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For centuries, the volumes of a priceless Renaissance manuscript, The Duke's Book of Knowledge, have been the subject of legend and rumor. Three members of London's Bibliomania Club have promised a beloved professor they'll find the manuscripts before the professor retires. They are determined to vindicate his faith in the Duke's existence while rescuing a great literary w ...more
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Published October 3rd 2017 by Grace Burrowes Publishing
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Pamela
Sep 24, 2018 rated it it was ok
How did I not love this one?! I certainly wanted to. The premise---book lovers desperate to track down a rare manuscript---is a bibilophile's dream. The problem is that the execution of these stories falls woefully short of their potential. Despite the different writing styles of these authors, all of these stories share some unfortunate similarities. They all feel oddly 'off', for lack of a better word. Inconsistently paced (painfully slow and then way too rushed at the end), poorly plotted and ...more
Georgie-who-is-Sarah
Aug 29, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: tag-reviewed
I find it curiously difficult to delete e-books, even if they've been disappointing: they take up so little shelf space, and there's generally something about them I think I might want to go back to.

So to delete a book with stories by Grace Burrowes and Carolyn Jewel.... But these offerings were trite. Poorly conceived, rushed - and now deleted.
Wollstonecrafthomegirl
This rating is only for the Carolyn Jewel. Haven't read the others. Don't know if I will.

Yes, I bought this book solely for the CJ. That's just how I roll: my unashamed CJ fangurl roll.

So, as ever with CJ, this read as appropriate for the period. Some of the language and imagery is a bit clunky from time to time (herd of butterflies, for example), but overall pretty well done. The conversation and friendship between our H/h is excellent. For some, the plot may seem silly, and parts of it were,
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Donna
Sep 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have upgraded my stars as the authors have added the much needed epilogue. It was cute and exactly what was needed!

This anthology features 3 members of the Bibliomania Club who want to find “The Duke’s Book of Knowledge” for their favorite professor who is retiring. Some say the book, or rather the books, as there are four volumes, does not exist. Dominick, Duke of Tremayne, Seton, Earl of Ramsdale and Harry, Viscount Daunt do believe they exist and have 10 days to find them before Professo
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Barbara
Oct 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The three stories in this anthology deal with the search for the four volumes of a priceless manuscript that is the stuff of legend. The three gentlemen are determined to find the Duke’s Book of Knowledge before their mentor, Professor Peebles retires in ten days.

In Grace Burrowes’ story, The Will to Love - Seton Avery, Earl of Ramsdale needs someone to help him translate his uncle’s will, which he believes holds a clue to finding one or all of the manuscripts. When Professor Peebles’ daughter P
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Monique
Sep 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Liber Ducis de Scientia – The Duke’s Book of Knowledge – has never been found even though Professor Phineas Peebles claims it exists. Three former students of his from Oxford want to procure the elusive volume to thank the professor upon his retirement in ten days. And three wonderful authors relate their exploits while they find love.

The Will to Love by Grace Burrowes

Philomena Peebles is obsessed with the Duke – the book that is – even more so than her father. She is a highly educated spins
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Melanie
Oct 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really, really love these three authors, so reading this book was a no brainer. I knew that the stories would be well written and plotted, as well as fun.

All three stories offer smart and strong characters, plenty of humor and sweet and sensual romance.

If you’ve never read any of these authors, please consider getting this book to sample them. I know that you’ll find each of them are talented story tellers who are more than able to tell unique and wonderful stories of love and romance.

Melanie
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Kristina Birch
Oct 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another amazing anthology from these great authors. I loved the seamless blending of the stories and voices. Each author’s style is represented without overwhelming the others. My fave was Shana Galen’s story because I’m a sucker for her exciting stories but they are all excellent reads!
Kelly  The Sassy Book Lover
The Will to Love by Grace Burrowes

My Rating: ❤❤❤❤❤

Spice Level: 💋💋

* I received a copy from the authors in exchange for my honest review.

What a way to start off this collection! I was hooked from the start with the Bibliomania Club and trying to find the manuscript in time. I didn’t know how he would react when he knew it was her but loved how he did react. I loved them together and loved how they figured out the clues. The cat was a great addition that I loved and I didn’t fully see the twist her
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Molly
Sep 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I am a big fan of all the authors and I have been looking forward to read this. The book is about these priceless renaissance manuscript and it's been the thing of legend. Three members of London's Bibliomania Club have promised to find the manuscripts before the professor retires, but they only have ten days. I really enjoyed this book.
Teri Donaldson
Sep 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The real fun of this book is that it is not your usual Regency romance. The quest to find The Duke’s Book of Knowledge is the star of book, but I assure you that handsome men, beautiful and smart women, and romance play an important part.
I have enjoyed Grace Burrows, Shana Galen and Carolyn Jewel's individuals works. Together, they have given us an interesting and wonderful collection that held my interest from the beginning until the end.
Susan
Sep 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved the underlying story throughout this anthology because it is about one of my favorite subjects. These stories had lots of adventure, danger, mystery and, of course, love. One thing I love about anthologies is the opportunity to find authors I haven't read before. I already read Grace Burrowes and Shana Galen and I love their work and I'm glad to find Carolyn Jewel and I look forward to reading more of her work.
Kathy Bunbury
Sep 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A linguistic smorgasbord! If you love books and enjoy delving into the nuances, meanings and origins of words this is the anthology for you. I loved the bibliophiles and the authors did a great job of imparting their love of books as well as bringing all of the characters to life. The quest flows well from one book to the other and my only critique is that I would have liked to have an epilogue to bring them all together for the retirement party and the presentation of the Dukes.

