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Author: Karen Ranney Narrator: Tim Campbell Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Duke Trilogy Release Date: November 2016 ISBN: 9780062568830
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New York Times bestselling author Karen Ranney returns with the first novel in a new series about dashing, charismatic dukes—and the women who tame them…

Though raised as a gentleman’s daughter, Lorna Gordon is obliged to take a position as an upstairs maid at Blackhall Castle when her father dies. Alex Russell, the Duke of Kinross, is the most tempting man she’s ever seen—and completely unattainable—until, at a fancy dress ball, Lorna disguises herself as Marie Antoinette and pursues an illicit tryst…with scandalous consequences.

Months after his mysterious seductress disappears, Alex encounters her again. Far from the schemer the distrustful duke assumed her to be, Lorna is fiercely independent and resourceful. She’s the one woman capable of piercing his defenses. But when danger threatens Lorna, Alex must prove himself not just the lover of her fantasies, but the man who will fight to protect her. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Ranney excels at creating Scottish-set romances filled with delicious plots and complicated, engaging characters. Her take on a Cinderella twist may seem familiar, yet Ranney infuses her story with depth of emotions and sensuality.”

    RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

  • “A riveting fairy-tale story in a beautiful castle in the Scottish Highlands in 1861…The development of…romance is intense and captivating as Alex and Lorna discover mutual passion…This promising series inception is sure to garner attention from fans of historicals.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “A unique and enchanting riff on the age-old Cinderella tale. Readers who can’t get enough of hunky Highland heroes will love this enticing.”

    Booklist

  • “[With] Ranney’s ability to create unusual and complex characters…both are charmingly flawed, and both grow during the story. There are also several secondary characters with interesting story arcs, such as the dowager duchess and the maid, Nan, who is a true friend to Lorna.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Tim Campbell’s agreeable narration should satisfy a wide audience looking for a tale with both seductive scenes and classic romance…Campbell succeeds in depicting each of the characters uniquely with appropriate accents and pitch during dialogue…Come for the explicit scenes but stay for a conventional love story reminiscent of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew.

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About the Author

Karen Ranney wanted to be a writer from the time she was five years old and filled her Big Chief tablet with stories. Later years spent in Japan, Paris, and Italy further fueled her imagination. Now a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, she prefers to keep her adventures between the covers of her books.

About the Narrator

Gore Vidal (1925–2012), winner of the National Book Award, wrote numerous novels, short stories, plays, and essays, as well as nonfiction.