A Date at the Altar

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A Date at the Altar

Marrying the Duke

Cathy Maxwell scripts another fabulous historical romance with an engaging lead couple in this latest release. Sarah Pettijohn is not your typical Regency heroine (and FYI I am a big fan of the typical Young Miss), she’s a widow not from the ton, an actress and aspiring playwright. I loved her determination and her independence even her flaws were appealing. Gavin Whitridge, Duke of Baynton is a fabulous hero, I lost my heart to him when he bought her a gift and set up an account at a special shop. They were both broken in their own ways and yet it seemed to me that together they helped plug the holes each had gotten. The villain and his actions went a long way to adding to the excitement and urgency of the story. I am honestly never disappointed with this author and her storytelling skills. She had me in tears of despair at certain moments and at others she had me smiling from ear to ear. Her descriptions are beautiful without weighing down the entertainment; the history a lovely element not a lecture and the characters are like acquaintances. If you are a fan of the genre do yourself a favour and definitely read this one.

Sarah Pettijohn is in pretty dire circumstances but she is determined to do whatever it takes to survive, even if it means accepting help from Gavin Whitridge, Duke of Baynton. After being practically jilted twice already a duke must do everything in his means to secure his duchess even if it means making a deal with a woman who doesn’t bow to his wishes but stirs his desire like no one before . . .

Book Blurb for A Date at the Altar

New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell’s glittering Marrying the Duke series continues—Twice he has been close to the altar and still no duchess.

Will the third time be the charm? A duke can’t marry just anyone. His wife must be of good family, be fertile, be young. Struggling playwright Sarah Pettijohn is absolutely the last woman Gavin Whitridge, Duke of Baynton, would ever fall in love with.

She is an actress, born on the wrong side of the blanket, and always challenges his ducal authority. She never hesitates to tell him what she thinks.

However, there is something about her that stirs his blood  . . . which makes her perfect for a bargain he has in mind: In exchange for backing her play, he wants Sarah to teach him about love.And he, in turn, has a few things to teach her about men  . . .

Night Owl Reviews Oct, 2016 5.00