The Duke of Landsdale's mother's anger erupts when she is persuaded by the King of France to give asylum to his mistress, the Comtesse and her daughter, Tiri. She immediately launches a campaign to make the King's plaything and her bewitching daughter's lives miserable. But the Comtesse has other plans: marry off her daughter to the wealthiest and most powerful bachelor in sight. When the Duke first gazes at Tiri's extraordinary beauty, he is captured. Against his mother's wishes, he has fallen in love with the enchanting woman. Tiri has also rebelled against her mother's plans and found a mouthwatering catch, but she has also fallen in love with him. Can their mutual love overcome the obstacles their mothers have placed in their paths? Or are they doomed to enter into a passionless marriage with another?
Used availability for Elizabeth Chater's The King's Doll
December 1999 : USA Paperback
October 1984 : USA Mass Market Paperback
April 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition