Review: The Good, the Bad, and the Duke

The Good, the Bad, and the Duke

Janna MacGregor

The Cavensham Heiresses #4


Publisher: St. Martin’s paperbacks
Publication date: 27-Nov-2018
Date Started: 17-Nov-2018
Date Finished: 23-Nov-2018
Format: eARC
Pages: 368
Genres: Romance, Historical Romance, Regency Romance
ISBN: 9781250295972
Source: NetGalley
3 star


A lady with a noble mission. A duke looking for redemption. A forbidden love that cannot be denied… 

Lady Daphne Hallworth is ready to celebrate the holidays with her family. But when they accidentally leave her home alone, Daphne uses the time to work on her dream—opening a home for unwed mothers. But her quest isn’t problem-free: She’s in a battle to win the property for the home against her brother’s best friend-turned-enemy, Paul Barstowe, Duke of Southart. And that’s not all: someone has stolen her personal diary, which holds secrets that could devastate her family. Daphne has always harbored private feelings for the man her family scorns…though perhaps striking a bargain with the handsome Duke will solve both their problems?

Paul, long considered good for nothing, aims to open a hospital to honor his brother and restore his reputation. So when a conflict over the land brings him straight into Daphne’s life, they make a deal: He will help her find her diary if Daphne can change her family’s opinion of him. But before he can win her family’s affection, he has to win hers first. Maybe love was the answer to their family feud all along?”



The first couple chapters of this novel gave me Home Alone vibes, but that feeling quickly dissipated as events followed. *hint* There were no sexy times in Home Alone *hint*

I adore Paul, he is such a wonderful, perfect man. He is sexy, adorable, and flawed, but repentent. He is also one of the best commmunicators I have ever read about, at least when it comes to Daphne.

As for Daphne, choosing a man over family is not a route I would easily take, has as Daphe had half the family on her side, it worked out well for her.

Overall, this was a decent romance. It captured my attention, but does not rank high for me.

About the Author

“Janna MacGregor was born and raised in the bootheel of Missouri. She credits her darling mom for introducing her to the happily-ever-after world of romance novels. Janna writes stories where compelling and powerful heroines meet and fall in love with their equally matched heroes. She is the mother of triplets and lives in Kansas City with her very own dashing rogue, and two smug, but not surprisingly, perfect pugs. She loves to hear from readers. ”



I received this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

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