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Love Letters From a Duke (Danvers Family (Chronological Order) #3)

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Though she can’t afford the coal to heat her drafty Mayfair mansion, Felicity Langley still clings to her dream of marrying a duke--one she’s had since her very first curtsy. After all, she’s been all but promised to the very proper and very lofty Duke of Hollindrake for the last four years. Now all she has to do is meet him. But what Felicity doesn’t realize is that she h ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 353 pages
Published August 28th 2007 by Avon (first published July 7th 1997)
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Sara ♥
A solid 4.5 stars. I rounded up. I just loved the premise of the book. She's been corresponding to this Duke (of Hollindrake) for 4 years, and she's practically engaged to him. Except that he hasn't been writing to her--it was his grandfather writing the letters. So he gets back to London and finds out what his gramps has been doing, and goes over to her house to break the whole thing off, but she mistakes him for a footman that "the agency" was supposed to send over. (The real footman never sho ...more
Nisha
Enjoying this book was mildly surprising. Not that Ms. Boyle is a bad writer, but I haven't really clicked with her and read this book in desperation for a HR. From the previous book, I wasn't exactly all in for the Langley sister either, so understandably, I was hesitant to enjoy this book.

Felicity Langley, is determined to marry a Duke. Not sure why it HAS to be a duke, but only a duke would do. She has set her sights on the 10th Duke of Hollindrake, who she's corresponded with for a few years
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Jane Stewart
2 ½ stars. Not recommended. It’s missing fulfilling feelings. Some will like it because it’s a formulaic regency romance.

STORY BRIEF:
Felicity’s parents are assumed dead. The solicitor who controls her inheritance won’t give her any money for a season (to find a husband). She, her sister, and her cousin come to London anyway. Felicity finds a house that will be vacant for a while. She breaks in and has the locks changed.

Four years ago Felicity sent a letter to the Duke’s heir (Thatcher) saying sh
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Sophie ♥
This was a cute little regency romance about a poor heroine who mistakes the Duke of Hollindrake for the new footman she is planning to hire. I found I liked this light, frivolous read - Elizabeth Boyle uses humour well and crafts a fairly original (albeit slightly comical) plot.

If you like Julia Quinn, Elizabeth Hoyt or Laura Lee Guhrke (I'm thinking And Then He Kissed Her) then it is quite likely you will enjoy this one. I wouldn't rush to read this though - maybe leave it for a slow reading
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Keri
EB can be a hit or miss read for me, but this one was one sweet hit. I laughed several times at the zany antics of Felicity and the lengths she was willing to go to in order to hold her little family together. Very good read.
Netha
cerita yg sangat menyegarkan......

bercerita ttg Miss Felicity Langley, putri sulung late Earl of Langley, yg sejak bbrp tahun yg lalu bersurat2an dengan Duke of Hollingsworth. masalahnya felicity mengira dia bersurat2an dengan Aubrey, cucu sang duke, tp ternyata malah si kakek sedang si cucu masih di medan perang.

bertahun2 berlalu si kakek sudah meninggal, aubrey sudah kembali untuk mengambil alih tugasnya sbg seorang duke & tau ttg scheme yg dibuat sang kakek.
duke muda tidak setuju dengan p
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Janyn
This book really made Felicity shine. She was simply an ambitious, conniving chit back in This Rake of Mine. But here, she was a female really worth looking up to. Behind masks, she's actually a practical but caring sister and cousin who tamps down dreams for propriety and for their sakes.

And Thatcher, devil take the man, despite his pig-headedness and deception, I was in love with him even before I was halfway through the book. Definitely understand how this can be frustrating to Felicity. Rea
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L8blmr
I've done it again - started a series with something other than its first book. Another sale book written by an author I'd heard of but never read, so...

At any rate, I loved that there was no "big misunderstanding"; however, there was a "big secret", which drove the plot but for some reason this one did not grate on my nerves. I found this to be a sweet, romantic story where the man falls first and pursues his lady strenuously. Upon winning her, the secret, of course, has to be revealed in a dra
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nurmawati

kali ini ripiu nya pendek ya hehehe...

inti cerita nya ttg felicity langley yang sering di panggil "duchess"...felicity dari kecil memang sering berlatih supaya kelak jadi duchess beneran...*hmphf*

felicity ini ngirim surat perkenalan ke duke of hollindrake..isinya ngasih tau kelebihan2 dia kalo dia sangat cocok menempati posisi sebagai duchess of hollindrake walau dia miskin dan gak punya dowry..
duke hollindrake tertarik baca surat felicity..dan bisa liat kalo felicity ini gadis yang cerdas...akh
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Mom
Felicity Langley had set her sights on marrying a duke from almost the moment she perfected her curtsey at age five. She begins corresponding with Aubrey Walworth, the Marquess of Standon (the Duke of Hollindrake's heir) and by the time Felicity is ready for her Season, she is quite confident she'll be the next Duchess of Hollindrake. But unbeknownst to her, she's been corresponding with the current Duke, not his heir. So when the real heir, Captain Thatcher, returns home from the war, he finds ...more
Annette
Felicity is a young lady who feels responsible for the welfare of her twin sister, her cousin, a cook who drinks and a chaperone who is in reality a former purse snatcher/pickpocket. Because of 4 years worth of exchanged letters, she feels she is on the brink of becoming betrothed to a Duke. She truly believes that betrothal will happen and it will solve all the problems which need to be solved.

