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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Jack Audley has been a highwayman. And he has always been a rogue. What he is not, and never wanted to be, is a peer of the realm, responsible for an ancient heritage and the livelihood of hundreds. But when he is recognized as the long-lost son of the House of Wyndham, his carefree life is over. And if his birth proves to be legitimate, then he will find himsel Jack Audley has been a highwayman.
And if his birth proves to be legitimate, then he will find himself with the one title he never wanted: Grace Eversleigh has spent the last five years toiling as the companion to the dowager Duchess of Wyndham.
It is a thankless job, with very little break from the routine He is not a man who takes no for an answer, and when she is in his arms, she’s not a woman who wants to say no.
But if he is the true duke, then he is the one man she can never have Mass Market Paperbackpages. Published May 27th by Avon first published May Two Dukes of Wyndham 1. Jack AudleyGrace Eversleigh. EnglandIreland To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Lost Duke of Wyndhamplease sign up. Is it decent book to read, what is the age it should be read at? Nimrah By decent if you mean to ask about how intimate it is?
See 1 question about The Lost Duke of Wyndham…. Lists with This Book. Feb 06, Beth rated it liked it Shelves: I had a one night stand with this book. Or more fitting, I had a hour stand with this book. I started it on Friday evening and finished it on Saturday afternoon. And in between reading it, I reorganized my closet and my dresser, cleaned the bathroom, opened some windows to get some fresh air circulating it was over 40 on Saturday—a virtual heat wave!
I almost never finish books that fast, especially when I’m multi-tasking.
So all in all, this I had a one night stand with this book. So all in all, this book most assuredly fit the juliq for a fast read. The plot was also driven by an identity crisis and when it comes to romance novels, the dual identity or mistaken identity storyline gets me every time.
Jack Audley is a highwayman who makes the ill-fated decision one night to stop a coach carrying the dowager Duchess of Wyndham and her companion, Grace Eversleigh. Audley steals the dowager duchesses ring a feminine version of his own ring and steals a kiss from Miss Eversleigh, but then panics at the announcement the dowager has just made ,ost disappears into the night.
That is the plot and there is very little else to say because I don’t want to spoil the ending even though it isn’t exactly unique.
The Lost Duke of Wyndham (Two Dukes of Wyndham, book 1) by Julia Quinn
This book is wuinn the read because the dialogue between the characters is enjoyable, Jack Audley is humorous and the dowager duchess is a nasty old biddy, which is also quite amusing. View all hte comments. Jun 29, Rane rated it really liked it Shelves: Jack Lots has been many things in his life, from a soldier and at the moment a highwayman.
So when he stops a carriage with two women inside, he thinks nothing of it, well expect stealing a kiss from one of the and younger of the two women, but nothing out of the norm for a rouge. Until one of the women claims him to be her grandson and the rightful Duke of Wyndham! Grace Eversleigh has worked for the thd Duchess of Wyndham for five years, a thankless job, until one night a highwayman s Jack Audley has been many things in his life, from a soldier and at the moment a highwayman.
Grace Eversleigh has worked for the dowager Duchess dule Wyndham for five years, a thankless job, until one night a highwayman steals a kiss from her and is later to be found out to the long lost grandson of the dowager. The Lost Duke of Wyndham was no exception. From the first moment Jack walked on the scene I loved him, with his funny comments and witty humor he was a man that stole my heart.
As the story moved on, Jack starts to revel a troubled past from his days as a soldier but hide it so well behind his carefree nature, it was hard to tell when he was being funny or being serious. His ywndham about his quinj family hit wynsham nail on the head sometimes, as he seemed voiced your thoughts as the reader out loud.
I wanted to her shine a bit more and only at the end of the book did she really stand on her two feet, something I wanted her loat do sooner, but as a companion and her loyalty toward the dowager, it sorta made sense the way she acted.
The romance between Grace and Jack was really good, with some steamy kissing moments and one love scene. A lot of humor with a ending that will leave a smile on your face long after View all 21 comments. Lady Danbury is an absolute queen, but this old woman is mean and can be quite unlikable. However, I love what Julia Quinn did with her character. I might not like her because of her crankiness and mistreatment of Grace, but I can understand why she is the way she is after hearing about all the losses she has suffered.
I can sympathize with her. Her characterization is on point.
Grace and Jack are cute. I think that often times, their ruminating is going in circles, or simply not going anywhere at all. Thus, the book pacing feels even slower because there is not too much of a development here either. It would have been nice to get something more to the plot than this. It kinda bothered me when this happened — for her to contemplate being with someone else when she and the main guy were currently falling in love and having something together no matter how unofficially.
However, I feel like her mindset is KINDA understandable, and she needed to see for herself if there was a chance of something with this guy. It turned out more platonic than romantic anyway. When Amelia tells off the dowager. When the dowager reveals why she saved Grace 5 years ago.
The Lost Duke of Wyndham by Julia Quinn
qyndham Jun 20, jenjn79 rated it really liked it Recommended to jenjn79 by: I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from this book because though I’ve really enjoyed the other JQ books I’ve read, and she’s a very popular historical romance author, I’d read a lot of mixed reviews of this series.
So I ended up putting off reading this one for a while because I wasn’t sure I’d like it. But I actually enjoyed the book a lot. I can’t say I loved it, but it was rather good and I’m looking forward to reading the Thomas’s reciprocal story. The Lost Duke of Wyndham is about just that I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from this book because though I’ve really enjoyed the other JQ books I’ve read, and she’s a very popular historical romance author, I’d read a lot of mixed reviews of this series.
The Lost Duke of Wyndham is about just that – a lost duke. Jack Audley was raised by his aunt and uncle after his parents were kf when their boat sank. After time in the army, he ended up a highwayman. Then one night he robs the coach of the dowager Duchess of Wyndham and her companion Grace Eversleigh. The dowager instantly sees that Jack is a lot like her middle son and immediately sets about finding out who he is. It turns out, she’s right.
Her son had gotten married and died before any of the Wyndham’s could find out. Which means that Jack is the rightful heir to the Dukedom – not his cousin Thomas, who has been the Duke for years. Only, Jack wants no part of being a Duke. From the first moment he wanted her, and though she knows it’s wrong, she wants him. If Jack is the Duke, though, she knows she can’t have him. A duke must marry someone his equal, not a lowly companion.
But Jack will do anything to have Grace, to marry her. One of the best parts of this book was the character of Jack. He was rather amusing with his witty comments and overall joviality. A lot of heroes in romance books tend to be dark and broody which, nothing wrong with that!
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I love a good broody hero so it’s nice to read something different once in a while. And Jack was fun to read. Grace was a good character uulia well. She’d been deal a pretty lousy lot but was making the best of it. And she had some spunk to.
She made a good match for Jack. The romance between them builds fairly gradually through the book.