The Unexpected Duchess

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The Unexpected Duchess

Playful Brides, #1

I thought the author told a fun, lighthearted story of love and friendship. I felt the detail was down to a "T". It made the characters and the scenes so much more imaginable and real. The author puts the reader right in there to help Cass find her way to the Duke. They witness Lucy and Derek's constant squabbling and then there's Jane. I'll leave her life up to the reader to find out about. The cover and the synopsis are enough to make you want to get a copy and enjoy. I hope this writer keeps writing because this story left me wanting more. I feel that whenever a story leaves you wanting more, it's a good book. Therefore, in my opinion this was a good book.

Book Blurb for The Unexpected Duchess


Lady Lucy Upton’s tongue may be too sharp to attract suitors but her heart is good, and when her painfully shy friend Cassandra needs help she devises a brilliant scheme to help her discourage an unwanted suitor, the Duke of Claringdon. Lucy will hide behind the hedgerow and tell Cass just what to say to discourage the Duke of Claringdon…but it turns out that he’s made of sterner stuff than either of them anticipated. And Lucy is shocked to discover that tangling with the tenacious man is the most fun she’s had in ages.


Lord Derek Hunt made a promise to his dying friend to marry the demure Cassandra, and for a man who wants nothing more than peace and quiet after the horrors of war, she’ll make the perfect bride. If only the impudent Miss Upton will let him court the girl! Doing battle is the last thing on his mind, but bantering with Lucy behind the bushes is too tempting to resist. And the spoils of this war just may be true love…

Night Owl Reviews May, 2014 4.00