My One and Only Duke: Includes a bonus novella

My One and Only Duke: Includes a bonus novella

by Grace Burrowes

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Meet the highly unconventional Wentworth family in this charming USA Today bestseller with a Cinderella twist, perfect for fans of Mary Balogh.
A Library Journal Best Book of 2018Named to BookPage's Best Books of 2018Named to All About Romance's Best Books of 2018
One minute, London banker Quinn Wentworth is facing execution. The next, he's declared the long-lost heir to a dukedom. Quinn has fought his way up from the worst slums, and now he's ready to use every dirty trick he knows to find the enemy who schemed against him.
Jane Winston, widowed and pregnant, crosses paths with Quinn while her father is preaching to the prisoners. Believing his days are numbered, Quinn offers her marriage as a way to guarantee her independence and provide for her child. Neither thinks they'll actually have a future together.
He's a wealthy gutter rat out for vengeance. She's a minister's daughter who must turn a marriage of desperation into a proper ducal union. Are they doomed from the start or destined for a happily-ever-after?
Also includes the bonus novella Once Upon a Christmas Eve from New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Hoyt!When his carriage wheel snaps in a snowstorm, Adam Rutledge, Viscount d'Arque, is forced to seek shelter at the home of the most maddening, infuriating, and utterly beguiling woman he's ever met.
"Skillfully crafted and exquisitely written, Burrowes' latest is pure gold; a brilliant launch to a promising series." --Library Journal, starred review
"Burrowes is a writer of towering talent." --USA Today Happy Ever After

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538728932
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 11/06/2018
Series: Rogues to Riches , #1
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 15,439
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Grace Burrowes grew up in central Pennsylvania and is the sixth out of seven children. She discovered romance novels when in junior high (back when there was such a thing), and has been reading them voraciously ever since. Grace has a bachelor's degree in political science, a bachelor of music in music history, (both from Pennsylvania State University); a master's degree in conflict transformation from Eastern Mennonite University; and a juris doctor from the National Law Center at the George Washington University.
Grace writes Georgian, Regency, Scottish Victorian, and contemporary romances in both novella and novel lengths. She's a member of Romance Writers of America, and enjoys giving workshops and speaking at writers' conferences. She also loves to hear from her readers, and can be reached through her website,

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My One and Only Duke: Includes a bonus novella 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Engaging characters, descriptions of historical settings, and entertaining plot twists made it difficult to put down! Very enjoyable; highly recommend..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a wonderful story which had me laughing out loud.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Up to her usual standard. Looking forward to the next in thr series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Romance and Intrigue smartly written in this new series about a self made man who has a deadly enemy. Author keeps you guessing and leaves you wanting to learn more about all the Wentworths.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jaded rake finds true love with hurt distrustful woman. Both on the brink of life passing them by find each other during the patient watchful eyes of family. Pleasant read from a skillful author.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a fantastic start to Grace's new Rogues to Riches series! Quinn and Jane are wonderful characters, the setting of Newgate prision for their first meeting definitely a different start. I loved both of them, but it's the supporting cast that truly made the storyline interesting. Several chapters were told from these characters point of view, which provides insights into our hero and heroine. It also makes the reader hope for HEAs for these others in subsequent novels. Highly recommend!
Anonymous 10 months ago
Refreshingly different Regency Romance with a twist of mystery. Great characters and a plot to keep you turning the pages. Quinn is to be hung for a murder he may or may not have committed offers to marry Jane, a recent widow pregnant and in need of escape from her moralizing father. Quinn's 2 sisters ,brother and cousin have been instructed not to try to get his sentence commuted. Then unexpected things begin to happen. Can't wait for the following book, I couldn't put this one down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Quinn and Jane's story started in prison, but it got better! Learning to trust at least one other person can be so very hard when everyone who should be on your side/your champion/someone to depend on, has failed you, and spectacularly.
