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Winter 2019 Macmillan Mass Market SMP - January

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The Duke I Once Knew
Unlikely Duchesses
By (author): Olivia Drake
9781250174376 Paperback, Mass market English General Trade FICTION / Romance / Historical / Regency Dec 31, 2018 Print Run: 100000
$10.50 CAD
Active 5.68 x 6.82 x 0.89 in | 160 gr 336 pages St. Martin's Press St. Martin's Paperbacks

When two childhood sweethearts find themselves together after years apart, does their romance have a chance to be rekindled now that he’s a duke and she’s a governess? Olivia Drake’s new Unlikely Duchesses series begins with The Duke I Once Knew, where first love is always the sweetest...

For years, Abigail Linton devoted herself to caring for her parents and her siblings’ children. Now, eager to create a life of her own, Abby seizes upon a position as a governess on a neighboring estate. Unfortunately, her absentee employer is Maxwell Bryce, the Duke of Rothwell, the notorious rake who once broke her youthful heart. But since he hasn’t set foot on his estate for fifteen years, Abby assumes she’ll never have to lay eyes on him ever again. Then, from out of nowhere, Maxappears. He is stunned to come face to face with the girl next door he fell for years ago—before he went away, and she stopped writing to him. . .even though Abby swears thathe is the one who left her without a word. Could it be that this spirited, witty spinster has won Max’s heart all over again—and that they may have a second chance at love?

Olivia Drake’s novels are:

“Lush.”—Fresh Fiction

“Compelling…filled with intrigue.”—Affaire de Coeur

“Skillful…readers will rejoice.”—RT Book Reviews

Olivia Drake is aNew York Times bestselling author who lives in Texas. Her novels have won critical acclaim and numerous industry awards, including the prestigious RITA. Olivia is the author ofScandal of the Year, Never Trust a Rogue, andIf the Slipper Fits among others.

"This tightly plotted, well-paced novel...shows that sometimes, love is just meant to be." -NPRonThe Duke I Once Knew

"A heart-melting story of forgiveness and second chances." -BooklistonThe Duke I Once Knew

"Drake's description, characterization, and pacing are all top notch, drawing readers into the novel right from the start ... Sweet, steamy, slightly angsty, and thoroughly entertaining." -Affaire de Coeur onThe Duke I Once Knew

"Enormously enchanting." -Romance JunkiesonThe Duke I Once Knew

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