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At the Duke's Wedding

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As society gathers at Kingstag Castle for the wedding of the year, matrimony is in the air. But who will be the bride? With swoonworthy lords, witty ladies, eccentric relatives, a gaggle of free-spirited girls, not to mention the world’s best high perch phaeton, it’s a recipe for mayhem — and romance. Award winning, best-selling authors Katharine Ashe, Caroline Linden, Mir ...more
ebook, 516 pages
Published June 10th 2013 by The Lady Authors (first published June 6th 2013)
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Lady Gabriella of Awesomeness (On Hiatus)
Absolutely fabulous ! Enjoyed this anthology so much,I'm still dancing ;)


NOVELLA NO.1-That Rouge Jack: 3 stars.
#HR #Hilarious #Soft-n-fluffy #we-were-justfriends #onetimeread

NOVELLA NO.2 - P.S I Love you: 4.5 stars.
#Angst #bestcouple #lovetraingle #swoonworthy-hero #kickassheroine #lovable-secondarychracters #gettinghotinhere #pointsfororginality

NOVELLA NO.3- When I Met My Duchess: 4.5 stars
#insta-love #bestcouple #kickassheroine #pointsfororginality #swoonworthyhero #aldreadyengaged

Not my favourite anthology by these ladies. Rodale's was fluffy and forgettable, with a ditzy, rather superficial (and almost dumb) hero requiring an organised and practical heroine- not much to raise the pulse rate here.
Neville's had some nice writing and witty dialogue but kind of faded at the end.
Linden's story was a lovely one but I found the Duke's character (the hero in this one) rather two-dimensional and cold, which spoilt it a bit for me.
Finally, I didn't like Ashe's at all, and this is
Sep 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I read this anthology over the course of a couple of months, reading one of the novellas after I'd read a few novels and needed a break. Overall, this was a really fun collection of stories that were light, easy to read, and a perfect break for summer. Steam level: warm (sex scenes in each), Overall rating: 4.5

"That Rogue Jack", Rating: 4 stars, Steam Level: Medium (mostly kissing and one mild sex scene)
Maya Rodale starts off the anthology, which focuses on a close friend of the duke and a spins
Aug 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*****4.5 Stars****

If you don't like novellas, this anthology, which consists of four self-contained yet interrelated ones, probably won't 'wow' you enough to change your mind about the format. As someone who has an oddly deep affection for HR novellas, though, this was a real treat. I feel like novellas in this genre give me just enough to enchant, delight and stimulate my imagination without devolving into the contrived, drawn out conflicts and repetitive, wait-this-AGAIN?! scenes that we often
I've given this a B+ overall at AAR, so 4.5 stars, and have also rated the individual stories - B; A-; B+ and B-

At the Duke’s Wedding is a set of linked novellas, each one written by a well-known author in the world of historical romance.

Each of the stories takes place in and around the two weeks leading up to the wedding of the eponymous Duke, and one of the things I particularly liked was the way in which each of the stories gives us glimpses here and there of the protagonists and events feat
Pam Rosenthal
Jul 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I love ensemble plots, most especially when point of view makes a shift, figure and ground trade places, and hitherto minor characters grab the reins of the narrative. You go, the small-d democrat in me exults: in fiction as in life, everybody ought to be hero or heroine of his or her story. Every life story has a place for romance; and there’s nowhere I’d rather be than in a world of simultaneous he-said/she-saids, bouncing off each other like electrons generating a magnetic field to set that ...more
Aug 23, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: anthology
Stories were:

(1) That Rogue Jack.
Story was a farce. Charming unreliable Jack was
entrusted (why?) to deliver an heirloom ring for
his cous the Duke's wedding. But Jack became side-
tracked by love while trying to locate the ring.

(2) P.S. I Love You.
A deeper story. Two cousins both served in the Horse
Guards (Army). Christian had a facial scar and likened
himself to caustic Darcy in P&P novel. Frank got by on
his good looks. Frank fancied Roseann. Frank convinced
more articulate and more wel
Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies
Totally forgettable. Four short novellas based around...obviously, a Duke's wedding. Most are insta-love, with not much depth behind any of the relationship.

That Rogue Jack: Prim, proper lady's companion falls in love with a bumbling rake who loses a wedding ring. Lady's companion inexplicably blames herself, both searches for ring and consequently falls in love. Walking clichés abound.

