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Say Yes to the Duke: The Wildes of Lindow Castle

(The Wildes of Lindow Castle #5)

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  80 ratings  ·  30 reviews
A shy wallflower meets her dream man--or does she?--in the next book in New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James' Wildes of Lindow series.

Miss Viola Astley is so painfully shy that shes horrified by the mere idea of dancing with a stranger; her upcoming London debut feels like a nightmare.

So shes overjoyed to meet handsome, quiet vicar with no interest in polite
Paperback, 400 pages
Expected publication: May 19th 2020 by Avon
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Sarah I've read the other books in this series and I don't think he appeared in them. He mentions in the book that he was acquainted with some of Viola's…moreI've read the other books in this series and I don't think he appeared in them. He mentions in the book that he was acquainted with some of Viola's older step-siblings, but mostly from school.(less)

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Title: Say Yes to the Duke
Series: The Wildes of Lindlow Castle #5
Author: Eloisa James
Release date: May 19, 2020
Cliffhanger: no
Genre: historical romance

Her show of courage. Her cure. It was love. Love had changed everything.

This is only my second foray into The Wildes of Lindlow Castle series, because unfortunately the first book failed to hook me. It wasn't bad, but it didn't wow me either. Then I spotted this book, and the synopsis sounded so perfect for me that I decided to give the Wildes
ARC provided by Netgalley and the Publisher.

This was one of favorites of this series so far. I love a reluctant hero who is determined to change for the better and an unassuming heroine who gradually gains confidence to discover how truly bold she is.
Austine (NovelKnight)
Despite a not-so-promising start, I ended up LOVING this book!! Such a fun read and not the romance novel I was expecting (in a good way).

So happy I've stuck with this series. I can't say every book was a winner but I would definitely recommend this one!

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Mar 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So damn good....

This book is one of the best from The Wildes of Lindow Castle series, it was that darn good! I love family sagas and The Wildes are one of those families akin to Julia Quinns The Bridgertons.
Miss Viola Astley is the painfully shy, stepsister to the Wilde siblings. Her upcoming debut is so anxiety inducing, she can not even speak to a man, let alone marry one, that is. until she meets the kind new vicar, Viola begins to imagine herself with a future with his, regardless of the
Mar 04, 2020 rated it liked it
Say Yes to the Duke is my favorite so far in the Wildes of Lindow Castle series. Yet it took me a while to warm up to this book as initially Devins arrogance was hard to take. Through the superb writing abilities of Eloisa James, I began to see his indifference and detachment were masks that he wore to hide his hurt.

Viola has been known as the shy daughter, but she is determined to overcome this to get the man she thinks she wants. Viola creates strategies with the help of her sister Joan to
Feb 27, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Viola Astley has never felt like a real Wilde, even though she grew up with them after her mother married the duke. She's shy, small, and prefers the company of her pet cows over a society ball. She even has her eye on the new vicar and a quiet life in the country. But the family has decided she will have a debut season, so off to London they go.

Devin, Duke of Wynter, is in search of a wife. He's decided one of the Wilde sisters will do, but obviously not Viola--she's not a real Wilde, after
Mar 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Eloisa James returns with another Wilde romance! This might be the best one yet, but competition for that title is fierce. Viola, the product of her mother's first marriage, has never truly seen herself as a Wilde. She doesn't match the rest of the Duke's children in looks or temperament. All she wants is a quiet life in the country where she never has to attend another ball. To that end, she has decided to fall in love with her family's newly hired vicar. The Duke of Wynter, has decided to ...more
I loved Viola and Devin's story! This is the kind of book you devour, and if I didn't have to pay the bills I'd have stayed home from work just to read it straight through.
Viola Astley knows she's not a real Wilde. Her mother married into the family when she was two. Though the Duke and all of her siblings have accepted that she's a true "Wilde Childe," Viola has worked herself into such a thought pattern that she is physically ill before balls, even before just meeting eligible men. She isn't a Wilde by blood and, shorter than the rest, plumper than the rest, she doesn't even look like she belongs. But then she meets the new local vicar and falls in love. Too bad ...more
Mar 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have enjoyed Eloisa James novels before, but this was my introduction to the Wilde family. While this book stands alone well, it was such a great read that I grabbed the other books in the series as soon as I could. The story of Viola and Devin is as delightful as it is sexy.

Two main things made this book a genuinely enjoyable read. The first: consent, consent, consent! While the Romance genre has long been a place of consensual, sex-positive relationships (long before other genres!)Devin and
Kiala Singleton
Mar 22, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am in love with the Wilde family and I really enjoyed Viola's story.

Viola has always felt like the odd one out and that she someone a shy as her did not belong to a family as loud and daring as the Wildes. When she meets the new vicar she immediately decides that she is in love and will marry him, despite him already having a fiance!

Devin is a anti-social duke and from the very first charged conversation he has with Viola he knows that they're perfect together. He just needs to get her to
Mar 05, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book makes explicit verbal consent hot.

The pacing seemed a little off, or maybe just more relaxed than other books by this author. Days and, in one case, weeks passed between scenes. Not a bad thing, just a different feel.

A hang-up for me was that we are introduced to the heroine through a few events from her early teen years-- 12 and 15. She doesn't seem noticeably different as a young woman, so I struggled with a creepy Lolita-type impression. The age difference between the heroine and
Mar 10, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, arc
The thought of a season in London makes Viola want to vomit. No, really. Because last time she was at a ball held in her home, that's exactly what she did. She's so painfully shy that she only dines with the family when it's family only. However, when the dreamy new vicar comes to visit, she finds that she has no problem talking in front of him. So, it must be love, right?

I lived how we saw Viola gain her confidence and speak her mind. And the fact that, despite his cantankerous introduction,
Alex Sacha Chris
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Rose Miller
Mar 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this historical romance between Viola, a shy debutante and Devin, Duke of Wynter. Viola wants nothing more than to live a simple life perhaps married to a handsome vicar she meets. When she catches the eye of the Duke, he is determined to win her hand in marriage at any cost. Lots of interesting and humorous events follow in this latest book in the Wildes of Lindow Castle series. Wildly entertaining.
Still loving the Wildes, and their wonderful, wacky adventures. This book centers on the quietest of the Wildes, a girl so shy that she throws up from nerves on social occasions. Such a good new family comes with the love interest, and I'm excited to see if more comes from that connection.

Advanced Reader's Copy provided by Edelweiss.
This has kind of a Pride and Prejudice remix vibe. The characters had chemistry a smart, shy, outsider in her family and a haughty duke who cares a lot about duty, and the banter is fun. I've read all but one of this series and enjoyed them. Light, which is just what I needed. ...more
Doris Raines
Feb 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
3.5 Cute story. would have liked a little more sizzle earlier on, but the Wilde's are a good family.
Mar 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love all the Wildes. <3
MAB  LongBeach
Well-written, well-characterized, sexy, and fun. In other words, a typical Eloisa James novel.
Jen Davis
Review to come.

*ARC provided by publisher
Lois Stock
Mar 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is part of of a marvelous series. I can hardly wait for this book to come out.
Michele Mackay
Nov 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James writes historical romances for HarperCollins Publishers. Her novels have been published to great acclaim. A reviewer from USA Today wrote of Eloisa's very first book that she "found herself devouring the book like a dieter with a Hershey bar"; later People Magazine raved that "romance writing does not get much better than this." Her novels have ...more

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