Falling for a Duke by Rebecca Connolly, Nichole Van, Janelle Daniels – Review

Posted September 19, 2017 by Phyllis Helton in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Falling for a Duke by Rebecca Connolly, Nichole Van, Janelle Daniels – Review

Falling for a Duke
by Rebecca Connolly, Nichole Van, Janelle Daniels


Series: Timeless Regency Collection #8
Published by Mirror Press
Publication Date 19 September 2017
Genres: Clean Romance
Pages: 310

Synopsis:

From the publisher of the USA TODAY bestselling & #1 Amazon bestselling Timeless Romance Anthology series in Clean & Wholesome Romance, comes FALLING FOR A DUKE.

Three brand new Regency Romance novellas by Rebecca Connolly, Nichole Van, and Janelle Daniels

ON THE DUKE’S ERRAND by Rebecca Connolly. Lord David Chambers has one goal—to put his father’s Scotland estate to rights. Even if it means leaving in the middle of the London Season and avoiding the matchmakers. As the second son of a duke, David looks forward to facing the wilds of Scotland, and trying to make something of himself and prove his worth to his father. But David’s not prepared for the censure he receives from the local Scottish gentry, especially Ceana Shaw, the baronet’s daughter who not only mistakes him for the duke himself, she seems determined to think the worst of David. 

VINGT-ET-UN | TWENTY-ONE by Nichole Van. Eliza Mail had found the perfect place to live out her days as a young widow, away from the pain of her past and lost love. Seemingly by chance, Eliza’s childhood neighbor, Liam Trebor, Duke of Chawton, comes to her village for a visit. Eliza hasn’t seen Liam in over five years, and his presence panics her. Will he reveal what he knows to her friends and neighbors, destroying her current life? Eliza must avoid Liam at all costs, but he seems equally determined to flush her out of hiding. What happens if Eliza’s past does not stay where it belongs . . . in her past? 

I KISSED A DUKE by Janelle Daniels. Madeline Maybury will do anything to be invited into the inner circles of the ton. She takes on a challenge from a high society lady to kiss the Duke of Hargrave. When she finds Ethan alone and explains that she needs to kiss him, instead of turning her away, he’s amused. He also obliges. Madeline believes she can report back and achieve all of her ambitions. Instead, she’s given an even greater task. Once she accomplishes it, she realizes that the Duke of Hargrave is a very different man than she expected, and she’s in grave danger of falling in love.

Books in the Timeless Regency Collections:
AUTUMN MASQUERADE
A MIDWINTER BALL
SPRING IN HYDE PARK
SUMMER HOUSE PARTY
A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS
A SEASON IN LONDON
A HOLIDAY IN BATH
FALLING FOR A DUKE
A NIGHT IN GROSVENOR SQUARE
ROAD TO GRETNA GREEN

Books in the Timeless Victorian Collections:
SUMMER HOLIDAY
A GRAND TOUR
THE ORIENT EXPRESS

I would like to thank Heather B. Moore for giving me this copy of the book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.

Also in this series: A Night in Grosvenor Square, Road to Gretna Green, Wedding Wagers

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The overall rating is based on the highest rated story in the anthology

ON THE DUKE’S ERRAND by Rebecca Connolly –  – I tried to like the story.  There were no glaring errors in grammar and the dialog was written well, but I just couldn’t find myself liking the characters much or being interested in the story.  There were some historical socio-political things shared that were kind of interesting to learn about, but the story dragged and didn’t catch my interest or my heart.

VINGT-ET-UN | TWENTY-ONE by Nichole Van –  – I liked this one a lot.  I loved the way Eliza and Liam played the card game twenty-one betting “truths” and the way this became their way of sharing their hearts with each other.  The story was sweet and the truth that came out was unexpected in some ways, though as I got further into the story I began to have my suspicions.  The story was well done.

I KISSED A DUKE by Janelle Daniels –  – Parts of this story were just plain sweet, and parts were a little too far-fetched for me to believe.  I liked the way that Ethan treated Madeline and how he was charmed by her.  I thought that Madeline and her attitude of not possibly being important enough to catch his attention was good.  But Lady Louisa, for all her sly conniving, made some perfectly stupid mistakes that didn’t fit.

About Nichole Van

Nichole Van is a writer, photographer, designer and generally disorganized crazy person. Though originally from Utah, she currently lives on the coast of Scotland with three similarly crazy children and one sane, very patient husband who puts up with all of them. In her free time, she enjoys long walks along the Scottish lochs and braes. She does not, however, enjoy haggis.

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