ReadingGenie More than 1 year ago
"My One and Only Duke" (Rogues to Riches #1) by Grace Burrowes 2017 includes Novella by Elizabeth Hoyt 2018 "Once upon a Christmas Eve" Quinn Wentworth, a condemned murder, decided to marry a daughter of a preacher to save her from her father. It started out being an act of compassion but the story builds a loving relationship especially after Quinn receives a pardon from the King and inherits a Dukedom. This book was not one to be rushed but to be slowly "consumes" and thought about. The Novella by Elizabeth Hoyt at the end was cute but ended with a bit of descriptive sex which I didn't care for or thought was needed to complete the story. Happy Reading! Reading Genie
judiOH More than 1 year ago
i enjoyed this story a lot. between Quinn trying to find the culprit that did him wrong, and the romance unfolding between himself and jane, i was totally immersed in this book. it was one of those stay up til dawn to see what happens kind of book. read and enjoy!
pinkcowlandreads More than 1 year ago
Another great new series from Grace Burrowes... Grace Burrows’ “My One and Only Duke” is the start to her new series, Rogues to Riches. Opening the story in Newgate prison with wealthy banker, Mr. Quinn Wentworth whittling away his time while he awaits his scheduled execution in the best prison accommodations money can buy. Miss Jane Winston is an aging (in regency times!) widowed, spinster (?!?!) who is visiting Newgate with her preacher father. While Jane’s father inflicts his sermonizing on the prisoners, Jane is escorted to Quinn’s cell to wait for her father... The chemistry between Quinn and Jane is delightful from the beginning and their irregular “courtship” and relationship grabs you from the start. Not only are Grace’s main characters great, she has set the series up wonderfully with a cast of family members that you can not wait to hear their stories as well. I’m loved reading Quinn and Janes love story and am already looking forward to the next one in this series. I received this ARC in return for an honest review.
Hfowler More than 1 year ago
I had a difficult time connecting with the two main characters. I’m not sure what exactly it is about the two characters that I didn’t connect with, but I struggled to keep up with them and their adventure. The plot was entertaining but I have liked other Grace Burrowes a lot more than this one. I had a hard time getting engrossed in the plot and conflict, though I really did enjoy how the conflict was resolved. I’m glad he got a happily ever after and that she finally stood up to her father. I will read more in this series, I just think I didn’t click with the characters and that hindered my enjoyment of the story. It isn’t a bad story; the plot is good, just not my favorite.
Historical_Romance_Lover More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed Jane and Quinn's story! Can you imagine marrying a condemned man to be able to support your unborn child, only to have his life saved and him becoming a duke?? What a wild ride! I really enjoyed watching Quinn and Jane fall in love and navigate the world that became theirs when Quinn became a duke. I'm excited to read the next book in the series!! I'm hopeful that we will get Quinn's siblings stories sometime in the future!
