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At the Duke's Wedding

3.8  ·  Rating details ·  597 Ratings  ·  78 Reviews
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
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
Khanh (the meanie)
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
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...
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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
Nov 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
four and a half stars. Nice job of weaving the stories together. Wasn't sure about the time travel story, but author actually did a pretty good job of it. Minus a half star for putting sex in unnecessarily.
Nov 05, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: owned-read
a good but basic romance collection.
Sep 09, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance-regency
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Oct 29, 2013 rated it liked it
At the duke Wedding is a collections of 4 novella from 4 acclaimed historical romances authors: Maya Rodale, Miranda Neville, Caroline Linden, and Katharine Ashe.

The first novella is That Rogue Jack from Maya Rodale. The plot is typical charming handsome rake and quiet spinsterish companion romance. I read two of Maya Rodale's writing girl series, and I really love them. Ms Rodale have a talent for humor and great chemistry between the characters. In this little novella, the humor shone through,
Overall a good series of stories, though I enjoyed Rodale's and Linden's contributions the most.

"That Rogue Jack" by Maya Rodale - Lady Sophronia is a hoot and it was nice to have a heroine who wasn't of the highest station in life. She actually had a job to do (albeit one she seemed to spend less and less time at as the story progressed) and her survival and position in life depended upon doing it well. Jack is a somewhat forgettable hero, but I think he makes a good foil to Henrietta's seriou
Jun 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
At the D's wedding
Maya Rodales story was okay, not her best work. Willoughby seemed rather dull. I liked how the men lusted after the phaeton like men in the present lust after some new sportscar. Maybe because it was the first story, it seemed bland in comparison to the next two.
Miranda Nevilles story was very entertaining. I loved Christian, his intelligence, eloquence, sense of decency. The letters were great fun and I love stories with a good duel scene in it. I hope to read more of her work
Wow. I'm impressed. Having read Once Upon a Ballroom, by the same group of authors, just before this I was very hesitant to give this book a chance but I'm really glad I did. This was very nicely put together involving 4 intertwined romances surrounding the Duke of Wessex's wedding (his story is also included). Two of the stories involve mismatching - where the hero/heroine start out loving one person and end up loving another, but both were so very well done that it didn't fell all that bad.

The first three stories were... okay. The last did not interest me at all. I rounded up from the two and a half stars that I would have given it if Goodreads did halves. I saw this listed on the Kobo site and was intrigued by the blurb. I had a little extra time and money and went for it.
I've read novellas around one event before and have enjoyed them. This one wasn't as well done.
The first story is "That Rogue Jack" by Maya Rodale. Henrietta Black is resigned to being a spinster companion for
Aug 30, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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
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