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Publisher's Summary

Amelia Willoughby has been engaged to the Duke of Wyndham for as long as she can remember. Literally. A mere six months old when the contracts were signed, she has spent the rest of her life waiting. And waiting. And waiting...for Thomas Cavendish, the oh-so-lofty duke, to finally get around to marrying her. But as she watches him from afar, she has a sneaking suspicion that he never thinks about her at all....

It's true. He doesn't. Thomas rather likes having a fiancée - all the better to keep the husband-hunters at bay - and he does intend to marry her...eventually. But just when he begins to realize that his bride might be something more than convenient, Thomas's world is rocked by the arrival of his long-lost cousin, who may or may not be the true Duke of Wyndham. And if Thomas is not the duke, then he's not engaged to Amelia. Which is the cruelest joke of all, because this arrogant and illustrious duke has made the mistake of falling in love...with his own fiancée!

©2022 Julia Quinn (P)2022 HarperCollins Publishers

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Not outstanding

There was a lot of repeat of the first book, but JQ was creative in combining repeat and new. This is Julia Quinn and Rosalyn Landor...it's all good.

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Same as the first book

This book was almost a complete repeat of the Lost Duke of Wyndham. Sorry I paid for it. But I absolutely love RosLyn Landon’s narration anytime.

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Redundant story

While the story is written from a different point of view, it covers the exact same story line and events as The Lost Duke of Wyndham. If you read one, then you have read them both.

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Love map

Another beautiful story by Julia Quinn I so enjoyed all the series that she writes and each one kind of is the same but yet so different than the other it might not make sense but it works loved it

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Parts copied from one of her other books

A good portion of this book was exactly like The Lost Duke of Wyndham. I was disappointed as I was listening to the exact wording of parts of this book.

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Not my favorite Julia Quinn book.

The first third of the story is a repeat from book 1 of the series.

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Even though it was from a different perspective, which could’ve worked, the wording was the same. It was just too much like the first book

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Duplicate

This book is an almost duplicate of the “Lost Duke of Wyndom “wasted a credit!!
Best part was the narrator

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Don’t waste your money

Same story as 1st in series- virtually identical storyline with little new except for a very few interludes between Amelia and Thomas. Rosalind Landor’s male voices are always annoyingly pretentious for me, and this time female lead is also annoying. Least favorite of the many Julia Quinn novels I have read!

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One storyline, 2 perspectives

I almost passed on these 2 books because of the reviews but I'm glad I didn't. I enjoy Julia London's stories and these did not disappoint. While this book and The Lost Duke of Wyndham tell the same story with some scenes in common they are told from different perspectives. I thoroughly enjoyed both books.

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  • Nicki Kelly
  • 04-10-22

Another great story!

After reading someone’s disappointed review, I wasn’t sure I wanted to purchase it.
But I’m so glad I did!
In the end her review made me even more curious to find out how the story would unfold.

The characters are fabulous and the story is engaging.

Plus Rosalyn Landor’s narration was superb, as always.

I love the different voices she can create.
How on earth does she do this?

After listening to the first book in this series it was really interesting and surprising to hear the story being retold by the other main characters.

It’s the first time I have read or listened to such an idea. I liked it very much.

It’s how life is: people see and experience the same situation in a very different light.

And what a charming little addition to the ending!
Made me smile to hear a few words by a previous well loved character from an other series.

Thank you for a fun story and great performance and I hope there will be some more to come in this series.

What a shame I finished this book so quickly. It was just too binge worthy to put down.

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  • Alvie.Huit
  • 05-01-22

Chicken or the egg

I purchased this and the Lost Duke of Wyndham as soon as the series became available because the concept of 2 books offering 2 versions of the one story sounded intriguing. However, listening to both was a let down because whilst the perspectives were certainly different the story was rehashed and not dynamic enough to warrant dedicated books to each POV. It should've just been one book well written. I also felt the characters of this book were more evenly (fairly) balanced than the other.

hmmm..Which to listen to first, or whether to listen to both at all. That's the question.

I listened to Mr Caversham, I Presume first given it was from the POV of the incumbent Duke. I really enjoyed the way the story unfolded and how readers were kept in suspense as to which man would end up inheriting the Dukedom.

I did prefer this story more, however, the same could probanly be said if you listen to the other book first.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-27-22

Story seems a little familiar.

After reading the first book in the series, the second seems a little repetitive. It's only really the last 2 chapters of the book that tell a story you feel like you haven't already heard. Still, it's very well narrated by the lovely Rosalyn Landor. But no way near my favourite Julia Quinn book.

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  • Julie A. Darcy
  • 04-27-22

something different

l enjoyed this story very much. lt was a bit different. The story kept me engaged which is a task these days with most romantic historicals being a rehash of the same story. Well written with well fleshed out characters.

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  • Correne Porter
  • 04-22-22

Repetitive

Excluding the last couple of chapters, this book is the same story as the first, told from Thomas’ and Amelia’s point of view.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-18-22

it is exactly the same as the first book!

can I get my money back? it was a rehash of the first book and even that was not my favourite. skip both books

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  • r burke
  • 04-17-22

Boring rehash of previous book.

Author could have expanded on the first story but instead just retold it from a different couples point of view. It got to the point where I knew exactly what each character was going to say or do because it was in the previous book. It was a missed opportunity.