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Mr. Cavendish, I Presume by Julia Quinn

January 22nd, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books

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I give this book 3.5 out of 5 stars.

Description: There went the bride…

Amelia Willoughby has been engaged to the Duke of Wyndham for as long as she can remember. Literally. A mere six months old when the contracts were signed, she has spent the rest of her life waiting. And waiting. And waiting…for Thomas Cavendish, the oh-so-lofty duke, to finally get around to marrying her. But as she watches him from afar, she has a sneaking suspicion that he never thinks about her at all…

It’s true. He doesn’t. Thomas rather likes having a fiancée—all the better to keep the husband-hunters at bay—and he does intend to marry her…eventually. But just when he begins to realize that his bride might be something more than convenient, Thomas’s world is rocked by the arrival of his long-lost cousin, who may or may not be the true Duke of Wyndham. And if Thomas is not the duke, then he’s not engaged to Amelia. Which is the cruelest joke of all, because this arrogant and illustrious duke has made the mistake of falling in love…with his own fiancée!

It was kind of odd reading basically the same story of The Lost Duke of Wyndham from a different point of view.  I am surprised that I actually enjoyed this book quite a bit especially since I thought The Lost Duke of Wyndham was pretty bad.  I did not expect the two books to pretty much cover the exact same story.  If anything else I thought this one would start a little bit after The Lost Duke of Wyndham as we see what Thomas Cavendish do with his life.  I enjoyed seeing the developing attraction between Amelia and Thomas since this wasn’t one of those books where Thomas was immediately smitten with Amelia or entranced by her looks.  In fact, he does not even realize how beautiful Amelia is and in fact is pretty oblivious to her existence for a good while.  I was very happy with the way the book ended and this restored my faith in Quinn’s writing after The Lost Duke book.

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