MLH438 More than 1 year ago
My One and Only Duke, the first title in Grace Burrowes' new Rogues to Riches series, will draw you in to the lives of Quinn Wentworth, Jane Winston, and the Wentworth family. Quinn Wentworth is a wealthy banker who has been framed and sentenced to death for a crime he didn't commit. His money has eased his stay in Newgate while awaiting his day with the hangman. Jane Winston has come to Newgate with her father, a vicar who ministers to the prison population. She has been left widowed and pregnant after her husband dies in a duel. Quinn meets her during her visits and, upon learning her precarious situation, offers a marriage of convenience and a settlement that will provide independence for her and her child after Quinn's death. "Money changes everything. It changes how you're perceived and treated, how you approach others. The changes aren't always for the better but not having money can be fatal." Having money proves providential for Quinn, as he is granted a last-minute reprieve and pardon when he is found to be the heir to a bankrupt dukedom. Society had tolerated him because most either owed him money or were beholden to him. Now, he has become a duke and has a duchess. Quinn and Jane learn to deal with their new station in life and each other, but Quinn won't rest easy until he finds out who framed him. Grace Burrowes is an author whose books I've read and enjoyed, and this book is no exception. Her writing and character development is top-notch. While the book can be read as a stand alone, Burrowes does leave enough unanswered to tempt us. I'm definitely looking forward to the other books in the series, as I want to learn what else is in store for the Wentworths! I received a copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
etoile1996 More than 1 year ago
grace burrowes kicks of a new series with my one and only duke. beginning the story of the wentworth family, the first novel opens in a prison where quinn wentworth prepares for his death by offering his name and legacy as protection to the pregnant, widowed daughter of the prison priest. when his execution is staved and he is discovered to be the heir to a dukedom, he must find his way forward with his young bride. one of the things that made this story enjoyable to read is that jane is not a useless, damsel in distress. she accepted quinn's help because she needed a way to provide for her child without relying on her meddlesome father or her dead husband's awful family. when they decide to make the marriage work, she needs to figure out her role as a duchess and how to wrangle a life with a duke she never expected to stay with her. that he does, that they both want to make their marriage of convenience work in spite of the difficulties is telling. from the moment they meet there is that connection, and it's nice to see it grow over the course of the book. **my one and only duke will publish on november 6, 2018. i received an advance reader copy courtesy of netgalley/grand central publishing (forever) in exchange for my honest review.
PegC51 More than 1 year ago
Once upon a time there was a banker waiting to be hanged and a young pregnant widow who accompanies her crazy Vicar Papa when he comes to the prison to perform his mission. The banker and the young woman talk and come to like each other. They marry so that the young woman can take care of herself and the baby, his final act of kindness. Wait… Quinn doesn’t die (it could not have been any closer); he is apparently heir to a duchy and is now the Duke of Walden. Jane is not a twice-widowed mother; she is now a duchess. This is a very entertaining and busy story. Quinn and Jane must learn to handle the responsibilities of their new station while coming to know each other. Jane must also learn to cope with Quinn’s unusual family, which now includes also, not just Jane, but the “staff” Quinn brought out of prison with him. There’s lots to do, so much to learn, including who was behind Quinn’s murder charge and near fatal prison stay. As I said, this is a busy story written in Grace Burrowes typical engaging and witty style. The characters, from the hero and heroine to loveable Ned, exhibit strength, intelligence, caring and confidence (although a little uncertainty appears at times). Well-written descriptions of the characters, the settings, and the circumstances draw the reader into the story. The story is well paced and has some drama, danger, and mystery mixed with the fun and romance. My One and Only Duke is a great beginning for what promises to be another wonderful series by Grace Burrowes. You don’t want to miss it! The bonus novella was a treat! I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley. My review is voluntary.
Robindpdx More than 1 year ago
This was a very enjoyable, well-written Regency romance. Jane, a widowed, pregnant daughter of a prison preacher, meets Quinn, a London baker who is in Newgate Prison, convicted of manslaughter and about to be executed. He offers to marry her to guarantee her independence and safeguard her child. After their marriage he is saved from execution and declared the long-lost heir to a dukedom. Now they have to find a way to move forward. Quinn has a number of eccentric family members and it was so entertaining to read the events of this story. I loved this book. It is the first in a new series and I can't wait to read the next one.
