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Project Duchess

(Duke Dynasty #1)

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3.88  ·  Rating details ·  541 ratings  ·  235 reviews
From New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries comes a sparkling new series about an oft-widowed mother's grown children, who blaze through society in their quest for the truth about their fathers . . . and in the process find that love just might conquer all . . .

A series of stepfathers and a difficult childhood have left Fletcher "Grey" Pryde, 5th Duke of Greyco
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Mass Market Paperback, 284 pages
Published June 25th 2019 by Zebra
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Anovelqueen
Jun 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Sabrina Jeffries is one of my favorite authors so I was eagerly anticipating this new series.

Fletcher Pryde, the Duke of Greycourt, is called to the country after his stepfather dies quite suddenly. Grey has a tense relationship with his mother (I won’t spoil the reason...you have to read the book) but he loves her and his siblings deeply. While visiting Lincolnshire he meets Beatrice Wolfe, cousin of his younger brother Sheridan. It sounds confusing because it is...(Grey’s mother has been marr
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Carvanz
Beatrice Wolfe has too much experience organizing funerals. When she is called upon to help her Aunt Lydia after the death of her husband, she does so without hesitation. But when Fletcher Pryde, the Duke of Greycourt arrives, and not knowing who he is, she doesn’t hesitate to speak her mind regarding his rudeness. Just looking at him, she knows exactly what a man of his ilk are like and she wants nothing to do with him.


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Grey is instantly taken with the woman who gives him her blunt rebuttals to
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Barbara Rogers
Series: Duke Dynasty #1
Publication Date: 6/25/19
Number of Pages: 352

This was an absolutely wonderful introduction to Sabrina Jeffries new series. There is an overall mystery to the series, I’ll not tell you what that is – but you’ll discover it in this book. We meet – and love – the five children of a duchess who has had three husbands – all dukes. She had one child, Fletcher (Grey), with her first husband; two children – twins – Marlowe (Thorn) and Gwyn with her second husband; two children, Sh
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Maureen Carden
Lydia, the 4th Dowager Duchess of Armitage has married either very well or very badly, depending on your prospective. She has married three dukes, all who have left her widowed, the first two in a three year time span. The third duke had at least hung around for 30 years. From those marriages Lydia has produced three dukes, one spare and one daughter.
It will be these adult children who are at the center of Sabrina Jeffries new series-the Duke Dynasty. Jeffries is getting off to a stellar start
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Amy Bruno
Mar 05, 2019 marked it as wishlist  ·  review of another edition
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Jessica Grogan
Jun 09, 2019 rated it liked it
The beginning of this title was great and I liked the meet cute but instalust soon reared it’s ugly head. I liked the hero and heroine and their backstories but I just find the whole they met two days ago but are super attracted to each other thing annoying. I felt like a lot of this was just setting up for the next books to come, which I will read because I love Sabrina Jeffries’ titles.

*I received an eARC from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Kimberly
Jun 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.25 stars- Reviewed for Wit and Sin

Sparks fly when a guarded, conventional duke meets a spirited, unconventional lady unimpressed with his position in Project Duchess . Sabrina Jeffries kicks off her Duke Dynasty series with an engaging romance filled with likeable characters and a mystery that’s bound to keep this series interesting.

Until age ten, Fletcher “Grey” Pryde had an idyllic life with his mother, stepfather, and four siblings. But when he was taken back to England by his uncle, Gre
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Waleska 'Wally'
Jun 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars

Sabrina Jeffries writes romantic, sweet and easy to read stories . And Project Duchess is the perfect example.

I liked reading this Historical Romance. It's the perfect Summer read.



I requested a early copy of Project Duchess by Sabrina Jeffries and I am giving my unbiased and voluntary review. #ProjectDuchess #NetGalley
Alison
Two and a half stars.

Fletcher “Grey” Pryde, 5th Duke of Greycourt is summoned to his stepfather's estate when he receives news that his stepfather Maurice has died unexpectedly. His mother had married three Dukes and had five children, three of whom were now Dukes in their own rights (following the deaths of their respective fathers). Grey has never forgiven his family for sending him to England to live with his abusive uncle when he was only a young boy, leaving him to grow up alone.

When Grey a
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Sara Reads (mostly) LOTS of Romance
OMG I loooveee Sabrina Jeffries!! Cannot wait to read this!!!! eeeeppp
Jaclyn
Jun 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved this!!! Huge thank you to the publishers and Netgalley for sending this book my way! This was my first Sabrina Jeffries book and it definitely won’t be my last! I’m very excited to go through her backlist but I’m even more eager for the next book in this enchanting new series.

