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  • Author:
    Kaitlin O'Riley
  • ISBN:
    0821780921
  • ISBN13:
    978-0821780923
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    Zebra (February 1, 2007)
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    Genre Fiction
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Secrets of a Duchess book. Mass Market Paperback, 349 pages. Published February 1st 2007 by Zebra. Secrets of a Duchess. On the death of their beloved father, Caroline Armstrong and her sister are whisked away to London by their grandparents. Though determined to please her doting relatives, there is one thing Caroline vows she will never do: marry.

Results from Google Books. So at her society debut, she decides to use her keen intelligence to keep suitors at bay. If I ever have such a secret to keep I hope I could keep it as well as she had. Although if someone I knew kept a secret as important as hers from me I'm not sure how I'll react and I'm glad that although at first it was quite a shock it all worked out well in the end. And if I were to find someone to love as much as she loves him I would be a happy woman.

Caroline thought she would be safe for the Season-and that her deepest secret would remain locked away. More books by Kaitlin O'Riley.

Tagged as victorian, historical, medieval, regency. Caroline thought she would be safe for the Season-and that her deepest secret would remain locked away. But with each minute spent with Alex, she finds herself increasingly enraptured by his charm, his kindness.

Secrets Of A Duchess. 2007) A novel by Kaitlin O'Riley Handsome, tall, and titled, Alexander Woodward, Duke of Woodborough, is the catch of the Season - but he doesn't want to b. . 2007) A novel by Kaitlin O'Riley. On the death of their beloved father, Caroline Armstrong and her sister are whisked away to London by their grandparents Handsome, tall, and titled, Alexander Woodward, Duke of Woodborough, is the catch of the Season - but he doesn't want to be caught. Caroline thought she would be safe for the Season - and that her deepest secret would remain locked away.

You’re Reading Secret Wardrobe Of The Duchess Novel at WuxiaWorld. How much money must I spent for you to divorce me!? Rubika dies in a war without being able to confess her love for Arman but is instead sent back in time. A new life, she will not live in vain. But what are these new obstacles? Show more. So at her society debut, she decides to use her keen intelligence to keep suitors at ba.Handsome, tall, and titled, Alexander Woodward, Duke of Woodborough, is the catch of the Season-but he doesn't want to be caught. He finds a kindred spirit in the witty Caroline and makes her a scandalous proposition: they will pretend to court to dissuade any overtures of marriage.

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On the death of their beloved father, Caroline Armstrong and her sister are whisked away to London by their grandparents. Though determined to please her doting relatives, there is one thing Caroline vows she will never do: marry. So at her society debut, she decides to use her keen intelligence to keep suitors at bay. . . Handsome, tall, and titled, Alexander Woodward, Duke of Woodborough, is the catch of the Season--but he doesn't want to be caught. He finds a kindred spirit in the witty Caroline and makes her a scandalous proposition: they will pretend to court to dissuade any overtures of marriage. . . Caroline thought she would be safe for the Season--and that her deepest secret would remain locked away. But with each minute spent with Alex, she finds herself increasingly enraptured by his charm, his kindness. . .his kisses. Caught up in a dizzying dance of desire, Caroline accepts another proposal from Alex--one that puts her in the most dangerous position of all. . .

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When their father dies, Caroline Armstrong and her sister, Emma, quickly find themselves living with their grandmother in London. They had lived in genteel poverity with their father, so while suddenly finding themselves thrust into husband hunting during the London Season might seem like a great thing to Emma, it definitely wasn't what Caroline wanted. She had promised her heart to her American sweetheart who had returned home to fight in America's Civil War. She's determined not to let herself be forced into husband hunting and contrives to make herself as unattractive and unsociable as possible. Alexander Woodard, Duke of Woodborough, was also hiding out from an unwanted attention. Alex knew that if he didn't come up with something soon he could quite possibly find himself leg shackled the one woman he was sure he didn't want. So when he comes across Caroline on a secluded balcony he thinks he's found the solution to both their problems. They have a pretend engagement. The more time he spends with Caroline the more determined he becomes to make sure their pretend engagement ends up in a real marriage. But when Caroline's sweetheart shows up the secret she's kept hidden comes out. Can Alex and Caroline find away around the possible scandal?

