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Their wedding was the event of the season... 

A shy wallflower, Caroline hasn't the faintest idea why the Duke of Readington chose her to be his bride. She could ask, but that would mean speaking to him...and truth be told, she'd rather have a conversation with the devil. Her new husband may be one of the most powerful men in all of England - not to mention the handsomest - but he's also cruel, callous, and has a heart colder than ice. 

But it was never meant to be a love match...

Eric married Caroline for one simple reason: he wasn't in love with her. Having seen firsthand how love can bring a man to his knees, he's determined not to make the same mistakes his father did. Which is why he's going to spend just enough time with his new bride to assure himself of an heir before he leaves her and returns to London. At least that was the plan until a winter storm leaves them stranded. Now every time Eric turns around he finds himself stumbling over the wife he never wanted...but is slowly beginning to desire....or was it? 

As cold winds howl outside the manor, inside of it a duke's heart is finally starting to melt as he finds himself falling for the one woman he was never supposed to love...but can she love him in return? 

Contains mature themes.

©2017 Jillian Eaton (P)2018 Tantor

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  • Sherrie Goins
  • 18-07-2018

Warms the heart

I enjoyed the the romance --iI wished it had been a full length novel.
Caroline taught Eric how to love.The narration was very well done..
Am egerty awaiting the summer Ducthess..

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  • AmazonianCat
  • 04-10-2020

Lovely story

This is a simply lovely romance. Both h/H have flaws but Eric is a tough hero to love. Since this is a novella and not a full length novel the ending seems a bit rushed. But overall this is a great read and I highly recommend.

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  • LAWonder10
  • 22-07-2020

This is a passionate, intimate Christmas love

‘The Winter Duchess’ is a bittersweet love story, perfect in setting the mood for a romantic Christmas setting.

This story is about a man who faced his demons through unattached relationships until pressured into the need to create an Heir worthy of Dukedom when he was no longer able to continue in this obligation.

He searched out a girl he could marry but not become enamored with. This would be a marriage of convenience only... or so he thought.

The Lady the Duke chose appeared obedient, “mousy”, and undesirable.

With almost no courtship they were married and he wished her away to an out of the way country estate.

He would “bed her” until he was sure she was with child then find a new mistress in far away London.

This drama is quite predictable and is best for casual reading or listening to. Howev, narrator Mary Sarah is excellent in her dramatic performance and “voices”. She truly aids interest in the tale.

I would have enjoyed it more if the explicit sexual acts had been left out. There were a few intimate scenes with explicit details.

With the well written skill and the outstanding narration, I must offer a Five Stars rating.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-06-2020

Finding Love

Love the book! All he knew was he did not believe in love. He grew up watching his parents hate each other! He wanted a biddable wife and he saw that in Carolyn! But one they married she wanted to much more! Can her sweetness finally melt his cold heart!!

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  • Amy
  • 14-04-2020

Ok

It was ok. Not very long. Narration was good and brought life to the story

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 10-12-2019

The Winter Duchess

This was a really sweet book. The narrator was great. The only downside is that the story was a bit too short therefore the characters were not quite developed as I would have hoped and as a result felt rushed.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-07-2019

Amazing !

I donot usually like short stories but this one is simply perfect! The narrator makes it even better.

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