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The Discarded Duke

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Shepherd's Delight

Nearly destitute, Ursula Roarke agrees to sell her late husband's bloodstock to the Duke of Ardsley. But the wily widow has an ulterior motive in visiting the peer's property in Devon: She hopes to entice him into marriage. Never does she imagine that a handsome sheepherder will jeopardize her plan--and win her heart.

William Ridd has spent years breeding
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Paperback, 240 pages
Published August 1st 2002 by Signet
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Hopefulpuffin
This has a bit of everything thrown into the pot. Lost brother, evil grandmother, poor-but-beautiful widow, cold-but-not-really Duke, bluestocking neighborhood meddler, horses and sheep.

There are definitely two romances going on and Butler does a good job of juggling both couples.

Nothing that's not been done before but Butler does it pretty well. I'd put her at a step below Balogh but that's still a pretty high step to be on. I like that her heroes often have slightly unusual occupations (swan k
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Nancy Butler also writes under her real name, Nancy J. Hajeski.

Nancy Butler has been an Anglophile since she was nineteen, when she traveled to England to see Carnaby Street. (“I blame it on the Beatles!”) Her frequent visits to an American friend living in London have furnished her with enough inspiration to keep writing Regencies well into the new millennium.

Butler resides in northern New Jersey
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