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Any Duchess Will Do Audiobook
Any Duchess Will Do
Written by: 
Tessa Dare
Narrated by: 
Eva Kaminsky
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Any Duchess Will Do Audiobook

Any Duchess Will Do: Spindle Cove, Book 4

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Publisher's Summary

What's a duke to do, when the girl who's perfectly wrong becomes the woman he can't live without?

Griffin York, the Duke of Halford, has no desire to wed this season - or any season - but his diabolical mother abducts him to "Spinster Cove" and insists he select a bride from the ladies in residence. Griff decides to teach her a lesson that will end the marriage debate forever. He chooses the serving girl.

Overworked and struggling, Pauline Simms doesn't dream about dukes. All she wants is to hang up her barmaid apron and open a bookshop. That dream becomes a possibility when an arrogant, sinfully attractive duke offers her a small fortune for a week's employment. Her duties are simple: Submit to his mother's "duchess training"…and fail miserably.

But in London, Pauline isn't a miserable failure. She's a brave, quick-witted, beguiling failure - a woman who ignites Griff's desire and soothes the darkness in his soul. Keeping Pauline by his side won't be easy. Even if Society could accept a serving girl duchess - can a roguish duke convince a serving girl to trust him with her heart?

©2013 Eve Ortega (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Kimberly Indianapolis, IN, United States 05-09-14
    Kimberly Indianapolis, IN, United States 05-09-14 Member Since 2016

    I enjoy historical, paranormal, and contemporary romance. Also steampunk, sci-fi, fantasy, suspense, and fiction. I'm open to about anything

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    "Wonderful!"

    Genre: Regency Romance
    Performance by Eva Kaminsky was above average, except for a couple of mispronunciations which weren't bad enough to spoil everything for me.

    This book has everything:
    A plucky heroine
    A reluctant hero
    A determined Duchess
    And really bad knitting

    Tessa Dare takes us back to Spindle Cove, the haven for bluestockings, spinsters, and awkward young ladies needing some polish. Most of the book takes place in London, but it begins and ends in Spindle Cove.
    The hero and heroine are great characters, and they grow and change over the course of the novel. Pauline takes on a little bit of shine, and Griffin finds a bit of humility.

    Although this is part of a series, it isn't imperative that you read the others first.
    Definitely worth the credit.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Cynthia 05-24-14
    Cynthia 05-24-14 Member Since 2012

    I love to sew and read. Now I can do both at the same time!

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    "Tessa Dare Writes a Dang Good Story!"

    I love everything about this book. The story line is fabulous, the characters are fresh and very appealing. I listened to the whole thing in one sitting and I could turn around and listen to it again.

    Eva Kaminsky's narration is terrific. I especially love her accent for Pauline, our heroine. Pauline is a country lass, who though lacking much formal education, is witty and quick and catches the hero's attention from first glance. Griff, the Duke of Halford has been forced by his mother, a woman who is desperate for grandchildren to pick a woman to be his Duchess. His mother vows to be able to turn any one of the ladies of Spindle Cove into a woman that the Ton will accept as Duchess material. Griff offers Pauline a good sum of money to take his mother up on her offer and to fail spectacularly. Pauline doesn't see this as a problem.

    I love Tessa Dare more and more with every book of hers I read.

    It's worth a credit. It's worth the money. And most importantly, it's worth the time it took to listen to it.

    I thoroughly enjoyed every minute.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Cam Las Vegas, NV, United States 06-14-14
    Cam Las Vegas, NV, United States 06-14-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Unlikely love match but cute story regardless"

    Story reminded me of Cinderella, but it was such a feel good book. I actually finished it in one day because I enjoyed reading it so much. The story even has the 12 am clock bells going off and her running away leaving a shoe behind. But the story is truly not silly. Ok that part was but it is done in a classier manner than I just reduced it to. ☺ so read it and enjoy the turn around of a Duke from a rake to a kind, generous and giving gentleman. A definite read

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Yuefang Luwuk, Indonesia 05-13-14
    Yuefang Luwuk, Indonesia 05-13-14 Member Since 2016

    Mom of 3 and a book lover.

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    "Fun twist of Cinderella's Story"

    The storyline is so amusing and kept my interest till the end. It's about irresponsible, living in debauchery Duke who wants to spite his overbearing mother by marrying a serving girl. Bravo for both the author and the narrator with excellent job, and my first audio from the Spindle Cove series, love to venture another series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 06-13-14

    love to escape in to my Books, Historical, Highlander Scottish Romance , Mysteries & Suspense , Time Travel the Classics, Paranormal Romance

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    "Enjoyed- Any Duchess Will Do!"
    What made the experience of listening to Any Duchess Will Do the most enjoyable?

