The Winter Duchess

A Duchess for All Seasons Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Mary Sarah
Series: Duchess for All Seasons, Book 1
Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
Categories: Romance, Historical
4.5 out of 5 stars (71 ratings)

Listen with Audible Escape

$12.95 a month

Free with Audible Escape
Binge on this audiobook and thousands of other love stories with Audible Escape.
First-time Audible Escape subscribers get the first month free. After 1 month, only $12.95 a month ($6.95 a month for Audible and Kindle Unlimited members). Cancel anytime.
Learn more
Buy for $10.49

Buy for $10.49

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

Their wedding was the event of the season... 

A shy wallflower, Caroline hasn't the faintest idea why the Duke of Readington chose her to be his bride. She could ask, but that would mean speaking to him...and truth be told, she'd rather have a conversation with the devil. Her new husband may be one of the most powerful men in all of England - not to mention the handsomest - but he's also cruel, callous, and has a heart colder than ice. 

But it was never meant to be a love match...

Eric married Caroline for one simple reason: he wasn't in love with her. Having seen firsthand how love can bring a man to his knees, he's determined not to make the same mistakes his father did. Which is why he's going to spend just enough time with his new bride to assure himself of an heir before he leaves her and returns to London. At least that was the plan until a winter storm leaves them stranded. Now every time Eric turns around he finds himself stumbling over the wife he never wanted...but is slowly beginning to desire....or was it? 

As cold winds howl outside the manor, inside of it a duke's heart is finally starting to melt as he finds himself falling for the one woman he was never supposed to love...but can she love him in return? 

Contains mature themes.

©2017 Jillian Eaton (P)2018 Tantor

What listeners say about The Winter Duchess

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    38
  • 4 Stars
    18
  • 3 Stars
    10
  • 2 Stars
    5
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    37
  • 4 Stars
    11
  • 3 Stars
    11
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    32
  • 4 Stars
    15
  • 3 Stars
    10
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    1

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars

Warms the heart

I enjoyed the the romance --iI wished it had been a full length novel.
Caroline taught Eric how to love.The narration was very well done..
Am egerty awaiting the summer Ducthess..

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

This is a passionate, intimate Christmas love

‘The Winter Duchess’ is a bittersweet love story, perfect in setting the mood for a romantic Christmas setting.

This story is about a man who faced his demons through unattached relationships until pressured into the need to create an Heir worthy of Dukedom when he was no longer able to continue in this obligation.

He searched out a girl he could marry but not become enamored with. This would be a marriage of convenience only... or so he thought.

The Lady the Duke chose appeared obedient, “mousy”, and undesirable.

With almost no courtship they were married and he wished her away to an out of the way country estate.

He would “bed her” until he was sure she was with child then find a new mistress in far away London.

This drama is quite predictable and is best for casual reading or listening to. Howev, narrator Mary Sarah is excellent in her dramatic performance and “voices”. She truly aids interest in the tale.

I would have enjoyed it more if the explicit sexual acts had been left out. There were a few intimate scenes with explicit details.

With the well written skill and the outstanding narration, I must offer a Five Stars rating.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Finding Love

Love the book! All he knew was he did not believe in love. He grew up watching his parents hate each other! He wanted a biddable wife and he saw that in Carolyn! But one they married she wanted to much more! Can her sweetness finally melt his cold heart!!

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Ok

It was ok. Not very long. Narration was good and brought life to the story

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

The Winter Duchess

This was a really sweet book. The narrator was great. The only downside is that the story was a bit too short therefore the characters were not quite developed as I would have hoped and as a result felt rushed.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Amazing !

I donot usually like short stories but this one is simply perfect! The narrator makes it even better.