Sally MacKenzie stole our hearts with her very humorous Naked Nobility series and now with the April release of THE DUCHESS OF LOVE; an e-book novella, we receive a tantalizing glimpse of what is to come in her upcoming series of the same name.

THE DUCHESS OF LOVE is a prequel to the series that introduces the matchmaking Duchess who plays a major role in the upcoming books and tells the story of how she met and fell in love with her Duke.


The day was as hot as the pond was inviting. It’s not as if anyone in Little Huffington was going to happen upon a secluded vale on the Duke of Greycliffe’s lands. And Venus Collingswood didn’t want to get her shift all wet. It was the perfect setting in which to plan her lovely bookworm of a sister’s betrothal to the mysterious new duke arriving seven days hence. If only she had a suitable accomplice …

Andrew Valentine, Duke of Greycliffe, never thought arriving at his own household a week early would cause so much trouble. The housekeeper thinks he’s his own cousin. Actually, the chance to not be the duke for a while is a pleasant opportunity indeed. It might even help him interrogate the delectable little nymph he’s discovered swimming in his pond-if he can manage to get a word in edgewise…”

…leaves you quite satisfied, if not giddy…

Although just shy of a 100 pages, the story of vicar’s daughter Venus Collingswood and the Duke of Greycliffe, Andrew Valentine is packed with enough romantic comedy and angst to feel like a full bodied novel and leaves you quite satisfied, if not giddy to read what this author comes up with next when the first book of the series; BEDDING LORD NED hits the shelves in June.

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Teresa Spreckelmeyer
Teresa St. Mary - Teresa, is a wearer of many hats (figuratively) including, mother, wife, graphic designer, event planner, web developer and a self-admitted, avid reader of historical romance novels. Although Teresa is a “small town girl” (again, figuratively) from Missouri, through her various workings with clients and events, in and out of the west coast entertainment industry, she laughingly refers to Los Angeles as her second home. Teresa has produced marketing design work for actors, directors, writers and film studios, among others and played a strong behind-the-scenes role in the creation of entertainment oriented, fundraising events in both Los Angeles and Las Vegas over the past nine years.