Dukes and Desires
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(4.3 based on 105 ratings)
  • 1
    The Desirable Duchess: Dukes and Desires, Book 1 | M. C. Beaton

    The Desirable Duchess: Dukes and Desires, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Lovely Alice Lacey was a true incomparable, and her marriage to the Duke of Ferrant was the event of the season. Almost no one realized, however, that Alice was secretly in love with someone else - or that she had confided her feelings to a clever talking mynah bird who announces these intimacies at the moment of the couple's wedding. Now the gossip mongers are relentless. Alice's marriage started out, and has remained, cold and impersonal, and her new husband is already rumored to be taken with another woman.

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  • 2
    Her Grace's Passion: The Royal Series, Book 9 | M. C. Beaton

    Her Grace's Passion: The Royal Series, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Charlotte Anne Dore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Matilda, Duchess of Hadshire, is virtually a prisoner of her cruel husband, who romances his mistress right under the duchess' nose. Her only joy is dreaming of the handsome Earl of Torridon - for like her, he is trapped in a horrid marriage and longs to find true love and happiness. Though she secretly wishes for the death of her unkind husband, Matilda never could have imagined the guilt that plagues her when the illustrious duke is befittingly murdered by his own mistress!

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  • 3
    Pretty Polly: Dukes and Desires, Book 3 | M. C. Beaton

    Pretty Polly: Dukes and Desires, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Mia Chiaromonte
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    Blessed with beauty, Mrs. Manners never bothered with the lesser skills of grammar and spelling. So, in order to entrap a second husband, namely the dashing Duke of Denbigh, she needed Miss Verity Bascombe. Surely the modest chit would be honored to write her love letters. Poor Verity! Her old schoolmate was as selfish as ever. But the lovely girl's gilded pen soon had the duke most intrigued by the poetic Mrs. Manners!

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    Pretty Polly: The Dukes and Desires Series, Book 3 | M. C. Beaton writing as Marion Chesney

    Pretty Polly: The Dukes and Desires Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton writing as Marion Chesney
    • Narrated By Mia Chiaromonte
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    Blessed with beauty, Mrs. Manners never bothered with the lesser skills of grammar and spelling. So, in order to entrap a second husband, namely the dashing duke of Denbigh, she needed Miss Verity Bascombe. Surely the modest chit would be honored to write her love letters. Poor Verity! Her old schoolmate was as selfish as ever. The lovely girl's gilded pen soon had the duke most intrigued by the poetic Mrs. Manners! But alas, what began as a tiny deception became troublesome indeed - for Verity soon found herself enamored by the handsome duke!

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  • 4
    The Sins of Lady Dacey: Dukes and Desires, Book 4 | M. C. Beaton

    The Sins of Lady Dacey: Dukes and Desires, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Mia Chiaromonte
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    The local society could only speculate how a pair of turtledoves would cope as the guests of the scandalous Lady Dacey. Surely she would attempt to corrupt them - an act that both Pamela Perryworth and Honoria Goodham would see as welcome entertainment in their rigid, joyless lives. Though Mrs. Perryworth is married - most unhappily - and the young Honoria has a cloying tendency to read too much scripture, the purity and loveliness of both ladies nonetheless inflames the senses of two notorious lords.

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  • 5
    My Dear Duchess | M. C. Beaton

    My Dear Duchess

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Lindy Nettleton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Handsome, dashing Henry Wright, the Duke of Westerland, needed a wife in a desperately short period of time. If he could not find a wife, he would lose the legacy he so desperately desired. Young, lovely, but sheltered Miss Frederica Sayers needed a husband just as much as Henry Wright needed a wife, only she needed a husband to save her from the life of shame that almost certainly awaited her when shefled the callous cruelty of her family.

    The writing is OK, but the story is boring.

    This book was published in 1979, which you don't learn until the closing credits, but I wasn't surprised. The hero and heroine are married early in th..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 29 2015 by Jan (Madison, AL, United States)
  • 6
    Lady Lucy's Lover: The Royal Series, Book 4 | Marion Chesney

    Lady Lucy's Lover: The Royal Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Marion Chesney
    • Narrated By Mia Chiaromonte
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Poor deluded Lucy. She married a gambler, a womanizer, and a drunkard, and she refuses to admit that his frequent overnight absences are of significance. It is not until he reveals that Lucy's parents "bought" him for her that it really stings. And then one night at a ball, she meets the charismatic Duke of Habard - and suddenly anything seems possible.

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  • 7
    The Scandalous Marriage: Royal, Book 24 | M. C. Beaton

    The Scandalous Marriage: Royal, Book 24

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Charlotte Anne Dore
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    As far as matrimonial prospects were concerned, Lucy Bliss was told she'd make an excellent clergyman's wife. Her mother had loftier aspirations, however, for Lucy's lovely younger sister, Belinda. Belinda would marry a duke, more specifically the duke of Wardshire. Lucy was truly horrified. "Lucifer" Wardshire was rumored to be as wicked as the devil, with orgies and mistresses - and worse.

    Narrator didn't do it justice

    Charlotte Anne Dore was sometimes flat and stilted and her mispronunciation of certain words ( ie envelope instead of envelop) was distracting at time..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 12 2015 by Amazon Customer (Seabrook, TX, United States)