No Other Duke Will Do

No Other Duke Will Do Julian St David Duke of Haverford is barely keeping his head above water in a sea of inherited debts Though he has a long term plan to restore the family finances his sister has a much faster solut

  • Title: No Other Duke Will Do
  • Author: Grace Burrowes
  • ISBN: 9781455570010
  • Page: 360
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Julian St David, Duke of Haverford, is barely keeping his head above water in a sea of inherited debts Though he has a long term plan to restore the family finances, his sister has a much faster solution host a house party for London s single young ladies and find Julian a wealthy bride.Elizabeth Windham has no interest in marriage, but a recent scandal has forced her hJulian St David, Duke of Haverford, is barely keeping his head above water in a sea of inherited debts Though he has a long term plan to restore the family finances, his sister has a much faster solution host a house party for London s single young ladies and find Julian a wealthy bride.Elizabeth Windham has no interest in marriage, but a recent scandal has forced her hand As much as she d rather be reading Shakespeare than husband hunting, she has to admit she s impressed by Julian s protective instincts, broad shoulders, and, of course, his vast library.As the two spend time together, their attraction is overwhelming, unexpected and absolutely impossible With meddling siblings, the threat of financial ruin, and gossips lurking behind every potted palm, will they find true love or true disaster

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    1. 3.5 starsI received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.With her two younger sisters getting married, Elizabeth is starting to feel familial pressure to give up her notion of spinsterhood. Julian may be a duke but the lofty title won't save him from penury. A houseparty may be the final downfall for them both. Third in the Windham Brides series, our oldest sister Elizabeth is the focus. New readers could co [...]

    2. If you grow weary of reading about rakes and villains and the seamier sides of 19th century Great Britain, turn to a Grace Burrowes book for a change of pace. I suggest No Other Duke Will Do (ignore the silly title) for the story of two good and honorable people who find their way to a happy ending despite bumps in the road. They come from warm, loving families whose members appear as engaging secondary characters. There are no deep dark secrets. No Big Misunderstandings. No kidnappings. Just tw [...]

    3. So, last time I read a GB, I threw all my toys out of the pram, stomped around and declared, “this will not do!” I wasn’t reading another one until someone else went there first and confirmed that GB got her groove back. Well, enter, Lady Wesley. Delicately approaching me in my ragey state and cautiously, oh so cautiously, suggesting that maybe this latest GB wasn’t so very bad and perhaps I should give her another try.I’m glad she did and I’m glad I listened. This is not GB at her v [...]

    4. There's no other answer: it must be meI appreciate Ms. Burrowes ability with words and her writing, but the execution and content of the story is sadly lacking for me.I was bored and bored and bored with all the useless things happening in this book. Nothing important happened. All the characters were circling each other talking, walking and thinking about nothing important. I understant that the ton's ladies and gentlemen's life was like that, but when I read a romance book, I'm expecting some [...]

    5. No Other Duke Will Do is the third book in the Windham Brides series and it was a charming story that was hilarious, witty, and had an unusual romance. Julian St. David was not interested in having a wife, he couldn’t even afford one if he wanted too. He was left with a legacy of debt resulting from one too many book purchases made by his predecessors and has been trying to keep his finances and responsibilities in check. His sister, Lady Glenys, was determined to force him into finding a wife [...]

    6. I've given this a C+ for narration and a B for content at AudioGals, so I reckon that's 3.5 stars rounded up.For this third book in her Windham Brides series, Grace Burrowes moves to Wales and the home of Julian St. David, Duke of Haverford, whose estate is so encumbered by the debts accrued by his father and grandfather – their passion for collecting books creating a massive library at equally massive expense – means he is one step away from bankruptcy.As No Other Duke Will Do opens, Julian [...]

    7. No Other Duke Will Do (Windham Brides) by Grace Burrowes  My favorite trait of author Grace Burrowes is that whether dabbling in suspense, bursting with atomic attraction or stepping into the throws of ecstasy, she never takes herself too seriously.  There is just enough of the fantasy to captivate and entertain.  No Other Duke Will Do spins a tale of friendship and seduction that starts with a relationship of convenience.  Elizabeth and Julian are the stars of a cast of characters that [...]

