Brandon Fiennes, the duke of Kingston, travels to New York to find
himself a wealthy American wife and provide his estate with the influx
of money it desperately needs. He doesn't have much time as bill
collectors are knocking at the door. He's prepared to sacrifice his
future happiness for the family. However he's not prepared when he
Adeline's ambition does not include the title of Duchess; she wants her
dress designs to be taken seriously. Her boss isn't interested in selling
the ladies of New York dresses with pockets. Madame Chalfont desires
her employee to fall in line. When Adeline's making a house call to a
client, she runs into the Duke - literally.
She flirts with him, but has no intention of changing her plans for a
man. The Duke becomes enchanted with Adeline and her sassy ways.
He believes that she's part of the aristocracy due to a
misunderstanding. When he uncovers the truth, it's too late. He insists
on walking her back to Madame Chalfont's shop. Madame uses this as
an excuse to fire Adeline.
Adeline, of course, blames the Duke and asks him to leave her alone,
but fate keeps pushing them together.
DUCHESS BY DESIGN is the first
book in the Gilded Age Girls
Club, a delightful feminist romance series set in New York City
during the Gilded Age. In addition to fashion and dresses with pockets,
the Ladies of Liberty set the feminist mood. Their organization, women
helping women, helped Adeline when she thought she lost everything.
Adeline and the Duke banter, but they both know a romance between
them is impossible. He's actively searching for a bride and she's busy
trying to support herself. In a brilliant move, she uses his advances and
invitations as a way for free advertisement for her dress creations. The
two of them create a buzz about town. While they can't seem to keep
apart, the future between them looks bleak. Maya Rodale comes up
with a clever solution to create their happily ever after.
In the first novel of Maya Rodale’s enthralling new
series, an English duke vows to make an American seamstress
In Gilded Age Manhattan, anything can happen...
Seeking a wealthy American bride who can save his family’s
estate, Brandon Fiennes, the duke of Kingston, is a rogue
determined to do the right thing. But his search for an
heiress goes deliciously awry when an enchanting seamstress
tumbles into his arms instead.
...and true love is always in fashion
Miss Adeline Black aspires to be a fashionable
dressmaker—not a duchess—and not even an impossibly
seductive duke will distract her. But Kingston makes an
offer she can’t refuse: join him at society events to
display her gowns and advise him on which heiresses are
duchess material. It’s the perfect plan—as long as they
resist temptation, avoid a scandal, and above all do
not lose their hearts.