Praise for The Worst Duke in the World

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Booklist Starred Review “There are pigs, pumpkins, and pamphlets, oh my! And a charming, fairy tale-like sensibility powering the latest blissfully romantic addition to Berne’s Penhallow series. . . . Filled with endearingly quirky characters, plenty of droll wit, and a number of clever literary grace notes, including a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it homage to the most perfect porcine-inspired piece of children’s literature ever written, this is a transporting, transcendent triumph.”
Booklist, starred review

“Deftly funny . . . A nice portrait of what courtship is like for a dedicated single parent.”

“A light-hearted, humorous escapade [and] a delightfully fun read. . . . The writing is brilliant, and readers will thoroughly enjoy The Worst Duke in the World.”
Romance Reviews Today

“Berne’s sparkling fifth Penhallow Dynasty Regency romance . . . pairs an unconventional duke with the newest member of the wealthy Penhallow family. When penniless 20-year-old Jane Kent discovers a letter written to her grandmother, Charity, by Titus Penhallow, she learns that Titus was her grandfather. Jane travels to Surmont Hall to present the letter to Mrs. Penhallow, her great-grandmother, who enthusiastically welcomes her into the family. Because Jane’s poor upbringing afforded her little education, Mrs. Penhallow solicits the local vicar to tutor Jane alongside Wakefield Farr, the eight-year-old Marquis of Rutherford, son of the Penhallows’ neighbor, Anthony, Duke of Radcliffe. Anthony, a widower who cares little for living up to ducal expectations, is enchanted by Jane’s beauty and refreshing candor, though he remains resolute never to marry again. But when Mrs. Penhallow takes Jane to London to search for a husband, Anthony misses her more than he anticipated and must decide whether to confess his feelings to Jane or risk losing her to another man. Jane’s curious combination of naivete and street smarts makes her an endearing heroine, and the romance between Jane and Anthony is enhanced by witty banter and Wakefield’s mischievous antics. Series fans will be thrilled.”
Publishers Weekly