The day was as hot as the pond was inviting. It's not as if anyone in Little Huffington was going to happen upon a secluded vale on the Duke of Greycliffe's lands. And Venus Collingswood didn't want to get her shift all wet. It was the perfect setting in which to plan her lovely bookworm of a sister's betrothal to the mysterious new duke arriving seven days hence. If only she had a suitable accomplice....
Andrew Valentine, Duke of Greycliffe, never thought arriving at his own household a week early would cause so much trouble. The housekeeper thinks he's his own cousin. Actually, the chance to not be the duke for a while is a pleasant opportunity indeed. It might even help him interrogate the delectable little nymph he's discovered swimming in his pond - if he can manage to get a word in edgewise.
©2012 Sally MacKenzie (P)2012 Tantor
This is a great lead in to the entire series. I just wish it could be longer because it is so sweet, funny, and nicely narrated. The characters, both protagonists and antagonists are enjoyable both for their quirkiness, snootiness, and precociousness.
This is the third time....? I have listened to it. :)
I really enjoyed Sally MacKenzie's "Naked" series and was looking forward to this new one. This is a cute "pre" story to start the series. I really enjoyed the Abby Craden as the narrator.
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