Ugly Duckling

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 1,152 ratings

How to Dance With a Duke Publisher's Summary

Miss Cecily Hurston would much rather explore the antiquities of Egypt than the uncharted territory of marriage. But the rules of her father's exclusive academic society forbid her entrance unless she weds one of its members. To clear her ailing father's name of a scandalous rumor, Cecily needs to gain admission into the Egyptian Club-and is willing to marry any old dullard to do it. Lucas Dalton, Duke of Winterson, is anything but dull. He's a dashing and decorated war hero determined to help Cecily-even if that means looking the other way when she claims the dance card of Amelia Snow, this season's most sought-after beauty. But Lucas has a reason for wanting Cecily to join the Egyptian Club: His brother went missing during one of Lord Hurston's expeditions to Egypt. An alliance with the explorer's bluestocking daughter could bring Lucas closer to the truth about what happened....or it could lead him to a more dangerous love than either he or Cecily could have imagined.

©2012 Manda Collins (P)2012 Tantor
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  • Book 1

    • How to Dance With a Duke

    • Ugly Duckling Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Manda Collins
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 520
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 466
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 466

    Miss Cecily Hurston would much rather explore the antiquities of Egypt than the uncharted territory of marriage. But the rules of her father's exclusive academic society forbid her entrance unless she weds one of its members. To clear her ailing father's name of a scandalous rumor, Cecily needs to gain admission into the Egyptian Club-and is willing to marry any old dullard to do it. Lucas Dalton, Duke of Winterson, is anything but dull.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Nice Romance and Mystery

    • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 06-04-13

    Regular price: $31.49

  • Book 2

    • How to Romance a Rake

    • Ugly Duckling Trilogy Series, Book 2
    • By: Manda Collins
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 341
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 300
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 312

    What's a nice girl like Miss Juliet Shelby doing at a place like Lord Deveril's ballroom? With her shy demeanor, she's a total stranger to the dance floor and a source of mockery for the ton. So imagine her surprise when Deveril gallantly comes to her defense - and offers to teach her to dance! Juliet can hardly believe the most handsome bachelor in London would notice her, until he takes her in his arms and sets her heart ablaze. Lord Alec Deveril has never felt such a spark of attraction for an unmarried lady before. Unlike the "fashionable" ladies he's accustomed to, Juliet possesses a generous spirit, a fiery intelligence, and a secret.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Second Book Delivers

    • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 06-04-13

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 3

    • How to Entice an Earl

    • Ugly Duckling Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Manda Collins
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 219
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 195
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 194

    Lady Madeline Essex is the last of the unwed "ducklings" in her family - and by far the most outspoken. But when she boldly enters London's most notorious gaming house in search of fodder for her novel, even her sharp tongue can't save her from the horrible crime she stumbles upon there. As luck would have it, first on the scene is the last man she wants to see her vulnerable. The one man who could tempt her heart…

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Delightful Ending to the Triligy

    • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 06-04-13

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 3.5

    • The Perks of Being a Beauty

    • By: Manda Collins
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 68

    The beautiful Miss Amelia Snowe is not accustomed to being snubbed by the gentlemen of the ton. But when her mother dies unexpectedly, forcing Amelia to take employment as companion to a wealthy cit's daughter, she quickly learns to play down her looks or risk losing her position. When her employers, the Smithsons, decide to throw a country house party, she is determined to fade into the background. But how can she when the Smithson's guest of honor is Lord Quentin Fortescue, the old friend who stole her heart?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • short and sweet!

    • By Cam on 12-04-13

    Regular price: $13.99