Heir to the Duke

Sourcebooks Casablanca. (Duke's Sons, Bk. 1). Jan. 2016. 352p. ISBN 9781492621560. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9781492621577. HISTORICAL ROMANCE
Acknowledging his duty to marry, Nathaniel Gresham, Viscount Hightower and heir to the Duke of Langford, is happy to be wedding the very suitable Lady Violet Devere. In his opinion, she will do quite well as his future duchess. Violet is happy, too, because she will finally have an establishment of her own and the freedom that comes with marriage. But Violet has no intention of being boring, and so she sets out to give herself a bit more sparkle and flair and ends up igniting Nathaniel's interest as well as intriguing the ton. Then Violet discovers something about her family that just might endanger her newfound happiness.
VERDICT Graced with lively wit, excellent period detail, and appealing protagonists, this fetching romp enthusiastically launches Ashford's new series. Ashford (Married to a Perfect Stranger) lives in Boston.
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