The Duke I Once Knew (Paperback)

Unlikely Duchesses

By Olivia Drake

St. Martin's Paperbacks, 9781250174376, 336pp.

Publication Date: December 31, 2018

List Price: 7.99*
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Description

When two childhood sweethearts find themselves together after years apart, does their romance have a chance to be rekindled now that he’s a duke and she’s a governess? Olivia Drake’s new Unlikely Duchesses series begins with The Duke I Once Knew, where first love is always the sweetest...

For years, Abigail Linton devoted herself to caring for her parents and her siblings’ children. Now, eager to create a life of her own, Abby seizes upon a position as a governess on a neighboring estate. Unfortunately, her absentee employer is Maxwell Bryce, the Duke of Rothwell, the notorious rake who once broke her youthful heart. But since he hasn’t set foot on his estate for fifteen years, Abby assumes she’ll never have to lay eyes on him ever again. Then, from out of nowhere, Max appears. He is stunned to come face to face with the girl next door he fell for years ago—before he went away, and she stopped writing to him. . .even though Abby swears that he is the one who left her without a word. Could it be that this spirited, witty spinster has won Max’s heart all over again—and that they may have a second chance at love?


Olivia Drake’s novels are:

“Lush.”—Fresh Fiction


“Compelling…filled with intrigue.”—Affaire de Coeur

“Skillful…readers will rejoice.”—RT Book Reviews



About the Author

Olivia Drake is the author of Seducing the Heiress, Never Trust a Rogue, and Scandal of the Year. She has been a member of Romance Writers of America since 1981, and her novels have won the Golden Heart Award, Best Historical Romantic Suspense and Best Regency Historical from Romantic Times, and the prestigious RITA award. She lives in Houston, Texas.


Praise For The Duke I Once Knew: Unlikely Duchesses

"This tightly plotted, well-paced novel...shows that sometimes, love is just meant to be." - NPR on The Duke I Once Knew

"A heart-melting story of forgiveness and second chances." - Booklist on The Duke I Once Knew

"A solidly scandalous Regency romance with a touch of magic." — Kirkus Reviews on The Scandalous Flirt

"Regency readers who appreciate an intricate plot with touches of magic and mystery will enjoy this passionate romance." — Booklist on The Scandalous Flirt

"Abducted By a Prince is imbued with humor, poignancy and characters who come alive. Then, Drake adds romance and passion until the mix is perfectly unforgettable." -RT Book Reviews (4 ½ stars)

"Enormously enchanting." - Romance Junkies