The Duke's Holiday

The Duke s Holiday The cold precise Duke of Montford demands things his way neatly ordered in place and adhering closely to the rules So he is furious when he learns that the tenant of his ducal estate has been dead

  • Title: The Duke's Holiday
  • Author: Maggie Fenton
  • ISBN: 9781477828021
  • Page: 500
  • Format: Paperback
  • The cold, precise Duke of Montford demands things his way neatly ordered, in place, and adhering closely to the rules So he is furious when he learns that the tenant of his ducal estate has been dead for a year, and a stranger has been running the Honeywell business which, by contract, is now Montford s When he arrives in Yorkshire to investigate, he discovers that theThe cold, precise Duke of Montford demands things his way neatly ordered, in place, and adhering closely to the rules So he is furious when he learns that the tenant of his ducal estate has been dead for a year, and a stranger has been running the Honeywell business which, by contract, is now Montford s When he arrives in Yorkshire to investigate, he discovers that the estate is being run by an unruly, tomboyish woman and a bluestocking at that Fiery redhead Astrid Honeywell is independent and educated She s been handling the Honeywell family business for years And she s not about to relinquish it to anyone not even Montford because of some archaic contract.Montford and Astrid have an instant hatred for one another and an undeniable, unspeakable attraction They must resist this improper desire after all, Montford has a fianc e in London But when Astrid s life is placed in terrible danger, Montford finds he may be willing to risk everything to save her Revised edition This edition of The Duke s Holiday includes editorial revisions.

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    1. 4.5 starsA stuffy, uptight duke, with more than a touch of OCD, meets his match in a liberated, hard-working bluestocking who speaks her mind"Aloysius Honeywell is dead, Your Grace."With this unexpected news, Cyril Halbert Algernon Monk, eleventh Duke of Montford, despatches his man-of-affairs to Rylestone Hall to make certain Aloysius Honeywell has indeed passed away. And to make enquiries of the A. Honeywell who has been moonlighting as Aloysius Honeywell via their correspondence. The Honeywel [...]

    2. Written May 27, 20144 1/2 Stars - A lovely hilarious fun historical "tall tale"A 15 hrs audiobook narrated by Sue Pitkin.The promising book-blurb: « Includes an OCD Duke, a fiery heroine, mistaken identities, errant livestock, pompadours, drunken declarations, a touch of smex, and enough witty banter to sink a ship. »I'm impressed. Well done. Simply great!The Duke's Holiday is Maggie Fenton's first HR and there are a lot of happy reviews. Should be amusing, fun and a historical in the light ge [...]

    3. 4,75 Stars, just some polishing on the writing and we're there, straight to the moon and beyond.Paraphrasing the introductions each chapter begins with, this charming and endearing romance could have been titled:In which the Duke discovers that True Love thrives on Imperfectionsor, In which the Duke discovers that, through allowing some asymmetries, life and the world might show nicer perspectives. And while the duke lets go of starchy cravats and perfectly aligned snuffboxes in order to fall in [...]

    4. This was my "recommended read" for September's TBR Challenge entry. It's a very long review, so be warned! But many of my friends here really loved this book and I didn't, so I felt compelled to go into detail about why it didn't work for me.As I was writing the review, I revised my grade, so I'm going with a D+/2.5 stars.The Duke's Holiday is a light-hearted “romp” (the cover even boasts that it’s part of the author’s Regency Romp series – just in case I hadn’t realised) in which a [...]

    5. 4½ got-me-in-a-happy-mood STARS!The perfect novel to make you smile and fall in love. JUST PERFECT!You ever feel like escaping those intense or dark reads? Well this is the read for you! It was absolutely hysterical. It made me smile, chuckle and at times had me on the floor rolling around. Trust me this novel will put the whammy on you.This was a brilliant historical romantic comedy. Mix in a spirited and strong-willed Astrid Honeywell and an attractive Duke Montford, who has no idea what he i [...]

    6. STRAIGHT TO MY KEEPER SHELF (and I'm very picky about that shelf!)Let me start with the two things I did not like about this book1) I had things to do over the last day and a half. Laundry. Cleaning my kitchen. Making my family dinner. And none of that got done because of this novel. 2) I too am a debut author of Regency romance, with a book, Once Upon A Wager, out this week. And I really liked my book, until I read this one. Here is the bald truth. If you buy only one book today, it should not [...]

