By Julia Quinn
Amelia Willoughby has been engaged to the Duke of Wyndham for so long as she will take note. actually. a trifling six months outdated whilst the contracts have been signed, she has spent the remainder of her lifestyles ready. And ready. And ready . . . for Thomas Cavendish, the oh-so-lofty duke, to ultimately get round to marrying her. yet as she watches him from afar, she has a sneaking suspicion that he by no means thinks approximately her in any respect . . .It's real. He doesn't. Thomas really likes having a fiancée—all the higher to maintain the husband-hunters at bay—and he does intend to marry her . . . ultimately. yet simply whilst he starts off to gain that his bride can be whatever greater than handy, Thomas's global is rocked by way of the arriving of his long-lost cousin, who may perhaps or is probably not the real Duke of Wyndham. And if Thomas isn't the duke, then he's no longer engaged to Amelia. that's the harshest comic story of all, simply because this boastful and illustrious duke has made the error of falling in love . . . together with his personal fiancée!
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