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Designs on a Duke: A Regency Romance (The Bluestocking Scandals Book 1) by [Ellie St. Clair]

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Designs on a Duke cover Inventing the Viscount cover Discovering the Baron cover The Valet Experiment cover
Designs on a Duke Inventing the Viscount Discovering the Baron The Valet Experiment
The Bluestocking Scandals Book 1 Book 2 Book 3 Book 4
Her secret will save a legacy. But it could also break her heart when faced with a duke caught between two identities. Lady Fredericka “Freddie” Ashworth might never marry for love, but she will settle for a marriage of convenience. She’s spying on him. He’s engaged to another. Can their stars ever align? How does he ever protect a woman whose greatest danger is herself?
Writing the Rake cover Risking the Detective cover A Noble Excavation cover A Gentleman of Mystery cover
Writing the Rake Risking the Detective A Noble Excavation A Gentleman of Mystery
The Bluestocking Scandals Book 5 Book 6 Book 7 Book 8
There is only one way this fake courtship can end. Disaster. She was swindled, ruined, and left for dead. She will take back her life and her pride -- but she will never fall in love again. Will forbidden love at first sight between the fossil hunter and the second son of an earl be strong enough to withstand all that stands in their way? There are only three things Bow Street runner Georgina Jenkins knows about the man she pulls out of the Thames. His name, his lack of memory, and the fact that he’s in trouble.

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"Such a fun book from start to finish. You will enjoy getting to know the exciting and somewhat colorful characters in this classic and timeless love story. I loved this genre and this is a favorite. 5 stars is definitely what I will give this book." - Karen Meyers, The Naked Reviewers ★★★★★

"Ellie St. Clair has a smooth, laid-back style of writing that captured me from the first page until the last. Like easy-listening music, the words flowed into my mind. I could smell the smells and sense the deserted feel of the house. The characters are very well thought-out and jump off the page with a mere movement. I love how Ellie worked the story, adding Regency details here and there that brought it all to life for me."
- Sherry Terry, The Naked Reviewers ★★★★★

"I just finished my second reading of this book and I loved it just as much the second time! The characters are so fresh and real they just jump out of the story and live in your heart."
- Momo ★★★★★

"I simply love the friendship formed among the ladies to be able to create the series. Each woman intriguing in her own way and therefore the reader wants to learn of their individual romances."
- Secret Pearls Reviews ★★★★★

"The author wrote this story in such interesting flow that I could not stop until i reached the end. I do enjoy reading about strong women willing to follow their passion."
- Jean ★★★★★

"This is a very fast moving, steamy love story with many twist and turns. I couldn't put it down and stayed up late to finish it. Be sure and get your copy. Hint-- don't start reading if you have appointments. As you will miss them."
- Nanna ★★★★★

"The book is well written and the characters are realistic. I enjoyed reading this book. Once I started reading I was unable to put the book down. Ellie St. Clair has a way with words that just draws you into the stories. I was hooked from the first page."
- CRAFTINGMAMA1985 ★★★★★

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B083F3R7FZ
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ January 14, 2020
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 3219 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Unlimited
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 262 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.3 out of 5 stars 656 ratings

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Ellie has always loved reading, writing, and history. 
For many years she has written short stories, non-fiction, and can hardly believe that she is now living out her dream writing historical romance.

In every era there is the chance for romance, and Ellie enjoys exploring many different time periods, cultures, and geographic locations. No matter when or where, love can always prevail.
 She has a particular soft spot for the bad boys of history, and can't help but write of strong, feisty heroines.

Ellie and her husband love nothing more than spending time at home with their two sons and Husky cross. Ellie can typically be found at the lake in the summer, pushing the stroller all year round, and, of course, with her computer in her lap or a book in hand.

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