Felicity Langley began writing to the duke as a lark and
over the years, their correspondence has led to a
betrothal. After her father's death, Felicity arrives in
London with no funds, but she intends to finalize her
marriage plans. She and her entourage take residence in an
empty house and begin the campaign of appearing financially
flush to Society. Felicity's unusual upbringing of
following her diplomatic father all over the world and
learning different cultures allows her to find atypical
solutions to problems. She believes planning and action
leads to success.
Captain Thatcher joined the Army after an argument with his
family. As the third son, he never expected to inherit the
title. After both his brothers die, Thatcher is summoned
home, where he discovers his grandfather has been writing
letters in Thatcher's name to a young woman. Furious at his
grandfather's deception, Thatcher storms to Felicity's
residence to break the betrothal. He appears at her door
unshaven and in military clothes where he's mistaken as an
applicant for the footman's position. Unable to get a word
in edgewise, Thatcher is hired. His curiosity keeps him
from admitting his identity.
The adventure begins when this beguiling miss develops a
passion for her footman. Her plans to marry a duke are in
turmoil, and. Thatcher can't keep his hands off this
incredible free spirit and audacious liar. The madcap
escapade comes to a halt when the deception is exposed and
truths must be faced.
The talented Ms. Boyle gives LOVE LETTERS FROM A DUKE her
unique twist resulting in a madcap tale filled with quirky
characters who are wickedly funny. This Regency romp is a
treasure to be read again and again.
Though she can't afford the coal to heat her drafty Mayfair
mansion, Felicity Langley still clings to her dream of
marrying a dukeâ€”one she's had since her very first curtsy.
After all, she's been promised to the very lofty Duke of
Hollindrake for the last four years. Now all she has to do
is meet him. But what Felicity doesn't realize is that she
has met her dukeâ€”he's the altogether too handsome man who
Felicity has just mistaken . . . for her new footman!
By rights, Thatcher should immediately set this
presumptuous chit straight and tell her he has no intention
of honoring the arranged betrothal. But he's quickly
smitten by Felicity's delightful determination, her
irrepressible charm . . . and her breathtaking sensuality.
Yes, she'd wed him in an instant were his true identity
revealedâ€”but Thatcher's vowed to marry only for love. So
begins his deception and his conquest of this uncommon
woman who doesn't believe in romance, but is about to find
her heart and passion set aflame by the unlikely man she's
sworn to resist.