When the Duke Returns
By Eloisa James
Jane Austen meets Jilly Cooper - the fourth novel in Eloisa James' sexy, witty New York Times bestselling seriesDESPERATE DUCHESSES
For the Duke of Cosway, it was a marriage of convenience. For his bride, it was anything but...
Isidore has waited for many long, frustrating years for her mysterious husband to return from exploring the world. They were married by proxy when she was just a child, but now she's fully grown and yearns for nothing more than for her duke to return.
Until he does come back. And he is not what she expected. At all.
Cosway refuses to conform to any of society's norms: he won't powder his hair, has little regard for cravats, and seems frighteningly keen on running around the countryside in nothing but short trousers. But - more shocking than any other revelation - he reveals that he is a virgin.
While Cosway begins to discover that there may be more adventures in marriage than in all of the rest of the world, Isadore will learn whether her duke was truly worth waiting for...
After graduating from Harvard University, Eloisa got an M.Phil. from Oxford University, a Ph.D. from Yale and eventually became a Shakespeare professor. Currently she is the Director of Creative Writing in the English Department at Fordham University in New York City. She lives and writes in New Jersey with her husband, a Dante scholar and Italian cavaliere, and their two children.
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12 Nov 2009
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