    7. *3.5 stars*At times VERY good, at times I was scratching my head; this book pretty much defines uneven for me. The narration swung from expressive and fabulous to WTF is that voice??!! I swear, some of the male side characters sounded like my 90 year old grandma. The "historical" aspects of the book have had great liberties taken with them. I liked the chemistry between the MCs and the sort of obsessive nature of the male MC, but the story dragged in odd places and the plot was out there. Overal [...]

    8. The Duke of Montford likes everything to be neatly lined up. A place for everything and everything in it's place. The one blemish on his ordered ledger is a small unprofitable estate in Yorkshire. An estate which was swindled out of the family 100s of years earlier and will only return to him after the last male descendent of the swindlers, the Honeywell's shuffles off his mortal coil. When Montford discovers that the aforementioned Honeywell did in fact pass on many years earlier he immediately [...]

    9. There are times I love to escape with a fun, light, romance and The Duke’s Holiday fit the bill perfectly. Maggie Fenton has produced a Regency romp that’s filled with quirky, lovable characters, witty banter and enough slap stick humor guaranteed to produce many laugh out loud moments. A sexy Romantic Comedy featuring a sinfully delicious Duke and a feisty, outspoken heroine. Loved it!

    10. Sorry. Call me a wet blanket, but I'm probably not going to finish this book. Not liking the heroine, Astrid. Not too crazy about the Duke, either. Definitely not my kind of comedy. Slapstick. Petunia the pig got too much coverage already, at only 25% into the book.

    11. More like between 3.5- 3.999 because this ended up being wayyyyyy too long and insane. I like insane -_- and for about three quarters of it, the story was actually amazing. An hero with OCD. A woman determined to thwart him every step of the way. And by that, she means keep her own crooked castle in the family and get the Duke out of her hair.But then the villain had to appear _ no spoiler, since this appears on the synopsis _ and between the attempted rape _ thwarted of course_ and insanities _ [...]

    12. I loved this book. It's fun, it has great characters. The conflict and all the problems suit the story well. The romance is believable. It even has a villain and his actions move the story forward. A lovely humorous historical romance.

    13. A clear 4.5 stars.This was so much fun! No wonder it is called the Regency Romp series :)The hero, Cyril -he had several other funny, nerdy names- was a bit of an OCD poker-up-his-arse kind of duke (yes, a mofo-duke, Joanna!). He preferred to call himself Montford and was pretty shut down emotionally, mostly due to a very traumatic incident when he was four years old. Then he meets Astrid, who is basically his antithesis. She has been running an estate that should have reverted back to him after [...]

    14. Hilarious to an extent but the event were way to crazy for me to follow ! Just wasn't my cuppa :/

    15. I'm a sucker for enemies to lovers romances. There is just something intriguing, fun, and sexy about watching two people who seemingly despise each other fall in love. What's that saying, "there's a thin line between love and hate"? Makes it all the more exciting."Damn that woman to bloody hell, but she was aa Handful. A strumpet. Worse. He suspected she was a bluestocking.The horror." - Montford The Duke's Holiday is a humorous enemies to lovers historical romance that doesn't take itself too s [...]

    16. Another wonderful recommmendation from my most favorite and trusted GR reviewer, Jill. Take her word for it, if not mine. It's loads of fun (like Barbara Metzger's books) but with far more heart and emotion (like Tessa Dare's), not just antics to make us laugh. Great characters, terrific action and hilarious scene descriptions from each character's perpspective in ways that made me cry laughing. Or do I mean laugh till I cried? There were tears, my face was squinched up and I was LMBO. You get m [...]

    17. 1.5 Stars because it wasn’t a terrible book, but I can’t say I enjoyed it.For the most part, this was a well-written historical romance (minus the spelling errors) and it was fast-paced, which is not as common as you would hope. I definitely appreciated and was impressed by the amount of story the author managed to fit into this book. I’ve read plenty of books where the story hasn’t even started by 30 percent and that always weirds me out. Anyways: fast-paced, lots of happenings, some hu [...]

    18. This book had the potential and had the right feel but it had a couple of things that irked me. Astrid and Montford do NOT like each other, at all. Even until the very, very end. I kept waiting for the moment where they started to be warmer to each other and actually get along. I know that the arguing and bullying was part of the enemies to lovers thing to work but I felt it was a little too harsh. When Montford thinks he'd like to gorge out Astrid's eyes or kick her head in, it felt awkwardly t [...]