Noire More than 1 year ago
I received an ARC of this book to read through NetGalley in exchange for a fair review. My One And Only Duke by Grace Burrowes is the first book in what looks to be an excellent new series called Rogues to Riches. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and highly recommend it. Quinn Wentworth a wealthy self made banker is waiting to be executed for a murder he didn’t commit and his execution gets postponed because the executioner is ill, he meets Jane Winston a vicars daughter when she is sent into his cell to wait while her father ministers to the prisoners. Jane a recent widow is expecting a child and her prospects look almost as bleak as Quinn’s . Quinn proposes that they marry as he can provide financially for her and won’t be needing the money himself. Instead of becoming a widow twice over Jane becomes the bride of the new Duke of Walden when Quinn is saved from the hangman at the last possible moment with a royal pardon. Grace Burrowes has written a wonderful story about how these two find their way to HEA from such a desperate beginning and I can’t wait to read the next book in this series. Medium steam, Publishing Date November 6, 2018 #NetGalley #MyOneAndOnlyDuke
KivicCT140 More than 1 year ago
*ARC received from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* Grace Burrows is hands down one of the best historical romance writers out there. To date I've read over 20 of her books and tthe latest My One and Only Duke is another sure fire winner. Her latest book follows Quinn Wentworth who some of you may remember from My Own True Duchess. While held at Newgate prison for a crime he didn't commit, Quinn marries pregnant preachers daughter Jane Winston. Miraculously pardoned at the last minute Quinn and Jane suddenly fined themselves negotiating married life while complete strangers. As with all Burrows books, My One and Only Duke has a unique story line, interesting and likable characters and of course a HEA. My only complaint (and its not really a complaint) is that I would have liked an epilogue say 5 or 10 years down the road. I'd give this one a definite 4.7 stars.
Horsebranchjess More than 1 year ago
My One and Only Duke is a sweet story full of wonderful characters that manage to pull themselves up by their bootstraps. Quin Wentworth has a date with the hangman when a preacher's pregnant widowed daughter is doing charitable visits at the local prison. Trying to give a good turn, Quin offers to marry Jane to give her freedom from her scoundrel of a father. Sometimes things do not go as planned, Quin has escaped the noose, to have a leg shackle to an unplanned wife and an indebted lofty title. Jane and Quin's love story is sweet as they both become better people for their marriage as Jane convinces Quinn he is worthy of her, his family, and his title. Under Quinn's accepting love, Jane grows a backbone and stands up for herself. Danger comes calling when Quinn cannot give up his quest to find the fiend who framed him for murder and planned to see him hang. I enjoyed the full cast of characters and look forward to visiting each of their stories. I only give five stars to books worthy to be reread and I cannot image that I would not revisit Quinn and Jane. I do not believe you can read this book and not come away a little bit in love with Quinn.. I thoroughly enjoyed the rags to riches feel to the story as everyday people were lifted to nobility. My voluntary, unbiased review is based upon a review copy from Netgalley.
AmyHi More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this rags to riches story about Jane and Quinn. The author goes quite in depth with the characters, which I love. I was surprised, though not disappointed, when the scene where the villain was exposed went very quickly. I can’t wait to see how the rest of this unusual Wentworth family fares in the next book in this new series!
PegGlover More than 1 year ago
My One and Only Duke is a compelling rags to riches historical fiction romance. I was captivated and invested in the characters, right from the start. Quinn Wentworth was a gruff, street-wise, rough-around-the-edges, intimidating man. He also had a kind heart. He loved his wacky family, and instead of endangering their lives, he was willing to die for a crime he didn’t commit, to keep them safe. Jane Winston obediently followed her minister father into Newgate Prison. He preached to a group of prisoners, while she visited with inmates in their cells. Although Quinn Wentworth was less than pleased to have anyone bothering him, he was intrigued with the preacher’s daughter. When he discovered that Jane was a pregnant widow and impoverished, he offered to marry her. Quinn wanted to accomplish one last good deed before he was hanged. His only wish was for Jane and her baby to be financially cared for. When Quinn escaped death, no one was more surprised than him to discover that he was the new Duke of Waldon. Instead of enjoying his new title, properties, and bride, Quinn was busy unearthing the conniving scoundrel, who framed him for murder. Although Jane had never expected to live as husband and wife, she was determined to make her marriage work. Jane wasn’t about to tolerate deceit; however, she had too much of that with her first husband. So when Jane caught Quinn fabricating stories and trying to placate her, Jane decided that she’d be better off alone. The trouble was, though, Quinn had already stolen her heart. For all of Quinn’s faults, the duke was kind, loving and very thoughtful. How was Jane ever going to live without the big-hearted brute? My One and Only Duke is an enjoyable, entertaining and well-written novel. The characters are quirky and intriguing. I’m looking forward to Duncan’s story in book two of the series. Thank you, Forever-Grand Central Publishing and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy. I loved it.