"Jack was the most utterly reckless and reliably unreliable person ever to wake in the morning and sleep at nig
Samia Ruponti
Aug 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
The last story, "how Angela got her rougue back" was awesome!
Lady Wesley
Aug 30, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Lady Wesley by: Caz's review
Four delightful novellas that work very well together. I even liked the time-travel story, which is a genre that generally does not appeal to me.
Four delightful short stories set at the same house party, celebrating the Duke's Wedding ( :O ) . Really enjoyed it, great read for a lazy, sunny afternoon.
This was a real mixed bag of a book - I loved one novella, really liked another, DNF-ed the first one and skipped the last entirely. It was my first time reading most of these authors, and I’m going to be kind and assume that they’re ordinarily good writers who struggle with the shorter format. I’m giving this 3/5 stars because although I hated the first novella and didn’t read the last, I really enjoyed numbers 3 and 4.

That Rogue Jack by Maya Rodale - DNF at Chapter 7. I don’t say this lightly
Michelle Cunliffe
Jun 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a collection of books by four great authors. Due to time restrictions I could only read one of the books. I choose to read When I Met My Duchess by Caroline Linden.

There was some great characters in the book...but my favourite has to be Gareth's aunt Lady Sophronia, she is one of those people that doesn't have a filter, she just says what she thinks and she does just that with Gareth and his bride to be Miss Emily Fortescue.

I do have another favourite character and that's Cleo, Emily's w
Joana V.
Jun 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
I’ve received an eARC at no cost to the authors.

Of the four authors who wrote this anthology, I had only ever read books written by two of them, Caroline Linden, and Katharine Ashe – both authors I had really enjoyed and, therefore, had expected a good book from. They did not disappoint.

The first three stories are historical regency, and the last one has a paranormal/magical setting involving both the our current time and the Regency era, which I thought I wasn’t going to like because I was ho
Jun 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
"That Rogue Jack" by Maya Rodale
Henrietta Black is a companion to a lady and, as such, dependent on her goodness for security and a roof over her head. But she has a charming relationship with her employer, Lady Sophronia, great aunt to the Duke of Wessex, the groom. Sophronia has a sharp wit and tongue to match and Henrietta has her hands full keeping her from saying all sorts of rude and offensive things to the guests. For her part, Sophronia thinks Henrietta is much too uptight.
For the full r
"At the Duke's Wedding" (novella anthology)  
I read the first three stories in this collection (don't care for paranormal stuff, so skipped the last one by Katharine Ashe).  They're all delightful!  The stories are set at a house party to celebrate the Duke of Wessex' wedding to Miss Helen Grey. Highly recommended for when you need a break from reading full-length books, or a short, fun, romantic break from daily life.
The best one is Miranda Neville's story "P.S. I Love You", a riff on the Cyra
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AT THE DUKE'S WEDDING by Katharine Ashe, Caroline Linden, Maya Rodale,and Miranda Neville is an exciting Regency Historical Romance Anthology. Four talented authors four wonderful stories. Where you mix four talented ladies you get dynamite stories that sizzles off the page. Filled with romance, passion,danger,scandal, and love. You can not go wrong with "At The Duke's Wedding". The characters are engaging,the plots interesting as well as intriguing and the passion is fulfilling. Fast paced and ...more
Tracy Emro
Oct 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I thought this book was extremely well done. All the stories flowed perfectly with each other - without being repetitive.

I have read and enjoyed all these authors before and was delighted they combined their talents to put this book together - it was by far one of the best anthologies I have ever read.

I would be hard pressed to pick a favorite, so I will not. However, I will say, I wasn't expecting to enjoy How Angela got her Rouge back, as it is a time travel story, but Ms. Ashe nailed it. I lo
Each story in this anthology is written by a different author and is about a different couple who is attending the Duke's wedding at Kingstag Castle. I'm sure some of their storylines will intersect, and I am stoked to read each one!! I will review each one and give my castings.

