What To Do With A Duke (Spinster House Book 1) by Sally Mackenzie
An amusing tale with serious overtones. Curses follow the Dukes of Hart. They are condemned to marry, beget an heir, and die within a short time after that event. And thus it has been for five generations.
Marcus, the current Duke of Hart has determined to live his life fully, marry later in life and dodge the curse for some goodly years.
That is until he met Miss Isabelle Catherine Hutting, a spinster vying for the chance to live out her years at Spinster House in Loves Bridge. Marcus is the decision maker in the matter of whom shall inhabit Spinster House. Isabelle thought she was a shoe in, that is until two other contenders came forward...and there's no denying the attraction between Isabelle and Marcus. However, Isabelle is determined that Spinster House should be hers!
But, the best laid plans of mice and men etc. etc. Now Isabelle is caught in a conundrum and Marcus is wondering just how short his life will be.
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