Candace-LoveyDoveyBooks More than 1 year ago
The first of the Rogues to Riches novels is a romance to behold. In My One and Only Duke, Grace Burrowes pairs two of the most unlikeliest people to marry and right the wrongs suffered by an innocent man. Quinn Wentworth made his fortune as a banker, but as fate would have it, he ends up in Newgate waiting to be executed for a crime he did not commit. Then fate makes another move in the form of Jane Winston. The widowed, soon-to-be mother agrees to marry Quinn so that she will be properly taken care of when the baby arrives. By chance, on the day of Quinn's execution he is notified that he is the rightful heir to the Walden dukedom. Need I say more? The premise of the story is intriguing on its own. But the unfolding of the story as Quinn and Jane, polar opposites, learn to make their unexpectedly real marriage work is absolutely brilliant. There's humor in this story that doesn't make the characters look or sound like simpletons. The interaction between the characters is what drew me in the most. Jane is pulled into Quinn's family of misfits and helps them navigate the rules of society. I loved the dash of mystery as Quinn tries to determine who was so keen to frame him. My One and Only Duke is everything you could ever want in historical romance! I could easily see myself reading this one two or three times before the next novel, When a Duchess Says I Do, is released. Grace Burrowes's new series is perfect for fans who love Paula Quinn or Jana MacGregor! *ARC provided in consideration for review*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Quinn Wentworth is in Newgate prison, sentenced to death for a crime he did not commit. A wealthy banker, he grew up in the slums of York the son of a violent drunk. When the daughter of a prison preacher is sent to wait in Quinn's quarters they strike up a conversation which leads to Quinn offering to marry her, and leave her a generous allowance after his death, in order to provide for her and her unborn child from a brief marriage which ended in her husband's death. But Quinn is, unbeknownst to him, the heir to the Dukedom of Walden rescued from the noose he must now enter London society with a new wife and uncover the identity of the enemy who put him in prison. I am a great fan of Grace Burrowes' writing, I find her attention to detail fascinating and I admire that she takes the time to research the places that she writes about. Her characters are intriguing and her plots are carefully woven. Yet while I did enjoy this book, I didn't love it and I think there are two things which contributed to that. First, I didn't buy into Quinn at all. This is a man who worked any job, no matter how dirty or disgusting, to earn coins to support his brother and sisters. A man born into the slums of York, who has worked day and night to earn coin, someone who didn't learn to read and write until he was almost a man. Yet he has also taken the time to take elocution lessons to lose his Yorkshire accent and dresses as finely as any lord whilst in prison. There are hints early in the book that he has also done some bully-boy work, although later that seems to be refuted, but overall he seems too charming and sophisticated for his rough start in life. Second, I felt that the plot was a bit choppy, almost as though it was originally going in one direction and then changed tack part way through. Quinn has a deep, dark secret which he is afraid to tell his wife in case she looks on him differently, but, unless my lack of sleep has led me to miss the great reveal, I didn't think it much of a secret, or even something to be terribly ashamed of. As with many books like this the deep secret is alluded to time and again in connection with the unnamed person who plotted to get Quinn hanged, but then there is a scene with the people intimately connected with that secret which sort of makes the secret a whole lot less secret. There are side-plots that don't seem to go anywhere and seem to be intended to cast suspicion on various people but just seem more like plot ideas that didn't pan out. Yet, Quinn and Jane's romance was touching and realistic. A couple who enter a marriage of convenience suddenly find themselves in entirely unforeseen circumstances. Each of them must shake off the habits of the past and learn to live this new life. So this feels like a negative review but it isn't really, just me being picky. Overall this was still a charming, intelligent, historical romance with great characters and a believable plot and I can't wait to see who is the next rogue in the series. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in return for an honest review.