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Mr. Cavendish, I Presume (Two Dukes of Wyndham #2)

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Amelia Willoughby has been engaged to the Duke of Wyndham for as long as she can remember. Literally. A mere six months old when the contracts were signed, she has spent the rest of her life waiting. And waiting. And waiting ... for Thomas Cavendish, the oh-so-lofty duke, to finally get around to marrying her. But as she watches him from afar, she h
Mass Market Paperback, 370 pages
Published September 30th 2008 by Avon (first published 2008)
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Brenda (b)
Ok, this one is really hard for me to rate. I liked it a lot, but I was frustrated by it too. It's Thomas's story and I so wanted to find out what happened between him and Amelia and how he handled dealing with the resolution of Jack's situation. But most of this story was a retelling of The Lost Duke of Wyndham from Thomas's and Amelia's POVs. I found the different perspectives interesting and we were given some details that didn't appear in Jack & Grace's book. However, I'm not the most pa ...more
Jan 09, 2014 Rane rated it it was ok
Amelia Willoughby has been engaged to the Duke of Wyndham since she was just a baby, and has been waiting and waiting for him to get around for him to marry her!
Thomas Cavendish world is rocked when he finally starts to see there’s more to his fiancee then meets the eye, then his long lost cousin arrives at doorstep and who may be the true Duke of Wyndham, he’s stuck between a rock and a hard place when he falls in love with his own fiancee whom he may not be even engaged to anymore and whom
Feb 22, 2009 jenjn79 rated it liked it
Recommended to jenjn79 by: continuation of a series
When I can, I like to read books in a series close together. They just work better for me that way. But these two Wyndham books? They really should NOT be read back-to-back. I liked this one to a certain extent, but more often than not I found it really tedious to get through. The gimmick of these two books - telling the same story from two different perspectives - just didn't work for me. So this one was a very weak 3-stars, probably more of a 2.5.

Mr Cavendish, I Presume is the 2nd book in the
Aug 18, 2016 Holly rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016
My favorite historical romance novelist does it again! I don't know how she does it but Julia Quinn is brilliant at romance. I can't praise her enough for the wonderful books that she's written!! I didn't love this one as much as The Lost Duke of Wyndham, because of my boyfriend-Jack Audley, but it still brought me happiness. This one takes place at the exact time as Lost Duke but through Thomas Cavendish's perspective. All I can say is that if you enjoy romance, I HIGHLY recommend any Julia ...more
4.5 stars - which is 4 for the story and 5 for the narration :)

Having read a number of lukewarm reviews of this book, I was pleasantly surprised when it turned out to be much better than I had been given to expect.

I suspect this was primarily due to two reasons – one, that I haven’t read previous book; and two, this is an audiobook narrated by the incomparable Rosalyn Landor (who can do no wrong in my ears) - and she absolutely nailed it in terms of the emotional content of the story.

Mr Cavendis
Jul 18, 2010 valee rated it liked it
Well, first of all I am gonna say that this was definitely an improvement from book 1.DEFINITELY! I really didn't like the first one. I even wasn't gonna read this one because of that. Well I'm glad I did, I really liked this one.

This an amusing and entreating read. The hero was interesting with the kind of values I think a hero of a novel should have. Maybe he lacked a bit more personality but well, he was a nice hero.The heroine was nice as well. I loved to see her change from this submissive
Juliana Philippa
Jun 20, 2009 Juliana Philippa rated it did not like it
I don't know what happened to Julia Quinn after her Bridgerton series ended ... but it wasn't anything good. Her first book following that series, The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever, was one of the worst historical romance books I've read - the first half was very promising, but the second half wasn't just disappointing or a letdown after what preceded, it was just in-your-face straight-out bad with horrible actions on behalf of the hero and really horrible plot twists by the author (see ...more
Océano de libros
Amelia Willoughby es la eterna prometida del Duque de Wyndham, Thomas Cavendish. Un matrimonio acordado desde que era un bebé y que el duque parece que retrasa constantemente. Su frío y distante prometido no es lo que ella se imaginaba; por otro lado Thomas va tomando conciencia de su deber y de esa mujer que desconocía y por la que empieza a sentir algo, pero quizás sea demasiado tarde cuando aparece en escena su primo y el que podría ser el verdadero Duque de Wyndham.
Sin duda los libros de Jul
Jul 07, 2011 June rated it really liked it
I just finished Mr Cavendish, I Presume. It started off a little slow and I thought how am I going to get through this since it runs parallel with The Lost Duke of Wyndham, which I had just finished reading. I continued to read, and I am glad I did. I enjoyed the last half of the book. Very sweet and romantic. At times I wondered if it would have been better to have read the two stories simultaneously.

