cover image A Good Duke is Hard to Find

A Good Duke is Hard to Find

Christina Britton. Forever, $7.99 mass market (384p) ISBN 978-1-53-871749-3

Britton’s tender first Isle of Synne Regency romance explores the healing power of love. When Miss Lenora Hartley is left at the altar for the third time, she flees to the remote Isle of Synne to stay with her godmother, Lady Olivia Tesh, and escape the scandal of one too many broken engagements. Around the same time, Peter Ashford, Lady Olivia’s nephew, returns to the isle with a single goal in mind: revenge against his uncle, the man he blames for his mother’s death. But Peter’s attraction to Lenora threatens both his revenge plot and his plans to return to Boston as quickly as possible, as her wit, intelligence, and caring nature break down his walls. Their budding relationship is tested by Lenora’s father’s desire that she marry a member of London high society, one of whom he sends to the isle to woo her. Despite the many obstacles to Peter and Lenora’s happiness, their chemistry is undeniable and the bond they develop unshakable. Britton (A Match Made in London) imbues her irresistible couple with impressive psychological depth, and the charming supporter characters of cunning Lady Olivia and rascally Quincy, Peter’s best friend, steal every scene they’re in. Readers will be hooked. Agent: Kim Lionetti, BookEnds Literary. (July)