The Good, the Bad, and the Duke (The Cavensham Heiresses #4) by Janna MacGregor

This book is part of a series and probably should be read in order as the first part of the book is heavy with the past and can be a little confusing.

Lady Daphne Hallworth is ready to spend the Christmas with her family, unfortunately they are all so busy with their new families that they have forgotten her and she finds herself left in London.  Ever independent Daphne sets about working on her plan to open a home for unwed mothers. Unfortunately, her brother’s nemesis Paul Barstowe, Duke of Southart has plans to use the site she has picked as a hospital dedicated to his brother.

Complicating matters Daphne loses her personal diary that contains scandalous writings on both her own secret desires and her family’s hidden scandals. Paul agrees to help Daphne retrieve her diary before a tabloid newspaper has a chance to publish it.

This was an entertaining read however it is difficult to establish a time period which is somewhat important in historical reads. It was also heavy on internal dialogue which slowed the pace of the story however I liked the characters and found myself rooting for them to succeed.

I received an arc of this book in exchange for an honest review. My thoughts and opinions are my own.

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