From a New York Times bestselling author: A forbidden love, opposites attract romp between a meticulously proper duke and an impishly improper spinster in this witty, feel-good romance!
This year, the Duke of Nottingvale's Christmastide house party doubles as a bride hunt. The handsome duke seeks a blue-blooded debutante as respectable as he is, and his parlor is brimming with paragons of propriety.
Inveterate spinster and unapologetic hoyden Miss Cynthia Louise Finch does not fit the mold. Any mold. Her younger cousin is perfect for the duke! By matchmaking the two, Cynthia will save her favorite cousin from a horrific fate. The only problem? Cynthia has always held a tendre for the duke. And for the first time, she seems to have caught his attention...
The Duke of Nottingvale knows his responsibilities: Duty and decorum above all else. A respectable lord would never sneak away for stolen moments with a fearless, audacious minx he cannot make his duchess. He definitely wouldn't kiss her. Or fall in love...
Welcome to a heartwarming series of fun Regency romps nestled in a picturesque snow-covered village. After all, nothing heats up a winter night quite like finding oneself in the arms of a duke!
THE 12 DUKES OF CHRISTMAS:
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
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12 Dukes of Christmas time.
I enjoyed this set of books & would suggest it to all who enjoy Romance stories with some question as to whom was going to win the one they loved. The question was they going to choose the one in the ton or a little one the outside the strict rules of society.
Alexander Borland, Duke of Nottingvale, has decided that his annual Christmastide party is a perfect time to look for a wife. He is not looking for Miss Cynthia Louise Finch, a pretty, fun-loving, rule-breaking hoyden, definitely not the kind of woman he wants for his bride. However, he can’t keep his eyes and mind off her. Cynthia Louise is not looking for a husband, at least not for herself. She would like to make a match between Vale and her cousin Gertie. It seems Vale and Cynthia Louise have similar goals. Will their plans work? Will Vale find his perfect, biddable society bride, or will he take an entirely path?
This is another wonderful visit to Cressmouth, the best yet. The village is bustling and friendly. Vale and Cynthia Louise are wonderful characters. They simply fit together, whether they are at odds or at fun. A helpful sister, a sweet cousin, a delightful puppy, and even lords a-leaping through the garden add lots of fun and humor to the final tale of the Dukes of Christmas. This has been such a fun, cheerful series, and Forever Your Duke is the perfect ending.
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Forever Your Duke by Erica Ridley
What a fabulous historical Christmas romance to end Ms Ridley’s 12 Dukes of Christmas series‼️👏. This is the unlikely love story of the Duke of Nottingvale & Miss Cynthia Louise Finch, (a free spirited, untitled Miss with a penchant for trouble) who arrives as chaperone for her
young cousin, Lady Gertie, & other guests at the Duke’s Yuletide house party/bride hunt‼️. The Duke is not looking for a love match - he has been taught to do his duty, to be the perfect Duke, to marry & provide heirs! What will happen in the magical town of Cressmouth is a joy for the reader to discover❣️❤️👍. If you’re new to the series, I heartily recommend all of them & all of Erica Ridley’s novels - bet you’ll love her historical tales, too❣️👏. This author deserve 5 stars & more❣️