• It Had to Be the Duke

  • An All the Duke's Sins Prequel
  • By: Christi Caldwell
  • Narrated by: Timothy Campbell
  • Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (38 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A heartwarming prequel to Christi Caldwell's Along Came a Lady! First love shattered by family obligations. A chance encounter reunites lovers after a lifetime apart. 

Recently widowed, Lady Lydia has never forgotten her true love Geoffrey, the duke of Bentley. Except years later, Geoffrey doesn’t resemble the bright young love Lydia remembers. 

Indulging in a rakish lifestyle has left Geoffrey, the duke of Bentley, hollow. Now, in his time of need, he turns to Lydia, his one true friend. 

Can the duke convince Lydia to try again? Or will past mistakes keep them apart - this time, forever?

©2021 Christi Caldwell Inc (P)2021 Christi Caldwell Inc.

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Even Older People Deserve a Happy Ending!

"Even Older People Deserve a Happy Ending" was the best quote in this sweet beautiful short story! You can always count on Christi to deliver something special :)

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Sweet story, great beginning

I love this story. The characters are rich and likeable. IMHO the best books are when the story and the characters remain with the reader/listener long after the story ends. This is one of those books. Thank you, Christi and Timothy for a lovely listen.

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I Really Loved This One!!!

The dynamic duo Christie Caldwell and Timothy Campbell! The story was amazing and the characters so perfect. It shows an enduring love. I won' t say more but you have to read it for yourself.

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Precious story

Oh Christi! I loved this humorous, sweet story. I laughed at the naughty friends and befuddled family, sighed over the main couple, and swooned over Tim Campbell’s voice pulling me into their world. Perfect.

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You have to love a silver fox!

What a great prequel! I can't wait to read the All the Duke's Sins series. And as always, Tim Campbell's narration is the best.