The Heart of a Duke

16 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 2,299 ratings

In Need of a Knight Publisher's Summary

Turned out by his father after a tragic scandal, Lord Michael Knightly has grown into a powerful, but self-made man. With the whispers and stares that still follow him, he's been shut out of respectable society. He would rather be anywhere but London. Then he meets Lady Aldora, a young woman who mistakes him for his brother, the Marquess of St. James.

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  • Book 0

    • In Need of a Knight

    • The Heart of a Scandal/The Heart of a Duke, Book 0
    • By: Christi Caldwell
    • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
    • Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95

    Turned out by his father after a tragic scandal, Lord Michael Knightly has grown into a powerful, but self-made man. With the whispers and stares that still follow him, he's been shut out of respectable society. He would rather be anywhere but London. Then he meets Lady Aldora, a young woman who mistakes him for his brother, the Marquess of St. James.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable and yet lacking an interesting storyline

    • By Cam on 09-18-17

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 1

    • For Love of the Duke

    • The Heart of a Duke, Book 1
    • By: Christi Caldwell
    • Narrated by: Morag Sims
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 611
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 558
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 556

    After the tragic death of his wife, Jasper, the 8th Duke of Bainbridge buried himself away in the dark cold walls of his home, Castle Blackwood. When he's coaxed out of his self-imposed exile to attend the amusements of the Frost Fair, his life is irrevocably changed by his fateful meeting with Lady Katherine Adamson. With her tight brown ringlets and silly white-ruffled gowns, Lady Katherine Adamson has found her dance card empty for two Seasons.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Minor SPOILERS, maybe..

    • By Trish R. on 01-20-15

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • More than a Duke

    • Heart of a Duke, Book 2
    • By: Christi Caldwell
    • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 307
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 280
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 276

    Polite Society doesn't take Lady Anne Adamson seriously. However, Anne isn't just another pretty young miss. When she discovers her father betrayed her mother's love and her family descended into poverty, Anne comes up with a plan to marry a respectable, powerful, and honorable gentleman - a man nothing like her philandering father.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A good followup for the most part...

    • By 1CheekyLass on 04-27-15

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • The Love of a Rogue

    • The Heart of a Duke, Book 3
    • By: Christi Caldwell
    • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
    • Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 221
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 198
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 197

    Lady Imogen Moore hasn't had an easy time of it since she made her coming out three seasons ago. With her betrothed, a powerful duke, breaking it off to wed her sister, she's become the tons favorite piece of gossip. Never again wanting to experience the pain of a broken heart, she's resolved to make a match with a polite, respectable gentleman. The last thing she wants is another reckless rogue.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not the best in the series

    • By Maine Knitter on 09-01-15

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 4

    • Loved by a Duke

    • The Heart of a Duke Series Book 4
    • By: Christi Caldwell
    • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126

    For 10 years, Lady Daisy Meadows has been in love with Auric, the Duke of Crawford. Ever since his gallant rescue years earlier, Daisy knew she was destined to be his Duchess. Unfortunately, Auric sees her as his best friend's sister and nothing more. But perhaps, if she can manage to find the fabled heart of a duke pendant, she will win over the heart of her duke.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • hmm....

    • By 🌿🌸Susynne🌸🌿 on 05-23-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 5

    • To Love a Lord

    • By: Christi Caldwell
    • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92

    All she wants is security. The last place finishing school instructor Mrs. Jane Munroe belongs is in polite Society. Vowing to never wed, she's been scuttled around from post to post. Now she finds herself in the Marquess of Waverly's household. She's never met a nobleman she liked, and when she meets the pompous, arrogant marquess, she remembers why. But soon, she discovers Gabriel is unlike any gentleman she's ever known.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Just OK

    • By Anna Maria Galdieri on 05-07-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 6

    • The Heart of a Scoundrel

    • By: Christi Caldwell
    • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111

    Ruthless, wicked, and dark, the Marquess of Rutland rouses terror in the breasts of ladies and noblemen alike. All Edmund wants in life is power. After he was publically humiliated by his one love, Lady Margaret, he vowed vengeance, using Margaret's niece as his pawn. Except he's thwarted by another more enticing target: Miss Phoebe Barrett.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love this Scoundrel

    • By Joyce Reece on 03-08-17

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 7

    • To Wed His Christmas Lady

    • By: Christi Caldwell
    • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
    • Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    Lady Cara Falcot has only served one purpose to her loathsome father - to increase his power through a marriage to the future Duke of Billingsley. As such, she's built protective walls about her heart, and presents an icy facade to the world around her. Journeying home from her finishing school for the Christmas holidays, Cara's carriage is stranded during a winter storm. She's forced to tarry at a ramshackle inn, where she immediately antagonizes another patron - William.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful Holiday Story

    • By Joyce Reece on 02-13-17

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 8

    • To Trust a Rogue

    • By: Christi Caldwell
    • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85

    Marcus, the Viscount Wessex has carefully crafted the image of rogue and charmer for polite society. Under that façade, however, dwells a man whose dreams were shattered almost eight years earlier by a young lady who captured his heart, pledged her love, and then left him, with nothing more than a curt note. Eight years earlier, faced with no other choice, Mrs. Eleanor Collins fled London and the only man she ever loved, Marcus, Viscount Wessex. he has now returned to serve as a companion for her elderly aunt, with a daughter in tow.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • OK book with good narration..