    19. I recently saw this book favorably reviewed at Dear Author and it made me realize it's been awhile since I've sat down and giggled through a historical romance. This is a really fun book. The duke of Montford is a very serious, intense, dour duke. He takes his responsibilities very seriously, running a pristine estate and always doing his duty for his country. He is also very particular about the way his life and house is run. He likes everything in its place. His office desk must have his paper [...]

    20. One of the best HR book I've read so far. It's full of hilarious and adventures scenes. There are very good reviews about the book. So I've just write a few things. When I started to read, it capture my attention and it didn't release me until the last sentence.It's very colorful, very theatrical story. Pacing is very successful. I was not bored or lost my enthusiasm one second.I love all the chracters and each one have a proper and important role. Dialogs are magnificent, especially between her [...]

    21. DNFed at 25%. I tried to give this as much a chance as I possibly could but ultimately the heroine was so so utterly TSTL that I found it impossible to continue.I don't think I've ever sided with an absolutely arrogant stuffy male as much as I have with the hero in this one. It probably helped that I stopped where I did so I didn't have to actually read him deflower her while he was still engaged to someone else, which I'm assuming is where the author was going to take their mutual attraction.Th [...]

    22. Fantastic fun. Fenton knows exactly what she's about. There was such commitment to this story - the writing, the style, the characters. I ate it up. This kind of farcical style can be hit and miss, but I thought it was funny and clever. The characters were great - Montford and his need for control slowly unraveled by Astrid's unpredictability and intelligence. The book managed to keep its lighthearted tone whilst giving its two main characters believably angsty back stories, which is no mean fea [...]

    23. A slapstick regency that annoyed rather than delighted. Unlike the best humorous Barbara Metzger regencies, the the attempted humor coyly and relentlessly aimed to enchant, but fell flat. Narration of the audiobook by Sue Pitkin was good, but not sufficient to make me care about the protagonists and their dilemmas.

    24. 3.5 stars for this fun and sweet story. It calls itself a 'Regency romp', and that's a fair descriptor. Yes parts of the plot are fairly ridiculous and unbelievable, but the tomboyish, managing Astrid and her slightly OCD Montford (or Cyril!) are a lovely pair. Once Montford gets involved in Astrid's madcap adventures, he quickly loses his obsession with neatness. He forgets that all of his possessions need to be lined up symmetrically, and devotes himself instead to saving Astrid from the dange [...]

    25. Enter to win a copy of The Duke's Holiday until June 30th, and check out my Q&A with the author, as well as a sneak peak of her next book, Thief of Hearts, on my blog. Okay, historical romance fans, I have a book for you. The Duke’s Holiday is an incredibly funny historical romance featuring a fabulously prudish and proper hero and a fabulously outrageous bluestocking heroine. Prepare to swoon! And laugh your head off. This one is perfect for Tessa Dare or Julia Quinn fans.The Duke of Monf [...]

    26. This was a little bit of a slow start, but oh how wonderful of a story!!! Absolutely adorable and funny. I laughed so hard at so many scenes it was too hard to put it down.

    27. This is the perfect example of "too much of a good thing".I can't recall a novel with a more entertaining beginning thank this one. The characters are hilarious, the setting is amazing, the dialogue is snappy, and Petunia the pig is great.Montford, with his OCD and tragic past, is very endearing.Astrid, with her mismatched eyes and bluestocking ways, is incredibly funny.And aunt Anabele is one of the funniest characters in recent times!It was absolutely delightful to dive into this world and all [...]

    28. I'd never before read a book that had me laughing so hard and for so long that I actually had tears running down my face until I read The Duke's Holiday. Maggie Fenton's witty dialogue rivals Tessa Dare and takes hilarity to the next level with fated slap stick scenarios and endearingly ridiculous characters. There was so much life in this book. So many personalities swimming together, each bringing a unique and entertaining story to the mix. Woven together, they create a symphony of playfulness [...]

    29. A Ton of Fun While it may have been a wee bit long, this book was just a ton of silliness and fun. If you want lighthearted, adventure and silly, choose Maggie Fenton all the way. It's totally ridiculous, I won't kid you, and way less than believable but it's pure escape and brain candy all at once. The Duke of Montford is seriously whacked but brilliantly so. I think I might have a soft spot for the injured hero. Basically, what we have here is a story of feuding families Hatfields and the McCo [...]

    30. ★★★★½ Audio very well narrated; enjoyed it more the second time around, partly due to the wonderful narration.

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