Mr Cavendish, I Presume Paperback
by Julia Quinn
Part of the Two Dukes of Wyndham series
Engaged to the future Duke of Wyndham since she was just six months old, Amelia Willoughby is beginning to get tired of waiting for Thomas Cavendish, the oh-so-lofty duke, to decide it's finally time to get married.
But as she watches him from afar, sharing the occasional dance and making polite conversation, she has a sneaking suspicion that he never thinks about her at all...Thomas rather likes having a fiancee - all the better to keep the husband-hunters at bay - and he does intend to marry her eventually.
But just when he begins to realise that his bride might be something more than convenient, Thomas's world is rocked by the arrival of his long-lost cousin, who may or may not be the true Duke of Wyndham. And if Thomas is not the duke, then he's not engaged to Amelia.
Which is the cruelest joke of all, because this arrogant and illustrious duke has made the mistake of falling in love...with his own fiancee!
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 384 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 01/10/2008
- Category: Historical romance
- ISBN: 9780749908874
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Review by m8lt2
I am a fan of Julia Quinn (I have read some of her bridgerton books repeatedly), and so am sorry to say that this book bears all the signs of a book that has been written too quickly for commercial reasons. Particularly for those who have read the prequel THE LOST DUKE OF WYNDHAM it is not wothwhile to buy this book. 80 % of the confused-identity story overlaps and is no more interesting than the first time, although it unfortunately overshadows the love story of Thomas and Amelia (as it did in the book about Jack and Grace). The conversations between Amelia and Thomas are written in a frustratring (supposedly 'witty') staccato style which tires after the first few pages and Amelia and Thomas' feelings for each other remain somewhat superficial. A huge disappointment!
Review by wyvernfriend
Amelia Willoughby has been engaged to the future Duke of Wyndhham since she was six months old, this has given her a certain freedom from the stress of finding a romantic partner. Thomas Cavendish the duke is happy that she's there as a shield from husband-hunters. However he's taken her for granted.When his world is changed when a man who might be his cousing from the older brother than Thomas. This may change both of their lives.It's light frothy fun, there were times when my eyebrow got some exercise but overall it was a good read.