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A Whole New Duke

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  208 ratings  ·  66 reviews
The Dark Duke they call him.

And he certainly matches up to his name. From his looks to his constantly furrowed brow, Miss Beatrice Edgerton is under no illusions as to the status of their arranged marriage.

It will be very much one of convenience. With him conveniently providing the title her family so desperately wants and her family bringing in plenty of money for his
Published November 10th 2019 by Helstone Press
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Edwina " I LoveBooks" "Deb"
Nov 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Adam the Duke of Hartwich leg was amputated when he was 7 yrs. old. A small cut on his leg that got infected. It would have cost him his young life had the leg not been removed. Now he is 30 and has take a wife, but he is ashamed for her to see his amputated leg. So he puts off consummating the marriage.

Beatrice/Bea Edgerton is a very young widow and now the wife of a man she doesn't know. She had not met with him until the wedding. Because Adam is very snarly and harsh when he speaks to her
Nov 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beatrice Edgerton is under no illusions as to the status of her arranged marriage. It will be very much one of convenience. With him conveniently providing the title her family so desperately wants and her family bringing in plenty of money for his dilapidated home. She is simply grateful he is younger than her first husband. After all, he sets her straight from the very first day of their marriage--this is one of mutual benefit. She can expect no affection or romance from him.
Adam Morton, Duke
Nov 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars
Bea was a lovely woman, she was also inquisitive and asked questions before she realised what she was saying. She was also determined to make the lost of her marriage. Adam, the Duke of Hartwich was the opposite of Bea, he was grumpy and had a temper, especially when he was experiencing pain with his leg. They had a number of things to work through before a happy ending could be thought possible. There is also an element of danger that causes Bea and Adam to assess their feelings for
Lana Birky
Nov 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Adam Morton, Duke of Hartwich has had more than his share of losses in his life; the loss of his leg when he was only 7 yrs. old, the loss of his cousin, & the loss of hid parents at Christmastime. All of these things have made him a tough, hard, serious, recluse - the village near him have nicknamed him the Dark Duke. He now needed to find a wife of convenience to give him an heir to continue the dukedom.

Miss Beatrice Edgerton is being pushed in to a marriage to the Duke of Hartwich which
Nov 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
The Dark Duke is what most people call him.
He certainly matches up to his name, from his looks to his constant frowning countenance Miss Beatrice Edgerton is under no illusions as to the status of their arranged marriage.
It will be very much one of convenience for him at least. He has conveniently provided the title her family so desperately wants and her family bringing in plenty of money for his dilapidated home.
The man is fortunately younger than her first husband and although he wants
Space Cowgirl
Nov 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Learning to Love

The loss of a leg doesn't mean the loss of his humanity.
His Grace, Adam Morton, Duke of Hartwich, lost part of his leg due to infection, after an accident as a child. It has made him taciturn and morose, angry at times. And it is quite painful much of the time.
Other losses of family members by accidents through the years have caused him to retreat from society and keep to his remote estate in the moors.

At Thirty years old now, Adam realizes He needs to get married, both for an
Patrica Liebe
Nov 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A Marriage of Convenience with Lord Morton, Duke of Hartwich, and Miss Beatrice Egerton as the main characters. This was a lovely story with character that give the reader a hard won love story as both characters are determined to have their way. Adam the hero of this story has suffered many tragedies with the loss of his leg at the age of seven and along with the death of his cousin he is only marrying because of financial troubles while offering Beatrice the title her family so desires. ...more
Dotty M
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lovely read

I am a big fan of Samantha Holt I’ve enjoyed many of her books. A Whole New Duke makes number forty one and I have yet to be disappointed. A Whole New Duke was a sweet story of how an arranged marriage can lead to love. Bea was no stranger to an arranged but having been married to a much older, cold and distant man she still had not experienced a true loving marriage. And if the groom, Adam, Lord Morton had his way she wouldn’t. He never intended to marry but fully intended to keep
Carole Burant
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A marriage of convenience....I can't even imagine what it was like having to marry a stranger and all because of money and/or title! That is how Beatrice finds herself married to the "Dark Duke" but she is young and full of hope that she can make her marriage work, even though Adam tries everything to resist her. Just as they start to grow closer to each other, someone is out to cause trouble and danger abounds.