Thomas Cavendish, the Duke of Wyndham, is more serious than his cousin Jack Audley, except whe
Mar 30, 2013 Mephistia rated it really liked it
I don't generally read romance. It tends to fall into two categories: a puritanical guilt-trip Christian mindset or gratuitous sex, usually so closely resembling rape that it's nauseating. Neither of those categories appeal to me.

However, Julia Quinn fits neither of those categories. She writes with a fine humor, intelligence and delicacy. She actually develops the plot and characters so they stand on their own rather than simply acting as a vehicle for unnecessary and repetitive sex scenes.

3.5 stars

I had to give this book a slightly lower rating than the first because, while I enjoyed the main characters very much, it was essentially the same exact story as The Lost Duke of Wyndham. Now, I realize that the storylines are taking place at the same time, and I acknowledge the fact that certain scenes from TLDoW needed to be repeated here from a different point of view. However, there were not enough other scenes, ones with just Thomas, or Amelia, or Thomas and Amelia to make it a muc
May 18, 2016 Kamala rated it liked it
don't read this book right after the first one of this series!!!

most of this book is a retelling of the first wyndham story, only from a different perspective.
while i enjoyed the new point of view, i got bored with the facts i already knew...

so the plot gets ***
just like the first book because it is ... just like the first book ;O)

amelia and thomas get ****
because i liked them just a little bit more than grace and jack
Sep 14, 2014 Alexis rated it really liked it
Recommended to Alexis by: library shelf
Shelves: romance
Last weekend, I went to Moe’s looking for the sequel to this book because I didn’t want to wait for the library copy. When I asked a clerk where their romance section was, he told me they didn’t have one, and when I asked why – since they carry a sizeable stock of other genre fiction - he told me, with a pretty awful sneer, that their clientele is more “academic” (read: intelligent).

This is insulting for a variety of reasons, but I think the real reason why this cut so deep was because there’s
Jul 16, 2009 SheLove2Read rated it really liked it
It took me a while to get into this book. I actually read about 50 pages and put it down because it seemed so slow going. But I picked it back up and I'm so glad I did. I haven't read her previous book - The Two Dukes of Wyndham, so I can't compare the two and I probably won't.

This book is about Amelia Willoughby and Thomas Cavendish, betrothed literally in the cradle. Thomas is the heir to the Wyndham dukedom. He has spent his whole life in preparation for the title, the lands, the monies and
Oct 03, 2008 Cherise rated it liked it
This is the second book of the Two Dukes of Wyndham Series. However, this can not be described as a sequel as it takes place at the exact same time that the first book did, The Lost Duke of Wyndham.

At first I was a tad confused. It took me a good chapter or two before I realized this wasn’t a prologue, suddenly Grace is single and Thomas is still a Duke. I have to admit I am not thrilled with the way she decided to write this series. A lot of what I read in this book I had already read in the pr
Inti buku ini adalah, cinta bisa tumbuh dengan seringnya kebersamaan, bahkan cinta bisa tumbuh saat seseorang sedang dalam masa terburuknya dan pasangan tetap setia mendampingi . Tentu saja dengan penambahan konflik mengenai masalah gelar dan status. Thomas & Amelia memang sudah bertunangan sejak masih anak-anak tapi status tunangan tidak menjamin mereka saling mencintai, tapi saat mereka mulai sering bersama-sama itulah mereka saling jatuh cinta. Secara karakter Thomas dan Amelia lebih ...more
Jul 28, 2011 Sarah rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2008, reviewed
I definitely liked this more than the previous novel in this pairing, 'The Lost Duke of Wyndham'. I found Thomas to be a much more interesting personality than Jack, (although I suspect I rather like Grace more than Amelia.) Both books flip back and forth, reusing dialogue but offering alternate perspectives.

The main problem with both books, however, is that the ending for the second book is more or less revealed once you've read the first. For example, Thomas agonizes quite a bit about potenti
Aug 02, 2008 Ron rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
The story covers much the same narrative terrain as The Lost Duke of Wyndham, only this time around the focus is on two of that novel's supporting characters: Thomas Cavendish, who starts out the story as the Duke, and Amelia, with whom he has been affianced for an arranged marriage since they were children. To be honest, for most of this book I thought that, as a character, Thomas worked better in the first novel, when there was a sense of--well, mystery is perhaps not the right word--to his ac ...more
Feb 15, 2016 Saskia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook, 2016
Es war einfach richtig entspannend und nicht anstrengend, also perfekt, wenn man für Klausuren lernen muss. Die Figuren sind in Ordnung, nicht herausragend aber man kauft es ihnen ab. Die Handlung ist offensichtlich (wobei ich hin und wieder ein wenig unschlüssig war) und erinnert doch an Stolz und Vorurteil (zumindest mich).
Man verpasst nichts, wenn man es nicht liest, aber es ist schöne leichte Unterhaltung von Julia Quinn. Ich habe zwar nur ein Buch von der Bridgertons gelesen, aber das hat
Apr 08, 2012 Beatrizz1983 rated it liked it
La prometida del duque, me ha gustado más que su predecesor, pero sigue sin llegar a la altura de las anteriores novelas de Julia Quinn. Me ha parecido original porque se desarrolla simultaneamente con el primer libro de la serie, pero desde la perspectiva de Amelia y Thomas... El epílogo también ha sido muy divertido... y digamos que "Justo", jajajaja
Aún así, no pasa de ser una historia entretenida.. pero con poca sustancia.
Rebecca (everyday reader)
Apr 23, 2012 Rebecca (everyday reader) rated it really liked it
Thomas has been bred to be the duke of Wyndham his whole life and Amelia has been engaged to him since she was six months old. Thomas has spent little time with his fiance and is now regretting it because he is finding intelligence, a sense of humor, and a potentially good life mate. Changes arise when a man comes along claiming to be Thomas's long dead uncle's, the true duke, son. Good heartwarming read!!
Oct 15, 2015 Choko rated it really liked it
*** 3.5 ***

