What to Do with a Duke


MacKenzie, Sally; What to Do With a Duke
Publisher: Zebra
Publication date: 25-Aug-2015
Date Finished: 11-Apr-2016
Format: paperback
Pages: 352
Series: Spinster House (#1)
Genres: Romance, Historical Romance, Regency
ISBN: 9781420137125
Source: Library
Rating:4 star
3 flames

Welcome to the charming, fatefully named village of Loves Bridge, where a woman destined for spinsterhood can live a life of her own choosing—or fall unexpectedly, madly in love…

Miss Isabelle Catherine Hutting would rather be lounging in the library than circling the ballroom in search of a husband any day. So when Cat hears that the town’s infamous Spinster House is open for a new resident, she jumps at the chance to put all this marriage business behind her. But first she must make arrangements with her prospective landlord, Marcus, the Duke of Hart—the most handsome man she’s ever seen, and the only man who’s ever impressed her in the least…

With her wit, independent spirit, and not least of all her beauty, Marcus can’t help but be stirred by Cat. It’s terribly unfortunate he’s not looking to marry, given the centuries-old curse that left his family with the Spinster House to begin with. No duke shall live to see his heir’s birth. But is there a chance the curse could be broken—in true fairy-tale fashion—by an act of true love? The race to Happily Ever After is about to begin…  -Goodreads


Ironically this is the second Spinster House book I’ve read (I accidentally read book 2 first because I received the 2nd novel as an ARC). I was not disappointed with the story, even though I like book 2 better. I loved our main protagonist, Cat or Catherine, she and I have quite a bit in common, most notably is that we are both 24-year-old spinsters. We both also grew up in a household of many siblings, while I did not have 9 siblings, 4 is quite a few. The Duke, the male protagonist, is such a sweet guy, that he is almost too perfect. Yet again, I found the love/cupid/romance/etc. references to be cute. For example, most of the story takes place in Love’s Bridge where they go to church at St. Valentine’s and drink ale at Cupid’s Inn. It is notably fiction because of this, but it is cute.


To learn more about Sally MacKenzie you can visit her website or her Goodreads page!

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