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Mr. Cavendish, I Presume (Two Dukes of Wyndham, Bk 2)
Mr Cavendish I Presume - Two Dukes of Wyndham, Bk 2
Author: Julia Quinn
Amelia Willoughby has been engaged to the Duke of Wyndham for as long as she can remember. Literally. A mere six months old when the contracts were signed, she has spent the rest of her life waiting. And waiting. And waiting... for Thomas Cavendish, the oh-so-lofty duke, to finally get around to marrying her. But as she watches him from afar, sh...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780060876111
ISBN-10: 0060876115
Publication Date: 10/1/2008
Pages: 384
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 544 ratings
Publisher: Avon
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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virgosun avatar reviewed Mr. Cavendish, I Presume (Two Dukes of Wyndham, Bk 2) on + 886 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 12
If you've already read The Two Dukes of Wyndham, then you can bypass almost the whole of Mr. Cavendish and pick up with the last two chapters. This book rehashes the entire prequel and tries to develop the relationship between Thomas and Amelia that just doesn't work. The final proposal scene was romantic and lovely but hardly enough to make their love for each other close to believable. What I really wanted to to know is what happened to the Dowager Duchess. 2.5 stars out of 5.
reviewed Mr. Cavendish, I Presume (Two Dukes of Wyndham, Bk 2) on + 14 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 10
Poor Thomas Cavendish! He comes home to discover that his title of Duke may NOT be his.

This book as better than Jack's story. I actually cared about the leads. Thomas had his faults and at times didn't know how to handle them. His childhood was less than loving. His grandmother never held back her disdain.

Amelia Willoughby was betrothed to Thomas since birth and just bided her time until Thomas came to collect her. Still after twenty years, she's still waiting. Thomas doesn't see the rush, he'll get around to it eventually. Amelia was tired of waiting.

There was parts of this book, that didn't like. I really didn't like Thomas teasing Amelia near the beginning. He basically ignored the girl until it suits him and really didn't give thought to her feeling. Then Amelia all but melted to becomes a doormat slightly. But as time went on, I liked their rapport because unlike Jack and Grace, theirs was more emotional.
reviewed Mr. Cavendish, I Presume (Two Dukes of Wyndham, Bk 2) on + 66 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 10
I am a great admirer of Julia Quinn's books, but this one fell way short. It is not because of great expectations and tepid writing. The book is well written, only it is The Lost Duke written from a Amelia and Thomas' point of view. You go through the entire book thinking, ok now the story is going to begin, but the reader ends up reading entire passages that are exact replicas from the previous book. Even this would not bother me if the story actually reflected Amelia and Thomas' story, but it was like reading a different POV of Grace and Jack's story. The lead characters never connected, and Amelia was a nice, boring person. She kept saying she was a smart person, but the character never reflected that quality. Amelia did not reflect a one outstanding quality that would make Thomas think, this is why I love her. Thomas himself showed no qualities that would make the reader think he was a man to love. You get the last chapter that is devoted to Thomas and Amelia only and I would say that fizzled out, but it actually never warmed up.
reviewed Mr. Cavendish, I Presume (Two Dukes of Wyndham, Bk 2) on + 1215 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
I love Julia Quinn; I've read all her books; I love her 'Bridgerton' series. Unfortunately, this book just left me blah. The main characters in this book are the secondary characters from "The Lost Duke of Wyndham", and so is the story. Even if you read it immediately after 'The Lost Duke', you find it wanting. The characters were not engaging or interesting, and the whole story felt like it was just tying up loose ends from 'The Lost Duke'.
AUDSMI100 avatar reviewed Mr. Cavendish, I Presume (Two Dukes of Wyndham, Bk 2) on + 12 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
I wasn't expecting to enjoy this book after reading the reviews, but I will always read anything that Julia Q. puts out. I liked it better than the first one, yes, I know what was going to happen but it didn't get in the way for me. I liked how Amelia reacted to everything that was happening around her, she made the story for me. It was great to see what was going on in Thomas's head and how he made his life on the estate.
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reviewed Mr. Cavendish, I Presume (Two Dukes of Wyndham, Bk 2) on + 41 more book reviews
I enjoyed this second book in the Wyndham series. Very touching about giving up one's role as a Duke or not.
reviewed Mr. Cavendish, I Presume (Two Dukes of Wyndham, Bk 2) on + 8 more book reviews
Loved this book. Julia Quinn is a very good author
reviewed Mr. Cavendish, I Presume (Two Dukes of Wyndham, Bk 2) on + 21 more book reviews
I was very disappointed in this book. If you've read The Lost Duke of Wyndham, don't bother reading this one. It could have been very interesting, a short back story of why he's no longer the Duke, then how he what happens to him, how his circumstances change, his courtship and marriage. But instead the author chose to rework The Lost Duke. Ninety percent of this book comes straight from the other one. It begins at the same time, goes through all discovery of the lost heir and the confirmation of his legitimacy, with tiny bits of extra thrown in about what Thomas is thinking or doing. It ends almost at the same time, just fifteen pages that do nothing but show him proposing to Amelia and a short bit about another title. I felt like I was cheated out of a good story, and the price of the book!
reviewed Mr. Cavendish, I Presume (Two Dukes of Wyndham, Bk 2) on + 9 more book reviews
I was glad to see that the other reviews reflect my feelings of disappointment. I kind of feel a little cheated because I really wanted know Thomas and Amelia story. Not a regurgatation of her last book. I skipped major sections because they were a repeat of her last book - word for wrod. Very little new things were written about the couple throughout this book. I think Ms. Quinn had to refer to the previous book for story line purposes, but she should have summed up those parts instead of just copied them over again or both stories should have been combined into 1 book. It would have made more sense and not disappointed so many readers.
liliroze avatar reviewed Mr. Cavendish, I Presume (Two Dukes of Wyndham, Bk 2) on + 29 more book reviews
The first book, The Lost Duke of Wyndham, is excellent. This sequel, whose story runs at the same time as Wyndham, is a bit of a disappointment. Instead of running parallel to the first book and giving the reader a brand new perspective, Ms. Quinn instead uses the first book as an outline for this one, simply filling in a few story holes here and there to keep the reader tantalized.

Entire sections of dialogue are painstakingly repeated word for word, as though the author was desperately trying to prove these storylines occurred at the same time. Instead of giving the reader a unique perspective, it is simply tedious.

It's nice to find out what happens to Thomas Cavendish, and the long-suffering Amelia -- so you will read it, of course. Just don't expect to be enthralled. Not a page-turner by any means.

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