Publisher Description

In Where There's a Will, a short story that kicks off A Duke in Time, first in a brand-new series from Janna MacGregor, a recent widow and her despicable, late-husband's brother meet, with sparks flying almost instantly.

Prequel to A DUKE IN TIME

Katherine, Lady Meriwether Vareck, dreads attending the reading of her husband’s will, but she’s hoping she’ll at least have her dowry returned. And meet her departed husband’s half brother, the popular war hero duke, who seems to be everywhere, including her daydreams. Though the errant duke has never bothered to write or see her, Katherine decides to go to his house and introduce herself. Their first meeting shouldn’t be at a solicitor’s office, after all.

Even though he’s just returned home from the war, Christian Vareck, the Duke of Randford, is quite tired of all the ladies vying for his attention by throwing handkerchiefs his way. That is...until he catches a glimpse of her, the woman with a handkerchief in hand, walking to his front door. When she suddenly turns and leaves without introducing herself, Christian is surprisingly devastated. Determined to discover her identity, he plans to scour the streets of London until he finds her. But first, he must locate his late half brother’s missing will, then meet his late brother’s widow, too…

June 1
St. Martin's Publishing Group

Customer Reviews

Stanhop3234 ,


This is an interesting prequel and I’m looking forward to reading the first book in the series.

777sails ,

Where There’s a Will

What a wonderful prequel to the series and more specifically the book A Duke in Time.

The first four chapters are just Kat and Christian. The fifth chapter also include the other two widows of Lord Meriwether (Meri) Vareck! The man had 3 wives. Another interesting twist to the plot is it appears that Meri absconded with the dowries from all three!

I can't wait to read how life unfolds for the duke and the three widows!!

Peg1951 ,

Three Widows

Christian Vareck, former soldier, now Duke of Randford, comes home to find he must settle his late (half) brother’s estate. At the solicitor’s office, he meets Katherine, Lady Merriweather Vareck, his brother’s widow, well, one of them. It turns out there are three. This story is the prequel to A Duke in Time and introduces The Widow Rules series. Now we can wade through the handkerchiefs and see how Christian handles the mess his (half) brother has left him. Great start.

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