Romance By Catherine: Book Feature, Any Duchess Will Do by Tessa Dare

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Book Feature, Any Duchess Will Do by Tessa Dare

May 28, 2013
Historical Romance
Avon Books
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780062240125
ISBN: 0062240129

Today Pauline is just a serving girl in Spindle Cove but tomorrow... she'll be a Duchess?! It's a Spindle Cove Pygmalion story as only New York Times Bestselling author Tessa Dare can tell it.

What's a duke to do, when the girl who's perfectly wrong becomes the woman he can't live without?

Griffin York, the Duke of Halford, has no desire to wed this season-or any season-but his diabolical mother abducts him to "Spinster Cove" and insists he select a bride from the ladies in residence. Griff decides to teach her a lesson that will end the marriage debate forever. He chooses the serving girl. 

Overworked and struggling, Pauline Simms doesn't dream about dukes. All she wants is to hang up her barmaid apron and open a bookshop. That dream becomes a possibility when an arrogant, sinfully attractive duke offers her a small fortune for a week's employment. Her duties are simple: submit to his mother's "duchess training"… and fail miserably.

But in London, Pauline isn't a miserable failure. She's a brave, quick-witted, beguiling failure-a woman who ignites Griff's desire and soothes the darkness in his soul. Keeping Pauline by his side won't be easy. Even if Society could accept a serving girl duchess-can a roguish duke convince a serving girl to trust him with her heart?

Click to read chapter one!

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Tessa Dare is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of nine historical romance novels and three novellas. Her books have won numerous accolades, including Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA® award and multiple RT Book ReviewsReviewer’s Choice Awards.  Booklist magazine named her one of the “new stars of historical romance,” and her books have been contracted for translation in ten languages.

Mixing wit, sensuality, and emotion, Tessa writes Regency-set romance novels that feel relatable to modern readers. With her bestselling “Spindle Cove” series, she’s had great fun creating a fictional seaside community populated by women who defy the conventions of their time—engaging in such unladylike pursuits as medicine, geology, and artillery. And she’s had even more fun dreaming up the strong-willed, unsuspecting men who’ll find their hearts ensnared by these unlikely heroines.

A librarian by training and a booklover at heart, Tessa makes her home in Southern California, where she shares a cozy, cluttered bungalow with her husband, their two children, and a big brown dog.

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Tessa is on blog tour for Any Duchess Will Do & Beauty and the Blacksmith. As part of the tour she is hosting a tour wide giveaway! Five copies each of:  A Night to Surrender, A Week to be Wicked, A Lady by Midnight


Deanna Jewel said...

Congrats on the release of another great historical, Tessa! Just stopping by to say hi and let you know we saw this!

EvelynS said...

Just finished reading Any Duchess Will Do and I loved it!!

MsChris1161 said...

This series is wonderful! Thanks for the giveaway and interview!

Tessa Dare said...

Thanks so much for hosting me today!

Catherine Bybee said...

You're welcome, Tessa.

Joni said...

Congrats on your new release Tessa.

Momma Chaos said...

Looks awesome! I love spending time with Dukes and Duchesses! :)

elaine said...

Another great Spindle Cove novel!

JackieW said...

What a beautiful cover for your book. The story sounds like one I would enjoy reading.

Kim said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I haven't read the Spindle Cove series yet, but I know Tessa's book, Any Duchess Will Do, is getting great reviews.