    I loved the concept of the Cinderella story but much better. The love that develops between Griffin York, the Duke of Halford and Pauline Simms was beautiful. also loved Griffins Mother. I laugh out loud when all the servant where called and every one was confessing of what they did wrong it was hilarious, very, very funny, you got to read it you will appreciate it.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Griffin York, the Duke of Halford and Pauline Simms and Griffins Mother.


    What does Eva Kaminsky bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I love it when there is a good reader and Eva Kaminsky was that !


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I did listen to the story in one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    I very much enjoyed this Book and I recommend this Book. I love when there are happy endings and I can enjoy the characters and not get angry at them.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Luna Silverdale, WA 05-12-14
    Luna Silverdale, WA 05-12-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Brilliant love story and great narrator"

    It has all the marks of a great story...with all the emotions that comes with it...finding true love and true friendship, anguish, pain, hilarity (was really funny when they got stuck together..litteraly),...and they live happily ever after...

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jerilynn 07-15-16
    Jerilynn 07-15-16
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    "Excellent entertainment!"

    I used audible to listen to this book. It was very addictive I hardly spoke to my husband for the whole day and did not go to sleep till it was done. A different angle on a regency romance. A Duke falling for a bar maid, and finding their happily ever after. I found the characters to be believable and I liked them. My heart hurt when Pauline felt she wasn't good enough and yet he never thought that but because of past tragedy did not feel he had anything to give to anyone. Pauline shows remarkable wisdom and understanding drawing everyone together to heal. I can't wait to read more from this author. I will enjoy more of her out of the box ideas, it's like a delicious piece of cheese cake, irresistible and addictive!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Carman Whiting 05-03-16 Member Since 2015
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    "One if my favorites"

    I enjoyed this book when I read it. I cannot really explain it but there was just something about Griff that drew me from the start. When I imagined his voice I could not have imagined a narrator could get it so right.
    As I listened to Ms. Kaminsky, the picture I had in my mind of the Duke of Halford came to life for me! I have listened to this book Three times and I can tell you with certainty it is the narrator that draws me in every time. I would recommend the narration to all who enjoyed the novel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Janel 12-04-15
    Janel 12-04-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Love Tessa Dare"

    From the beginning, I loved these characters. Great storyline and a wonderful ending. Brought a tear to my eye with the final line.

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    Helene 11-06-15
    Helene 11-06-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Just right on all accounts"

    Very entertaining, good story, delightful and narrator was great. Story was very interesting and it was read very well. Eva Kaminsky is now on my list of excellent narrators.

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    2/12/16
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    "Engaging"

    I enjoyed the reading...It was very engaging😚 Can't wait for the next story in the series

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Julia
    Kenilworth, United Kingdom
    12/3/15
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    "Feel asleep in the middle and did not bother"
    Would you try another book written by Tessa Dare or narrated by Eva Kaminsky?

    No, I will not.


    Has Any Duchess Will Do put you off other books in this genre?

    I do not think so, but of this author.


    What didn’t you like about Eva Kaminsky’s performance?

    She did not make the characters different enough and sometimes I think she had the pronunciation of places wrong.


    What character would you cut from Any Duchess Will Do?

    There where too little well developed characters not too many.


    Any additional comments?

    Completely unbelievable which would be ok, if it would be a fairy tale. But it sort of did not have to fantasy touch to it which does make you cope better with such a thing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • faye
    3/21/15
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    "funny, imaginative, and intelligent writing. you"

    You will enjoy this story of passion read by an understanding reader. good pace and gripping story

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • sid042
    England
    2/5/15
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    "Loved the story"

    I loved this story--I think this is one of my favourite Spindle Cove stories. Griff is wonderful and Pauline is thoroughly likeable. Griff's mother amused me too and there's some really heart-breaking and strong, sexy moments. Whilst I enjoyed most of the performance, there was some odd pronunciations which a native Brit will hear. Vauxhall being pronounced Voh-hall was one of the worst. It's pronounced Voxhall by Londoners usually. That said the 'A's were nicely pronounced which I often find are weak when the narrator isn't a native Brit. For those who aren't British listeners, I suspect you'll enjoy this very much.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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