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  • Author:
    Gaelen Foley
  • ISBN:
    0345498399
  • ISBN13:
    978-0345498397
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  • Publisher:
    Ballantine Books (March 27, 2007)
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    United States
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Gaelen Foley is the New York Times, USA Today, and Publisher's Weekly bestselling author of twenty historical . A Pennsylvania native, Gaelen holds a .

Gaelen Foley is the New York Times, USA Today, and Publisher's Weekly bestselling author of twenty historical romances set in the glittering world of Regency England.

Gaelen Foley - the complete book list. A heroic duke in disguise. Unmask Duke of Shadows and let the highwayman-duke steal your heart!England, 1817. Gaelen Foley is a native of Pennsylvania and a New York Times bestselling author of historical romances. Her bold novels are set during Regency era England as well as during the Napoleonic Wars. Lady Portia Tennesley has always dreamed of marrying for love.

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Book 1 of 7 in the Knight Miscellany Series. Only 13 left in stock (more on the way).

Gaelen Foley is an American author best known for writing romance novels set in the Regency era. She has also been self-publishing middle grade fantasy books under the pen name . Her books have been in the USA Today bestseller list regularly since 2000 and the New York Times bestseller list since 2008.

PRAISE FOR GAELEN FOLEY’S BOOKS: Enchanting, intriguing, fun. ~. . ~ Stephanie Laurens, New York Times Bestselling Author Delectably entertaining, lusciously sensua. n irresistible author. Booklist One of the finest adventure/romance authors does it again. One such author is Gaelen Fole. oley's storytelling is consistently entertaining-and her lovers so warm and attractive-that it's easy to get lost in the romance. And that's the best gift a writer of happily-ever-after love stories can give her readers.

Электронная книга "The Duke", Gaelen Foley. In this dazzling first novel featuring the Knight family, bestselling author Gaelen Foley writes an elegant, emotional story that touches the heart and soul

Электронная книга "The Duke", Gaelen Foley. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "The Duke" для чтения в офлайн-режиме. In this dazzling first novel featuring the Knight family, bestselling author Gaelen Foley writes an elegant, emotional story that touches the heart and soul. Driven to uncover the truth about the mysterious death of his ladylove, the Duke of Hawkscliffe will go to any lengths to unmask a murderer.

Duke of Shadows (Moonlight Square, Book 4). 3. PART I. 4. CHAPTER 1. The Highwayman. 46. Books in the Moonlight Square Series. 47. About the Author. 48. Also by Gaelen Foley. Read Online(Swipe version). Read Online(Continuous version).

Fans of Gaelen Foley’s Inferno Club books-My Dangerous Duke, My Irresistible Earl, and My Wicked Marquess-will eagerly devour My Notorious Gentleman

Fans of Gaelen Foley’s Inferno Club books-My Dangerous Duke, My Irresistible Earl, and My Wicked Marquess-will eagerly devour My Notorious Gentleman

In this dazzling first novel featuring the Knight family, bestselling author Gaelen Foley writes an elegant, emotional story that touches the heart and soul

In this dazzling first novel featuring the Knight family, bestselling author Gaelen Foley writes an elegant, emotional story that touches the heart and soul.

Driven to uncover the truth about the mysterious death of his ladylove, the Duke of Hawkscliffe will go to any lengths to unmask a murderer. Even if it means jeopardizing his reputation by engaging in a scandalous affair with London's most provocative courtesan--the desirable but aloof Belinda Hamilton.Bel has used her intelligence and wit to charm the city's titled gentlemen, while struggling to put the pieces of her life back together. She needs a protector, so she accepts Hawk's invitation to become his mistress in name only. He asks nothing of her body, but seeks her help in snaring the same man who shattered her virtue. Together they tempt the unforgiving wrath of society--until their risky charade turns into a dangerous attraction, and Bel must make a devastating decision that could ruin her last chance at love. . . .