    8. Grace Burrowes writes the occasional gem. This unfortunately is not one of them. Cash-strapped duke, Julian St David, holds large house party at the behest of his sister, who hopes to entice a suitable duchess for her brother. He agrees to the frighteningly expensive event in the hope of marrying said sister off to a good man. Heroine and her sister arrive as the many guests. Elizabeth is in her late twenties, attractive, well-connected and with a decent dowry and yet she remains unmarried and n [...]

    9. This "Bride" book had some really nice moments, and overall, I did like all the characters. For me, what brought it down was the despair (that's how it felt for me) that the Duke had for his library. He acted like it was such an albatross around his neck. I just thought that was over-dramatic.**Thank you to the publisher and Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.**

    10. I liked Grace Burrowes books because they are sweet and the couples talk, a lot. I like that. These couple actually seem to get to know each other. I can believe them falling in love.Elizabeth is getting closer to spinsterhood, not that she cares. She loves her books and you can still steal a kiss or two without being married. Elizabeth! I am shocked.Julian may be a Duke, but he is poor as dirt. The only thing he has is books, so many books, so many many books. Dang those books, they ruined his [...]

    11. Actually, 4.5 stars rounded up to 5Series: Windham Brides #3Publication Date: 11/7/17Delightfully, refreshingly, deliciously different! I loved this book. Both lead characters are very nice, very loving, very honorable – just very, very good people. They don’t have any deep, dark secrets. Both are honest and up-front about their issues and don’t try to hide those from the other. They actually talk with each other and even more miraculously – they listen to each other. They both have warm [...]

    12. 4.5 StarsRegencies are my first loves, so I always get excited for a new one to read. Grace Burrowes is one of my current favourite historical romance novels and I've been enjoying her newest series very much. I was extra excited for this one because it involved a house party, a heroine who loves to read and a duke with a massive library.Julian has a plan to restore his family's wealth (one that does not involve marrying anytime soon), but getting there is proving more difficult than he hoped. T [...]

    13. 4.5 Stars as reviewed at Roses Are Blue: wp/p3QRh4-FwElizabeth "Bethan" Windham has been out for ten seasons, and has not found a man she could love or esteem enough to want to marry. Since two of her sisters have recently wed, her parents and other relatives are even more anxious for her to find a suitable spouse and settle down. Elizabeth is just biding her time until she can safely be classified a spinster, and has no plans to marry. She is, however, dutifully attending a house party, along w [...]

    14. DNF @ 9% of the book (one day I may try to read the rest of the book) I just found all the different people being thrown around the beginning of the book extremely confusingC received from Netgalley for an honest review

    15. Two Windham sisters down and now Elizabeth the oldest faces a country house party with no less than a duke dangled before her. But before her protest that she's only there for his library is off her lips, Haverford makes it clear that he plans to still be single at the end of his sister's house party as well. I've enjoyed this series about the four sisters, their very different personalities, interests, and the men who pair them. Elizabeth and Julian's story is no exception.While reading No Othe [...]

    16. I don't often read much romance genre fiction anymore. I used to be voracious. But, the plots quickly became predictable, and the writing often lamentable and I became bored. But, I keep picking it up hoping that my mind will change towards it. This one was one of the better titles I've read of recent memory. Decent writing. And uses the regency "language" surprisingly effectively, which I can't say for most books I've read set in this time period. But again, incredibly predictable plot. That's [...]

    17. Reviewed by LoriBook provided by NetgalleyReview originally posted at Romancing the BookHistorical romance has a special place in my heart because to me the time period of the 1800’s represents romance to me. I think because of the dresses, petticoats, hats, gloves, and the use of calling cards. To me that signifies an era that will always remain a mystery and is somehow romantic.With the good comes the bad, as women had no rights, women had to get married or they were deemed “old maids”. [...]

    18. I am going to start by saying that I very much agree with the title of the book!Alright, I have read piles and piles of books from Grace over the years and like all the others this one does not disappoint. The characters are really likely and lovely and I love the setting of a house party with a near penniless Duke.Need I mention that I have a soft spot for dukes in general and this one is way up there as a favorite!Though the main story is getting our two love birds together, there is quite eno [...]

