A Duke in the Night

A Duke in the Night

Paperback - 2018 | First edition.
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Clara Hayward revels in her position as headmistress of the most prestigious ladies' finishing school in England. But when her parents die-- leaving their import company on the edge of bankruptcy-- the school becomes Clara's only hope of rescuing her family from financial ruin. Armed with her wits and her substantial connections, Clara expands the school's curriculum to incorporate an exclusive summer itinerary-- an enterprise that caters only to the wealthiest members of the ton. It is a clever solution that might just work,as long as Clara remains strictly professional with the handsome Duke of Holloway.

August Faulkner was never supposed to be a duke. As the youngest son of the 12th Duke of Holloway, he spent many years cultivating his reputation as a playboy before unexpectedly inheriting the title. It's a lifestyle that provides a convenient cover for his true passion--seeking out companies on the brink of financial disaster and swallowing them for profit. And there are rumors that the once-prosperous import company held by Lancelot Hayward may be ripe for taking. Which is why he's agreed to chaperone his younger sister on her summer school adventure--it's the perfect opportunity to investigate the Hayward family. Except nothing could have prepared him for Clara Hayward. Charmed by her humor and cleverness, August finds himself spending more and more time with her, and he quickly realizes it's not just her family business he wants...

Publisher: New York : Forever, 2018.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781478918561
147891856X
Characteristics: 317 pages ; 18 cm.

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Jul 23, 2019

Romantic, lots of communication which I like. I think she may have started women's liberation ๐Ÿ™‚ the story was a little choppy in parts but I'll look into another of her books.

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RosaReads2
Oct 28, 2018

Apparently, this book isn't as well-loved by readers as much other books by this author, but I thought it was wonderful. An independent and progressive heroine falls for a Duke who's also a ruthless businessman set on owning her legacy. August was a favorite, even if at first he came across as inflexible and high-handed. His respect and blatant admiration for Clara won me over quickly. That and his love for his sister. Although he has been ruthlessly successful in business, it came from having seen his family also impoverished during his childhood. Clara and August are fully realized with thorough back stories and current circumstances that kept me turning pages. Both intriguing and romantic, this was a great introduction to this author's work.

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