The Worst Duke in the World: The Penhallow Dynasty

· Penhallow Dynasty Book 5 · Sold by HarperCollins
5 reviews

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"Attention, Bridgerton fans: if you're ready to delve deeper into the world of historical romances, The Worst Duke in the World by Lisa Berne is a fun place to start." —Pop Sugar

A wayward duke must choose: will he be the bad hero in a love story gone awry, or the brave and clever hero who risks everything for true love?  The acclaimed Penhallow Dynasty series continues in this fresh, fun, funny tale!

Life’s no bowl of cherries for Anthony Farr, the Duke of Radcliffe. Duty demands he remarry to provide a spare to go along with the heir — and eligible ladies keep trying to finagle him into a proposal. All he wants is to be a good father to his 8-year-old son, see the Duchess (his truly terrific pig) win first prize at the harvest fête, and stay single. Even if that makes him a Bad Duke. Maybe the Worst Duke in the World.  

Then Miss Jane Kent, a long-lost relation of the illustrious Penhallow family, arrives in the neighborhood and is promptly befriended by the Duke’s son. Jane, Anthony comes to realize, is smart and fun and also very kissable and dazzlingly desirable. Still, that’s not enough to melt his resistance to marrying again. He made a stern promise to himself and promises must, of course, be kept.  

But what if that’s just his head talking, and his heart . . . is saying something entirely different?

“Delicious.” —Sarah MacLean, The Washington Post, on You May Kiss the Bride

“…It's champagne in book form — bubbly, fun, and intoxicating far more quickly than one might anticipate.” —Entertainment Weekly

5 reviews
Moon Fox
February 1, 2021
You know, for such a lighthearted and fun read this book really inspired some complicated feelings in me. Right upfront I'm going to say I like it, In fact I think it is almost impossible not to but on the other hand I felt it could be a bit wearying. I thought it was as entertaining and cute as a toddler but it also had as much rambunctiousness as one and just as in real life I found myself feeling worn out by it. While Jane didn't make much an impression on me either way, I really liked the idea of Anthony and I say idea because I feel there was so much potential there that was just left unmined or simply wasted. So, for me it was no homerun but it wasn't terrible either. It's a middling read that has its moments but one that I had to work at and take breaks from. I am posting an independent, impartial review.
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About the author

Lisa Berne read her first Georgette Heyer novel at fourteen — it was the effervescent Lady of Quality — and was instantly captivated. Later, she was a graduate student, a grant writer, and a teacher — and now writes historical romance for Avon Books, with her stories set mostly in Regency-era Britain. She lives with her family in the Pacific Northwest.

Please visit Lisa on the web at . . .  and say hello on Facebook! LisaBerneAuthor

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