Thatcher, a veteran of the war, shows up on her doorstep. Felicity believes he is the footman she is t
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İlkim
İkinci kitabı okumadan üçüncüyü okumuş oldum malesef, bir ara ikinciyi hallederim artık. Feci derecede JQ'nin Bana Sevdiğini Söyle kitabına benziyordu. Adam marki değil düktür, ajan değil de askerdir. Tabi kadın karakter Felicity de gerçeği öğrendiğinde aynı Elizabeth gibi sinirli bir tepki verir. Barışmaları için işin içine aile felan girer... Bir hayli benzer kısaca. Yine de okuması zevkli bir kitaptı. Olayları anlatışı gayet akıcı ve sadece iki karakterin ağzından anlatılmıyor olay, yan karak ...more
Lynne Tull
I really like this third book of The Bachelor Chronicles. Both the hero and the heroine were engaging characters. The story line was clever and held my interest. As with all modern "Romance" novels, the right amount of lust (read "sex") had to be included. The last such scene seemed almost an after thought and really was not needed. I like the way the characters from previous books appear in the current one. It reads like one story instead of a group of small ones. Now I am on to the next in the ...more
H2bourne
This novel is the third in the Bachelor Chronicles series. I really liked the plot, dialogue, and characters. However, this is most definitely not a clean romance. Having said that, the first two-thirds of the book could be considered along the lines of a traditional regency. Some may like steamy scenes but I prefer a well-told story without the erotica. Thankfully, there isn't too much of it as the storyline holds more importance. Felicity Langley (Duchess), her sister, Thalia (Tally), and thei ...more
Anna Marie
Oh, LOVE! I am going to have to buy this one!!

I was (still and ever) hoping for a 'falling in love thru letters' book. Naturally, there were no letters in this book - in spite of the title. I swear...! BUT it was the most *wonderful* story!

Felicity has problems. Her father raised she and her sister most unconventionally - as a diplomat, they lived all over the world, and traveled, held other customs. When he died, the sisters found themselves back in England and penniless (until one of them turn
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Tiko Telia
it was utter perfection... its been awhile since i fell inlove with the hero... it was simply perfect!!! this one totally goes to my fav shelf <3
Tamara Gill
I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this book. I didn't think Felicity's story would beat Pippin's, but oh gosh, this is my favorite overall in the Bachelor Chronicles. Thank you Elizabeth Boyle, you are marvelous!
Gamze
Konusu o kadar ilgi çekici kii.. Uzun zamandır okumak istiyordum haliyle.
'Gecenin Gölgesi' kitabını beklemesem sanırım hala daha da okuyamazdım.
Yazarın sanırsam okuduğum ilk kitabı.. Hatta kitaba başlayıp, birkaç bölüm ilerledikten sonra kendimi Julia Quinn romanı okuduğumu sanırken buldum..
Julia'nın havasını hissettim kitapta..
Ama kurgusu, diyalogları çok keyifliydi.
Felicity'nin olayın gerçekliğini öğrenmesi neredeyse kitabın son 20 sayfasını bulmasını sevemedim pek sadece.
Ama olayların her i
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Natalie
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Linda
A thoroughly enjoyable book. Felicity Langley had determined that she would wed a duke and not just any duke but the Duke of Hollindrake. She thought she exchanged letters with the duke but it was the duke’s grandfather. When the real duke returned from fighting wars abroad, he is determined to put an end to this supposedly engagement. But when he is mistaken for a footman, he decided to play along and find out about Felicity. What he found was a woman he realized he could not live without but h ...more
Lucina
4.0 Sterne

Dieser Band hat mir besser gefallen als die beiden Vorgänger, da mich die Liebesgeschichte etwas mehr fesseln konnte und die abstruse Handlung insgesamt etwas besser zur Geschichte gepasst hat.

An sich ist der Roman den beiden Vorgängern sehr ähnlich, der Fokus liegt eher auf lockerer Unterhaltung und demn Humor (ich musste abgesehen von der etwas zu übertriebenen Handlung an mehreren Stellen wirklich laut lachen) und nicht so sehr auf Dramatik und eine realistische Handlung. Zwar gefie
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Momma
Elizabeth Boyle is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. I absolutely love this series. This one is the first in a series which I accidentally skipped right onto the second (Confessions of a Little Black Dress ) without even knowing it. Definitely put it on your list to go read!

