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Sometimes happily ever after . . .

Anthony Hurst, Duke of Kingsborough, knows the time has come for him to produce an heir. But first he must find a bride. When he meets the most exquisite woman at his masquerade ball, he thinks his search is over . . . until the breathtaking beauty runs off. With few clues other than her figure, her scent, and the memory of her kiss, Anthony must find his mystery lady.

. . . needs a little bit of help.

Isabella Chilcott can scarcely believe it: she is finally at the Kingsborough Ball. As a child, she dreamed of dancing a waltz here, and now, thanks to a gorgeous gown shes found in the attic, Isabella is living her fairytale fantasy. And shes waltzing with the Duke of Kingsborough himself! But she must escape before he discovers her secrets . . . for she is not who she pretends to be, and falling in love with Prince Charming is the last thing she can allow herself to do . . .

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"In this humorous and captivating Regency take on the Cinderella story, carriage worker's daughter Isabella Smith sneaks into the Kingsborough masquerade ball, hoping to have some fun before becoming engaged to the dull and demanding Timothy Roberts. Isabella, wearing a mask and the beautiful gown that she's kept hidden in her attic, captures the attention of Anthony, Duke of Kingsborough, and sparks immediately fly. When Isabella hastily exits, Anthony is devastated but knows he must locate her — especially when friends assert that she was wearing the dress in which their kidnapped daughter was last seen. Isabella realizes that her mother, who hates the aristocracy, will never approve of her flirtation with Anthony, yet as her dislike for Mr. Roberts grows, so does her affection for the duke. Before finding love, the two must confront society's rules, family secrets, and vengeful debutantes. Regency fans will happily devour this tale's heady passion, comical interludes, and engaging story. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Born in Denmark, Sophie Barnes spent her youth traveling with her parents to wonderful places all around the world. She's lived in five different countries, on three different continents, and speaks Danish, English, French, Spanish, and Romanian. But, most impressive of all, she's been married to the same man three times—in three different countries and in three different dresses.

When she's not busy dreaming up her next romance novel, Sophie enjoys spending time with her family, swimming, cooking, gardening, watching romantic comedies and, of course, reading.

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Teri Crosby, September 2, 2013 (view all comments by Teri Crosby)
It began with a dress, a secret, and a desire . . .

Isabella Chilcott always hoped for a happily ever after, but she is arranged into a marriage to support her family. With the ever looming proposal of marriage haunting Isabella, she is realizing that her dreams of a romance are waning but maybe just one Ball could help her adjust to the life she will live soon. Just one Ball . .

Anthony Hurst is the Duke of Kingsborough and their family has been in morning for his father, his mother has left society but a Ball may brings something fresh and lively into their life. With a past as a rake with a reputation and women hungry like wolves for title, Anthony has almost given up all hope at finding happiness these days. Obligation is heavy on his heart and just the very thought of a Ball is sending shivers down his spine as ladies come calling.

When these two characters meet under the cover of masks at the Ball sparks will fly and so may skirts soon after. Isabella is still holding fast to her obligation to marry into a loveless marriage to aid her family, but will Anthony be able to impress upon Isabella his love before it is too late?

What I truly enjoyed about this book was the genuine feelings the characters shared between each other even as they tried to deny them. Their positions in life soon came to no importance as their feelings began to take over their daily lives. With a fabulous cast of supporting characters in Isabella's sister, and Anthony's family and friends, we are drawn into this story more with each page turned.

Sophie Barnes has brought out a Duke and shared with us a lady in disguise pattered with the classic Cinderella story but filled with all new intrigue, romance and ton.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780062245076
Subtitle:
At the Kingsborough Ball
Author:
Barnes, Sophie
Publisher:
Avon
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Romance - Historical
Subject:
Romance - Regency
Edition Description:
Mass Market PB
Series:
At the Kingsborough Ball
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20130827
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.1875 x 0.96 in 6.4 oz

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In this humorous and captivating Regency take on the Cinderella story, carriage worker's daughter Isabella Smith sneaks into the Kingsborough masquerade ball, hoping to have some fun before becoming engaged to the dull and demanding Timothy Roberts. Isabella, wearing a mask and the beautiful gown that she's kept hidden in her attic, captures the attention of Anthony, Duke of Kingsborough, and sparks immediately fly. When Isabella hastily exits, Anthony is devastated but knows he must locate her — especially when friends assert that she was wearing the dress in which their kidnapped daughter was last seen. Isabella realizes that her mother, who hates the aristocracy, will never approve of her flirtation with Anthony, yet as her dislike for Mr. Roberts grows, so does her affection for the duke. Before finding love, the two must confront society's rules, family secrets, and vengeful debutantes. Regency fans will happily devour this tale's heady passion, comical interludes, and engaging story. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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