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My Last Duchess
My Last Duchess | Eloisa James
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New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James returns to the Wildes series with a prequel about the Wilde children's parents, Hugo, Duke of Lindow, and Ophelia, Lady Astley. Every Duke needs a Duchess... Hugo Wilde, the Duke of Lindow, has a drafty castle, eight naughty childrenand no wife. Ophelia, Lady Astley, has a fine house, one well-behaved daughterand no husband. Hugo takes one look at Ophelia and loses his heart, but she doesnt want more children or a castle. She takes one look at him and heads for her carriage. Desperate to find a duchess, Hugo identifies an appropriate lady to woo. Yet when he meets Ophelia again, the duke realizes that he will marry her, or no one. Now he faces the greatest challenge of his life. He must convince Ophelia that their blazing sensuality, his exquisite castle, and his eight charming children add up to a match made in heaven. When a duke finds his duchess, can he win her heart?
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Dragon
My Last Duchess | Eloisa James
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Just finished listening to this audiobook on the Libby app. I‘ve lost track of how many times I‘ve listened to it - at least 3 or 4. It‘s quite short - about 6 hours and is a prequel to a series of historical romances. When life is stressful I find it relaxing to listen to a familiar story. It‘s fun to be there at the beginning of the relationship and experience some gentle bumps along the way - alway certain of a HEA.

robinb She‘s a master in historical romance. ❤️ 2mo
Susanita That cover! 2mo
Dragon Agreed @robinb I especially like this series (edited) 2mo
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Dragon It‘s a very nice one @Susanita 2mo
robinb @Dragon I'm behind on this one. I need to catch up! Do you have a favorite from this one? 2mo
Dragon @robinb I love her Wildes of Lindow Castle series. My favourite is Too Wilde to Wed because it‘s so funny and sweet ( and hot 🥵) 2mo
Dragon My favourite of the series 2mo
robinb I think I‘ve only read the first in that series, but I own this one. I‘ll look forward to it! 2mo
Dragon 💚🐉 @robinb 2mo
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Ash.on.the.line
My Last Duchess | Eloisa James
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Mehso-so

Finished this up tonight. A bit melancholy at times which wasn‘t the mood I wanted but glad to be finished. I‘m hoping to get a bingo by the weekend! #bookspinbingo

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MaidaMalby
My Last Duchess | Eloisa James
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This prequel novella to the Wilde series is a fun quick read. Hugo and Ophelia‘s fast courtship had me smiling throughout. Lady Knowe is a blast, as usual, and the kids are endearing. As with the other books in the series, the members of the household staff are acknowledged and respected. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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ScientistSam
My Last Duchess | Eloisa James
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5💖 for the Wilde's story, 3.5 for the additional story.

We've long wanted to see how the Wildes became such a strong blended family, and this story was just delightful. Everything I was hoping for, except that it was over too quickly!

#romantsy

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Verity
My Last Duchess | Eloisa James
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I was going with this until it kept coming back around to “You‘re better in bed than my dead wife” and “my dead husband never made me feel like this”. Oh and the actual book finishes at 61% and the rest is a teaser for another book and a previously available novella from another series of hers. Disappointing.

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Johanna414
My Last Duchess | Eloisa James
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A relaxing night of #audiocrochet with my best helper...
#catsofLitsy

Soubhiville It‘s nice to have a set of helping paws 😉🐱. She‘s very pretty. 1y
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HeyT
My Last Duchess | Eloisa James
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I enjoyed this prequel to the Wildes of Lindow Castle series. We see how the Duke and Ophelia meet as well as the children at a younger age. The book also includes and unrelated novella that is sort of a riff on fairy tales which I thought was fun.

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AutumnRLS
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It's new Eloisa James day! I don't usually care for prequels, but I'll read anything she writes because I haven't met a James book I haven't enjoyed.

AutumnRLS Not happy with the way this was marketed. This is not a full length romance. It is a novella with a longish short story tacked on to the back. Not knowing this, the pacing was totally off for me. There were also some continuity issues midway through. Could have used another pass by an editor. I still enjoyed the actual writing quite a bit. It just feels like her publisher failed her on this one. 2y
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