About the book:
When Beatrix, Duchess of Howden, writes to her estranged husband offering a divorce, she’s stunned when he arrives on her doorstep with a different proposition: a six-week marriage trial! Quinton Roxbury seems cold and inscrutable, but Beatrix gradually realizes his rough exterior hides a heavy burden. As their connection deepens, dare she trust him with her own scandalous past and risk the marriage she never knew she wanted?
From Harlequin Historical: Your romantic escape to the past.
Regency Belles of Bath
Book 1: An Unconventional Countess
Book 2: Unexpectedly Wed to the Officer
Book 3: The Duke’s Runaway Bride
The Duke’s Runaway Bride is the third book in the Regency Belles of Bath series by Jenni Fletcher. Would I say this was my favourite in the series so far? That is such a difficult question to answer because each book is perfect as a standalone, as well as being linked within the series, but choosing a favourite would be akin to choosing a favourite child! I think I can say, hand on heart, that I love each book uniquely and collectively!
In Bath we were first introduced to ‘Belinda Carr’ in book 2 of the series, a mysterious woman in desperate need of help, which she finds courtesy of the women at Belles of Bath, a biscuit shop.
She is identified as Beatrix, Duchess of Howden, when her husband, the Duke, Quinton Roxbury arrives in Bath to take her home. Both victims of an arranged marriage of necessity, Quinton wants her to return with him in order to avoid unnecessary scandal, and in spite of her desire to be a divorced and independent woman, Beatrix agrees to return for a trial period of a ix weeks.
Both Beatrix and Quinton were damaged by their past experiences, but together they begin to address their individual issues and find an undeniable chemistry between them.
I loved the Duke’s family who were the secondary characters and I loved how Beatrix was able to help them all individually with their own issues as well.
This was such an adorable romance with a kind, albeit complicated hero, and a strong, independent caring heroine who helps everyone that she meets and touches their lives in such a positive way.
Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources, Mills and Boon Historical and Jenni Fletcher, for my invitation to take part in this Publication Day Push. Happy Publication Day Jenni!
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About the author:
Jenni Fletcher was born in Scotland and now lives in Yorkshire where she writes historical romance novels ranging from the Roman to late Victorian eras. She studied English at Cambridge and Hull and has been nominated for 4 RoNA awards, winning for Short Romantic Fiction in 2020. She teaches Creative Writing at a university in the north of England and her favourite hobbies are baking and, of course, reading.