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When the Duke Found Love (Wylder Sisters #3)

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The spirited Wylder sisters continue to scandalize the ton in Isabella Bradford’s witty and winsome trilogy. This time, the most impulsive of the siblings meets her match: a charming rake determined to save her from an arranged marriage.

The youngest of the Wylder girls—and the last left unwed—Lady Diana is also the most willful, a trait that’s leading her ever closer to
Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
Published November 27th 2012 by Ballantine Books (first published January 1st 2012)
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2.5 stars - because Sheffield was cute!

This is the third and final book in Isabella Bradford’s trilogy about the Wylder sisters. Having married off both Charlotte and Lizzie to suitable dukes, the focus now shifts to Diana, the youngest sister; but whereas both her sisters had been betrothed from childhood, no such arrangement was made for Diana.

Like her sisters, she is beautiful, vivacious and headstrong, and at the beginning of the story we are told that she has already got herself into severa
Dec 24, 2014 Rebecca rated it really liked it
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Lady Diana Wylder is supposed to marry Lord Crump. However, that's the last thing she wants to do. She has always wanted to marry for love, and she knows she could never love him. She meets the Duke of Sheffield by accident in the park, and is attracted to him. He is told that he has to marry as well, but his betrothed, Lady Enid is in love another man. Her parents won't let her marry the one she wants because he isn't suitable enough. Diana feels she has to marry Lord Crump because that is what ...more
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Lady Diana Wylder is the youngest and the last of the unwed sisters, she is also the most 'wildest' one with a few indiscretion in her past. In order to tame her and save her family from embarrassment, she is promised to Lord Crump, an older dull man that is really in need of someone to bare him a heir. But when she meets a stranger in a park then shares a kiss at him in the gala, her whole world turns upside down. The last thing the Duke of
Mar 18, 2016 Amber rated it really liked it
I absolutely love historical romance so it was no surprise that I was hooked on this book the more I read it. I have to admit the start of it wasn't interesting to me at all (mostly because I expected a love scene at the start), but I became interested as soon as the love triangle began between the main characters. I like how this story can be relatable to others because even though the book isn't in current times, the characters are struggling to choose being happy and in love over being misera ...more
CoffeeTimeRomance andMore
Dec 11, 2012 CoffeeTimeRomance andMore rated it really liked it
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Lady Diana is the wildest Wylder sister of all. She believes in dashing suitors, love and fairytale endings, all in that order. Unfortunately for Diana, her mother has firmly decided her youngest daughter will marry Lord Crump. After all, marriage to a severe man like Lord Crump will smooth over Diana’s past behavior and make her the picture of refinement.

George, Duke of Sheffield, has come home to England, after a notorious affair with a married woman makes it necessary for him to leave France.
The Window Seat
Dec 06, 2012 The Window Seat rated it it was ok
Let me apologize right up front with our readers because I am about to be blunt: I hated this book. The basic plot outline is one that Historical readers have seen a hundred times over; Young woman is pushed into an arranged marriage but falls in love with someone else. Because we’ve all seen this story before, the book is going to succeed or fail on the merits of how the author brings new ideas to the circumstances and breathes life into her characters. In When the Duke Found Love, author Isabe ...more
Feb 11, 2013 Leah rated it really liked it
These two hit it off from the get go when they came upon each other in the park. As Sheffield tries to woo Diana she spends her time fighting the attraction to please her family. It soon becomes a hopeless cause as she lets herself accept the love she has for Sheffield. They both are betrothed to other people. His betrothal was a farce to hide the plan to see his betrothed marry another. Diana's engagement comes about when she finds out about Sheffield's. She's angered and automatically accepts ...more
Lady Diana is the youngest of her three sisters and it has come time for her to marry, especially since she has had a few indiscretions already but since her sisters are duchesses she is hanging on to her respectability. Through some persuasion from her sisters and mother, she agrees to a marriage to a man she doesn't know. After all, the arranged marriages for her sisters worked out wonderfully so it can happen again, right? Wrong. Her intended is a dreadful bore and not suited for her at all. ...more
Edwina " I LoveBooks" "Deb"
Book 3 "When The Duke Found Love" just didn't work for me. I loved the hero Duke Sheffield and his character was written well that is why I gave the story two stars instead of one. Sheffield is tall, handsome, rich and a Duke, everything a girl dreams about. However, Ms. Bradford tries to make the case that he is suppose to be a rake and the worst sort of a rogue. Its unbelievable because he is written opposite to this. Diana is the 3rd and last Wlyder sister to be married. Her mother lady Herve ...more
Dec 30, 2014 Traci rated it liked it
Wanted to try something else by Bradford, since I'd really enjoyed the first book in her Breconridge Brothers series. This is the final book in the Wylder Sisters trilogy (and the only other title I could find in my library), and sadly, it wasn't as good as I had hoped.

