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Release day: The Duke Who Deceived

10 May 2021

Today is the official release of The Duke Who Deceived by Bree Verity (ebook, self-published). Here’s the blurb:

Cover image of Duke who Deceived by Bree VerityWhile Elanor Huxley misses the glamour and excitement of society, she is resigned to a quiet life, after her lovable but frivolous parents died and left her not only an orphan, but a penniless one as well. Biding her time in the home of her self-absorbed cousins, she saves her money and dreams of the day she can afford to rent her own tiny cottage in the country and find contentment.

But when she and her cousin Harriet are rescued from their overturned carriage by the handsome and capable Mr. Patrick, Elanor finds herself thinking less about contentment and more about love and happiness – with Mr. Patrick.

Christopher Patrick Bane, Duke of Price, decides not to reveal to Elanor that he is a Duke – Kit has just come into the title with the death of the cruel father who banished him overseas for a youthful transgression, and he does not want it to color her judgment of him. But as he gets to know Elanor better, he realises he has created a rod for his own back – it is becoming more and more difficult to find the right time.

And when Elanor discovers his true identity by accident, and exactly what his youthful discretion was, he wonders if he will ever have any chance to win back her affections.

Bree dropped by today to tell us a little about this book:

This book started life as a Cinderella retelling. I made my main character a penniless orphan, housed her with her wicked cousins, created a handsome Duke who she could fall in love with, and had a fairy godmother waiting in the wings to wave her magic wand and they would all be happily ever after. But my main character, Elanor, let me know very early in the writing that she was having none of that fairy godmother nonsense, thank you very much. She would take care of her own happily ever after. And while she eventually does, she lets her prejudices get in the way and makes decisions that we older, wiser women would shake our heads at. This is an unashamedly light Regency romance, an easy read, and even though Elanor made my life difficult by refusing to be the heroine I wanted her to be, I hope you enjoy the story that has resulted.

You can buy the book here.

One Comment
  1. 11 May 2021 7:15 am

    Congratulations Bree!

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