MrDog
I am overdue on writing this review – I finished The Duke a couple of days ago and if I had written it then, I’d be gushing about how beautiful their love was, and writing all kinds of shiny, happy descriptive sentences. But days have gone by and I’m back to reality. I have still been thinking about this book though and it is going on my “will read again and again” shelf that I will create since reading this.

What’s so great about it? Well first off, it is the story about a stuffy, pristinely mannered Duke, Robert, who was in love with a friend’s wife who died. Robert’s friend asks his help is uncovering the circumstances of her death and he suspects his heir. Turns out his heir has been harassing and ruining a beautiful woman named Belinda who is ultimately forced to become a courtesan. Seeing that he may be able to use Belinda as a means to get to the heir, Robert offers her an opportunity at revenge and they partner together to uncover the truth and exact revenge.

Robert finds Belinda beautiful but due to his deceased mother’s scandalous behavior, he strikes the deal with Belinda that she’ll not share his bed. This creates such sexual tension in the story to make one not want to book the book down. Belinda is so free and refreshing and he is such a romantic and protective that he finds himself falling in love with her despite his bias for her profession.

I loved their love story, the ups and downs they faced while falling in love, the revelation of her secrets, his support, retaliation and protection, her perseverance in healing him, her tremendous strength and sense of self, and his struggle to dare to go against society’s expectations. I was disappointed in his quick to judge mentality at all turns, but was happy to see him realize it when faced with the truth. Both of these characters were very human and were made more human together. A great couple, romance, and book!
Marirne
The Review:

The Duke, first published in November of 2000, is the beginning of this amazing series about a family that understands what a real family is. A Family that has their own special brand of uniqueness. A Family that has spent their entire lives trying to live down, live up to (depending on the individual) the scandal left by their mother. Gaelen Foley brings out a more realistic viewpoint of Regency England. Written before the current style that shows the grittier darker world, Ms. Foley was in the forefront of that style. She writes about real people with real issues. They are not perfect, they are not always likable but they do hold their family close.. What could be better?

Robert Knight, Duke of Hawkscliffe was a paragon.. Proud, Arrogant, Proper, a Bit of a stick in the mud. Even his affair was of the heart only. He would never step over that line, to sleep with the woman married to an old family friend, that would never happen. So he loved from afar, in his dreams.. When this pure love died unexpectedly, her incredibly officious husband came to Robert to wreak revenge upon the man who murdered her. Can you say puppetmaster? Robert, in his naive view of this woman takes on the quest. Unfortunately for her "grieving" widower, Robert is a just man and won't kill indiscriminately. First, he must gather facts.. find the one thing that could destroy his target and work from there.

Bel Hamilton, is a lady of beauty and class. Forced by circumstances beyond her control she slips into the life of a Courtesan. She held out as long as possible but one night of degradation changes everythng. Creating her own rules of engagement she accepts an offer to help destroy the man who ruined her. And yet even in her darkest hour she remains a lady. When Bel accepts Robert's offer she does it the only way she knows how, with class and grace.

These two are special, sure she accepts an offer to become the mistress of a very powerful man and he is the snob he was raised to be but there is more to them. Bel, works hard to make Robert's life better. She handles her "duties" more as a helpmeet than a mistress and in turning so she turns Robert's life upside down. She makes him reconsider his stand on everything. She forces him to see the real world not the glittering world of the ton. She shows him that his political power can be used better.. that he needs to do more than try to work from within a corrupted party, he needs to work outside the box.

Robert, may have started out trying to destroy the man who murdered the "woman he loved" But time with Bel shows him that real love is out there. That there is more in this world, than revenge, societal opinion and duty. That sometimes you need to stand for who you really are rather than who you are supposed to be. That there is way more to life than what you are "supposed" to be.

While this wasn't a thesis on some great scientific discovery, The Duke makes you think. It isn't a fluff book and even for me took longer than my standard three hours to read. With it's unique individuals, it compelling subplot and it's unique opinion of society's mores it has an excellent message to portrays. This is one of those books that all historical romance lovers must read..

Shauni