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The Duke I Once Knew

(2018)
(The first book in the Unlikely Duchesses series)
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When two childhood sweethearts find themselves together after years apart, does their romance have a chance to be rekindled now that he's a duke and she's a governess? Olivia Drake's new Unlikely Duchesses series begins with The Duke I Once Knew, where first love is always the sweetest...

For years, Abigail Linton devoted herself to caring for her parents and her siblings' children. Now, eager to create a life of her own, Abby seizes upon a position as a governess on a neighboring estate. Unfortunately, her absentee employer is Maxwell Bryce, the Duke of Rothwell, the notorious rake who once broke her youthful heart. But since he hasn't set foot on his estate for fifteen years, Abby assumes she'll never have to lay eyes on him ever again. Then, from out of nowhere, Max appears. He is stunned to come face to face with the girl next door he fell for years ago - before he went away, and she stopped writing to him. . .even though Abby swears that he is the one who left her without a word. Could it be that this spirited, witty spinster has won Max's heart all over again - and that they may have a second chance at love?

Olivia Drake's novels are:

"Lush." - Fresh Fiction

"Compelling... filled with intrigue." - Affaire de Coeur

"Skillful... readers will rejoice." - RT Book Reviews

Genre: Historical Romance

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Used availability for Olivia Drake's The Duke I Once Knew

Paperback Editions

December 2018 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Duke I Once Knew: Unlikely Duchesses
Author(s): Olivia Drake
ISBN: 1-250-17437-6 / 978-1-250-17437-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

March 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Duke I Once Knew (Unlikely Duchesses Book 1)
Author(s): Olivia Drake
Publisher: NYLA
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


December 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Duke I Once Knew: Unlikely Duchesses
Author(s): Olivia Drake
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA