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Project Duchess

(Duke Dynasty #1)

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  2,694 ratings  ·  488 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
Mass Market Paperback, 304 pages
Published June 25th 2019 by Zebra
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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 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
Maja  - BibliophiliaDK ✨

I picked up this book because I got the arc of the second book, The Bachelor, from Netgalley. Honestly, I didn't have the biggest expectations, but this was sweet and nice - though nothing out of the ordinary. However, they characters were engaging and this book nicely introduced the main characters of the next couple of books in a way that makes me want to keep on reading.


Bea: The female lead, Beatrice, was an absolute delight! I l
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.


Grey is instantly taken with the woman who gives him her blunt rebuttals to
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
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
Aug 23, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The makeout/sex scenes in this were so utterly inappropriate Each and Every time they popped up. Revving from 0-60 for no legitimate reason, ignoring all boundaries of class and good manners.

Seriously why is your hand up your brother’s cousin’s who-ha outdoors?

With y’all’s siblings a few feet away? Y’all don’t know each other near well enough to be considering bumping uglies.

Overall the plot was weak, the original reasons for suspicions flimsy as all hell, the characters’ thoughts were circui
Jul 07, 2019 rated it it was ok
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).

Lover of Romance
Aug 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceI received this book for free from Zebra in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Project Duchess is the first book in Jefferies NEWEST series "Duke Dynasty" and I am such a fan for Sabrina Jeffries and she is pretty much an auto-read author since she was one of my very firsts adult authors to pick up. Now lately I never know if a regency will work for me or not but this book
Amy Bruno
Mar 05, 2019 marked it as wishlist  ·  review of another edition
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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
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.
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
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,
Sara Reads (mostly) LOTS of Romance
OMG I loooveee Sabrina Jeffries!! Cannot wait to read this!!!! eeeeppp
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
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
Jen (That's What I'm Talking About)
The Duke Dynasty is a new historical romance series about a dowager duchess who was married and widowed by three different dukes. She has five grown children - three are dukes themselves. Project Duchess, the first book, is about the eldest son, Fletcher, aka Grey. The book opens with news of the death of his stepfather, his mother’s third husband. He leaves immediately to be with his mother, even though he is slightly estranged from his mother and siblings. He is more interested in property and ...more
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
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
Feb 20, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
2.5 stars
Aug 31, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's cute. That summons up the whole book.
Diane 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
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)
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
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
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
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.
Jul 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Project Duchess was a fantastic read and an amazing start to a new historical romance series.

Fletcher “Grey” Pryde’s sole focus is expanding his dukedom leaving him little time for anything else. But after his stepfather dies, Grey knows he must do his duty to his family and heads to the family estate where upon his arrival he meets the charming Miss Beatrice Wolfe who is assisting with the funeral arrangements. When his mother decides to prepare Beatrice for her debut, Grey offers his assistanc
Midniteillusion (Desiree)
About 75-100 pages shorter than most historical romances these days but I didn’t feel like anything was really missing. It was a fun cute read. Both the hero and heroine were learning how to deal with they abusive childhoods/teens at the hands of extended family. This is the one area that could have used a little more depth but it also might have made the book less light/fluffy.

I enjoyed the side characters and can’t wait for the two in the next book to have their own story.
I found Sheridan to
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
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Sabrina Jeffries is the NYT bestselling author of over 50 novels and works of short fiction (some written under the pseudonyms Deborah Martin and Deborah Nicholas). Whatever time not spent writing in a coffee-fueled haze of dreams and madness is spent traveling with her husband and adult autistic son or indulging in one of her passions—jigsaw puzzles, chocolate, and music. With over 9 million book ...more

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