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Not the duke's darling. #1 / Elizabeth Hoyt.

Hoyt, Elizabeth, 1970- author. (Author). Burrowes, Grace. Patience for Christmas. (Added Author).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library HOY (Text) 33500012824454 New Available -
Fertile Public Library HOY (Text) 33500012824447 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781538763520
  • ISBN: 1538763524
  • Physical Description: 468 pages ; 17 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Forever, 2018.

Content descriptions

General Note: Includes bonus novella, Patience for Christmas, by Grace Burrowes.
Summary, etc.: Freya de Moray is many things: a member of the secret order of Wise Women, the daughter of disgraced nobility, and a chaperone living under an assumed name. What she is not is forgiving. So when the Duke of Harlowe, the man who destroyed her brother and led to the downfall of her family, appears at the country house party she's attending, she does what any Wise Woman would do: she starts planning her revenge. Christopher Renshaw, the Duke of Harlowe, is being blackmailed. Intent on keeping his secrets safe, he agrees to attend a house party where he will put an end to this coercion once and for all. Until he recognizes Freya, masquerading among the party revelers, and realizes his troubles have just begun. Freya knows all about his sins--sins he'd much rather forget. But she's also fiery, bold, and sensuous--a temptation he can't resist. When it becomes clear Freya is in grave danger, he'll risk everything to keep her safe. But first, he will have to earn Freya's whatever means necessary.-- Publisher's description.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 November #2
    *Starred Review* Freya Stewart de Moray has exactly two weeks to keep Lord Randolph from convincing Parliament to pass a new witch-hunting act. Should such a law pass, Freya and the other members of the Wise Women would find their lives in mortal danger. Unearthing evidence that Lord Randolph murdered his wife would be one way of stopping him. Fortunately, Freya's employer, Lady Holland, and her daughters have been invited to a house party hosted by the Lovejoys, whose estate adjoins that of Lord Randolph. Unfortunately, once Freya arrives with the Hollands, she discovers that one of the other guests is none other than Christopher Renshaw, the Duke of Harlowe, the man who not only knows all of Freya's secrets but with whom Freya has a serious score to settle. In the launch to her new Greycourt series, Hoyt once again successfully marries her irresistibly witty writing style with an intrigue-steeped plot that is generously spiced with lively banter and lush sensuality. And if this bounty of romantic riches is not enough, "Patience for Christmas," a delightful novella by sister historical-romance star Grace Burrowes, is included as a bonus treat. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Elizabeth Hoyt is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty-three lush historical romances including the Maiden Lane series. Publishers Weekly has called her writing "mesmerizing." She also pens deliciously fun contemporary romances under the name Julia Harper. Elizabeth lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with three untrained dogs, a garden in constant need of weeding, and the long-suffering Mr. Hoyt.

The winters in Minnesota have been known to be long and cold and Elizabeth is always thrilled to receive reader mail. You can write to her at: P.O. Box 19495, Minneapolis, MN 55419 or email her at:

Subject: Nobility > Fiction.
Parties > Fiction.
Extortion > Fiction.
Genre: Romance fiction.
Historical fiction.

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