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ISBN: 0739440829

ISBN13: 9780739440827

The Accidental Duchess

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On her wedding night, Gwendolyn Armistead discovers that she has accidentally married Harry, the Earl of Cambourne and future duke, the twin brother of her betrothed, the easygoing Bertie Milburn, in... This description may be from another edition of this product.

Customer Reviews

5 ratings

I laughed out loud all evening

I havent enjoyed a book this much for absolutely ages! Previous reviewers have done an excellant job of summarising the plot. This book was funny, engaging, sharp and intelligent. The author wrote the story in the 'first person' which normally isnt a device that works for me ...but in this book it was very well done. Harry (Cambourne) is a the perfect hero - genuine, funny and clearly loving! I found the style of story telling to be a lot like Julia Quinns (particulalry her Bridgerton series). Its my first book by this author...but Im now buying the rest!

If You Like Oscar Wilde. . .

If I could give this book more than 5 stars, I would, and I usually find Regencies insipid. "The Accidental Dutchess" is very funny; some of the lines could have been written by Oscar Wilde--I'm not kidding. It has a great hero and heroine, both of whom grow, although both begin as very likable people. I usually intensely dislike romances written in the first person because we don't know the other people's real feelings, but Benson does SUCH a good job here, that you know what Harry is feeling. I thought the plot was just enough not to overpower the characters, and I could not see how (other than leaving the country) Benson could resolve the central problem of avoiding the public scandal, but she did. I am hoping she'll write a sequel.

The Accidental Duchess

Jessica Benton has written the funniest & best regency romance I've ever read and I've read them all. I will buy, as the saying goes, 'anything with her name on it' henceforth.

The Accidental Duchess

THE ACCIDENTAL DUCHESS is a merry tangle of mistaken identity when Lady Gwen marries the wrong man. Since birth she had been betrothed to Bertie Milburn. Something is going on that Gwen is not privy to. Why is Harry pretending to be Bertie while he is around town and then trying to seduce her when in private. Harry can't tell Gwen the truth of the matter. What do her parents have to do with anything? You'd be surprised. Everything comes to a head when Bertie gets back in town. Jessica Benson is a masterful storyteller who certainly has her characters at fever pitch trying their hands at seduction, changing their ways, and taking charge of their lives for better or worse in the game of marriage. You don't want to miss how this one turns out. I loved I! THE ACCIDENTAL DUCHESS is a novel you will want to savor and read more than once. Suzanne Coleburn, Reader to Reader Reviews

A deliberate hit! One-click this book today!!!!

Jessica Benson has done it again! In the tradition of "Lord Stanhope's Proposal," Benson has written a delightful, laugh-out-loud regency with a hero and heroine you will adore! Ms. Benson has gone further this time, however - she has written what may possibly be the most romantic, sensual love scenes I have ever read (and I've read too many to be comfortable telling you). I pre-ordered this book in August based on her first book, and was thrilled to have it arrive yesterday. I won't bother telling you the plot - you don't have to know anything but the blurb to read the first few pages - and you don't have to read anything more than the first few pages to be hooked for the book. When her groom tells Gwen "You bring me to my knees, Gwen" I just about went to mine - and I was lying down! This book is fabulous! For Regency lovers, it is Georgette Heyer with seductive romance added. For romance lovers, it doesn't get any better than this. And if you've never read a romance, you may want to start elsewhere - this book will ruin you for any other romance! I'm trying not to go on and on, but I have to stress again that this book is funny, sensual, and, above all, truly a ROMANCE - unlike so many other books on the market today, you know why these two people fall in love! If you've never read Lord Stanhope's Proposal - get that one too. Ignore the silly title and cover - it, too, is funny, romantic, and has heroes you can really root for. I've purchased about 15 to 20 of this book for friends and family - and they all loved it. Two more things and then I'll let you order (I suggest RUSH DELIVERY): 1) Another strong point in Ms. Benson's favor is that her plots are tight and have wonderful twists, the characters stay true to themselves, and the secondary characters are beyond wonderful. You will know these people! 2)Contrary to what you may think by reading this review, I am NOT Jessica Benson, nor am I related to her, nor do I know her. However, to be perfectly honest, I wish I was Jessica Benson, or was at least related to her or knew her - she's that good. Please buy this book - you won't regret anything except that it's over! I have to go now, I'm going to read it again. Enjoy!
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