The Ugly Duchess

The Ugly Duchess

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"Eloisa James is extraordinary."--Lisa Kleypas

"Nothing gets me to the bookstore faster than a new novel by Eloisa James."--Julia Quinn

New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James gives the classic Hans Christian Andersen story of "The Ugly Duckling" a wonderful, witty, and delightfully passionate twist. The Ugly Duchess is another fairytale inspired romance from the unparalleled storyteller whose writing, author Teresa Medieros raves, "is truly scrumptious." A sexy and fun historical romance, James's winning tale of a glorious reawakening does not feature ducks and swans--rather it's a charming story of a young woman unaware of her own beauty, suddenly duty-bound to wed the dashing gentleman who has always been her platonic best friend...until now.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 106.68 x 172.72 x 33.02mm | 181.44g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • United States
  • English
  • Original
  • 0062021737
  • 9780062021731
  • 116,323

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How can she dare to imagine he loves her . . . when all London calls her The Ugly Duchess?

Theodora Saxby is the last woman anyone expects the gorgeous James Ryburn, heir to the Duchy of Ashbrook, to marry. But after a romantic proposal before the prince himself, even practical Theo finds herself convinced of her soon-to-be duke's passion.

Still, the tabloids give the marriage six months.

Theo would have given it a lifetime . . . until she discovers that James desired not her heart, and certainly not her countenance, but her dowry.

Society was shocked by their wedding . . . and is scandalized by their separation.

Now James faces the battle of his life, convincing Theo that he loves the duckling who blossomed into the swan.

And Theo will quickly find that, for a man with the soul of a pirate, All's Fair in Love--and War.
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9,735 ratings
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4 35% (3,426)
3 30% (2,894)
2 9% (853)
1 3% (284)
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