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The Rule of Law and Changing Attitudes: HOW TO LOSE A DUKE IN TEN DAYS

by Laura Lee Guhrke Series: An American Heiress in London Published by Avon, Harper Collins Genres: Historical Romance, Victorian Source: Publisher HOW TO LOSE A DUKE IN TEN DAYS An American Heiress in London Laura Lee Guhrke HarperCollins/Avon 04/29/2014 Paperback/e-book 384 pages Copy of the book provided by publisher for review purposes. No remuneration was exchanged and all opinions presented herein are my own except as noted. From USA Today bestselling author Laura Lee Guhrke comes the story of a bargain, a marriage of convenience…and the chance for love to last a lifetime They had a deal… From the moment she met the devil-may-care Duke of Margrave, Edie knew he could change her life. And when he agreed to her outrageous proposal of a marriage of convenience, she was transformed from ruined American heiress to English duchess. Five years later, she’s delighted with their arrangement, especially since her husband is...

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Review: How to Lose a Duke in Ten Days by Laura Lee Guhrke

Rowena’s review of How to Lose a Duke in Ten Days (An American Heiress in London #2) by Laura Lee Guhrke. They had a deal… From the moment she met the devil-may-care Duke of Margrave, Edie knew he could change her life. And when he agreed to her outrageous proposal of a marriage of convenience, she was transformed from ruined American heiress to English duchess. Five years later, she’s delighted with their arrangement, especially since her husband is living on another continent. But deals are made to be broken… By marrying an heiress, Stuart was able to pay his family’s enormous debts, and Edie’s terms that he leave England forever seemed a small price to pay. But when a brush with death impels him home, he decides it’s time for a real marriage with his luscious American bride, and he proposes a bold new bargain: ten days to win her...

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Two Dukes and a Scandal Tour with Gayle Callen, Laura Lee Guhrke and Caroline Linden

Meet Gayle Callen, author of Redemption of the Duke. After a detour through fitness instructing and computer programming, Gayle Callen found the life she’d always dreamed of as a romance writer. This USA Today bestselling author has written more than eighteen historical romances for Avon Books, and her novels have won the Holt Medallion and the Laurel Wreath Award. Gayle lives in Central New York with her three children, her dog, Apollo, and her husband, Jim the Romance Hero. Places to find Gayle:  | Site | Facebook | Twitter | “Research and the Historical Romance Author” I write historical romances; naturally, you must assume I do a lot of research. And over the years I have. Luckily, I’ve written over twenty historicals, so the basics come to me naturally now. But over the years I’ve collected some incredible research books. The hard part was trying to remember where I read something, without having to reread all...

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Two Dukes and a Scandal: Spotlight, Guest Post and Giveaway!

Today, I am very excited to be the next stop on the Two Dukes and a Scandal book tour for Avon Romance authors Caroline Linden, Laura Lee Guhrke and Gayle Callen. Laura Lee Guhrke has written a fantastic guest post, as part of this visit. There is also a giveaway, so check it out below to see what you can win! So, what are these Two Dukes and a Scandal about? The three titles I am spotlighting today are Caroline Linden’s It Takes a Scandal, Laura Lee Guhrke’s How to Lose a Duke in Ten Days and Gayle Callen’s Redemption of the Duke. It Takes a Scandal by Caroline Linden The second book in a deliciously sexy new series from USA Today bestselling and RITA award winning author Caroline Linden, in which an utterly shocking book–Fifty Shades of Grey for the Regency era– has all of London talking and gives more than one young miss...

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How to Lose a Duke in Ten Days (American Heiress in London #2) by Laura Lee Guhrke

Title: How to Lose a Duke in Ten Days Author: Laura Lee Guhrke Publisher: Avon Books On Sale Date: April 29, 2014 Click Here to Buy at Amazon  Click Here to Buy at B&N Book Blurb:  They had a deal . . . From the moment she met the devil-may-care Duke of Margrave, Edie knew he could change her life. And when he agreed to her outrageous proposal of a marriage of convenience, she was transformed from ruined American heiress to English duchess. Five years later, she's delighted with their arrangement, especially since her husband is living on another continent. But deals are made to be broken . . . By marrying an heiress, Stuart was able to pay his family's enormous debts, and Edie's terms that he leave England forever seemed a small price to pay. But when a brush with death impels him home, he decides it's time...

