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Accused of something they never did. Five boys banished from their homes in disgrace, to the place where they find the brothers of their heart—and build new family ties that will last a lifetime.

A lonely army captain who suddenly finds himself a duke. A gentleman's daughter running an estate because her father no longer can. Two lonely souls whose sparks are undeniable . . .

Miles Notley returns home as the new Duke of Winslow after being sent away for accidentally killing his younger brother when he was ten years old, an act his older brother committed—and denied. He has no idea how to run an estate, much less be a duke.

Emery Jenson came to Wildwood ten years ago with her parents, hired to be the estate's steward and housekeeper. She has taken on more responsibility as her father's mind grows weak and now runs the ducal country seat. When the new duke shows up, she schemes to hide her father's deficiencies, believing the Duke of Winslow won't remain long.

But Miles isn't going anywhere. He decides no one but Emery can be his duchess—if she will only say yes.

Will Emery discover that the best place she can be is at the Duke of Winslow's side?

©2021 Alexa Aston (P)2022 Tantor

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Great narrator and a very easy listen

Matthew Davies does a fantastic job at narrating this story. He really brings it to life. This is the first book from this author that I have listened to and I look forward to more. I highly recommend

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Not enjoyable

Quite a boring story, narrator made it worse (in my opinion). Waste of money