Duchess by Design

Duchess by Design

In the first novel of Maya Rodale's enthralling new series, an English duke vows to make an American seamstress his duchess...

In Gilded Age Manhattan, anything can happen...

Seeking a wealthy American bride who can save his family's estate, Brandon Fiennes, the duke of Kingston, is a rogue determined to do the right thing. But his search for an heiress goes deliciously awry when an enchanting seamstress tumbles into his arms instead.

...and true love is always in fashion

Miss Adeline Black aspires to be a fashionable dressmaker—not a duchess—and not even an impossibly seductive duke will distract her. But Kingston makes an offer she can't refuse: join him at society events to display her gowns and advise him on which heiresses are duchess material. It's the perfect plan—as long as they resist temptation, avoid a scandal, and above all do not lose their hearts.

Title:Duchess by Design
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780062838827
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    Duchess by Design Reviews

  • Joanna Loves Reading

    3.5 Stars — it took me along time to read this, but that was primarily due to it being hard copy. Otherwise I enjoyed. In terms of romance, there was too much back and forth, will they? Won’t they...

  • Jan

    2.5 to 3 stars. My first book by this author, and I won't be racing out to read any more :( The description of the book sounded quite appealing. The plot and characters were reasonably interesting and...

  • Vampire-lk

    4.5 stars!!!! Quick fun read!! Highlights situations that are still present today! Having to laugh at bad jokes by paying customers lol! Loved the premise & authors writing style! Very well done! I di...

  • Caz

    I've given this an A- for narration and a B for content at AudioGalsDuchess by Design is the first entry in Maya Rodale’s new Gilded Age Girls Club series of historical romances, set – not sur...

  • Els

    Lovely story. A very good begin of the new series....

  • Blodeuedd Finland

    Have I ever read a romance set in the Gilded age? I honestly can't tell. I think not. I have read historical fiction set then, but no romance. Oh and where is that tv series they talked about that wou...

  • Tracy Emro

    4.5 stars, rounded up.Brandon Fiennes, The Duke of Kingston needs to find a rich bride, he inherited a failing estate, two unmarried sisters and a mother with an expensive sense of style. He consults ...

  • Leigh Kramer

    This was such a fun, insightful historical romance! When it wasn't making me swoon, it was making me cheer on the inclusion of pockets in dresses and female empowerment in the Gilded Age.Adeline was a...

  • Taryn

    I don’t know that I’ve ever read a historical that so explicitly calls out toxic masculinity. The Duke of Kingston has come to America to find a wealthy heiress to wed. When he meets Adeline at a ...

  • Amy

    This is a fantastic historical romance that I highly recommend. Although it's a great romance, what I loved even more was the time period (the Gilded Age) and the rich/poor and male/female dynamics go...