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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,657 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jude Deveraux Narrator: Nicol Williamson Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Montgomery/Taggert Family Series Release Date: October 1991 ISBN: 9780743546607
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Mountain Laurel...

Jude Deveraux has captivated her listeners with her irresistibly romantic love stories. Now she creates an absorbing tale set in the verdant hills of late nineteenth century Scotland, where nobility and time-honored customs rule supreme, the majesty of love flourishes, and one beautiful American heiress hopes to become...The Duchess.

What is an "acceptable" man? Claire Willoughby had good reason to wonder -- she had to marry one in order to inherit her grandfather's millions. While in London, Claire thinks she finds the perfect candidate: Harry Montgomery, the blond, handsome eleventh Duke of MacArran. Their engagement quickly announced, Claire travels to Bramley, the Montgomery estate in Scotland, to meet the Duke's eccentric family. What she doesn't count on, however, is meeting Trevelyan -- an exasperating, mysterious, arrogant, know-it-all of a man who lives in secret in the most ancient part of Bramley.

Undeniably attracted to Trevelyan, Claire is reluctantly drawn into his hidden world, where she discovers the truth about the Montgomery family -- shocking secrets that could rock the very foundations of Bramley...and bring Claire and Trevelyan ever closer... Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Written with a light touch and a quick wit, this...offering by veteran romance novelist Deveraux contains numerous surprises in its final, exuberant chapters.”  

    Publishers Weekly

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna | 2/16/2014

    " Claire Willoughby is an American heiress with an inherited fortune of $10 million if she marries the duke that her parents select. However, although Claire initially falls in love with Harry Montgomery, she is soon bored with his lack of conversation as his only interests is hunting, guns, and horses. Meanwhile, the famous explorer Captain Baker is staying at Harry's estate. He says he is a relative of sorts. In actuality, he is Harry's older brother and is the true Duke but Trevelyan doesn't want to be tied to the estate and he and his mother loathe each other. Claire finds herself drawn to Trevelyan but is aware that she will be disinherited if she fails to marry Harry. This would mean that her parents would get the money and would go through it as rapidly as they spent the $20 million that was left to them, leaving themselves and CLaire's younger sister destitute. Which will win- true love or duty? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 2/14/2014

    " This book was adorable. Not as good as, say, Knight in Shining Armor, but cute nonetheless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carmen | 2/1/2014

    " I enjoyed it, but I thought it was a little slow at times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica D. | 1/17/2014

    " Very good book. I couldn't put this one down. This is the first book of Jude's that I have read, and I think that I'll read the rest of hers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashleigh | 1/10/2014

    " I really liked this story. (I think it's the best so far of the one's I've read) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca Montano | 1/9/2014

    " I love Jude Deveraux love stories, and this one is good, but not great. It builds for about a chapter too long and has a frustrating plot twist toward the end. Still and enjoyable read, but not great. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 ♆ BookAddict ~ La Crimson Femme | 1/6/2014

    " I am a fan of Ms. Deveraux. She always gives a good happily ever after story. If I want romance with a bit of angst at first, she's the one I find. Sweet romance with cute characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ~~AMY~~ | 1/3/2014

    " Wonderful book..I wanted to be in the story :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 12/20/2013

    " I love this stupid book. I have no excuse for doing so, but I just can't help myself. Trevelyan is a great character. Again the plot has many absurd elements but it's addictive. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deborah | 12/3/2013

    " This was a pretty decent summer beach romance novel read. Pretty predictable, but I did like that it took place in Scotland. It was nice to escape to this world for a little. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessica McReaderpants | 10/29/2013

    " Not the best of Jude. Readable but predictable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy Massey | 10/28/2013

    " I would have rated this book higher, but I was really dissappointed in the ending. I felt like it ended really abruptly leaving the reader feeling unsatisfied. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 8/28/2013

    " This was a great read. Again the author different cultures which made it very interesting. The storyline was quite unique. I am fast becoming an avid fan of Jude Deveraux, I can't wait to read another of her books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marianne | 6/6/2013

    " Really enjoy her books. Lucious fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 NinaReader | 4/7/2013

    " One of Jude Deveraux's must read books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maggie | 1/31/2013

    " Pretty impressive for what I thought would be another silly romance novel. You gotta love Vellie ;) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ty | 1/18/2013

    " I love all the Montgomery Series.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nessa | 12/18/2012

    " I have read this book one hundred million times and every page makes me giggle. I love it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judy | 12/16/2012

    " Book was okay - I am not a fan of romantic novels "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Niki | 10/6/2012

    " I always love Jude Deveraux books because they are easy, fast and fun to read romances. I loved this book because of the ties with the Scottish history. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 6/10/2012

    " My favorite Jude Deveraux book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jean Darroch | 5/14/2012

    " I really enjoyed the book as it was based in old scotland and it wasn't the typical type of romance noval. it had a story line and not just man meets woman and marry. it was well written "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 3/10/2012

    " Quite possibly one of the best romance novels I've ever read. (I haven't read books 1-9 in the Montgomery series.) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Owusua Adwoa Ayeh | 2/18/2012

    " She really is a character. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Franz M | 1/12/2012

    " I think I read this more than 10 times already. And every time I read this I always cry. This book is the reason why I love Jude Deveraux. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fadiah | 6/9/2011

    " seems to me than whenever the title is the duchess it warns of impending misery* remembering the movie* still though, Jude's style is just awesome as in any other novel of her. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charity | 5/15/2011

    " This book was the very first romance novel that I ever bought and it began my life long love of reading romance. I have read this one book so many times that the poor cover is pitiful. It is a story that never gets old and I would reccomend this book to anyone who loves to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 3/16/2011

    " Quite possibly one of the best romance novels I've ever read. (I haven't read books 1-9 in the Montgomery series.) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Fauziah | 1/20/2011

    " So far so good. BUT I DO NOT LIKE the name trewelyan. Is it me or my tounge? However, JD's is always a page turner.
    FINALLY, finished the book. Have to drag myself thru it. Initially, it was ok but the plot starts to drag itself. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 F. | 11/24/2010

    " This story was largely boring and occasionally awkward. Not a worthwhile book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 11/15/2010

    " I love Jude Deveraux love stories, and this one is good, but not great. It builds for about a chapter too long and has a frustrating plot twist toward the end. Still and enjoyable read, but not great. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 10/26/2010

    " This book was adorable. Not as good as, say, Knight in Shining Armor, but cute nonetheless. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ty | 10/19/2010

    " I love all the Montgomery Series.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deborah | 6/30/2010

    " This was a pretty decent summer beach romance novel read. Pretty predictable, but I did like that it took place in Scotland. It was nice to escape to this world for a little. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yvonne | 3/25/2010

    " I love this book! Each time I read it I find myself falling in love with "Vellie" :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashleigh | 3/2/2010

    " I really liked this story. (I think it's the best so far of the one's I've read) "

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About the Author
Author Jude DeverauxJude Deveraux is the author of forty-two New York Times bestsellers, including Moonlight in the Morning and A Knight in Shining Armor. She was honored with a Romantic Times Pioneer Award in 2013 for her distinguished career. To date, there are more than sixty million copies of her books in print worldwide.