Secrets of a Duchess is a stellar debut for Kaitin O'Riley. I literally read this book in one sitting! I can't remember the last time I was so impressed by a first time historical author! Strikingly emotional and sensually satisfying. Secrets of a Duchess is just plain great reading! Historical romance lovers will want keep a close eye on Kaitin O'Riley!

Melissa
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Wizer
I love this book! I have read it over and over again. I don't know what it is but I am in a spell.

From the moment you start Chapter 1 until the end you can't stop reading. Alex is a handsome Duke that you just fall in love with. Caroline is full of mystery and yet intreging. Once they meet and it is game on.

Love the courtship and sexaul tension between them. But secrets and lies almost tear them apart. A lot of twists, turns, and at times shocking. In the end love does overcome obstacles.
Swordsong
4 stars all the way!

Now, I'm VERY picky when it comes to romance novels. I have no love for silly non-romances and horrible plot twists. BUT Secrets of the Duchess is NONE of those things.

Alexander is a Duke/hero you will fall all over. Alex isn't interested in marriage at the moment and then he meets Caroline Armstong and in her finds Caroline is his kindred spirit not wanting marriage either. He guesses that she is still pining for a lost sweetheart and proposes that they pretend to court to keep both their families off their back. The romance between these two is LOVELY. It starts as a wonderful friendship with Alex finding a woman whom he can talk to in intelligent conversation and a woman who is unlike all the fashion crazy and vapid socialites of the society. But Caroline is still hesitant on her growing feelings for her new best friend. Still pining away for her "beloved" Stephen.

Alex, lays in on the line. He tells her he loves her and proposes. You don't read romance novel men being so candid with their feelings. He's so open and honest you can't help but love him. He challenges her to forget about Stephen who left her to return to America and fight in the Civil War on the unpopular Confederate side and who has since not written so most likely dead. Caroline gives in and agrees. While planning their wedding and eventually marrying she grows to LOVE Alex more than the youthful feelings she felt for Stephen.

Then Stephen comes back of course...

NOW, I understand critics of this story BUT I understand this time period. Women were treated horribly! A woman having sex is considered a wanton whore and cast out. While a man can have mistresses and illegitimate children and it's no big deal. Caroline believed a lie her love told her just to get her into bed. I understand her omitting what all happened that day 2 years before. She SHOULD have told Alex the whole truth but I also understand that they both were under the assumption that after a year and a half, Stephen was most likely dead. So in Caroline's mind, telling him the whole truth isn't important since she believes him dead.

A secondary plot involves the hilarious villain Madeline Maxwell. Madeline who always thought she was going to marry Alex and told everyone in London. When that doesn't happen she saves her own face and quickly marries another and blames Caroline for her misfortune in being married to a man who only wants her for her body. The lengths she goes through to get back at Caroline is a TRIP. Funny ridiculous but funny nonetheless

As far as romance novels go, give this one a chance. Remember the time period when you read Caroline's secret actions and you WILL love this book.
Dammy
I fell in love with this book and the characters. The book had a good story line and was very well written, Kaitlin O'Riley has become one of my favorite authors after reading this book, I would highly recommend it to my friends. Caroline is such a strong person and also has a very witty side. I love heroines that are strong and funny. Alexander is strong and sexy and everything hot about a man but he also has a soft side and it made me fall in love with him. I would strongly recommend this book if you like really romantic books.
Manazar
This was a really enjoyable story - Alex was adorable, Caroline a worthy heroine (even though she had her secrets!). My "lower" rating (only 1/2 star) was because I felt the hero wanted to marry too quickly after spending years avoiding it; also, the appearance just after the wedding was a bit too convenient (readers of the book will know what I mean). But I'd recommend this to other readers in a heartbeat - it was a fun read.
Nicanagy
Here is another 'done her wrong' story, nicely written, hard to put down. There are two men for every woman in this tale. The heroine is imaginative. The rake is not your usual smug sort pressed into marriage and sneering at her naivete. The plot twist is well executed. This book is worth your reading--a debut of an author I'd like to read more.
Washington
I don't want to give anything away but I hate it when the hero/heroine spoils a story by pulling an unbelievable and bone-headed stunt. That is the case here. The book had such promise, the first 1/2 to 2/3 of it was a great story that, alone, could have been the whole book. In all that time, the reader is led to believe that the heroine is very intelligent and level headed, until you find out what she pulled. That was so unrealistic to me that I stopped reading it.