Diana Wylder is the bold, impetuous young heroine, the girl who has nearly had herself "ruined" by her behavior with the opposite sex. Her mother, Celia, is determined to have her married and settled down, and finds the only bache
Mar 08, 2014 Tracy rated it it was amazing
I usually don't like stories that involve cheating or love triangles - but this was so different that I could easily overlook the "cheating" - if you could even call it cheating. I guess technically both Diana and Sheffield were betrothed to others. But it never felt that way.

I absolutely adored Sheffield - he was so charming and funny. He stole the spotlight in this book. I loved Fantome - he was just precious!

I will be honest - I was not thrilled with Charlotte in this book - yes, her marriag
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(I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review).

"The spirited Wylder sisters continue to scandalize the ton in Isabella Bradford’s witty and winsome trilogy. This time, the most impulsive of the siblings meets her match: a charming rake determined to save her from an arranged marriage. The youngest of the Wylder girls—and the last left unwed—Lady Diana is also the most willful, a trait that’s leading her ever closer to dishonorable disaster. While her family’s solution
Willful Lady Diana, the youngest of the Wylder sisters, has dallied with a rake one too many times and now her family is in a rush to get her married to salvage her reputation. The dull and dour Lord Crump has agreed to wed her but Diana cannot forget her recent chance encounter with the Duke of Sheffield, a charming, dashing cousin of her brothers-in-law (his identity was unbeknownst to her at the time).

Sheffield upsets Diana's plans as she cannot get him out of her head. Meanwhile, Sheffield h
Aug 08, 2012 Farrah rated it it was ok
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I had really hoped to like this book, I really did. But, unfortunately, it didn't live up to expectations.

Let me start by saying what I did like.
I loved how richly detailed the setting was and I loved the writing itself.
And I ADORED Sheffield. He was what really saved the book for me, the only thing that kept me from completely disliking it. He was so sweet and charming and just perfect. Once he realized that he was i
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WHEN THE DUKE FOUND LOVE by Isabella Bradford is another exciting Regency historical romance. Book #3 in the "Wylder Sisters"series,but can be read as a stand alone, although, I would recommend reading all three of these engaging and entertaining stories. See, "When You Wish Upon A Duke" and "When The Duchess Said Yes". What a wonderful and exciting conclusion to this amazing,fast paced story of three country siblings and their intended cousin Dukes. Lady Diana,is the youngest Wylder sibling and ...more
Edwina " I LoveBooks" "Deb"
When the Duke Found Love (Kindle Edition)
Book 3 "When The Duke Found Love" just didn't work for me. I loved the hero Duke Sheffield and his character was written well that is why I gave the story two stars instead of one. Sheffield is tall, handsome, rich and a Duke, everything a girl dreams about. However, Ms. Bradford tries to make the case that he is suppose to be a rake and the worst sort of a rogue. Its unbelievable because he is written opposite to this. Diana is the 3rd and last Wlyder si
Nov 15, 2012 Shauni rated it it was ok
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When The Duke Found Love is the third and final book in Wylder Sisters Trilogy. It is a fun little romp amongst the ton by two of it's brightest stars.. and the two who in today's world would have Most Likely to Create a Scandal under their pictures in the yearbook. Isabella Bradford shares a fun time in this book.

