In How The Duke Was Won, James, the uncivilized Duke of Harland, returns from a decade abroad and requires a bride with a spotless reputation for a strictly business arrangement. Charlene Beckett, the unacknowledged daughter of an Earl, has been offered a fortune to pose as her half-sister, Lady Dorothea, and win the Duke’s proposal. Passions run high as Charlene competes for the Duke's approval and risks losing her heart in the process.
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