My heart went out to Adam, having cut himself off from having any kind of
Jamie Brydone-Jack
Nov 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019, regency
Well-Written, Slightly Different Marriage of Convenience

This book surprised me in places. It is a Regency romance that starts off as a true marriage of convenience; the first scene is literally being on the morning of the wedding. The bride and groom have never met; this was all arranged by the men. The groom, a reticent duke missing part of a leg, needs cash for his crumbling estate, so he agrees to marry an heiress; her family gets a rise in social standing from the marriage, the parents
Anita Fuhrmann
Nov 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
I have to admit that I sat up all night reading this book because I did not want to put it down and just had to see how the dramatic mystery was solved. Bea and Adam were both wounded souls who needed healing and they were able to find that love has remarkable healing properties if one is willing to allow it into their hearts!

Bea had been married to a much older man and then widowed at an incredibly young age. She is only twenty-one when this story takes place and her parents have arranged a
Dec 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Miss Beatrice “Bea” Edgerton has her life planned out for her. She is set to marry Lord Adam Morton. When Beatrice meets Adam, he losing his temper frequently, is not the least bit friendly to her and has a stump instead of a leg. Beatrice does her best to warm up to Adam and as she slowly gets to know him she falls for him. Adam doesn’t want to fall prey to Beatrice’s charm but her pleasant and welcoming demeanor charms him. Adam just wants a convenient marriage with no complications instead of ...more
Nov 13, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
The Duke of Hartwich, Adam Morton, was called the Dark Duke because of his constant frown and dislike of society. He had experienced the loss of his leg, the death of his cousin and parents and was afraid of becoming close to someone just to lose them. With his estate floundering, he marries Beatrice “Bea” Edgerton thinking he would not become attached or develop any feeling for her. He would get money and her title hungry parents would get a title for their daughter. He was not
Nov 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
This a quick read moderately paced. It is a sweet wholesome unexpected romance blooming from an arranged marriage of strangers. Miss Beatrice aka Bea Edgerton is twenty-one and is to marry the Duke of Harwich, Adam Morton. Bea was bringing in much needed money into the coffers of Harwich and Adam was providing a title Bea's family desired. They never met until their wedding day. This is a very good story and I could see that it could have been turned into a novel. I loved Bea, Adam, Bea's young ...more
Lori D
"Beatrice, I am not certain what your previous experience of marriage was. I know it was brief. But I can promise you that I shall never hurt you and you shall never want for nothing." She nodded with hope in her eyes. "However, this is a marriage of convenience. I shall give your family the stature they require and you shall ensure the continuance of my family's estate. I cannot give you more than that. I request that you do not expect love or affection from me." Thus Adam announced on their ...more
Nov 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2019
Adam, Duke of Hartwich, is reclusive, grumpy, and has a quick temper. His life has been filled with loss and sadness, including the loss of part of one leg when he was a child. Bea Edgerton is young, lovely, and sweet. Her father has arranged her second marriage (just as the first) for social position in exchange for a large dowry.

Adam informs Bea that theirs will be a true marriage of convenience, no attachment, no love. Bea endured this in her first marriage and is determined to make this one
Nov 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Beatrice Edgerton is not at all excited about her pending nuptials to Lord Morton, the Duke of Hartwich. Rumours had it that he had a temper and a dark past, so much so that people referred to him as the Dark Duke. But Bea's family wants a title and the Duke needs the money that will come with the marriage to help his estate.

Adam needs to marry, but had hoped for a quiet, undemanding lady that would obey him and not expect much from the marriage other than the title. Bea is not that lady. She
Mary Lou Hoffman
Nov 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So many historical romances are of the Cinderella style – thumbing the noses at society and class – as the couple chooses to marry for love. In this story, Lord and Lady Morton have an arranged marriage of convenience. She has money and he has status. In fact, they do not meet until they are at the altar in front of the priest!

