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  • The Accidental Duke

  • Mad Matchmaking Men of Waterloo Series, Book 1
  • By: Barbara Devlin
  • Narrated by: Paul Woodson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)

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Summary

What happens when the Mad Matchmakers of Waterloo join forces to find wives for each other? Delectable chaos. And no woman in London is safe.

A Wounded Warrior.... British Army Major Anthony Erasmus Hildebrand Bartlett, 7th Marquess of Rockingham, returns to London a tortured soul after losing an arm at Waterloo. Suffering incomprehensible terror from his wartime experiences, or what is referred to as nostalgia, Anthony is now the sole heir to a dukedom and a betrothal he doesn't want. He wishes he died on the front lines with his elder brother, and the last thing he needs is a wife. Can Anthony find the will to live again?

A Reluctant Debutante.... Lady Arabella is not so sanguine about her prospects, because she doesn't want to marry anyone. That Anthony is injured and may be mad is the least of her concerns. Smart and perceptive, she sees through the tormented soldier's pain, offering comfort and support that reaches through the fog to awaken him, and she is drawn to her fiance.

When the duke imprisons Anthony in an asylum, Arabella must rely on her wit and wisdom to free the man she loves.

©2021 Barbara Devlin (P)2021 Tantor

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The story is one of love conquers all despite the trauma of war, the betrayal by a father and the sadistic treatments administered by a bogus doctor. Our hero's brain seems rarely to operate above the waist. The narrator does a good job with a few irritating long 'o' sounds instead of short.

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