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The Duke's Forgotten Bride

The Duke's Forgotten Bride

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j1mshort By j1mshort Completed

May 1873
     Twenty year old Lady Amanda Herrington arrives at a country house party in pursuit of a husband, a husband she promised her late father she'd find.
     Devlyn Maddox, Duke of Warrick arrives at the same house party in pursuit of a tyrst with Lady Lavina Farrell.
     Deliberately given directions to the wrong bedchamber, Devlyn makes love to a sleeping Amanda and once caught is forced to marry her.
     Forced by society into a loveless marriage to a man she'd never met and never wanted, a marriage just like the one her parents shared, Amanda hopes they migth somehow to better.
     Once wed Devlyn takes his bride to his country estate and leaves without a word to her. 
     Left alone with only her maid and coachman among strangers Amanda endures a miserable two weeks without one word from her new husband. Realizing the horrible mistake she's made Amanda packs and leaves for America and and a new life.
     Many months later upon learning of his bride's defection to America Devlyn has their marriage annulled and moves on with is life as evidently has his bride.
     Twelve years later Amanda returns to England with the man she now intends to wed but a secret and certain events throw Amand and Devlyn back together again.
     Will this time have a happier ending?

bookgeek111751 bookgeek111751 Apr 21, 2016
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sazidakhanom sazidakhanom Jul 21, 2016
Oh my God  he raped her when she said STOP 😲 he didn't stop from ruining her life 😔😢😭
AlisonShanahanAussie AlisonShanahanAussie Aug 06, 2016
What a great girl Amanda is. So mature and decisive. She sees what a louse she's married and leaves him behind.
meckymeck meckymeck Nov 23, 2016
Oh the double standard of men in those days...it's okay for them to have their tryst with widows n mistresses but their wives must be virgins.