After her third fiancé leaves her at the altar, Lenora Hartley is beginning to think she’s cursed. One thing’s for certain: she needs to escape London and her father’s tyrannical attempts to find her yet another suitor. The Isle of Synne, an isolated and idyllic retreat off Britain’s northern coast, is blessedly far from society’s gossip, but it also carries haunting reminders of her first fiancé. Letting go of the past to find happiness seems impossible—until Lenora is thrown in the path of a gruff, mysterious blue-eyed man who makes her pulse race.
Next in line for a dukedom he doesn’t want to inherit, Peter Ashford is only on the isle to exact revenge on the man who is responsible for his mother’s death. Once he’s completed the task, he’ll return to America where his life can finally be his own. Yet when he meets the beautiful and kind Miss Hartley, he can’t help but be drawn to her. Can Peter put aside his plans for vengeance for the woman who has come to mean everything to him?
A Good Duke is Hard to Find by Christina Britton is a historical regency romance told with a feminist point of view. The entire story is centered around one young woman. A lady that has been engaged and left behind three times. Her father is one who sees women as an object to be rid of…he wants his daughter wedded and gone. Lenora learns this much later in the book. I feel sorry that she has such horrible men like her father that made her feel less than what she is. She is a kind and caring woman. Lenora’s artistic paintings are something to be jealous of and when a particular Duke arrives, she learns so much more to life. Until Peter meets Lenora, his life has been nothing. He has been set on revenge on even that is taken away from him after so many years. He does not know what he has been missing til he meets her. Lenora is passionate. She lights up when happy and excited and that positivity affects those around her. Together these two lost souls find a beautiful place in their world with each other in it. Life away from London is but a dream. Then, Lenora’s father and trouble follow her to her quiet life with friends. Lenora soon finds courage, independence, and love. Only she will not be aware of it til the ending. I love this book! It has everything I ever wanted. The HEA, a female who grows into a strong woman in the end. Last there is a man who has had to close himself off to everything finally learns that letting in someone is the way to living. Love is everything. Christina Britton writes well. Her characters are charming. I love the meddling friends and aunt! Humor, romance, and plenty of action to spice things up in this read. I am hooked.