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by Gayle Wilson

  • ISBN: 0373289936
  • Category: Romance
  • Author: Gayle Wilson
  • Subcategory: Regency
  • Other formats: rtf mbr doc azw
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Harlequin; First Edition edition (November 1, 1997)
  • FB2 size: 1680 kb
  • EPUB size: 1357 kb
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 943
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"strong" } She'd borne the duke of Vail a child and was determined that no one - not even the noble love of her life himself - would ever uncover the truth. Afire with the passion of youth, Nick Stanton had lain with Mary Winters. Now, scarred by warfare in mind and body, he feared he'd be no fit husband to his beloved - or father to the son now claimed by another man, a man whose one desire was to wreak vengeance on them all! Impression.

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The only thing to save her is the announcement by the Duke of Vail claiming her as his wife. The only thing she wants is Richard Traywick, her son. Therein lies the fascinating plot of His Secret Duchess. All Marcus wants is revenge against Mary who dared to say no and then the Duke who whisked her away. Ah, and the plot thickens. Save me from these silly women who think they have the answers.

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Mary Winters Harbored A Secret Deep Within Her Heart

She'd borne the duke of Vail a child and was determined that no one—not even the noble love of her life himself—would ever uncover the truth.

Afire with the passion of youth, Nick Stanton had lain with Mary Winters. Now, scarred by warfare in mind and body, he feared he'd be no fit husband to his beloved—or father to the son now claimed by another man, a man whose one desire was to wreak vengeance on them all!


Reviews about His Secret Duchess (7):
Thofyn
I'm aware that this book divides reviewers. I'm in the pro-camp. I like the fact that the h doesn't let go of her grudge against the H until introspection forces her to face the fact that the choices she made were not just because of guilt and fear and the need to protect her son, but also because of foolish, youthful pride. And I like that she didn't fall into bed with the H until she came to that position, even though her physical attraction to him, upon their reunion, was immediate and immense.
Similarly, I liked the H, not just because he had remained chaste during their separation (albeit not always because of his love for her) but because he didn't shift blame to the h, taking it on his shoulders - properly feeling shame for his omissions, his seduction of the h (and lack of care for possible consequences), as well as for his foolish, youthful pride. Most importantly, I like that he listened to the h when she told him he couldn't acknowledge his son until she felt the young boy was ready to hear the truth of his parentage.
I can see why some reviewers have expressed irritation with the H for not divulging his "secret" as soon as they got together, but I don't agree with them. I think that Wilson cleverly illustrates why this secret cut to the heart of the man, especially when the h (unaware of his injuries) scoffs at what happened when the villain tried to rape her.
I less understand the reviewer criticisms of the h and H for not kidnapping their child. I think that Wilson explained this omission very well - at first, the H thought money would talk. Then he was concerned that a rash action would result in the boy being harmed or "sold" for abuse - or even that he may be killed. Then, of course, it became immaterial, because their son disappeared. Overarching all of these considerations, the laws of the time were clear and they needed to be navigated with care. Moreover, the h was always confident that the "legal parent" would not harm the young boy. So this aspect of the story is not one I see as a weakness.
In the end, I also like this book because the H is so tender and sad and guilt-ridden. He loves the h, is grateful to be allowed to love his son and he risks his life again and again, in order to save them both. That's what a hero in a HR should do, in my view.
PS For some reason, this Kindle link is unattached to the paper book version of this title. For further reviews, many made years ago, I recommend switching to that site for a read.
Umge
I read this book for the first time almost ten years ago. I gave it away to our local library six years ago along with many others but for some reason lately this has been on my mind so I purchased a used copy and was not disappointed.

This book is well thought out, good character development, I can empathize with both main characters and nothing is completely over the top. The end is very quick compared to the build up and is sappy but good.

I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys historical romance novels from this period.
Gold Crown
What a story! Brilliant, intriguing, gripping & another of Ms. Wilson's great stories! It was so touching for the family to have been reunited after all they had to go through!
Silverbrew
This was a wonderful and entirely satisfying story of love lost, enduring through terrible trials, and found again. I couldn't stop reading once I started. Loved it!
Ielonere
Unexpected outcome
Saithinin
I'm aware that this book divides reviewers. I'm in the pro-camp. I like the fact that the h doesn't let go of her grudge against the H until introspection forces her to face the fact that the choices she made were not just because of guilt and fear and the need to protect her son, but also because of foolish, youthful pride. And I like that she didn't fall into bed with the H until she came to that position, even though her physical attraction to him, upon their reunion, was immediate and immense.
Similarly, I liked the H, not just because he had remained chaste during their separation (albeit not always because of his love for her) but because he didn't shift blame to the h, taking it on his shoulders - properly feeling shame for his omissions, his seduction of the h (and lack of care for possible consequences), as well as for his foolish, youthful pride. Most importantly, I like that he listened to the h when she told him he couldn't acknowledge his son until she felt the young boy was ready to hear the truth of his parentage.
I can see why some reviewers have expressed irritation with the H for not divulging his "secret" as soon as they got together, but I don't agree with them. I think that Wilson cleverly illustrates why this secret cut to the heart of the man, especially when the h (unaware of his injuries) scoffs at what happened when the villain tried to rape her.
I less understand the reviewer criticisms of the h and H for not kidnapping their child. I think that Wilson explained this omission very well - at first, the H thought money would talk. Then he was concerned that a rash action would result in the boy being harmed or "sold" for abuse - or even that he may be killed. Then, of course, it became immaterial, because their son disappeared. Overarching all of these considerations, the laws of the time were clear and they needed to be navigated with care. Moreover, the h was always confident that the "legal parent" would not harm the young boy. So this aspect of the story is not one I see as a weakness.
In the end, I also like this book because the H is so tender and sad and guilt-ridden. He loves the h, is grateful to be allowed to love his son and he risks his life again and again, in order to save them both. That's what a hero in a HR should do, in my view.
I WISH I COULD buy this here in ebook format. I couldn't, so I used it on Scribd.

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