriptions of Belle’s paintings, snowy landscapes & meet the supporting characters‼️👍. I preordered Night with a Duke, the next in the Dukes of Christmas series! I guarantee you’ll enjoy many hours of reading pleasure with any & all of Erica’s novels❣️🥰.

Carol R.
Florida USA

LisanneH ,

Fit for a Duke

Fit for a Duke.

Well, an uncommonly talented tailor and fashion designer, named Calvin.

What I liked? It was utterly refreshing to have our hero a tailor who is exceptional at his craft and his innovative business venture ala pret-a-porter Fit for a Duke. Loved that Calvin is socially awkward and not a rake. He’s charming and so much more interesting than the predictable boring old rake.

Belle is a dukes’ sister and has been well trained not to think and that reputation is everything. She often lacks a spine and common sense. Though she is kind and a talented artist, she takes no credit for her work.

I liked that they brought out the best in each other when they are snowed in in Houville (just embrace the Christmas themes).

Recommend for a charming read that tackles class differences (she’s a lady, he’s a tailor).

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