George Charles Bramley Atherton, the fourth Duke of Sheffield, is home from France.. well come home in a bit of disgrace. Ready to settle up with his family and maybe just spend some
Isabella Bradford’s third Wylder Sisters novel has all the best that regency romance offers. Willful heroine who ducks convention and chafes at society’s roles? Check. Sassy hero with killer dimples and an attitude the size of Big Ben? Check. Crazy families that drive one nuts? Check. And of course, a plot that includes mismatched couples and daring trickery…

Lady Diana’s family has determined that the only way to save her reputation — and their sanity — is for her to marry. But not to just anyon
Brandy Dorsch
Oct 31, 2012 Brandy Dorsch rated it it was ok
I received an ARC of this book to review and I have to admit I was a little bit disappointed. The two main characters Lady Diana Wylder and the Duke of Sheffield seem more like immature children then responible adults. Lady Diana has had a few indescretions and is now being told that she has to make a respectable marriage. Her mother produces Lord Crump, who seems to be a stodgy man with rigid discipline and strong morals. Lady Diana is turned off immediately because he is not a handsome man and ...more
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I waited so long for this book because I really enjoyed the first two books in the Wylder Sisters series, but I found that When the Duke Found Love did not live up to my expectations.

Diana Wylder was truly lovely, vivacious, and just seemed so alive. I envisioned her as someone who always has a bright smile and quite optimistic. I even felt like I could relate to her as we’re both vivacious and just want to have fun (cue the song Girls Just Wanna Have Fun in
Megan Readinginthesunshine
Feb 25, 2013 Megan Readinginthesunshine rated it it was amazing
When The Duke Found Love is the third book in the Wylder Sisters series. Although it is a series, these books can be read as a standalone, as I have done, but if you enjoy this one like I did then it is definitely worth investing in the other two books, which I will be doing!

Lady Diana is the youngest of her sisters, and her family wants her to marry. But they don’t want her to marry just anyone, and they have set up a marriage between Diana and Lord Crump, a very dull man who is not suited to h
Oct 12, 2013 Gayle rated it really liked it
George Charles Branley Atherton the fourth, Duke of Sheffield, is home from France. Ready to spend some time in London. The King has created a problem for Atherton, but Atherton doesn't know. The King has not only suggested he marry but has picked out the bride.

Just a couple of things are in his way, First, the bride hates him, well not exactly, she has another love. Secondly, he has met his vision, a woman who could be the one to make him stand up for love.

The youngest Wylder girl, races straig
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Lady Diana is the youngest of three daughters. She's the only one who isn't betrothed at a young age, set up by her late father. At eighteen, she needs to start looking for a husband, especially since she's been involved in some scandalously improper behaviour. Unfortunately for her, instead of a loving father finding a good match for her, her mother, Lady Cecilia Hervey is in charge.

Lady Diana's mother loves her dearly, but it's obvious the mother is completely oblivious. She's dumb as a doorn
Emily Ann
Jan 25, 2014 Emily Ann rated it did not like it
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Like the previous one in the series, this book just really fell flat for me. Given the history of the other sisters, I found it totally unbelievable that her sisters would be pushing her toward a marriage toward someone who *clearly* felt nothing for her and somehow everyone thought they'd just fall in love in the end because... ???

And in her real love story, the big twist wasn't even a misunderstanding so much as it was a complete lack of communication.

