HomeGroupsTalkMoreZeitgeist
Search Site
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Loading...

My Last Duchess

by Eloisa James

Other authors: See the other authors section.

Series: The Wildes of Lindow Castle (0.5)

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
17311161,086 (4)1
Fiction. Romance. Historical Fiction. HTML:

New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James returns to the Wildes series with a prequel about the Wilde children's parents, Hugo, Duke of Lindow, and Ophelia, Lady Astley.
Every Duke needs a Duchess...

Hugo Wilde, the Duke of Lindow, has a drafty castle, eight naughty children—and no wife. Ophelia, Lady Astley, has a fine house, one well-behaved daughter—and no husband.

Hugo takes one look at Ophelia and loses his heart, but she doesn't want more children or a castle. She takes one look at him and heads for her carriage.

Desperate to find a duchess, Hugo identifies an appropriate lady to woo. Yet when he meets Ophelia again, the duke realizes that he will marry her, or no one.

Now he faces the greatest challenge of his life.

He must convince Ophelia that their blazing sensuality, his exquisite castle, and his eight charming children add up to a match made in heaven.

When a duke finds his duchess, can he win her heart?

.
… (more)
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 1 mention

Showing 1-5 of 11 (next | show all)
An interesting start to the Wilde series. The story of love at first sight was cute, there was a meet cute, lots of kids & meddling relatives. They say the third time's the charm & for the Duke of Lindow it's his last Duchess. ( )
  FDarlene491 | May 16, 2024 |
I can't stop grinning. This is a prequel to the Wildes of Lindlow Castle series and I actually suggest reading it in the order it was written. It has one of my pet peeves- insta-love, but I absolutely didn't mind it. I have read and adored Hugo and Phee through their kids, and knowing they still loved each other so many years later made reading the beginning of their HEA so much more special.

I just loved this book. Ophelia is a gem, and seeing Hugo fall so instantly and heavily was so delicious. I also loved seeing Louisa and the kids.

A truly lovely book, I highly recommend.

*Thanks to Edelweiss for the ARC*



( )
  DramPan | Sep 6, 2023 |
I liked this. It reminded me a lot of The Courtship by Grace Burrowes which is also a prequel written later about the parents of the series, and which I also enjoyed. There were generally good reasons for the characters to think a relationship might not work at different points, and the children didn't have a whole lot of page time, but what was there was cute. It's nice to see adults acting nicely with children even when they're not their own. I actually liked that the hero believes the heroine and respects her answer when she turns him down and that he tries to move on rather than hound her. And I also liked later when he decides it's her or no one. =) ( )
  JorgeousJotts | Jul 21, 2023 |
Meh ( )
  Luziadovalongo | Jul 14, 2022 |
There's something about Eloisa James characters in general, and the Wildes in particular, that just makes you root for their happiness. This seems to happen every single time, regardless of whether we know the characters well to being with or even if they are just lurking in the background, and this story is no exception. Delightful, if a big over-the-top (did Dukes really behave this way? Is carriage invasion an acceptable norm?), but I appreciated the magic of the frost fair, Ophelia's strong personality, and Hugo's nearly disastrous pragmatism. Good stuff.

Advanced reader's copy provided by Edelweiss. ( )
  jennybeast | Apr 14, 2022 |
Showing 1-5 of 11 (next | show all)
no reviews | add a review

» Add other authors

Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Eloisa Jamesprimary authorall editionscalculated
Duerden, SusanNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS
Canonical LCC

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English

None

Fiction. Romance. Historical Fiction. HTML:

New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James returns to the Wildes series with a prequel about the Wilde children's parents, Hugo, Duke of Lindow, and Ophelia, Lady Astley.
Every Duke needs a Duchess...

Hugo Wilde, the Duke of Lindow, has a drafty castle, eight naughty children—and no wife. Ophelia, Lady Astley, has a fine house, one well-behaved daughter—and no husband.

Hugo takes one look at Ophelia and loses his heart, but she doesn't want more children or a castle. She takes one look at him and heads for her carriage.

Desperate to find a duchess, Hugo identifies an appropriate lady to woo. Yet when he meets Ophelia again, the duke realizes that he will marry her, or no one.

Now he faces the greatest challenge of his life.

He must convince Ophelia that their blazing sensuality, his exquisite castle, and his eight charming children add up to a match made in heaven.

When a duke finds his duchess, can he win her heart?

.

No library descriptions found.

Book description
Haiku summary

Current Discussions

None

Popular covers

Quick Links

Rating

Average: (4)
0.5
1
1.5
2 1
2.5 1
3 4
3.5 4
4 14
4.5 1
5 9

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 208,953,391 books! | Top bar: Always visible