Gilded [Force]

2 books in series
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Duchess by Deception Publisher's Summary

In New York Times best-selling author Marie Force’s dazzling historical romance debut, the clock is ticking for a wealthy duke who must marry by his 30th birthday - or lose his title....

Derek Eagan, the dashing Duke of Westwood, is well aware of his looming deadline. But weary of tiresome debutantes, he seeks a respite at his country home in Essex - and encounters a man digging on his property. Except he’s not a man. He’s a very lovely woman. Who suddenly faints at his feet. 

Catherine McCabe’s disdain for the aristocracy has already led her to flee an arranged marriage with a boorish viscount. The last thing she wants is to be waylaid in a duke’s home. Yet, she is compelled to stay by the handsome, thoughtful man who introduces himself as the Duke’s estate manager. 

Derek realizes two things immediately: he is captivated by her delicate beauty, and to figure out what she was up to, Catherine must not know he is the Duke. But as they fall passionately in love, Derek’s lie spins out of control. Will their bond survive his deception, not to mention the scorned viscount’s pursuit? Most important, can Catherine fall in love all over again - this time with the Duke?

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  • Book 1

    • Duchess by Deception

    • Gilded, Book 1
    • By: Marie Force
    • Narrated by: Anais Inara Chase, Shane East
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    In New York Times best-selling author Marie Force’s dazzling historical romance debut, the clock is ticking for a wealthy duke who must marry by his 30th birthday - or lose his title. Derek Eagan, the dashing Duke of Westwood, is well aware of his looming deadline. But weary of tiresome debutantes, he seeks a respite at his country home in Essex - and encounters a man digging on his property. Except he’s not a man. He’s a very lovely woman. Who suddenly faints at his feet.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great historical novel

    • By Betty on 01-30-19

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • Deceived by Desire

    • Gilded, Book 2
    • By: Marie Force
    • Narrated by: Joe Arden, K.C. Sheridan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Wealthy American industrialist Aubrey Nelson has invited the Duke and Duchess of Westbrook to visit his family’s Newport seaside “cottage” for the summer. With his parents’ departure from New York delayed, Aubrey’s mother sends him ahead to oversee preparations for their guests. But when he arrives, he’s surprised to find the house and staff in disarray. With much to do and little time, Aubrey comes to rely on the housekeeper, a lovely young Irish woman named Maeve Brown. Then he also finds himself confiding in Maeve about more personal matters....

    Regular price: $19.95