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A Duke in Shining Armor

(2017)
(The first book in the Difficult Dukes series)
A novel by

 
 
A Runaway Bride…
Bookish, brainy Lady Olympia Hightower should be elated she's marrying the ‘catch' of several London seasons. Her large, spendthrift family certainly is! And yet, Olympia finds herself sneaking out the chapel window, in a mad, attempt to escape her glorious future as a duchess.

A Duke in Pursuit…
Virtue was NEVER a virtue for Hugh Philemon Ancaster, 7th Duke of Ripley, but even he can see his duty as best man requires him to recapture the fleeing bride, and return her to the bridegroom. But with every one of Olympia’s clever turns, he’s finding it harder to give her up.

A Matchmakers Dream…
Surely something so temptingly wrong can’t be so deliciously right?!

“A canny bluestocking virgin and an honorable rakehell duke lead fans on a rollicking escapade in a delectable story that overflows with Chase’s signature lively wordplay, hilarity, and simmering sexual tension.” – Library Journal, starred review

“Longtime romance author Chase’s first Difficult Dukes historical sparkles with wit...Chase’s spot-on humor and period-authentic writing combine with easy-to-love characters for a superb soufflé-light romance.” – Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Chase is a grande dame of historical romance, and her latest displays the clever plotting and brilliant dialogue for which she’s known …Chase brings a fun blend of quirkiness and wit to a sexy love story that’s both charmingly romantic and laugh-out-loud funny.” –Kirkus

“When it comes to writing unforgettable, superbly crafted historical romances, RITA Award–winning Chase is the crème de la crème, and A Duke in Shining Armor, which launches her new Disgraceful Dukes series, is another exquisitely sensual, perfectly calibrated masterpiece of frothy wit and flawless characterization.” – Booklist, starred review

“Overflowing with Chase’s signature wit and laugh-out-loud humor, this series starter will definitely win readers’ attention. It’s not just the lyrical prose, wonderful dialogue, appealing characters (the Dis-Graces) or the sensuality, but also the depth of emotions Chase infuses into her runaway bride scenario that has readers sighing with pleasure.” – Romantic Times, 4 ½ stars, Top Pick

Genre: Historical Romance

Praise for this book

"One of the finest romance authors of all time." - Julia Quinn


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Hardback Editions

August 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: A Duke in Shining Armor (Difficult Dukes)
Author(s): Loretta Chase
ISBN: 1-4328-5176-4 / 978-1-4328-5176-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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November 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Duke in Shining Armor: Difficult Dukes
Author(s): Loretta Chase
ISBN: 0-06-269735-8 / 978-0-06-269735-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avon
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Paperback Editions

November 2017 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: A Duke in Shining Armor: Difficult Dukes
Author(s): Loretta Chase
ISBN: 0-06-245738-1 / 978-0-06-245738-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avon
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Audio Editions

November 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Duke in Shining Armor (Difficult Dukes series, Book 1)
Author(s): Loretta Chase
ISBN: 1-5384-5639-7 / 978-1-5384-5639-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
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November 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Duke in Shining Armor Lib/E: Difficult Dukes
Author(s): Loretta Chase
ISBN: 1-5384-5637-0 / 978-1-5384-5637-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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November 2017 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: A Duke in Shining Armor (Difficult Dukes series, Book 1)
Author(s): Loretta Chase
ISBN: 1-5384-5638-9 / 978-1-5384-5638-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
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November 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Duke in Shining Armor: Difficult Dukes
Author(s): Loretta Chase
Publisher: HarperAudio
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November 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Duke in Shining Armor: Difficult Dukes
Author(s): Loretta Chase
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

December 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Duke in Shining Armor (Difficult Dukes Book 1)
Author(s): Loretta Chase
Publisher: NYLA
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November 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Duke in Shining Armor: Difficult Dukes
Author(s): Loretta Chase
Publisher: Avon
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA