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Duchess in Love

(2002)
(The first book in the Duchess in Love series)
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It should be galling for a bride to have her bridegroom flee the country only minutes after saying "I do." But for Gina, who was not yet 12 when she suddenly had to learn to be a proper duchess, it was a relief to find she wouldn't have to deal with becoming a wife to the childhood friend who was now her husband as well. Instead, she devoted herself to administering the ducal estates in her young husband's absence, while the 18-year-old duke settled in Greece to sculpt scandalous statues of naked women. This situation, which suited them both for a dozen years, is finally disrupted when Gina falls in love and asks for an annulment. Cam's response to his virgin bride's unexpected request is an immediate return to England, where he has two momentous realizations. First, the English climate cannot compare to the warmth and sunlight of his beloved Greece. And second, he has fallen in love with the stunning near-stranger who is his wife. While award-winning author Eloisa James is not the first writer to make use of the plot device of an estranged married couple falling in love, she imbues this theme with vitality, passion, and just enough anger on Gina's part to keep the romantic tension sizzling in this delightful historical romance. Gina's friends complicate matters, as the duke and duchess come to realize that, while their marriage so long ago may not have been in their best interests, an annulment now would destroy any chance for true happiness. Sue Stone

Genre: Historical Romance
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Hardback Editions

May 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Duchess in Love
Author(s): Eloisa James
ISBN: 0-7862-5331-2 / 978-0-7862-5331-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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Paperback Editions

October 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Duchess in Love: Number 1 in series
Author(s): Eloisa James
ISBN: 0-349-41198-0 / 978-0-349-41198-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Piatkus
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July 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Duchess in Love: Number 1 in series
Author(s): Eloisa James
ISBN: 0-7499-5949-5 / 978-0-7499-5949-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Piatkus
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December 2002 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Duchess in Love
Author(s): Eloisa James
ISBN: 0-06-050810-8 / 978-0-06-050810-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avon
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Audio Editions

May 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Duchess in Love: Duchess Quartet, Book 1
Author(s): Eloisa James
Publisher: Rosa Audio
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May 2016 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Duchess in Love: Duchess Quartet, Book 1
Author(s): Eloisa James
Publisher: Rosa Audio
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May 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Duchess in Love: Duchess Quartet, Book 1
Author(s): Eloisa James
Publisher: Rosa Audio
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March 2016 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Duchess in Love
Author(s): Eloisa James
ISBN: 1-5100-1557-4 / 978-1-5100-1557-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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January 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Duchess in Love
Author(s): Eloisa James
Publisher: HarperAudio
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January 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Duchess in Love
Author(s): Eloisa James
Publisher: HarperAudio
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January 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Duchess in Love
Author(s): Eloisa James
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

December 2012 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Duchess in Love: Number 1 in series (Duchess Quartet)
Author(s): Eloisa James
Publisher: Piatkus
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October 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Duchess in Love (Duchess Quartet Book 1)
Author(s): Eloisa James
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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