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Early Review: The Good, the Bad, and the Duke by Janna MacGregor

Nov 9, 2018

A lady with a noble mission. A duke looking for redemption. A forbidden love that cannot be denied…

Lady Daphne Hallworth is ready to celebrate the holidays with her family. But when they accidentally leave her home alone, Daphne uses the time to work on her dream—opening a home for unwed mothers. But her quest isn’t problem-free: She’s in a battle to win the property for the home against her brother’s best friend-turned-enemy, Paul Barstowe, Duke of Southart. And that’s not all: someone has stolen her personal diary, which holds secrets that could devastate her family. Daphne has always harbored private feelings for the man her family scorns…though perhaps striking a bargain with the handsome Duke will solve both their problems?

Paul, long considered good for nothing, aims to open a hospital to honor his brother and restore his reputation. So when a conflict over the land brings him straight into Daphne’s life, they make a deal: He will help her find her diary if Daphne can change her family’s opinion of him. But before he can win her family’s affection, he has to win hers first. Maybe love was the answer to their family feud all along?


The Good, the Bad, and the Duke by Janna MacGregor is sure to please. This is a wonderful addition to the Cavensham Heiresses series. Paul and Daphne are a unique couple, each living in worlds bound to the dictates of society and the past.  They must live to standards placed upon them by others until they find a freedom in each others arms.  MacGregor adds just the right amount of the modern to entice the reader while keeping true to historical romance.  I look forward to reading more. 

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Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Pub Date: Nov. 27, 2018

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