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The Duke Of Shadows

By Meredith Duran

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An exquisite Meredith Duran historical romance: sharp, clever dialogue, a love story laced with humour, and a tale with depth and passion.

Meredith Duran returns with another witty, humorous and smart romance. Fans of Julia Quinn, Jane Feather and Eloisa James will delight in Meredith's trademark headstrong heroine, cunning hero and tale of deep emotional intensity!

From exotic sandstone palaces...

Sick of tragedy, done with rebellion, Emmaline Martin vows to settle quietly into British Indian society. But when the pillars of privilege topple, her fiance's betrayal leaves Emma no choice. She must turn for help to the one man whom she should not trust, but cannot resist: Julian Sinclair, the dangerous and dazzling heir to the Duke of Auburn.

To the marble halls of London...

In London, they toast Sinclair with champagne. In India, they call him a traitor. Cynical and impatient with both worlds, Julian has never imagined that the place he might belong is in the embrace of a woman with a reluctant laugh and haunted eyes. But in a time of terrible darkness, he and Emma will discover that love itself can be perilous - and that a single decision can alter one's life forever.

Destiny follows wherever you run.

A lifetime of grief later, in a cold London spring, Emma and Julian must finally confront the truth: no matter how hard one tries to deny it, some pasts cannot be disowned...and some passions never die.

Looking for more Meredith Duran novels? Try Written On Your Skin or her Rules for the Reckless series.

Biographical Notes

Meredith Duran blames Anne Boleyn for sparking her lifelong obsession with British history. A graduate student in the social sciences, she spends her free time collecting old etiquette manuals, guidebooks to nineteenth-century London, and travelogues by intrepid Victorian women.

The Duke Of Shadows and Bound By Your Touch ranked among the top 100 romances of all time in the 2010 All About Romance poll, and the USA Today bestselling Fool Me Twice won the 2015 RITA for Historical Fiction.

For more on Meredith visit her website www.meredithduran.com, and connect with her on Twitter @meredithduran, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AuthorMeredithDuran.

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  • ISBN: 9781472222244
  • Publication date: 09 Oct 2014
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A sophisticated, witty, smart novel that, like a Mary Balogh romance, compels the reader to look deeper and uncover great depth as well as grand passion — Romantic Times
In modern romance, there is still room for the hero that Byron described as "that man of loneliness and mystery" ... It's possible that no one writes him better than Meredith Duran, whose books are as dark and dangerous as the heroes they feature — The Washington Post
Meredith Duran unceasingly delights ... as a wordsmith and a master at understanding the elements that connect complex, genuine, and lovable characters — Buried Under Romance
A powerful story with emotional punch ... A joy to read — The Romance Dish
Top-notch romance — Publishers Weekly
Wildly romantic — Dear Author
Witty, often hilarious, sensuous, and breathlessly paced ... An engaging mystery-enhanced escapade — Library Journal
Sexy, inventive, and riveting, it's hard to put down and a joy to read — All About Romance
Here's a sophisticated, witty, smart novel that, like a Mary Balogh romance, compels the reader to look deeper into the story and uncover great depth as well as grand passion . . . and a better understanding of humanity and the power of love — Romantic Times
Will enchant romance readers who yearn for a clever tale — Booklist
Fool Me Twice is a smart, well written, fun and highly entertaining read, one I recommend to all historical romance fans — The Bookaholic Cat
The more I read Meredith Duran books, the more I become fascinated and enthralled with her voice — Smexy Book
This author is one of the best writers in the romance genre — Heroes and Heartbreakers
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