I was given an A
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Norma
Sep 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! Wonderful!
Sharon
Oct 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed the premise of this book, the authors added the epilogue to this anthology but it is hidden in the back( behind excerpts from another book) so please don't miss it. The Epilogue shows the Professor and his three former students gathered together along with his daughter and Jane before his retirement party. This makes the HEA complete and I feel it completes the 3 individual stories. WELL DONE!!

This anthology features 3 members of the Bibliomania Club who want to find “The Duke’s
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Carol Bisig
Oct 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love the premise of this book, a very famous book. that Lorenzo Medici paid four of the world's most valued scholars, to go out into the then known World; and write their observations.
Three of Professor Peebles former students, who have become life long lovers of books, are determined to find this long lost manuscript. They are a very determined, a Powerful Duke, an Arrogant Earl, a Very Sensuous Viscount. Along the different journeys to find this precious book, that some Scholars huff, and s
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Lisa Hutson
Oct 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
I always feel like I am getting a bonus when I buy a book with 3 stories. And when the three stories are by three authors I like, its a bargain bonus. It's an interesting story line that runs throughout the book. Then you also have a great cover. Its good all the way around.
Barb
Oct 03, 2017 rated it really liked it

Loved the characters and story

London’s Bibliomania Club have promised a beloved professor they’ll find the manuscripts before the professor retires. They are determined to vindicate his faith in the Duke’s existence while rescuing a great literary work from obscurity.

Each member wanted to give the professor a part of book for his retirement. Manuscript The Book of Knowledge.

During their search each found true love. Ramsdale and Philomena found the book of Human emotions. Darant and Magdalene f
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Robin
Sep 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is an historical romance anthology from three talented authors. Judging from its title, I had pre-conceived notions about the plots. The title is actually playfully misleading. I won't spoil that for anyone, but the main focus of the storyline is very original and intriguing. I enjoyed all three novellas, and they all left me wanting more. Burrowes was sweet with her signature dry wit and included a sharply intelligent heroine to happily root for as she stepped up and reached out for what s ...more
Susan Gorman
Sep 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
The members of the Bibliomania Club have ten days to find four rare books which combined are known as the Liber Ducis de Scientia—the Duke’s book of Knowledge. Each one of the club members owes a debt of gratitude to Professor Peebles. The professor tutored Dominick Spencer, Avery Seton and Harry Fordyce and encouraged them during their studies at Oxford. Peebles considers himself an expert on the Duke’s Book of Knowledge – even though no one has seen it in years—and Spencer, Seton and Fordyce a ...more
Kristi
Oct 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A solid anthology with good characters and storylines.
Gayle
Oct 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: anthology
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KindleJo Jo
I am gobbling up these stories, somehow I found three compilations with Ms. Borrowes that I haven't read and I'm so happy about picking them up :D
Jan
Jul 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If Grace Burrowes is involved in a book, I'm there!
Abigail
Oct 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I have read anthologies previously published by the same authors and I was hoping for better stories from some authors. In all honesty though, I did take into consideration that the original book was to include four stories from four different authors and Ms. Burrowes, Ms. Galen and Ms. Jewel had to adjust their novellas close to release date due to unforeseen circumstances.
In How to Find a Duke in Ten Days, we find three members of Nobility, a
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Diane
Oct 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: finished
When I saw this book I thought it was literally about finding a Duke but really it is about finding an ancient book called The Duke’s Book of Knowledge. There are 4 sections of this book that are lost and must be found before Professor Peebles retires.
In the first story, The Will to Live by Grace Burrowes, the Earl of Ramsdale attempts to translate his uncle’s will in an effort to find clues to the location of one of the sections of The Duke. In an effort to hire a translator he finally finds th
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Christine
Nov 24, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017-books
OK -- I never learn my lesson -- I just shouldn't buy anthologies --especially ones with a lame premise and characters who deserve better treatment than they get here....

Three noblemen: Dominick, Seton, and Harry -- childhood friends and former students of a beloved professor -- join forces to find and retrieve a legendary ancient manuscript for their esteemed teacher in time for his retirement. However, as they search for clues to the book's whereabouts, they meet and fall in love with three un
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Vânia Nunes
Mar 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
By the title, you think it's some spinster trying to find a husband.
None of this.
The Duke, in fact, is a rare collection of books, from the 15th century, deemed worthy of memorialization by Lorenzo de Medici, often referred to as Lorenzo the Magnificent.
The four volumes are filled with wisdoms collected over time, medical prescriptions and some very strange - and desired! - recipes as the Love potion.

Domenick Spencer, Duke of Tremayne; Seton Zoraster Avery, Earl of Ransdale and Harry Fordyce, Vi
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Theresa
Oct 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Two for three...

Of the three novellas in this thematically linked series, 'How to Steal a Duke' was the weakest. It felt like a very formulaic reselling of the Cinderella story which lacked character development needed to connect with either of the main characters. It helped that it was the shortest of the three novellas.

That said, the remaining two are on par with each other for solid character development, fluid storytelling and humor. Grace Burrows is a superior story teller and I truly enjo
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Lissa
Feb 24, 2018 added it
Over arching story Prof. Peebles is retiring, never having found the 3 (or 4) manuuscripts of the Dukes Book of Knowlege he has been searching for his entire career. His collegues are starting to mock him and say it was a hoax. His top 3 former students vow to present the books to him at his retirement. Studetns: Seton Avery, Earl of Ramsdale (met in The Duke's Bridal Path "The Duke for the Win") Dominick Spencer, Duke of Tremayne and Harry Fordyce, Recent Viscount of Daunt
The Will to Love- Gra
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Grace Burrowes started writing as an antidote to empty nest and soon found it an antidote to life in general. She is the sixth out of seven children, raised in the rural surrounds of central Pennsylvania. Early in life she spent a lot of time reading romance novels and practicing the piano. Her first career was as a technical writer and editor in the Washington, DC, area, a busy job that nonethele ...more