    19. Burrowes has a genuine talent for writing romances and the Wyndham’s are the greatest example of her gift. While this installment about the third female cousin doesn’t have the mystery/suspense of the preceding offering, it nailed the genuineness of the characters and their emotions. I enjoyed the hero and heroine, but Griffin, the duke's brother, stole the show for me. Often treated like a child, he has an intellect, awareness and compassion that is actually enhanced because of his innocenc [...]

    20. Elizabeth sometimes just has to tell Julian what she wants, “your efforts have been appreciated,” Elizabeth said, “but now I want more. Is the door locked?” Julian doesn't mind stating what he thinks, “I should be in bed,” he said, prowling across the room. “With you.” I fell in love with Julian, I enjoyed this book. Elizabeth was sweet, caring and the woman had a big heart.

    21. This I feel is my favorite in the Windham Brides series by Grace Burrows. I think in this one Burrows goes more against the grain of the times and gives us a very strong independent female heroine and a distinguished Duke who learns from the female heroine and respects her opinion and asks for advice from her. Something not often seen in the times this book takes place in.Julian is a great guy. He is loyal and supportive. Honest and kind. His dad and relatives have left him in deep debt due to b [...]

    22. If you are a fan 0f regency historical romances, for the most part the male leads are usually nobility with means. However, in the third Windham Brides novel, No Other Duke Will Do, the duke in question happens to be near bankruptcy! An unusual set up but trust Ms. Burrowes to be able to craft a story line where this particular duke's lack of material wealth makes up for with his honor and his vast library. Thus making him a great temptation to a certain Windham niece who has decided spinsterhoo [...]

    23. Elizabeth Windham is attending a house party in Wales with her sister Charlotte at the behest of her family who hope the last two spinsters in the family can find a husband. The only mitigating factor for Elizabeth is the 30,000 book library contained in the Duke's castle. Elizabeth loves books and would like to start lending libraries around the country once her family comes to terms with her ensuing spinsterhood.Julian St. David, Duke of Haverford, is putting up with the house party only becau [...]

    24. I generously received an advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review.I was so excited to receive this book and had a feeling it would be wonderful to read. I wasn't disappointed and it's my favorite book of the Windham Brides so far. Elizabeth Windham and her sister Charlotte find themselves invited to a house party in the wilds of Wales where it is rumored that Julian St. David, Duke of Havorford's sister Glenys is hoping to find a potential bride for her bachelor brother. Elizabeth [...]

    25. Publisher's Description:Julian, Duke of Haverford, is barely keeping his handsome head above water amid a sea of inherited debts. His sister, Lady Glenys, decides to throw a house party Julian can ill afford in hopes of finding an heiress for him to marry. Julian tries to turn this disaster into opportunity by inviting every well-heeled bachelor in the realm, because Lady Glenys is also in want of a spouse.Elizabeth Windham is among the guests at the Haverford house party, though her goal is to [...]

    26. Elizabeth and JulianHow many matches can we make in one novel? Just wow! I never felt that the primary couple was getting shorted. The other romances that ensued during this ill advised and underfunded ducal house party were well received. Primary CoupleElizabeth Windham, determined bluestocking spinster meets the man with the library of her dreams, Julian St. David, who just so happens to also be a duke. I loved Elizabeth and her pragmatic, no nonsense ways. Julian is a doll. He reminded me in [...]

    27. In the acknowledgments of this book, Grace Burrowes mentions: “Some books do pretty much write themselves. This was not such a book.” You know what? I feel like I was personally living with Burrowes’ pain while reading No Other Duke Will Do. I almost physically felt her struggle. The book felt laborious…sluggish and heavy, this one never rounded out to be a completely enjoyable read.The major flaw of this book was the numerous romantic plots and their awkward introductions. Just in this [...]

    28. This is why I read romance. I wish there were more mature, purpose-driven Regency heroes and heroines like Julian and Elizabeth. They know themselves well enough to share meaningful conversations and to behave graciously to everyone, regardless of whether they receive courtesy in return. They feel strongly about their pet social justice issues and use their social stations as platforms for positive influence about said issues. They understand and accept the social restraints that too often make [...]

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