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  • Title: His Unlikely Duchess
  • Author: Amanda McCabe
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • Publication Date: January 2021

Copy received from publisher and blog tour organiser for review purposes.

Description:

Money can buy her marriage
But will it lead to love?

Miss Lily Wilkins hopes her American money will compensate for her lack of etiquette, as she needs a prestigious marriage to save her sisters’ prospects. Raised to believe wealth was her greatest attribute, she’s stunned when her unconventional ways catch the eye of the notorious Duke of Lennox. He’s far from the safe, sensible match she’d planned on—but Lily might just discover he’s the one she needs!

My Thoughts:

Isn’t it nice to pick up something that transports you to another place, and indeed another time? Well that’s what Amanda McCabe does here in His Unlikely Duchess, giving her readers a glimpse into the world of balls, dinner parties and the likes. The descriptions were so detailed that I felt I was almost watching the story unfold as opposed to reading it, the fashions and gems mentioned throughout the narrative particularly standing out as they sounded so grand and fascinating.

The Duke of Lennox was an interesting character and he contrasted well with Lily Wilkins, their differing statuses in Society making them both stand out, and in turn being a point of rumour and gossip. I enjoyed the way that the reader was able to follow Lily’s thoughts and see her growing attraction towards the Duke, and how his actions caused her moments to question what was going on around her. And I have to say, the way that McCabe has written this character mean that readers may also pause and question what is happening, what his motives are and puzzle over why he behaves in such a manner – always good when an author can evoke that from a reader!

I enjoyed exploring the the landscapes and buildings through the characters, it was a wonderful way to escape at the moment when travel isn’t an option.

Purchase Links –

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Unlikely-Duchess-Historical-Dollar-Duchesses-ebook/dp/B08Q7MS4H4/

US – https://www.amazon.com/Unlikely-Duchess-Dollar-Duchesses-Book-ebook/dp/B089YTPXSW/

Author Bio –

Amanda wrote her first romance at the age of sixteen–a vast historical epic starring all her friends as the characters, written secretly during algebra class (and her parents wondered why math was not her strongest subject…)

 She’s never since used algebra, but her books have been nominated for many awards, including the RITA Award, the Romantic Times BOOKReviews Reviewers’ Choice Award, the Booksellers Best, the National Readers Choice Award, and the Holt Medallion.  She lives in Santa Fe with a Poodle, a cat, a wonderful husband, and a very and far too many books and royal memorabilia collections. 

 When not writing or reading, she loves taking dance classes, collecting cheesy travel souvenirs, and watching the Food Network–even though she doesn’t cook. 

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