The Duke and Lady Scandal

A Novel

by Christy Carlyle

On Sale: 08/20/2024

The Duke and Lady Scandal

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The Duke and Lady Scandal

A Novel

by Christy Carlyle

On Sale: 08/20/2024

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In the swoon-worthy opener of her Princes of London series, Christy Carlyle takes readers on a breathless chase through Victorian London as a wild bluestocking from a family of treasure hunters and a handsome, serious gentleman from the Scotland Yard butt heads while attempting to thwart a plot to steal the Crown Jewels, inspired by National Treasure.

Alexandra Prince is clever, outspoken, and, yes, perhaps a bit impulsive. Yet she’s always been overshadowed by her siblings. While they are off on adventurous expeditions, she’s the one left to keep the family’s antique shop going while she works on a book about lady pirates—and longs for an adventure of her own. When she overhears a group of suspicious customers whispering about a plan to steal the Crown Jewels, she knows it’s her opportunity to shine. But she needs a little help.

Detective Inspector Benedict Drake takes his duties at Scotland Yard seriously. In fact, he takes almost everything seriously. Except for the breathless beauty who crashes into his office to tell him about a ludicrous scheme to steal the Crown Jewels. Despite his turning her away, she keeps popping up wherever he goes, and he’s not sure whether she’s determined to cause a scandal or is trying to drive him to distraction. Just when he thinks he’s rid of her, an event compels him to believe her account, and he begrudgingly enlists her aid to thwart the theft of the century.

But while thieves seek the Crown Jewels, the troublesome bluestocking he can’t seem to keep away from might just steal his heart…

 

Critical Praise

“Simply delightful!” — Julia Quinn

“Christy Carlyle is a historical romance lover’s dream." — Tessa Dare, New York Times bestselling author

“I absolutely adore Christy Carlyle!” — Lorraine Heath, New York Times bestselling author

“Carlyle completes her Love on Holiday trilogy [in Duke Seeks Bride] with characters fans will adore. Hand to readers who love the fake-dating trope and the hijinks of a romantic comedy." — Library Journal

“Christy Carlyle writes poignant, genuine characters who will melt your heart and keep you turning pages long past your bedtime." — Kelly Bowen, New York Times bestselling author

“With its charming Cornish setting, lively writing enhanced by a blithe sense of wit, and a memorable cast of characters, Duke Gone Rogue, which kicks off Carlyle’s Victorian-set Love on Holiday series, blossoms into an absolute delight.” — Booklist

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780063347342
  • ISBN 10: 0063347342
  • Imprint: Avon
  • On Sale: 08/20/2024
  • Pages: 368
  • List Price:12.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Romance / Historical / Victorian
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Romance / Action & Adventure
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Romance / Historical / Regency
  • BISAC4 : FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • BISAC5 : FICTION / Historical

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