Janna MacGregor absolutely delights with this holiday historical. Lady Daphne Hallworth and Paul, Duke of Southart caught my attention completely from the first moment they appeared together. I knew it was destiny and I couldn’t wait to see what journey would take them to it. And I couldn’t have enjoyed myself more if it had been my own personal journey. I laughed, I teared up a few times and actually cried once. I loved the complexity of all the characters in this story and their situations. The depth of the relationships in this story added both entertainment and insight into the two main characters. I enjoyed the fact that past actions played a big part of the present feelings and how things are not always easy to change. I found myself examining some of my own past actions and yet while the story had some serious and deep moments it was also full of fabulous laugh out loud moments. I couldn’t stop reading even though I stayed up late in to the night and had to get to work early in the morning, but it was worth it. If you like your historical romances full of depth and detail as well as unforgettable couples, this is a must read. So give yourself a gift this holiday and pick this one up.
The Story: Lady Daphne Hallworth has decided on her future and when her family inadvertently leave her alone for the holidays she decides to take the time to set her plans to action. However she encounters a few obstacles along the way and soon the Duke of Southart is stepping in to help and that’s when things really get interesting.
A lady with a noble mission. A duke looking for redemption. A forbidden love that cannot be denied, in The Good, The Bad, and The Duke by Janna MacGregor.
Lady Daphne Hallworth is ready to celebrate the holidays with her family. But when they accidentally leave her home alone, Daphne uses the time to work on her dream—opening a home for unwed mothers. But her quest isn’t problem-free: She’s in a battle to win the property for the home against her brother’s best friend-turned-enemy, Paul Barstowe, Duke of Southart. And that’s not all: someone has stolen her personal diary, which holds secrets that could devastate her family. Daphne has always harbored private feelings for the man her family scorns…though perhaps striking a bargain with the handsome Duke will solve both their problems?
Paul, long considered good for nothing, aims to open a hospital to honor his brother and restore his reputation. So when a conflict over the land brings him straight into Daphne’s life, they make a deal: He will help her find her diary if Daphne can change her family’s opinion of him. But before he can win her family’s affection, he has to win hers first. Maybe love was the answer to their family feud all along?