Quite charming historical romance. Well written, but have to read previous book to fully enjoy.
Jul 09, 2013 Anita rated it really liked it
Shelves: adult, romance, historical
RATING: 4 of 5 Stars

GENRE: Adult – Historical Fiction/Romance

FORM: Audiobook

SYNOPSIS: Amelia Willoughby has been engaged to the Duke of Wyndham since before she can remember. She has been raised to be a lady, to be a Duchess. Every step, every day, every breath has been seemingly planned out for her. Now that she has come of age, it just seems like her life is a waiting game. Likewise, Thomas Cavendish has known nothing except Wyndham, it has been his life and responsibility. Having a fiancée ha
Mar 07, 2012 KatiD rated it really liked it
Shelves: rntv-reviews
Reviewed by Kati Dancy
4 stars out of 5

* This book’s plot intertwines closely with Ms. Quinn’s May release, The Lost Duke of Wyndham, and some plot points are discussed in the following review.

I don’t think you can discuss Julia Quinn’s newest book, Mr. Cavendish, I Presume without discussing her previous book, The Lost Duke of Wyndham. You see, Ms. Quinn wrote both books together, as one story spread over four characters and two books. The stories are wound around the lives of two men, Jack Audl
Dec 06, 2014 Maikejulia rated it it was ok
At first I have to say that I read this book before the Lost Duke of Wyndham.
Let me begin with the title... well, hello captain obvious!
Yes, I asked myself a lot of times why JQ made it so obvious what would happen. Nonetheless when I read the book I was curious about who was going to be the real duke... well, I love JQ's books and so I gave it a try. The plot was kind of boring and the whole time it seemed to me that Thomas and Amelia were standing in the shadow of Grace and Jack - even if I
Nov 11, 2008 Sbuchler rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2008, romance
Genre: Romance

I enjoyed this book more then the previous in the series (_The Two Dukes of Wyndham_) - it had more humor, and felt a bit more like Quinn’s Bridgerton series. I'm sure it helped that I read this book 6 months after the first in the series, as it covers entirely the same time-frame, and most of the same scenes.

For all that the romance was rather sweet, I think Julia Quinn rather missed the boat on the story - I think the most interesting part was how the original Duke of Wyndham (T
Jill Dunlop
Jan 26, 2011 Jill Dunlop rated it liked it
Shelves: own
The neat thing about Mr. Cavendish, I Presume is that it tells the same story as The Lost Duke of Wyndham but from a different perspective. The first book, TLDOF told the story from Jack Audley's and Grace Eversleigh's points of view. Now MCIP is told from Thomas Cavendish's and Amelia Willoughby's points of view. Thomas may or may not be the Duke of Wyndham since Jack Audley is his cousin of whom no one knew existed. Thomas will travel with an entourage of people to discover if indeed Jack's ...more
Nov 29, 2008 Christa rated it really liked it
Shelves: booksfree-com
I thoroughly enjoyed this latest Julia Quinn book. The storyline was interesting, and the characters were very likeable. I also liked the way the story was so interwoven with the first book from the series, but I believe I would have appreciated this even more if I had read them back to back. The two books take place at the same time, and I remembered some of the same events being told in the previous book from the point of view of the main characters in it, which was very interesting. I believe ...more
This was much, MUCH better than the companion book The Lost Duke of Wyndham, but it ultimately still falls into the middling range of Quinn novels.

A huge part of that was the fact that it's largely just a rehash of The Lost Duke of Wyndham and so reading them back-to-back it suffers because you've just read a bunch of these scenes but from a different POV.

That said, Amelia & Thomas's story was unilaterally more compelling and believable than Grace & Jack's (who I could never quite believ
Fangirl Musings
Dec 28, 2008 Fangirl Musings rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone who enjoys Quinn as an author, since her style is rather unique unto itself.
Recommended to Fangirl by: Found while browsing books.
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