The Irish Duke by Virginia Henley
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Lady Louisa scoffed when James Hamilton, Lord Abercorn of Ireland, asked for her hand. They feisty, black-haired beauty would have none of it...

James Hamilton, heir to the Irish dynasty, yearns for Lady Louisa. The finest beauty in all of England refuses everyone. But family scandal tests Louisa's loyalty-throwing her reluctantly into Hamilton's arms, with consequences she never expected...


About Virginia Henley

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Virginia Henley is a New York Times bestselling author and the recipient of numerous awards, including the Romantic Times Lifetime Achievement Award. Her novels have been translated into fourteen languages. A grandmother of three, she lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, with her husband.Kate Pearce was born into a large family of girls in England, and spent much of her childhood living very happily in a dream world. Despite being told that she really needed to 'get with the program', she graduated from the University College of Wales with an honors degree in history. A move to the USA finally allowed her to fulfill her dreams and sit down and write that novel. Along with being a voracious reader, Kate loves trail riding with her family, 'western style' in the regional parks of Northern California. Kate is a member of RWA and is published by NAL, Kensington Aphrodisia, Ellora's Cave, Cleis Press and Virgin Black Lace/Cheek.
Published January 19, 2010 by Signet. 408 pages
Genres: History, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Tampa area based romance author Virginia Henley’s latest release, The Irish Duke, is a sprawling historical romance concerning a very stubborn English lady and a determined Irishman who wants her for his bride.

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Henley’s story of the Irish Duke is humorous and decadent at times, reflecting the time the characters lived in, but the underlying message of trust, forgiveness and love is very poignant and although you can criticize romance as pure escapism, the need for that message will never fade.

Jul 13 2010 | Read Full Review of The Irish Duke (Signet Eclipse)

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At some point during the book, I began to tally the times Louisa called James an Irish devil, just to pass the time.

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