Wish Upon a Duke: A Regency Holiday Romance

· 12 Dukes of Christmas Book 3 · WebMotion
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A star-crossed lovers, opposites attract, feel good romance from a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author: 

Rumor has it, charming adventurer Christopher Pringle is finally ready to settle down. He’s searching for a free-spirited bride to join him on his travels. But when the matchmaker he hires turns out to be the woman he had a public spat with the day before, nothing goes as planned!

Miss Gloria Godwin loves exploring the world… from the safety of a book. She detests her dashing client’s attempts to force her from her comfort zone. It should be easy to marry off the handsome heir to a dukedom. But the more she tries to match him to other women, the harder it gets to say goodbye…

The 12 Dukes of Christmas is a series of heartwarming Regency romps nestled in a picturesque snow-covered village. Twelve delightful romances… and plenty of delicious dukes!

4.4
67 reviews
Peggy Collins
November 21, 2018
Christopher Pringle came to Cressmouth, the Christmas town, to find a wife. He wants a wife who shares his interests and who will travel with him on his adventures around the world. Gloria Godwin loves astronomy, fixing mechanical objects, and exploring the world through her books. From the moment they meet, she drives him crazy. She doesn’t follow directions in the proper order and doesn’t call the stars and constellations by the proper names. As Chris and Gloria spend time together (she is supposed to be his matchmaker), they discover they enjoy being together. After all, they like astronomy, plum pudding, and learning about other places. They might just make a good match - might. Remember that Chris wants his wife to travel abroad with him. That could be a problem. In Wish Upon a Duke, we find ourselves in the merry winter wonderland of Cressmouth. The characters are witty and cheerful. Chris and Gloria fit together perfectly. They just don’t know it. They both have bad memories from the past. Perhaps they can help each other work through them. They get some encouragement from Nick and Penelope, and Gloria’s maid Madge nudges them along the way. Don’t miss this one. It’s a jolly good addition to the series. Oh… and how do you suppose you wish upon a Duke, and where will you find three French hens? Look to the stars for the answer.
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Janet B
November 19, 2018
Rumour has it, charming adventurer Christopher Pringle is finally ready to settle down. He’s searching for a free-spirited bride to join him on his travels. Miss Gloria Godwin loves exploring the world… from the safety of a book. She’s trying her hand at being a matchmaker but detests her dashing client’s attempts to force her from her comfort zone. It should be easy to marry off the handsome heir to a dukedom. Another heart warming story that I was loathe to put down & read in two sittings. The story flowed very well & the characters were well fleshed, I particularly liked that with each book in the series we are introduced to some new characters so it builds the whole community of the village & hopefully some of these characters will also have their stories. Chris & Gloria are delightful, she has always been attracted to Chris & thinks he hasn’t noticed her. They then have a misunderstanding but gradually begin to become friends, like each other, the road to their HEA is amusing, poignant & had me smiling My honest review is for a special copy I voluntarily read
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Alison Robinson
November 20, 2018
Three and a half stars. Third novella in a series set in the English village of Cressmouth (Christmas). Miss Gloria Godwin is a remarkable young woman, astronomer and mechanical engineer, she was traumatised by first her father's death at sea and then her fiance travelling to India and never returning. As a result, she has a pathological fear of water and travel. Despite this fear she loves to read about travel. The Right Honourable Mr Christopher Pringle, previously the quiet overlooked Pringle brother, is getting a taste of what it feels like to be the most eligible bachelor in the village, he is swamped by eager single women desperate for his hand in marriage. Christopher loves to travel, he makes a point to never stay more than one month in one place, but he would like to share that life with someone so he engages a matchmaker to find him a wife. Christopher's soon-to-be sister in law recommends Gloria as a matchmaker, and she does indeed find women who exactly meet Christopher's requirements, the only trouble is the infuriating matchmaker appears more and more attractive every day. It's a pity that their interests are so different. This was a charming Christmas novella, Gloria takes delight in teasing Christopher and indulging her imagination, Christopher helps her overcome her fears. I received a free copy of this book from the author via NetGalley in return for an honest review.
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About the author

Erica Ridley is a USA Today and New York Times best-selling author of historical romance novels. Her most popular three series, The Dukes of War, Rogues to Riches, and The 12 Dukes of Christmas, feature roguish peers and dashing war heroes amid the splendor and madness of Regency England. When not reading or writing romances, Erica can be found riding camels in Africa, zip-lining through rainforests in Costa Rica, or getting hopelessly lost in the middle of Budapest. 

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