The Duke’s Defiant Cinderella

Harlequin Historical. Sept. 2022. 288p. ISBN 9781335723468. pap. $6.75. HISTORICAL ROMANCE
From rags to riches, Lilas has endured her share of scandals and heartaches. While enjoying her newfound freedom as an aristocrat, her unwanted betrothed, Bastien, returns to break off their engagement—finally. Unfortunately, the queen summons them together to the palace, and they must pretend that they are still engaged to be married. This undesired reunion becomes a powder keg of unfettered attraction at Versailles.
VERDICT Cole’s (A Chance for Genevieve) writing and sense of place shine in this Cinderella story that takes place in pre-Revolutionary France. It will delight and entrance readers of historical romance.
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