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Early Review of How to Lose a Duke in Ten Days (An American Heiress in London, #2) by Laura Lee Guhrke

Title: How to Lose a Duke in Ten Days: An American Heiress in London Classification: Adult Fiction Genre: Historical Romance Series: American Heiress in London Format: Paperback; 384 pages Publisher: Avon (April 29, 2014) ISBN-10: 0062118196 ISBN-13: 978-0062118196 Author's Website: http://lauraleeguhrke.com/ Notes: Received and eARC loan from the publisher. Once upon a time a young heiress made a deal with a Duke. She would pay off his substantial debt, manage his estates, support both him and his sponging relatives in the lifestyle they desired, and allow him to lead the life he longed to in Africa. In exchange, he'd marry her and, this is the most important thing of all, never ever return home. For five years the young Duchess lived the life of her choosing with respect and no one to account to but herself. Then one day while attempting to help her younger sister board a train headed...

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Review and Giveaway: How to Lose a Duke in Ten Days by Laura Lee Guhrke

Summary: From USA Today bestselling author Laura Lee Guhrke comes the story of a bargain, a marriage of convenience...and the chance for love to last a lifetime. They had a deal... From the moment she met the devil-may-care Duke of Margrave, Edie knew he could change her life. And when he agreed to her outrageous proposal of a marriage of convenience, she was transformed from ruined American heiress to English duchess. Five years later, she's delighted with their arrangement, especially since her husband is living on another continent. But deals are made to be broken... By marrying an heiress, Stuart was able to pay his family's enormous debts, and Edie's terms that he leave England forever seemed a small price to pay. But when a brush with death impels him home, he decides it's time for a real marriage with his luscious American bride, and he proposes a bold new...

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'Two Dukes and a Scandal' Blog Tour Spotlight

Blurb (It Takes a Scandal by Caroline Linden) The second book in a deliciously sexy new series from USA Today bestselling and RITA award winning author Caroline Linden, in which an utterly shocking book--Fifty Shades of Grey for the Regency era-- has all of London talking and gives more than one young miss a mind for scandal. Sometimes it takes a scandal . . . Abigail Weston has everything: beauty, wit, and one of the largest dowries in England. Her parents hope she’ll wed an earl. Abigail hopes for a man who wants her desperately and passionately. But the money seems to blind every man she meets-except one. Sebastian Vane has nothing. He came home from war with a shattered leg to find his father mad and his inheritance gone. He’s not a fit suitor for anyone, let alone an heiress. But Abigail lights up his world like a comet,...

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Blog Tour: Two Dukes and a Scandal (Excerpt + Guest Post + Giveaway)

Gayle Callen has kindly written a guest post on 19th century heroines, so please scroll down to read it!  ** GIVEAWAY Details** Piece of custom jewelry Copies of It Takes a Scandal, How to Lose a Duke in Ten Days, and Redemption of the Duke About the Books: The second book in a deliciously sexy new series from USA Today bestselling and RITA award winning author Caroline Linden, in which an utterly shocking book--Fifty Shades of Grey for the Regency era-- has all of London talking and gives more than one young miss a mind for scandal. Sometimes it takes a scandal . . . Abigail Weston has everything: beauty, wit, and one of the largest dowries in England. Her parents hope she’ll wed an earl. Abigail hopes for a man who wants her desperately and passionately. But the money seems to blind every man she meets-except one. Sebastian Vane...

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REVIEW: How To Lose A Duke in Ten Days by Laura Lee Guhrke

Title:How To Lose A Duke in Ten Days Series:American Heiress in London Author:Laura Lee Guhrke Genre:Historical Romance Publisher:Avon Release Date:April 29th, 2014 Format:ebook Pages:214 Synopsis: They had a deal… From the moment she met the devil-may-care Duke of Margrave, Edie knew he could change her life. And when he agreed to her outrageous proposal of a marriage of convenience, she was transformed from ruined American heiress to English duchess. Five years later, she’s delighted with their arrangement, especially since her husband is living on another continent. But deals are made to be broken… By marrying an heiress, Stuart was able to pay his family’s enormous debts, and Edie’s terms that he leave England forever seemed a small price to pay. But when a brush with death impels him home, he decides it’s time for a real marriage with his luscious American bride, and he proposes a bold new bargain: ten...

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