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    • ISBN:9781405523172
    • Publication date:06 Dec 2012
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Duchess in Love

Number 1 in series

By Eloisa James

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Another sensuous and exquisite historical romance in the Duchess Quartet by the queen of Regency seduction, Eloisa James.

Gina was forced into marriage with Camden, the Duke of Girton, at an age when she'd have been better off in a schoolroom than a ballroom. Directly after the ceremony her handsome spouse promptly fled to the continent, leaving the marriage unconsummated and Gina quite indignant. Now she is one of the most well-known ladies in London . . . living on the edge of scandal - desired by many men, but resisting giving herself to anyone.

Finally, Camden has returned home to discover that his naïve bride has blossomed into the toast of the ton. Which leaves Cam in the most uncomfortable position of discovering that he has the bad manners to be falling in love - with his own wife!

Biographical Notes

A New York Times bestseller many times over, Eloisa James lives in New York City, where she is a Shakespeare professor (with an M.Phil. from Oxford). She is also the mother of two children and, in a particularly delicious irony for a romance writer, is married to a genuine Italian knight.

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  • ISBN: 9780749959494
  • Publication date: 25 Jul 2013
  • Page count: 400
  • Imprint: Piatkus
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