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Publisher's Summary

Meet the highly unconventional Wentworth family in this charming USA Today best seller with a Cinderella twist, perfect for fans of Mary Balogh. 

One minute, London banker Quinn Wentworth is facing execution. The next, he's declared the long-lost heir to a dukedom. Quinn has fought his way up from the worst slums, and now he's ready to use every dirty trick he knows to find the enemy who schemed against him. 

Jane Winston, widowed and pregnant, crosses paths with Quinn while her father is preaching to the prisoners. Believing his days are numbered, Quinn offers her marriage as a way to guarantee her independence and provide for her child. Neither thinks they'll actually have a future together.

He's a wealthy gutter rat out for vengeance. She's a minister's daughter who must turn a marriage of desperation into a proper ducal union. Are they doomed from the start or destined for a happily-ever-after?

Also includes the bonus novella Once upon a Christmas Eve from New York Times best-selling author Elizabeth Hoyt!

When his carriage wheel snaps in a snowstorm, Adam Rutledge, Viscount d'Arque, is forced to seek shelter at the home of the most maddening, infuriating, and utterly beguiling woman he's ever met.

"Skillfully crafted and exquisitely written, Burrowes' latest is pure gold; a brilliant launch to a promising series." (Library Journal)

 "Burrowes is a writer of towering talent." (USA Today Happy Ever After)

©2018 Grace Burrowes (P)2018 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"Sexy heroes, strong heroines, intelligent plots, enchanting love stories...Grace Burrowes' romances have them all." (Mary Balogh, New York Times best-selling author)

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Loved this story and the telling of it.

This is a rags to riches story of a man named Quinn who is a man accused a d wrongly convicted of manslaughter. He meets Jane, a preacher's daughter, who is widowed and pregnant, while waiting to meet his sentence of hanging. Quinn, being the lovely man he is decides to help Jane out. But miracle of miracles, he is pardoned.
He and Jane now face a future together, and he still needs to find the nemesis who framed him for manslaughter. Now he has not only his family, but Jane, to protect.
Great story and characters. Filled with intrigue, humor and heat. This narrator was wonderful as well. I highly recommend the story and the audio book, and am looking forward to the next in this series.

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A New Duke

Once upon a time there was a banker waiting to be hanged and a young pregnant widow who accompanies her crazy Vicar Papa when he comes to the prison to perform his mission. The banker and the young woman talk and come to like each other. They marry so that the young woman can take care of herself and the baby, his final act of kindness. Wait… Quinn doesn’t die (it could not have been any closer); he is apparently heir to a duchy and is now the Duke of Walden. Jane is not a twice-widowed mother; she is now a duchess.

Quinn and Jane must learn to handle the responsibilities of their new station while coming to know each other. Jane must also learn to cope with Quinn’s unusual family, which now includes also, not just Jane, but the “staff” Quinn brought out of prison with him. There’s a lot to do, so much to learn, including who was behind Quinn’s murder charge and near fatal prison stay.

This is an entertaining and busy story written in Grace Burrowes typical engaging and witty style. The characters, from the hero and heroine to loveable Ned, exhibit strength, intelligence, caring and confidence (although a little uncertainty appears at times). Well-written descriptions of the characters, the settings, and the circumstances draw the reader into the story. The story is well paced and has some drama, danger, and mystery mixed with the fun and romance. James Langton’s narration is outstanding. His voices bring the characters to life. My One and Only Duke is a great beginning for what promises to be another wonderful series by Grace Burrowes. You don’t want to miss it!

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So disappointing!!!

I’ve read a few books by this author in the past and had enjoyed them. When I’m about to spend a credit I get nervous because I don’t want to waste a credit on a crappy book but knowing I’ve listened to a few others of hers I felt safe purchasing. There was so much potential for the book considering the storyline. I loved the storyline however that was about it, the thought of it was nice right but that was it. This did not feel like a romance, more a mystery or something else. There was no real bonding between the main characters. No falling in love. No time spent together. I also felt the author gave you a lot of repetitive information in the book. The narration was ok. Not horrible but not exceptional either. I’m so disappointed I will not be reading anymore from this author. Waste of time and money.

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A Lovely Heartwarming HEA

I loved this book, although I was a bit confused in the beginning because of the sisters' names. I wondered if this book occurred before the Windham cousins books. If you've read the cousin's series, you'll understand. I loved both Quinn's and Jane's transformations through the story. Quinn who realized his worth and Jane whose confidence grew to match her drive and intellect. My favorite moment was when Jane finally threw her father out of her house. I also loved Ned what's his last name and the "twin" butlers. Overall, an engrossing tale told with humor and intelligence.

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Great beginning, lost momentum

The first hour or so was great. A little irreverent and whimsical, with intriguing characters and good and unusual setup. But then it felt like the story was just in a holding pattern to stretch the book out to full length, and during that time the characters somehow got flatter so that by the end I was left basically completely uninvested. I think there needed to be more mystery? I don't know, something was off about the pacing and I always wanted things to go just a little deeper.

This was my first book by this author. I might try another if the summary were intriguing, since there was promise in this book, but I was disappointed by this one so I'd be somewhat hesitant.

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Read, don’t listen

I recommend reading rather than listening. The way James Langton interprets female voices is very off putting. He makes them sound like they’re whining, complaining, dying from consumption, or nagging no matter what they’re actually saying. There are male narrators who do women’s voices very well: Michael Deehy, Alex Wyndham, etc. but James Langton really ruined this book for me. I’m sorry, I’m sure he’s a very nice man and he is excellent with accents and male voices, but I suspect unconscious misogyny!

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a bit iffy at first

Wasn't sure if I was going to like this book at first but it came through in the end. You pretty much knew Quinn was going to escape the gallows somehow, it was just a matter of how and what happened next. Jane was a total surprise to me in the way her character was portrayed. I thought she wasn't going to be so likable or amenable but she proves me wrong. I didn't much like Quinn's siblings but his cousin Duncan proved intriguing. I liked the path the storyline took and it turned out to be entertaining in the end. I would classify this book as a pleasant reading, not a fantastic or really good read but a pleasant and comforting read. It just made it by a hair onto my To Be Read Again List.

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Enjoyable period piece with irreverent characters

I enjoyed this romance even when I wanted to cosh the Duke over the head. For any men reading this, if you know you should be honest with your wife, then just be honest with your wife. Far more respectful and sane. That said, loved how this started with him in jail, enjoyed the romance with the reverend's daughter, and particularly adored the family of nutjobs the Duke is related to. This will be a bumpy series as we focus on each one of them. I think Ned steals the show, but that's just me.

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Great Start to a Series

I seldom read a series a second time, but this one is an exception. I enjoyed the characters, even the secondary ones are well written. The story starts in, of all places, Newgate Prison. It’s an unlikely place to begin a romance series but for this story it is perfect.
Not saying a lot about the narrator as his female voices are what you would expect from a male with a fairly deep voice. His “pompous aristocrats” and “pious preachers” more than make up for that minor short coming.

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Lovely story

Loved Quinn and Jane! Wonderful story! The man’s voice was wonderful for men characters but it was a little like a man when speaking for the woman. Still worth the credit!