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A Duke, the Lady, and a Baby: Rogues and Remarkable Women #1

Vanessa Riley

ISBN 9781420152241
Publish Date 7/1/2020
Format ePub
Categories Historical, Zebra
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Headstrong Patience Jordan had her infant son, Lionel, stripped from her bosom six months to the day of her husband’s alleged suicide. The ‘tomboy’ heiress from the West Indies is accustomed to being an outcast on English shores where the wrong fork selection can cause a cut direct or having too many opinions can lead to the alienation of a husband’s affection. So, finding herself in a secret sisterhood, while having to work with the Duke of Repington to keep him and her baby safe, is new, difficult, and surprising.

Patience masquerades in her old home, Hamlin Hall, as a servant for the duke, her son’s reformed-rake guardian, to care for Patience’s baby and find proof of the conspiracy that consumed her husband, Colin, and had her tossed into Bedlam. The duke’s humor and unorthodox means of child-rearing, like timed crawling practice and elocution lessons, amuse and infuriate her. They clash, but their chemistry is palpable and the mutual attraction they both feel is growing.

For the good of her son and her investigation, she follows his requests, but Patience is wary of what compromising with the duke, a man formerly dedicated to seducing women, will mean for her wary heart.


Praise for A Duke, the Lady, and a Baby

"Smart and witty...Vanessa Riley delivers the perfect historical read."—Julia Quinn, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“Riveting from the first sentence to the last. Vanessa Riley’s lyrical voice shimmers in this emotional, uplifting tour de force. One of the best historicals I’ve read in years.” —New York Times bestselling author Kristan Higgins
 
"With strong heroines, swoonworthy heroes and deeply emotional stories, Vanessa Riley is a magnificent voice in historical romance--one not to be missed! A Duke, The Lady and A Baby is Vanessa at her finest." —New York Times bestselling author Sarah MacLean

About Vanessa Riley:

Vanessa Riley is an award-winning author of Regency and Historical Romances featuring dazzling multi-culture communities and powerful persons of color. To fuel her interest in the Regency and early-Victorian eras, she made time for attending renaissance fairs and consuming period novels and films while obtaining her Ph.D in mechanical engineering from Stanford University. She is a member of Romance Writers of America and the Historical Novel Society, as well as a Christian Book Lovers board member. A frequent speaker at women’s events, she lives in Georgia with her military husband and teenage kid. Visit her online at VanessaRiley.com.

Praise for A Duke, the Lady, and a Baby

"Smart and witty...Vanessa Riley delivers the perfect historical read."—Julia Quinn, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“Riveting from the first sentence to the last. Vanessa Riley’s lyrical voice shimmers in this emotional, uplifting tour de force. One of the best historicals I’ve read in years.” —New York Times bestselling author Kristan Higgins
 
"With strong heroines, swoonworthy heroes and deeply emotional stories, Vanessa Riley is a magnificent voice in historical romance--one not to be missed! A Duke, The Lady and A Baby is Vanessa at her finest." —New York Times bestselling author Sarah MacLean


Praise for Vanessa Riley

"Riley does a fantastic job of subverting mainstream historical romance tropes while giving readers everything they could want in one and more." — Alyssa Cole, Redbook Magazine

"Vanessa Riley crafts a highly historically accurate Regency interracial romance heavy on plotting and crisp detail." — Entertainment Weekly


Praise for The Bashful Bride

"Riley’s novel is as bittersweet as the title suggests — deftly weaving issues of class and race into a complex second-chance love story." — Sarah MacLean, The Washington Post

"While this is a historical romance that doesn't shy away from grappling with issues of race, it always keeps the focus on the love and passion blossoming between Ester and Arthur." — Maya Rodale, NPR

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