    • By Trish R. on 06-19-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 9

    • The Lure of a Rake

    • By: Christi Caldwell
    • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93

    Lady Genevieve Farendale has a scandalous past. Jilted at the altar years earlier and exiled by her family, she's now returned to London to prove she can be a proper lady. Even though she's not given up on the hope of marrying for love, she's wary of trusting again. Then she meets Cedric Falcot, the Marquess of St. Albans, whose seductive ways set her heart aflutter. But with her sordid history, Genevieve knows a rake can also easily destroy her.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love the book!

    • By Trudy on 07-15-18

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 10

    • To Woo a Widow

    • By: Christi Caldwell
    • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
    • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60

    Years ago, Miles Brookfield, the Marquess of Guilford, made a frivolous vow he never thought would come to fruition - he promised to marry his mother's goddaughter if he was unwed by the age of 30. Now, to his dismay, he's faced with honoring that pledge. But when he encounters the beautiful and intriguing Lady Philippa, Miles knows his true path in life. It's up to him to break down every belief Philippa carries about gentlemen, proving not only that is love real but that he is the man deserving of her sheltered heart.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • OK book with good narration..

    • By Trish R. on 06-19-17

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 11

    • To Redeem a Rake

    • By: Christi Caldwell
    • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    Society's most infamous scoundrel, Daniel Winterbourne, the Earl of Montfort, has been promised a small fortune if he can relinquish his wayward, carousing lifestyle. And behaving means he must also help find a respectable companion for his youngest sister - someone who will guide her and whom she can emulate. However, Daniel knows no such woman. But when he encounters a childhood friend, Daniel believes she may just be the answer to all of his problems.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The power of Love!

    • By ILF on 10-05-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 12

    • One Winter with a Baron

    • The Heart of a Duke, Book 12
    • By: Christi Caldwell
    • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
    • Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74

    Content with her spinster lifestyle, Miss Sybil Cunning wants to prove that a future as an unmarried woman is the only life for her. As a bluestocking who values hard, empirical data, Sybil needs help with her research. Nolan Pratt, Baron Webb, one of society's most scandalous rakes, is the perfect gentleman to help her. After all, he inspires fear in proper mothers and desire within their daughters.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • so sweet

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-23-18

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 13

    • To Enchant a Wicked Duke

    • The Heart of a Duke, Book 13
    • By: Christi Caldwell
    • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95

    Years ago, when Nick Tallings, the recent Duke of Huntly, watched his family destroyed at the hands of a merciless nobleman, he vowed revenge. But his efforts had been futile, as his enemy, Lord Rutland is without weakness. With his rival finally happily married, Nick is able to set his ruthless scheme into motion. His plot hinges upon Lord Rutland's innocent, empty-headed sister-in-law, Justina Barrett. Nick will ruin her, marry her, and then leave her brokenhearted.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great characters and story

    • By Marta Richards on 09-02-18

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 14

    • Beguiled by a Baron

    • The Heart of a Duke, Book 14
    • By: Christi Caldwell
    • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    When Bridget masquerades as the baron's newest housekeeper, he's hopelessly intrigued by her quick wit and her skill with antique tomes. It should be easy enough to keep Bridget at arm's length, yet desire for her dogs his steps. As they spend time in each other's company, understanding for life grows as does love, but when Bridget's integrity is called into question, Vail's world is shattered. Now Bridget and Vail will have to overcome the horrendous secrets and lies between them to grasp a love - and life - together.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story!!

    • By Joyce Reece on 09-15-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 15

    • To Tempt a Scoundrel

    • The Heart of a Duke, Book 15
    • By: Christi Caldwell
    • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
    • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    Once before, Lady Alice Winterbourne trusted her heart to an honorable, respectable man... only to be jilted in the scandal of the season. Longing for an escape from all the whispers and humiliation, Alice eagerly accepts an invitation to her friend’s house party. In the country, she hopes to find some peace from the embarrassment left in London.... Unfortunately, she finds her former betrothed and his new bride in attendance.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Mixed feelings

    • By xmom on 07-28-18

    Regular price: $19.95