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The Duke's Dilemma [Kindle Edition]

Elizabeth Chater
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After losing their parents in an accident, older sister Leslie Endale, her two younger sisters, and her brother Daryl, the nine-year-old heir to the Endale estate, run away from their wicked cousin, March Wardell, who is trying to do away with the young heir so that he may capture the earldom for himself. Leslie leads the young orphans to the ruined mansion of the Duke of Kenelm, Drogo Trevelyan, who has not entered the much-hated premises since his father died. Drogo discovers the Endale children in his home seeking refuge until they can reach their Great-aunt in London. Much to his chagrin, Drogo becomes entangled with the children's plight and more specifically with Lady Leslie.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 375 KB
  • Print Length: 159 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Chater Publishing (12 Jan 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007BDL8XM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #128,019 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Elizabeth Chater was the author of more than 24 novels and countless short stories. She received a B.A. from the University of British Columbia and an M.A. from San Diego State University, and joined the faculty of the latter in 1963 where she began a lifelong friendship with science fiction author Greg Bear. She was honored with The Distinguished Teacher award in 1969, and was awarded Outstanding Professor of the Year in 1977. After receiving her Professor Emeritus, she embarked on a new career as a novelist with Richard Curtis as her agent. In the 1950s and 60s she published short stories in Fantastic Universe Magazine and The Saint Mystery Magazine, and she won the Publisher's Weekly short story contest in 1975. She went on to publish 22 romance novels over an 8 year period. She also wrote under the pen names Lee Chater, Lee Chaytor, and Lisa Moore. For more information, please visit http://www.elizabethchater.com.

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5.0 out of 5 stars VERY ENJOYABLE 2 Dec 2013
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2/12/2013
Have just finished reading this story. I was very impressed.
But it lacked a last chapter which had a proper ending.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Good read. 22 Jan 2013
By Lily M
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Historical romance with a difference, enjoyable read, have read quite a few by this author and would buy more in the future.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars LOVED IT 14 Sep 2012
By Bettyboop - Published on Amazon.com
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I loved The Dukes Delimma. The characters were wonderful, especically Aunt Bella, I loved her reaction when faced with taking in four young nieces & nephew. I would have liked to have seen more interaction between Leslie & Drogo. Also it was wonderful not to have all the typos and errors with translation to Kindle format. I noticed someone with the last name as the author made the translation. Not a very long book, you can read it in one day.
This author knows how to blend her characters and keep the story moving without skipping information.
You will not regret reading this story. Very strong four stars.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Confusing 2 Feb 2013
By Becky - Published on Amazon.com
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This story kept me in a near constant state of confusion. I gave it 3 stars for plot and writing style, but the characters were terrible. The Duke was insufferable, completely. I found most of what he said insulting and bordering on abusive. The heroine starts the novel off well. She is brave, intelligent, protective, and then loses it all as soon as the hero comes on the scene. Watching her devolve as the story wound on was incredibly painful. We never got to see her set the ton on its ear though she was supposed to do just that. The Aunt wad also changeable depending on the situation. The secondary characters were fine although I dare anyone to show me a nine year old boy with a mouth on him like the young earl. I enjoyed Muir. The plot however was solid and something I had not seen attempted before so props on that. But I detested the Hero entirely and fell out of love with the heroine shortly after they reached London.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely find that I enjoyed immensely! 16 Dec 2012
By Cassondra - Published on Amazon.com
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Quick, fun, entertaining read that had me smiling and turning the pages until I had finished. Great characters and it was what I would call clean! :) (No sex scenes, vulgar language, etc....) Have already purchased several more of Elizabeth Chater's books. If you are in the mood for a sweet romance with adorable, quirky, spirited characters and a dash of mystery & danger then look no further. Only complaint, I wanted more. Would have loved a series to find out the siblings' stories.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent! 15 Feb 2013
By anonymous - Published on Amazon.com
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I loved this book and will read more of this author. A young women and her siblings leave home when they are worried about their brother's life. He is the Earl and is nine years old. His sisters are all older and their parents have died. The nine year old earl's heir has come to take care of them and has become their guardian. He is out to kill the earl so that he can have the house etc. The children sleep in the woods during the day and travel by night to their neighbor's house - the duke's house has been in ruin since his father died and the duke has been out of the country since he did not get along with his father.

The children sneak into the house and at the same time the duke has heard some information concerning someone buying up all the land that he comes to investigate and appears at his house and hears people in it. He find the Earl in one of the rooms and he is quite sick. The Duke helps him and then goes to investigate the voices of the girls he hears. He duke is not always a nice man and has decided the oldest girl will be his mistress, since he is helping the family. She doesn't understand this at first until later and is a little wary of him, but she does fall in love with him. It takes him a little longer, but is a very good book.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Ok book. Disappointing heroine 11 Jan 2013
By Nanabanana - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
This book had such a great premise. I couldn't wait to start reading it. Until the hero and heroine met. It mostly went downhill from there. I couldn't like either the hero or the heroine.
**SPOILER ALERT**

The hero was so unlikable it was crazy! He was arrogant, snobby, self centered and unbelievably rude to everyone. Even at the end of the book when most heroes at least somewhat redeem themselves, he still remains unlikable. When the heroine tells him that she loves him, he gets scared of somehow looking weak and getting ridiculed(?) and tells her that she's just a child and he doesn't love her...and then gets mad at HER for not fighting for him. I was just disgusted at such childishness. And the heroine.....wow. she has no sense and absolutely no backbone. I don't like my heroines to be raving shrews but I do prefer that they don't let themselves be used as a doormat for anyone who would like to, especially the hero who you are supposed to root for at some point in the book. I couldn't find myself rooting for either one of them. With the way the hero acted throughout the book, he should have been groveling on his hands and knees at the end. Instead, she practically proposed to him without any sort of apology. For someone who would show bravery at the beginning of the book by taking her siblings from a dangerous home and escorting them through the woods and into an abandoned home to get them to safely in London, she sure showed no backbone when it came to her own life. I am hesitant about reading any more books by Ms. Chater if the hero and heroine in this book are indicative of the other characters in the rest of her books.
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