In this romance, we meet Felicity Langley who is lovingly dubbed "Duchess". Felicity keeps a meticulous journal of eligible bachelors and sets about some matchmaking, her own included. When she decides that the fut
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Katie(babs)
If you are looking for a meaty story with angst and heartache galore, you will definitely not find it here. The characters from Love Letters From a Duke are a bit loopy and the plot a tad ridiculous, but I found myself having a good time as I read. If you want to read a screwball historical romance, Elizabeth Boyle is definitely the author to pull it off.

The premise is all about identity and appearances. Felicity Langley is a young lady who knows how important appearances and money are. She has
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Diah Didi
4.5 stars.
My very first of Elizabeth Boyle and I loved it!
Tertarik baca ini gara-gara riviunya Chiko dan Netha. ^^

This one kinda reminded me to A Kiss to Remember of Teresa Medeiros, when the hero was mistaken as someone else. Tapi kalo di situ karena hero-nya lupa ingatan, di sini ya cuma gara-gara Felicity salah asumsi.
I loved Felicity and Thatcher characters a lot. Although I was a bit confused. Do you think Thatcher is an alpha-male type? Or beta type?

Suka banget sama hubungan Felicity dan T
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Pixelinchen
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Olivia
I absolutely adored Felicity! She was no whimpering, simpering, "woe is me" heroine. But one with guts to grab life and go after what she wanted. And she wanted a duke.
I could not put down this book and stayed up way to late to finish it. Shame on you, Ms. Boyle, for making me read this in one sitting.
I loved Thatcher and how he was caught up in Felicity's whirlwind madness at the beginning of the book. I could not, though, put my finger on how old he was. At first I thought he was thirty, bec
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Piratequeen
Actually I should have read the synopsis, well I started anyway, and from the first moment when he walked into her house I thought okay...maybe he will reveal now that he is a duke. Anyways, one thing lead to another and he seemed to be quite at home with his role as a footman.
when he reveals the fact that he IS a duke, the book has come to an end.
Good moments of sexual tension I must say. But is was also a drag! Don't get me wrong, I like reading books where the hero has a secret identity and r
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Mary
I picked up this book after reading an excerpt from "Lord of Scoundrels". Since I haven't tried any romance novels from Elizabeth Boyle before, I most likely missed many character references from previous books.

I enjoyed the story because it followed the tried-and-true formula of mistaken identity, and the betrayal after the woman finds out that he is everything she was secretly hoping for. However, I did not feel any emotional ties to the character or story, and it lacked a sharpness in dialogu
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Akriti Anand
The book was slow to pick my interest. Infact, in the beginning, it was so cheesy that I was on the verge of giving up on it. It would have deserved ONE star only. However from the second half, things began heating up. Tension, suspense, lies and untruths. Yeah, it redeemed it self quite spectacularly.
Maria
I read this one a few weeks ago and can still remember what it's about so I would say it's a good sign. It was fun and witty and the hero pretending to be a footman was the best fun I had encountered in a while from a book. Would definitely read again.

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Elizabeth Boyle was an antipiracy paralegal for Microsoft before settling down to write full-time. Her first novel, Brazen Angel, which won Dell's Diamond Debut Award in 1996, also won the Romance Writers of America's RITA Award for Best First Book, and was a finalist for Best Long Historical Romance. She lives with her husband in Seattle, Washington. She is also the author of Brazen Heiress.
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“Men make this great pretense of not wanting to be caught, but in the end they usually beg for a lady’s hand.” 10 likes
“Enough, Aunt Josephine," Jack said, cutting her off, ignoring the stubborn light in her eyes. Oh, she was a Tremont all right, and one of the "mad" Tremonts at that, but she was no longer in charge of this house.
He was. And it was about time he took the reins of this manor and ran it as he saw fit.
"There will be no next time," he told her.
"But Jack, my dear boy--"
He rose from Miranda's side. "There will be no next time. For any of you. I have had enough of seeing my friends, my family, let alone the woman I love risk life, limb, and for what?" He paced the room. "There will never be an end to this if something isn't done, so I am ending it. Here and now."
"But Jack--" Miranda protested.
He swung around on her. "And not a word from you. Do you think I want my wife risking her life on such an improper fashion?"
"You love me?" she whispered.
"Yes," he barked at her.
She grinned up at him. "You want to marry me?"
"Should have years ago." He paced back and forth. "I lost you once, Miranda, I shall not lose you again." He crossed his arms over his chest and glared at everyone in the room, daring them to defy him.”
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