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by Kathryn Smith

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  • ISBN 0613568923
  • ISBN13 978-0613568920
  • Language English
  • Author Kathryn Smith
  • Publisher Bt Bound (March 2001)
  • Formats azw lit doc lrf
  • Category Teenagers
  • Subcategory Romance
  • Size ePub 1305 kb
  • Size Fb2 1265 kb
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 944


Kathryn Smith began writing at age eight. So not the case with Anna and the Duke. Anna and Ewan actually have more dimensions to themselves than just their sex drive.

Kathryn Smith began writing at age eight. For the next nine years she continued in her attempts to entertain students and teachers alike with her stories. But not until she was in her mid-twenties did she gather up the courage to follow her dream. Although they're not setting out to fall for one another, they follow their hearts to be together.

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com User, August 9, 2003. Ewan MacLaughlin finds out that his father, the Duke of Brahm, has died and made Ewan his heir. The news comes as a big suprise to Ewan since his father had deserted Ewan and his mother so long ago. Though Ewan already has his title of being the Earl of Keir, he journeys to England to settle his acquired estates.

Kate Locke is one of six nom de plumes of a Canadian-born author, born in 1971, who also goes by the names Kate Cross, Kady Cross, Kathryn Smith, Kate Kessler and Kate McLaughlin depending on the genre she writes

Kate Locke is one of six nom de plumes of a Canadian-born author, born in 1971, who also goes by the names Kate Cross, Kady Cross, Kathryn Smith, Kate Kessler and Kate McLaughlin depending on the genre she writes. Smith's earliest novels were paranormal romances in an historical setting, written under the name Kathryn Smith. She then turned to writing steampunk for young adults as Kady Cross and steampunk romances as Kate Cross

Massey Business College. Current City and Home Town. Trying to live my life with being the best I can be, making up for mistakes that I have made in my past. No favourite quotes to show.

Anna and the Duke (The MacLaughlins, by Kathryn Smith. AnnaAt the very least, anyone else in Anna Welsley's position would be satisfied. Anna is to inherit a fortune, and after a glittering London debut last Season, she is now engaged to a duke's son. Anna herself does not understand the vague feeling of diss. A Seductive Offer (Friends Trilogy, by Kathryn Smith.

Kathryn Smith is the author of the Brotherhood of the Blood paranormal, urban fantasy romance . Book Expo America I'll be signing as Kady Cross at the Harlequin booth.

Kathryn Smith is the author of the Brotherhood of the Blood paranormal, urban fantasy romance series, as well as other historical and contemporary romance novels. Check back for day and time! News.

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Opilar
I was wary at first to read the books in this series, coming from Avon. When you think of the typical romance novels that they produce, you usually come across ninny girls who want to have sex with a big buff guy. End of story.
So not the case with Anna and the Duke. Anna and Ewan actually have more dimensions to themselves than just their sex drive. Although they're not setting out to fall for one another, they follow their hearts to be together. There is also another underlying plot here, which is what makes the book succeed. It's really a good, suspensful novel that includes romance, it doesn't just center on that. I love that the characters have different facets to them that make them real, like abandonedment issues, being forced to do things by your parents. This book is definately a 110% book!
Tygralbine
This was my fav book as a teen, and still one of my favorites in my 20s. Its very well written, clever, intense, and romantic. Its great for teens because its pure romance, and no dirty stuff like in adult books. Its all about the kisses anf time spent together. Will they end up together? Will there be a happy ending? Would definitely recommend.
Jarortr
My friend liked this.
kewdiepie
My first book by this author. I bought it based on the positive reviews and am glad I did.

This isn't one of those steamy novels but what I call a true regency romance, the kind I most enjoy (btw, I'm in my 30's). Ewan is a young Scottish lord whose Scottish mother died while he was a child after his English father abandoned them and left them in near-poverty. For his whole life, Ewan has harbored resentment and anger towards the father he never knew and whom he has always imagined to be a selfish jerk. Yet while despising the man, Ewan admits to himself, though barely, that he wished he had had his father's approval. It is this kind of realistic ambivalence that really drew me to the author's characters.

Now in his 20's, Ewan learns his father has died and Ewan is now the new Duke. Ewan travels to England for the reading of the will and learns that his father was actually a good man. He meets his father's second family (his father had remarried soon after his mother died). His stepmother and stepsister are unexpected kind and genuinely happy to meet him. His stepbrother, Richard, however deeply resents him for usurping what he has always believed was to be his inheritance. As it turns out, Ewan's father never told his second family that he had an older son until he was on his deathbed. So Richard has spent his life expecting he would be heir and it is a huge blow to him that he will now be a mere second son.

In England, Ewan soon meets Anna. There is an immediate spark between the 2. As it turns out though, Anna is already engaged--to Richard, Ewan's stepbrother.

Ewan and Anna are both likable characters, honest, straight-forward, and intelligent. Their budding romance is sweet, but I think what I most appreciated about the book was the way the author presented dual sides of many of the characters. Richard and to a lesser extent, Anna's mother, are the villains of the story. But neither are just flat bad guys. You understand their motivation and sympathize even if you don't agree. Of course the wealth and prestige associated with the title are a draw for Richard, but also, becoming the next Duke was a way in which he could maintain a connection with the father he dearly loved. Anna's mother, while seemingly your typical greedy woman who is only out to sell her daughter to the highest bidder, is also sometimes displayed as being driven by a genuine desire to see her daughter better situated in life than she had been when she herself married.

As much as I liked the romance part (it's a romance after all!), I also enjoyed the familial relationships. Anna with her love/hate relationship with her mother. Her father who seemed oblivious to everything but who at one point showed that he was more aware than they thought. Ewan's relationship with his stepmother and stepsister. His stepmother's love for Richard which doesn't blind her to his faults. And of course Ewan's relationship with Richard himself. I found these varying relationships just as compelling as the romantic one between Ewan and Anna. Even if I didn't already know, it is clear that some of the characters are intended to pop up again in a sequel.

While the book did not leave me sighing, I didn't want to put it down.
Mpapa
The benefits of reading Anna and the Duke:

It’s like Jane Austen with training wheels. You know those water wings that you strap to little kids who don’t know how to swim yet? Anna and the Duke, and by extension the entire Avon True Romance series, is like that. There are no sex scenes and very little sexual implications. The novel is a good length and does not lose steam. It gives its readers an elegant taste of the time period, with all the delicious tidbits like carriages and poetry by Byron. Think of Anna and the Duke as Jane Austen 101. Once you’ve had a taste of silk gowns, dance cards, and kisses on the hand…you’ll never go back.
The characters are interesting. Anna and the Duke is actually the first of two books that feature MacLaughlin men. Emily and the Scot is the sequel, and both books have a wonderful cast of lively, believable characters that you’ll wish are your real life friends. Ewan is the quintessential Prince Charming with a Scottish flair, and with her keen wit Anna proves herself to be more than just a damsel in matrimonial distress.
It’s through-and-through romantic. This would seem like a no-brainer for a romance novel, but Anna and Ewan’s story is so heartwarmingly lovely that you won’t be able to keep from smiling at the end!
Rating: 5 Benefits

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