That Rogue Jack by Maya Rodale
This is my first novel/novella by Maya Rodale--though I have many of her works downloaded on my tablet--and I have to say it will not be my last! I thoroughly enjoyed this short as Rodale see
Jun 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 1-own-it-kindle
4 stars
Loved this, especially Caroline Linden's and Katherine Ashe's stories. Such a lot of fun. They did a great job of incorporating certain elements into all their stories without spoiling the other stories.
Tabassum Fariha
Apr 05, 2015 rated it liked it
Among the 4 stories, the Last two, about Gareth+Cleo and Angy+Trent was the coolest... The story line is okay, nothing spectacular, but it has a nice soft tone. Great for happy gooey puffy moments...
Roses R Blue
Jun 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
As reviewed at Roses Are Blue:

The Duke of Wessex is about to be married. As friends and family gather at his country home to celebrate the event, love and romance fill the air, leading to some surprising outcomes.

That Rogue Jack by Maya Rodale
Orphaned Henrietta Black is companion to Lady Sophronia, and both of them are distant connections of the Duke of Wessex. Henrietta is tasked with obtaining the wedding ring, a family heirloom, that Jack, Lord Willoughby, is bringing
Jun 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2018
At the Duke’s Wedding is a collection of four charming regency romance stories featuring guests at the house party leading up to the wedding of the Duke of Wessex.

That Rogue Jack by Maya Rodale is a rollicking tale of the search for the wedding ring for the Duke’s bride. His cousin, Lord Jack Willoughby, was responsible for the ring lost it. He teams up with Henrietta Black, companion to the Duke’s great-great aunt Lady Sophronia. Their search is a hilarious adventure. Henrietta has her hands f
Jun 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is an anthology of four interwoven novellas, all taking place during the same event - a house party thrown to celebrate the wedding of a duke. I generally prefer full length books over novellas, since novellas often seem rushed and wrap up too quickly or conveniently. Done well, however, they can be delightful. I especially enjoy interwoven stories like this!They are written by four different authors, so have distinct writing styles, but the way the characters appear in all the stories real ...more
Jun 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Overall 4+⭐.
Rodale-Jack, an easily distracted rogue, has lost the Duke’s heirloom betrothal ring and lady’s companion Henrietta must help him find it. This was my least favorite of the four as I didn’t especially enjoy the flow of the writing here. 3⭐
Neville-The scarred Earl of Bruton helps his dull cousin Frank woo Lady Rosanne through letters and loses his own ❤. I really loved this one! Sweetly written with a strong but sensitive hero who is himself wooed by an intelligent, feisty heroine.
That rogue Jack 3.5 stars. Loved the hero, ADHD and all. But the novella syndrome strikes again, giving us underdeveloped characters. Had potential.
Ps I love you 3 stars. Quite unremarkable
When I met my duchess 3 stars. I liked that it was instalove but at the same time it wasn't. Love at first sight is not love. It's attraction. But attraction makes you like twice. And love at second glance... again wish the characters were more developed, they seem a bit too flat at times
How Angela got her rog
Maria Dariotis
Jun 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing

When I Met My Duchess
by Caroline Linden

Gareth Cavendish is the Duke of Wessex is in a dreadful pickle ....he’s engaged to the wrong woman, well at the beginning he thought she was what he wanted, a biddable quiet wife the perfect ton marriage. Until he meets her sister Cleopatra Barrows and the heavens open and he hears angels singing he’s literally struck speechless and he knows deep in his heart she’s the woman of his heart! But how’s he supposed to rectify his situation and marry the right si
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Oh My Gosh!!! Oh My Gosh, Oh My Gosh, Oh My Gosh~!!!! I love this book so much! Every time I read an anthology from these ladies I fall head over hills for them and just want to jump through time to be with their characters. This is their second work together and I just want to weep for more.

I am so shaky and giddy right now I can’t stop smiling and typing is taking me forever to type what I’m feeling. I just want to bounce round the room and
Jun 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Family, friends (and one wedding crasher) are all in attendance at Kingstag Castle to witness the wedding of the season. Courtesy of authors Maya Rodale, Miranda Neville, Caroline Linden and Katharine Ashe readers have also been cordially invited to experience the scandals, duels, revelations and paranormal happenings that surround the nuptials of the Duke of Wessex. In a follow-up to last year’s collection Once Upon a Ballroom, the quartet known as The Lady Authors have expanded from small side ...more
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Caroline Linden was born a reader, not a writer. She earned a degree in mathematics from Harvard University and worked as a programmer in the financial services industry before realizing writing fiction is much more exciting than writing code. Her books have won the NEC-RWA Readers' Choice Award, the JNRW Golden Leaf, the Daphne du Maurier Award, and RWA's RITA Award, and have been translated into ...more