Romance author Vicky Dreiling signs the delightful How to Marry a Duke.
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Vicky Dreiling is a confirmed historical romance junkie and Anglophile. Frequent business trips to the UK allowed her to indulge her passion for all things Regency England. Bath, Stonehenge, and Spencer House are among her favorite places. She is, however, truly sorry for accidentally setting off a security alarm in Windsor Castle. That unfortunate incident led her British colleagues to nickname her “Trouble.”
When she’s not writing, Vicky enjoys reading, films, concerts, and most of all, long lunches with friends. She holds degrees in English literature and marketing. A native Texan, she shares her home with her daughter and a spoiled mini-lop rabbit that lives in a slightly gnawed cardboard cottage.
Jan Crow's Review:
Tristan James Gatewick, the Duke of Shelbourne, has been declared England’s most sought-after bachelor in England. He’s postponed finding a bride for several years but finds that he should expedite his marrying. So now he’s attending balls and parties only to be followed around by a gaggle of giggling young women not anywhere close to what he is looking for in a wife.
He had so many women after him vying for his attention until one night when he steps on the fan of the one woman at the ball who wasn’t begging him for attention, Tessa Mansfield. After finding out she’s the local matchmaker he decides to hire her to find him a wife. And she does, 24 potential wives. Twenty-four, beautiful young women whose families and themselves would love to catch the most eligible bachelor in England.
Through a series of tests and games, Tristan would eventually choose his bride. Eventually there are only two candidates left. Both were beautiful, talented and smart. To choose one would hurt the other’s feelings. So, tormented, his decision must be made
And there’s suspense when an old suitor arrives with desires of marrying Tessa. But now Tristan has to deal with feelings that he didn’t expect to feel.
Vicki has filled this book with laugh out loud adventures as each of the ladies compete for Tristan’s attention. There were also moments I wanted to cry with the characters. I immediately became so entwined with the characters that I was there with them in the room.Vicki has promised us more of these characters. I so look forward to Hawk’s story that I plead with Vicki to hurry, hurry, hurry. I need my next fix on the Vicki Dreiling books!