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Book Review of The Lost Duke of Wyndham (Two Dukes of Wyndham, Bk 1)

The Lost Duke of Wyndham (Two Dukes of Wyndham, Bk 1)
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Helpful Score: 20

An absolutely fantastic historical romance! Julia Quinn was already one of my top three historical romance authors, but I think this is her best book yet- or at least my favorite. :) I won't go over the plot again, I will say that the book takes place between a grand English home, on the road and in Ireland. Jack, our hero, is wonderful. I've been suffering rake-with-women-issues fatigue, and Jack's charm paired with his respect of our heroine, Grace, was refreshing. He has been through a tragedy but it does not make him dark or hateful. I loved the way the romance developed- the protagonists are so fun to read about that it was a pleasure "watching" them fall in love. I wanted to smack the dowager (Grace's employer) through the whole book, Quinn was VERY deft at writing her as a frustrating old rich witch. :) There are two other characters who were set up in this book that will appear in the sequel (advertised in the back of the book) which is due in October. I already can't wait to read it- fans of Quinn who were disappointed by "The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever" and "On the Way To the Wedding" should be happy to hear that Quinn is back on the top of her game. I highly recommend this book- it even has "truthiness" in it! (Also reviewed under my name at Amazon)