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The Dare-Devil Duke by Barbara Cartland

The Dare-Devil Duke

by Barbara Cartland

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Lady Kasia Ross is the only child of a doting and exceedingly wealthy father--yet the heiress is horrified to hear her father's plan to marry her to Lord Stefelton in order to save her from fortune-hunters. Protesting that she will marry only for love, she runs away, determined to avoid the arranged marriage. Determined also to disprove her father's assertion that she would not own a penny without him, she decided earn her own living before she allows a husband to be chosen for her!

She will not long after she has set her mind to her course, she was employed as Governess at Dreghorne Castle--home of the dare-devil Duke himself, hero of the Battlefield and Boudoir... Dedicated to the responsibilities of his estate, the Duke is shocked to find himself enthralled by his nephew's lovely governess. But dreadful peril will unite two bold hearts, and show the way to love's everlasting, ever-new adventure!
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Determined to avoid an arranged marriage, heiress Kasia Ross takes a job as a governess at Dreghorne Castle, only to find herself falling for her charge's handsome and roguish uncle.

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'Do you really think you could work as I had to work to keep your mother from starvation? My dear child, you have lived in the lap of luxury all your life. You could no more earn a penny piece than fly over the moon!' Kasia's father laughs scornfully. This is justification for his decision to marry her off to a man she does not love, purely to save her from fortune hunters. So Kasia runs away to prove him wrong by working as Governess to the Duke of Dreghorne's unruly nephew. As Kasia gains the trust of the child, she earns first the respect and then the growing affection of the Lord. But when she and the boy are kidnapped the stakes are irrevocably raised and the Duke's reputation as a Dare-Devil will be tested one final time... Will Kasia's father forgive her? Will Fate finally unite the hearts of Kasia and the Dare-Devil Duke?… (more)

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