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Schooling the Duke

by Christi Caldwell, narrated by Tim Campbell

When former soldier, Graham Linfor, now a Duke becomes the guardian of a young woman, the natural daughter of the man who once saved his life. He has to do his best to see she is educated and readied for polite society. In searching for a companion and instructor, he is reunited with the woman who betrayed him.

Mrs. Rowena Bryant is a dragon. The best instructor in the finishing school, despised by her students and fearful that anyone might learn of her dreadful secrets. Forced by the deception of the man she loved to leave home and fend for herself, Rowena has learned to trust no one but herself.

When faced with the man she once loved and forced by her headmistress to accept his offer as companion to his ward, Rowena must fight her unruly heart and the desire he still inspires in her.

They each have demons to battle but when the truth of their separation is revealed the past threatens to boil over and they risk being burned by their own passions.

You cannot go home again, they say, but you can start anew, if you are willing to take a chance.

Christi Caldwell makes us fall in love and suffer heartache right along with her characters. I was laughing and crying through out this story. She gives us strong characters who capture our hearts. A great historical romance.


I write suspense with a hot romance and a southern accent. I like strong characters with attitude and charm. Heroines who can rescue themselves and heroes who aren't afraid to love them.