So the premise of this one follows a mother who has been widowed three times and all different children and relations. It’s a huge family and everyone’s connected so the family tree in the beginning defini
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
Project Duchess by Sabrina Jeffries is book One in the Duke Dynasty Series. This is the story of Beatrice Wolfe and Fletcher 'Grey' Pryde, the Duke of Greycourt.
Fletcher's mother has married three times to different Dukes, that has produced 5 children (him being one of the 5) but now her last husband has died. Fletcher was taken by his Uncle when he was young which turned his world upside down...he started keeping his distance from his mother and siblings. Now in their present day he steps forw
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Elodie
May 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I’m just back from Le Festival du Roman Feminin in Paris where I was lucky to meet a bunch of awesome authors, so I have a bit of struggle put back my feet on earth.
This is my second read by Mrs Sabrina Jeffries, I do remember my first one, I liked it but I had mixed feeling about the heroine.
But here, she outdid herself and crafted a great young woman, with no weak knees ( how I dislike women who become puddles of drool at the sight of a man! ). Beatrice is strong woman, she was shaped by her u
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Eva
Jun 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it! It is another one of these books you don't want to put aside because you really like the leads a lot and because you want to know more about their past.

Will we ever know who the murderer is??
(thanks to netgalley)
Molly
Project Duchess by Sabrina Jeffries is the exciting start of a brand new series - the writing as usual for the author is sparkling and witty, however the tone is slightly different, much more serious and deeper. I won't spoil the plot, but it feels like it's inspired by the metoo movement, which is unusual for a regency romance, but i welcomed it wholeheartedly and enjoyed every second of this book. Having said that, the plot in my opinion, is in not triggering, and the characters posses lithene ...more
Tracy Emro
Jun 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars, rounded up

When Fletcher “Grey” Pryde, Duke of Greycourt’s cousin Vanessa comes to visit him he learns two things, one his aunt is still intent on him marrying Vanessa, much to his and Vanessa’s disgust and two his mother has been widowed yet again. At his mothers’ request, he immediately leaves London and heads out to Armitage Hall.

Beatrice Wolfe, is cousin to Sheridan Wolfe, the new Duke of Armitage. She is at the hall helping with the funeral arrangements for her uncle Maurice when
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Diane K. Peterson
4.5 stars. A delightful story and a great introduction to a new series by Sabrina Jeffries. A mother married and buried three husbands -- all dukes! Now three of her sons are dukes in their own right. This is the story of the oldest son, Greycourt. When he reunites with the family after the death of his last (and loved) stepfather he meets Beatrice Wolfe, a cousin from another side of the family. Grey believes he has lost the ability to love, but he certainly hasn't lost the ability to desire. B ...more
Donna
Jun 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a wonderful start to a new series! I loved it.

Fletcher Pryde, Duke of Greycourt aka Grey, has learned that his stepfather, the only father he really knew, has died. He travels to Lincolnshire to support his mother, Lydia, half-brother Sheridan and the rest of the family which includes cousins Beatrice Wolfe and her brother Joshua who was injured in war. Sheridan believes his father may have been murdered and wants Grey’s help to solve.

