Friday, 6 July 2018

Book Review | What A Difference A Duke Makes By Lenora Bell

What A Difference A Duke Makes Book Review

Wanted: Governess for duke's unruly children

Edgar Rochester, Duke of Banksford, is one of the wealthiest, most powerful men in England, but when it comes to raising twins alone, he knows he needs help. The only problem is the children have chased away half the governesses in London. Until the clever, bold, and far-too-enticing Miss Mari Perkins arrives.

Lost: One heart to an arrogant duke

Mari knows how to wrap even the most rebellious children around her finger. But their demanding, wickedly handsome father? He won't be quite so easy to control. And there's something else she can't seem to command. Her heart. The foolish thing beats so wildly every time the duke is near.

Found: A forbidden passion neither can deny

As his employee, Mari is strictly off-limits. But what if she's the one breaking all his rules? In the game of governess versus duke, how can Edgar maintain his defenses when the only thing he wants to do is let the tempting beauty win . . .?

What A Difference A Duke Makes 
By Lenora Bell

  • Publisher: Piatkus (27 Mar. 2018)
  • ISBN-10: 0349417644
  • ISBN-13: 978-0349417646

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Book Review

If someone set about trying to get me back into reading historical romance this would be the book to do it. As a matter of fact it is the book that did it. 

I was delighted to be presented with a copy of What A Difference A Duke Makes as this genre has somehow eluded me for quite some time now. I used to read this genre all the time but a string of disappointing reads led me to take a break from historical romance. But as I closed the last page of What A Difference A Duke Makes I knew that it would only be a matter of time for me to start looking for my next read in the genre.

In a book which reminded me several times of Mary Poppins, What A Difference A Duke Makes follows Mari ( rhymes with starry ) as she smuggles her way into a Duke's household as a new governess for two wild children. Not wanting to take on his father's traits, the Duke is determined not to get involved with the attractive red headed governess but as they spend time together it becomes clear that his feelings may overtake his rules. 

Behind the scenes, Mari is trying to find out about her past and even more so her birth parents. A life in an orphanage took its toll on her and now she is old enough she has taken it upon herself to find out where she came from. Little does she know that the truth is far nearer than she ever anticipated.  

Even before the end of the third chapter I was completely hooked on the unfolding adventures of Mari and Edgar, the Duke. I loved how the truth was present and hidden at the same time and of course the stereotypical fiery personality of Mari revealed some entertaining eyebrow raising moments. 

I don't what else to say about What A Difference A Duke Makes apart from the fact I loved it and every historical fan should read it.

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