A Duke to Remember

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Love takes the stage . . .

Elise deVries is not what she seems. By night, the actress captivates London theatergoers with her chameleon-like ability to slip inside her characters. By day, she uses her mastery of disguise to work undercover for Chegarre & Associates, an elite agency known for its discreet handling of indelicate scandals. But when Elise is tasked with locating the missing Duke of Ashland, she finds herself center stage in a real-life drama.

Noah Ellery left the glamour of the London aristocracy to pursue a simpler life in the country. He's managed to avoid any complications or entanglements-that is, until he lays eyes on Elise and realizes there's more to this beautiful woman than meets the eye. But when Elise reveals her real identity-and her true feelings for him-the runaway duke must confront the past he left behind . . . to keep the woman he loves forever.
51 reviews
Mo Daoust
July 26, 2016
Elise deVries, a sometime actress, and her brother Alexander Lavoie are business partners in Chegarre & Associates, which specialises in cleaning up the messes of the Regency’s rich and famous. Lady Abigail Ellery comes to their offices asking for their help in finding her brother Noah who has been missing for nearly two decades, and is presumed dead. Noah should be the rightful heir the Ashland title, since the recent death of the Duke, but it’s imperious that he be found, especially since the Dowager Duchess was sent to Bedlam by Abigail’s cousin Francis a month before; time is of the essence. The Dowager Duchess insists that Noah is still alive, and Abigail has become very suspicious of Francis’ intentions. Kelly Bowen outdid herself! If the premise for A DUKE TO REMEMBER sounded interesting, the result is spectacular: Ms. Bowen has woven an exceptionally intricate tale in which surprises abound. Noah and Elise have solid and captivating backstories, and both characters are absolutely endearing. I actually fell in love with Noah precisely when Elise met him; I was as dazzled as she was. Both Noah and Elise defy stereotypes in a perfectly convincing way; how many ways can a reviewer say that she loved both lead characters! And secondary ones are just as fabulous: I was completely mesmerised when a certain King made his first appearance, and I cannot help but hope we see more of this fascinating man. I loved Matilda’s forwardness, her bravery, her honesty, and Noah is a hero after my own heart: chivalrous and open-minded, and together they are ever better than separately. Kelly Bowen’s stellar prose, witty and dazzling dialogue, vivid descriptions, and lively pace make A DUKE TO REMEMBER an unforgettable book. To read this exquisite book is stepping into a world of absolute beauty, where a splendid romance coexists with a fabulously well-crafted and entertaining story. A DUKE TO REMEMBER is a definite must-read for historical romance fans! I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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Isha Coleman
July 22, 2016
A woman of mystery gets caught up in a complicated masquerade. Elise has many disguises in her arsenal actress and undercover agent are just a few. The lure of A Duke to Remember for me was Elise. She has so many different identities that she loses a little bit of her own individuality with each one. What a hard way to live. In meeting Noah she starts to gain a better understanding of herself and I think the same could be said of him. I received an ARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review. Not an easy story to get into but it is an exceptional read once given a chance. By the end I was caught up in this tangled up romance.
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Awesome! Again, off the beaten path and so good because of it!

About the author

RITA-award winning author Kelly Bowen grew up in Manitoba, Canada. She attended the University of Manitoba and earned a Master of Science degree in veterinary physiology and endocrinology. But it was Kelly's infatuation with history and a weakness for a good love story that led her down the path of historical romance. When she is not writing, she seizes every opportunity to explore ruins and battlefields. Currently, Kelly lives in Winnipeg with her husband and two boys, all of whom are wonderfully patient with the writing process. Except, that is, when they need a goalie for street hockey.

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