Watching their love bloom and grow from begrudging respect, to friendship, to love was perfectly played like a building concerto. The many small solo trills – supporting
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Smokin'! Samantha mastered the breeze, spun the thread, weaving a cocoon so intricately and tight, drawing you deeper into this tangled web as this piece of perfection falls into place beautifully. Satisfying is an understatement, you get it all with this baby. A tumultuous wild ride with a bevy of inadvertent contingencies that combine this baby together one piece at a time. Sparks fly as drama, intrigue, mystery and suspense ensues in epic proportions. Add turmoil
Nov 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Adam's disturbing new bride!
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When Bea married for the second time, she was just twenty-one. Her new husband was a Duke in dire need of funds, it was a marriage of convenience for them both. She met him for the first time on her wedding day and had hoped for a happier second marriage but her new husband's coldness between them made this unlikely. Adam lived with pain from an amputed leg most if the time, the pain made him ill tempered and his new wife disrupted the peace of his home.
Sheila Moss
Nov 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Bea was forced into an arranged marriage to man a lot older than her. Now only two years after his death her parents have arranged yet another marriage for her to The Duke of Hartwich. Bea is under no illusions that he is marrying her for any other reason apart from her fortune. She is just happy that he is a lot younger than her late husband. Adam Duke of Hartwich has not had a happy life after losing his leg as a child. He has withdrawn into himself and is know locally as The Dark Duke. He ...more
5 Kindles
Nov 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
As the story opens Bea is about to be married for the second tome, another arranged marriage after the first husband had passed. Her father though wealthy, is not titled, and the Duke is in sore need of funds to keep his estate afloat. His expectations are truly a marriage of convenience, but Bea has other ideas. As Adam realizes his resolve is difficult to maintain he is gruff, distant and often unpleasant, not to mention the pain he often experiences from missing part of his leg. Slowly Bea is ...more
Nov 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Bea is pushed into an arranged marriage by her parents who although they have money, they do not have a title etc. Adam is a Duke who needs money to support his failing estate.
Adam tells Bea that this will be a marriage of convenience not love.
Bea tries to make the marriage work but meets resistance from Adam. He has been hurt before which has made him hard and serious and only wants to be left to himself.

There is someone causing trouble around the estate and they have to find out who and why.

Amy Alvis
Nov 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Beatrice is under no illusions that her marriage will turn into a love match. Her husband was in need of funds and her parents were searching for a title to be associated with. But after sharing a kiss, she begins to wonder if they might be able to have more...

Adam believes that he is incapable of loving a wife, so has stated from the beginning that his marriage with Beatrice will be in name only. But as he spends more time with her, he feels a growing attraction for the woman. When her life
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I found this marriage of convenience romance to be quite enjoyable. I liked both these characters a lot. Bea was very spunky and determined. I thought the lightness of her character was a perfect foil for the darkness that seemed to cloak Adam. My heart ached for Adam. He had suffered so many losses and tragedy that it was no wonder he had such a gruff exterior and that he had felt the need to build walls around his heart. The entertaining storyline quickly pulls you in, the characters quickly ...more
Sissy's Romance Book Review
A Whole New Duke by Samantha Holt is the story of Beatrice Edgerton and Adam Morton, Duke of Hartwich. Beatrice's family is marrying her off again into a marriage of convenience where they will get the Title in their family and Adam will get the money he needs for his home/title. But Adam makes it clear that Beatrice will getting no affection because he has none to give. Adam has lost his family and at a very early age his leg so all this has harden his heart. Beatrice is the total opposite of ...more
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hurt and pain can be chased away with love!
Ms. Holt has again written a must-read book. Miss Beatrice Edgerton (Bea) is getting married not for love but for convenience and she is marrying the dark duke. This not just a romance but there is a bit of mystery and suspense added in too. Adam Morton, Duke of Hartwich believes he is defined by his handicap and he has become a recluse. Christmas is a bad time for the duke is it possible it will be different this year? I loved all the characters Bea’s
Bridget Lewis
Nov 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A man whose afraid

Adam has lost a lot, his leg his parents and his capacity to love! Beatrice has been sold for a title by hard working parents who have become wealthy simply by grit and determination! Bea parents can buy her a title that she doesn't want to a man she never saw until the wedding! Beatrice is a naturally hopeful and eager to love person! Adam won't be able to resist her for long nor should he! Something sinister is lurking on his property and desperate people do desperate
Nov 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
I loved Bea so much, she was such a great character; she stood up for herself and what she believed and fought for what she wanted. There were some truly great characters in this story, so much so that I was a little sad when the story had finished as I had enjoyed reading about them all. For me this book had a good storyline, great characters, it flowed well, had good connections and left me with a smile on my face.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a
Nov 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Excellent love story of a young Duke who has suffered major losses in his life and has turned rather bitter to the world. Enter Bea whose father has entered into a contract with Adam to marry his daughter in exchange for money to help rebuild his estate and an entry into society. Bea is not docile and forces Adam to acknowledge her and along the way love blossoms. There is a HEA but danger is near and Bea has to be rescued. This is a beautifully written love story that is a great read and one ...more
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Samantha Holt resides in Warwickshire, England, with her twin girls, having followed her soldier husband around the UK for nearly 10 years. Growing up in Hampshire, she was inspired by the authors Jane Austen and Elizabeth Gaskell, both of whom lived and wrote only miles from her home town.

Samantha loves the romance genre and has been devouring romantic literature for as long as she can remember.