A Most Suitable Duchess
“[H]ooks us with absorbing storytelling.” —BOOKLIST
Marcus Heywood, the new Duke of Torringford, must take a wife in three weeks or lose the country estate he’s unexpectedly inherited. His brother, Reginald, suggests an advertisement in the papers, something Marcus refuses to consider—until a wine-fueled evening when he pens one in jest. Now, in a horrible mix-up, the ad has been printed and Marcus is mortified.
At all of twenty-one years, Penelope’s spinsterhood seems confirmed; she’ll never find a man she can marry. But her half-brother thinks otherwise, and without her knowledge, he answers the Duke of Torringford’s advertisement for a wife and signs her name to it. When an announcement of her upcoming wedding to the Duke appears in the papers, Penelope knows she must take her place as his wife, or her honor will be ruined. But it will be a marriage in name only, that she’s sure of; until the handsome good looks and warm smile of her new husband make her heart pound in a most unsettling way…