When the Duke of Danby comes to London for the Season, anything can happen! Dismissing the Duke contains... Claudia Dain's THE HUSBAND HUNT Jerrica Knight-Catania's FLIRTING WITH SCANDAL Olivia Kelly's LOOK TO THE STARS...
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dismissing the duke when the duke comes to town Reviews
The first two were not good,but the last wasn’t bad. Unfortunately I’d recommend skipping this unless you’re trying to read everything written by one of these authors.
The plots for all three novellas were fine, but only the story by Jerrica Knight-Catania left my hair still attached to my scalp. The turn of phrase for the other two writers was unbearable, and (for me) seriously derailed the story's flow.
All three of these novellas are fun, short reads in the world of the Duke of Danby. He's trying to make sure all his great-nieces and nephews are happily married. Whether he actually takes a hand in the romance, or just the fear of what he might do moves the characters into action, it always seems like Danby gets excellent results as a matchmaker.In Flirting With Scandal by Jerrica Knight-Catania, the rules of society are shaken up a bit. The hero, Timothy Hargood, is actually a valet to the heroine's brother. Esther Whitton is attracted to the handsome valet, and she would just as soon skip the season and stay in the country. Can these two make a relationship work when they are from two different worlds, and what will that pesky Duke of Danby think?The Husband Hunt by Claudia Dain features a lot of humor and witty dialogue. Julia Whitton is ready to be married and knows just what kind of husband she wants. Renting just the right house in just the right neighborhood will ensure she gets offers from just the right gentlemen. So why is she suddenly so attracted to Mr. Peter Grant, the agent who shows them the house? No, he's certainly not the right kind of man for a husband, at all!Look to the Stars by Olivia Kelly follows Miriam Rosenbaum, an American heiress who, along with her sisters and mother, are visiting her mother's native England. Miriam is an enthusiastic astronomer and is tolerating the trip only as a chance to meet her mentor, a famed female astronomer with whom she has been corresponding. She and the rest of her sisters are trying to behave properly, having already gained a reputation as "the madcap Rosenbaums" among New York society. Miriam really has no interest in finding a husband, but she doesn't want to ruin her sisters' chances. Their host's son, Leonato, is another one of those great-nephews of the Duke of Danby who fears the Duke will interfere in his life. Maybe if he pretends to be courting Miriam, he can make it through the season. And since she'll be going back to America and isn't interested in a husband anyway, what harm can it do?
This is the 4th book in the series When the Duke Comes to Town. They all contain short stories focused on the Duke of Danby and his meddling-matchmaking. The Duke insists that anyone even remotely related to him be happily married - whether they had planned to marry or not. The Duke was once accused of having a secret printing press where he turns out special licenses by the dozens. These three stories fit right in with the Duke's plans. His name just has to be mentioned and the relatives are in a rush to find a way to outwit the old devil.In this book, the three authors Claudia Dain, Jerrica Knight-Catania, and Olivia Kelly continue to add to the legend of the Duke and his match-making abilities.The best part about this book, as well as the entire series, is the fact that using the Duke as a beginning each author has created a delightful story which introduces the reader to authors that they might not have found otherwise. I have found at least one or two authors per book that I hadn't read before and look forward to reading more from in the future.All 4 books in this series provide a fast-paced enjoyable read that is perfect for a summer reading selection.
3 wonderful and enjoyable stories!5*****