Windham Brides, Book 3
The Duke of Haverford, Julian St. David, has inherited the largest private library in all of England, 30,000 volumes and more. But he’s also inherited the debts his father and grandfather have accrued in building the collection, and he just hates all the books because of it. His younger sister needs to find a husband and doesn’t have much of a dowry, to say the least, so she decides to throw a house party. A party that lasts for weeks, culminating in a ball.
Julian is shocked at the expense but knows he needs to do it for his sister. He has no desire to marry and really the only way he could would be to marry some title seeking heiress, and that just isn’t his style. He is honorable and proud. On the other hand, his neighbor, a businessman named Sherbourne, is not quite so honorable. He has invited himself to the party and as he holds most of the Duke’s debt, he is not turned away.
When the Duke meets Elizabeth Windham, he knows she is out of reach but he can’t help but fall in love with her. She loves books and would like nothing more than to see lending libraries throughout Wales. They are a match, but circumstances are not favorable to a marriage. A dalliance, on the other hand, seems entirely possible.
This was a bibliophile’s romance to be sure, and should appeal to any book lover’s heart. It certainly did to mine, making this an excellent addition to this series.
11/17 Stacy Alesi, AKA the BookBitch™
NO OTHER DUKE WILL DO by Grace Burrowes. Forever (November 7, 2017). ISBN: 978-1455570010. 368p.