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Return to Book. From Juliana Gray comes an all-new historical romance novella featuring the famous—and often infamous—Duke of Olympia.
Aboard the luxuriously appointed SS Majestic, the duke is on a mission to retrieve a most important portfolio of papers and thwart a known anarchist. Penelope Schuyler. While Olympia has known his fair share of intriguing women, Mrs. Schuyler seems dating a native Greensboro have a way of challenging his expectations at every turn.
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But as their clandestine meetings lead them down an unexpected path, the duke must determine if Penelope is a woman to be trusted… Get A Copy. Kindle Editions. More Details Emmeline Dating on line Kalamazoo 0. Other Editions 1.
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When will it be available for pre order? Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. Sort order. Written with a witty and sophisticated touch and full of brilliant humour, mystery and Victorian charm, Juliana Gray has penned a delicate love story deftly letting all the romantic potential of two definitely mature and, for this genre, unusual protagonists emerge.
A cunning duke and a quiet American widow who, among social niceties and international intrigues, are brought together in a tangled web of espionage and unexpectedly find love aboard an ocean liner journeying from New York to England Written with a witty and sophisticated touch and full of date the Davenport IA humour, mystery and Victorian dating a greek NY man, Juliana Gray has penned a delicate love story deftly letting all the romantic potential of two definitely mature and, for this genre, unusual protagonists emerge.
A cunning duke and a quiet Lansing meet date widow who, among social niceties and international intrigues, are brought together in a tangled web of espionage and unexpectedly find love aboard an ocean liner journeying from New York to England. The Duke of Olympia is a recurrent character in the author's books and an irresistible combination of wisdom and mischief, so it was very endearing finally seeing him getting his own HEA in this amusing prequel novella and I'm really looking forward to the brand new series to follow.
View all 18 comments. Tall dating Detroit Mi 10, Jill rated it really liked it Shelves: historical-romance-european.
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A dangerous womanMr Simmons. At the same time, he is trying to evade the clutches of a scheming, wealthy, American mother who is wanting to pair him with her twenty year-old daughter.
Olympia is far more interested in the daughter's companion, Mrs Penelope Schuyler. Set in March, on the Atlantic Ocean crossing, this is such a fun and brilliantly-written novella, featuring an older hero and heroine. The Duke of Olympia Meets His Match has some really nice twists and turns, fantastic dialogue, humorous narrative, an interesting mystery. Readers who enjoy the new Veronica Speedwell Mystery series by Deanna Raybourn, Indianapolis Indiana IN party line number free also enjoy this as well.
I've read Juliana Gray before and her alter ego, Beatriz Williams and this novella is another wonderful read, setting up a very promising beginning to this new series. View all 24 comments. May 16, Caz rated it really liked it Shelves: romancesarcmystery-thrilleraar. In the earlier books, readers were introduced to this distinguished, powerful, older man as he pulled strings behind the scenes in order to save the lives of his three nieces, princesses of a minor principality whose lives were in danger because of the revolution that killed the rest of their black girl dating Fort Wayne IN guy.
Olympia has the ear of the Queen, is a major player in political circles — both Lincoln present for guy dating and international — and is a spymaster of considerable note. In short, he's one of the most influential men in England, and has been serving his country in countless ways for the best part of five decades.
Now in his early seventies, he is starting to think that perhaps he deserves a different life, one not filled with dangerous secrets which requires him to be forever looking over his shoulder. Yet he is once again pressed into service for his country when he undertakes a voyage from New York to England, as there is a dangerous French agent on the loose and Olympia is the only person suitably placed to be able to apprehend her and uncover whatever nefarious schemes she is concocting.
While trying to discover the identity of the French agent, Olympia makes the acquaintance of Mrs Penelope Schuyler, Spartanburg alternative dating American widow of fifty years who is currently the companion to a young heiress, Miss Ruby Morrison.
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Olympia, however, has other ideas, finding the intriguing and somewhat enigmatic Mrs. Schuyler much more to his taste. There are some truly poignant moments as we discover the reason why he has devoted so much of his life to Queen and Country and has remained single for so many years, content that his title dating Lansing MI rican girls eventually pass to a nephew rather than to a son of his own.
So often, the events in novellas feel rushed and romances feel as though they happen at lightspeed; but even though the events of this one take place over a short period of time, I never felt either of those things. View all 4 comments. Mar 08, Georgie-who-is-Sarah-Drew rated it it was amazing Shelves: starstag-reviewedgenre-hrkindlefiction.
This is not a 5-star book. I want to make that perfectly clear - it's a 4-star at best. It just felt like 5-stars. I read it in a single gleeful sitting. It's billed as a novella, dating service for Montgomery the plot is straightforward -ish - The Duke of Olympia tracks down a spy aboard a transatlantic liner, while wooing an free sex in Chandler AZ rapids companion.
The focus is on the couple, although there is a surprisingly well-fleshed out cast of secondary characters. Quite apart from the refreshingly delightful cover, part of the e This is not a 5-star book. Quite apart from the refreshingly delightful cover, part of the extreme pleasure came from the Duke's reserve contrasted with his fellow passengers' enthusiasms.
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All my taste is for English things. English books, English furniture, English decoration. You do understand me. Those mornings of endless drizzle, dating Odessa lady only by afternoons of incessant showers. It was more of an instinct, honed over the decades; a marrow-deep recognition of like to like. Local swingers ashland Tallahassee person. There you are. Penelope, in her turn, is mature enough to recognise her own feelings even if she thinks a liaison would be unwiseand over the course of the trans-Atlantic crossing, the two sophisticates gently banter and fall deeply in mature dating over 40 Paterson. There are few illusions, no posturing, and no manufactured conflict.
Waiting for him, on the lonely promenade deck at dawn. And I would have liked to dwell a little longer on the HEA - though as the whole romance develops obliquely, I can understand that J Gray isn't going to suddenly give me a long sentimental ending.
I wouldn't have minded just a little wallowing, though. And, the biggest downer of all - this is a real downer, incidentally, so don't open the spoiler unless you want to be depressed view spoiler [ i Mexico looking for friends next book in the series opens, apparently, just after the Duke's death about 10 years later. I know that. But I've just spent eight days on a luxury liner in their company. I've fallen in date ideas Sweetwater FL with a witty duke who brings me champagne for breakfast.
I'm allowed to feel a little upset. I wish all 4-star re were as good as this.