To help his mother he agrees to stay at Armitage Hall.
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Elodie
May 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I’m just back from Le Festival du Roman Feminin in Paris where I was lucky to meet a bunch of awesome authors, so I have a bit of struggle put back my feet on earth.
This is my second read by Mrs Sabrina Jeffries, I do remember my first one, I liked it but I had mixed feeling about the heroine.
But here, she outdid herself and crafted a great young woman, with no weak knees ( how I dislike women who become puddles of drool at the sight of a man! ). Beatrice is strong woman, she was shaped by her u
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Jaci
Jun 06, 2019 marked it as to-read
The first book in Sabrina's new Series is full of great characters, an ongoing mystery and a lovely story. I enjoyed this story because I have been reading Sabrina's books since her first Historical Romance Novel written as Deborah Martin "Moonlight Enchantment" in 1992. This story had me laughing in the first chapter. Her writing is lyrical with lots of action, witty dialogue, steamy love scenes and a satisfying end to this story with an intriguing teaser for the next book in the series.
Molly
May 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Project Duchess by Sabrina Jeffries is the exciting start of a brand new series - the writing as usual for the author is sparkling and witty, however the tone is slightly different, much more serious and deeper. I won't spoil the plot, but it feels like it's inspired by the metoo movement, which is unusual for a regency romance, but i welcomed it wholeheartedly and enjoyed every second of this book. Having said that, the plot in my opinion, is in not triggering, and the characters posses lithene ...more
Amy ~ Love At 1st Read
“ ‘ You realize this is madness. Pure insanity’, he said even as he worked loose the buttons of her nightdress. Perhaps he didn’t care either. ‘Is it?’ When he spread hot kisses down inside the opened placket, she nearly fainted from the anticipation of what he meant to do. ‘Feels perfectly sane to me.’ “
No one wants to be played the fool in love. But when two hearts collide, no matter how much they tell themselves they’ll be strong, the temptation is impossible to resist. And that’s just the ba
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Sans
Formulaic, tropey in the worst way, uninspired, and tossed together like a bad salad. Not even 300 pages and I had to force myself to not skim large chunks of it. I just was not captured by anything here. My mind wandered so long and so far while I struggled to read this book. I decided to fold the laundry so that I could have a few minutes away from it. I even put the folded laundry away. That's how unexcited I was about these characters and the plot (what little there was of one at least).

Ther
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Joana V.
3.5*

Review originally published at Romancing Romances.

I received an ARC through a giveaway, and I am leaving a voluntary and honest review. Thank you.


This is the first book in a brand new series about... Dukes!

Grey was a great character, I liked how fierce he was, how he grows throughout the book, how he deals with some things that are problematic (although here I do think some things could have been different, but I’ll expand on that next).

I wasn’t a fan of Beatrice… I didn’t connect with her
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Robin Loves Reading
Fletcher "Grey" Pryde has been called back to his mother's home after her third husband, and a third Duke, has died. Grey experienced hardship as a child and was separated from his family. Although reluctant to return home now, he knows he must see to his mother's well-being. Things are not going so well for Grey at the moment. Although a very rich duke, he has established quite a reputation, albeit undeserved. Meanwhile his aunt is pressuring him to marry his cousin, and that is something neith ...more
Visionary Druid
Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fletcher “Grey” Pryde, Duke of Greycourt, is the son of Lydia Fletcher and her first ducal husband. When news of his step-father’s death reaches him, he drops everything to help his family with the funeral. However, Grey finds his half-brother’s cousin handling the arrangements. The outspoken chit dares to call him out over his arrogant behavior. Grey soon finds himself fascinated with the intriguing woman, so he offers to help Beatrice Wolfe prepare for her upcoming debut. Can Grey let go of hi ...more
Angel
May 22, 2019 rated it liked it
Fletcher Pryde, Duke of Greycourt, has not had the happiest of childhoods and it shows. He is cold, wealthy, and carries a reputation he didn’t ask for. But when his mother is widowed yet again, the winds of fate may change for Grey and the life he envisioned for himself.

Beatrice is not your average woman. Having dealt with the inappropriate affections of her uncle, she has no interest in being with a man. Let alone a man like Greycourt. His arrogance is off-putting and getting to know him is no
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Elaine
This was a lovely, quick read. I can always count on Ms. Jeffries to deliver a good, sweet historical romance.
I had some difficulty getting into it the first 3 chapters or so but later the story picked up and I got engrossed. It kept me engaged and wanting to read it until the very end. I loved the plot and the back story of the five siblings with different fathers and their mother and the mystery with the murder (although I'm a little mad it didn't get resolved -yet). Grey is interesting and ve
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Jenny Q
When Grey's stepfather dies unexpectedly, Grey is forced to go home to comfort his grieving mother and siblings. It's not that he doesn't love his mother, and he loved and admired his stepfather, but he's never forgiven them for sending him away when he was a boy. Prepared to do his duty and flee, he is unprepared for Beatrice Wolfe, the sharp-tongued spinster helping with the funeral, or for the news that his stepfather was murdered, and the prime suspect is Beatrice's reclusive, war-wounded br ...more
Niki
Jun 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Having an idyllic childhood with his mother replaced by one with a manipulative aunt and uncle has left Fletcher Pryde, the Duke of Greycourt wealthy and shrewd, but with a hardened heart and a falsified reputation as a rogue. Grey has put his focus on expanding his holdings, not look to settle down. When his mother is widowed yet again and he meets and unconventional cousin of his half brother, Grey is instantly intrigued. Even still, he knows himself to be incapable of love, no matter how draw ...more
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