I found the characters in this book to be
Jeanne Murray
Nov 27, 2012 Jeanne Murray rated it really liked it
This installment in Isabella Bradford’s Wylder sisters series is as much fun as the ones that come before it. Diana Wylder is torn between her notion of what she should do and what she wants to do. Her mother pushes a marriage with an objectionable, extremely severe Lord Crump because he seems like the type to “tame” Diana’s wildness. However, her attraction to the Duke of Sheffield, handily cousin to the husbands of her sisters, works to encourage her wild side. Sheffield, with his ugly little ...more
Dec 11, 2015 Gail rated it really liked it
Nice story. The heroine gets engaged to a stuffy old lord and then meets the charming hero. But no one wants them to get together for some strange reason. The king wants the hero to marry a different lady but she wants to marry a poor vicar. Things get tangled but the hero has plans to straighten things out. The conflicting engagements seem complicated but the story is essentially simple and straightforward. And at the end there's an elopement and happy endings for everyone.
Jan 08, 2013 Tima rated it liked it
Lady Diana has caused her family enough stress and embarrassment. So her mother finds her a husband. Also in town the Duke of Sheffield has agreed to a loveless marriage to save his own embarrassment. But as they are meeting their intended they happen to meet each other as well. If only their families had chosen more wisely.

I had not read the previous two books about the Wylder sisters. But this didn't seem to detract from the book. There was very little conflict and it was probably very unreal
Judy Goodnight
I'll add 1/2 a star for the titular Duke of this story. Too bad the heroine, who is supposed to be such a spirited girl, spends most of the book acting like a dispirited, dutiful drudge. Poor characterization and indifferent plotting kept this from being an enjoyable read.
Nov 27, 2012 Michelle rated it liked it
When the Duke Found Love is the third book in the Wylder Sisters trilogy. This one was probably my least favorite of the series because I felt there was some emotion and conflict that was begun but never really explored. I never fully understood/accepted why her family was pushing Diana in to a marriage so young. I also felt that they almost portrayed the oldest sister, the heroine from the first book, as a villain for pushing the marriage on Diana. To go from being the heroine to being the bad ...more
Heather Ana Veldez
Nov 18, 2012 Heather Ana Veldez rated it it was amazing
I received this book in a giveaway and I am so glad I got it. Isabella Bradford is new to me, but after reading WHEN THE DUKE FOUND LOVE I will definitely be looking for more from her. I love, love, loved this book! It's an arranged marriage story except that the hero and heroine are both arranged to marry someone else, because of their duty to their families. How they realize they love each another, and what they have to do to make it work, is the story, but it's the characters that make this s ...more
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Feb 25, 2015 09:20AM  
  • Fortune's Son
  • Pleasures of a Tempted Lady (Donovan Sisters, #3)
  • When She Was Wicked (Honeycote, #1)
  • Checkmate, My Lord (Nexus, #2)
  • The Wicked Wedding of Miss Ellie Vyne (Sydney Dovedale, #2)
  • The Reluctant Countess
  • Lady in Red (Mad Passions, #2)
  • Seven Nights in a Rogue's Bed (Sons of Sin, #1)
  • A Duchess to Remember (Ministry of Marriage, #3)
  • Forever and a Day (The Rumor, #1)
  • The Mésalliance
  • How to Entice an Earl (Ugly Ducklings, #3)
  • The Saint Who Stole My Heart (Regency Rogues, #4)
  • One Unashamed Night (Wellinghams, #2)
  • Surrender (The Spymaster's Men #3)
  • Some Like It Wicked (Daring Duchesses, #1)
  • Body Heat
  • Forbidden Jewel of India (Herriard, #1)
Isabella Bradford is a pseudonym for Susan Holloway Scott, the award-winning author of more than fifty historical novels and historical romances. Her bestselling books have been published in nineteen countries and translated into fourteen languages with more than three million copies in print. Bradford also writes as half of the Two Nerdy History Girls (, an entertaining h ...more
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Wylder Sisters (3 books)
  • When You Wish Upon a Duke (Wylder Sisters, #1)
  • When the Duchess Said Yes (Wylder Sisters, #2)

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