The year is 1816. The Duke of Beckworth has died without a direct heir. As the solicitors attempt to find the next Duke, what happens with the people that depend on Beckworth for their livelihood? There are five books in this series, each written by a different author.
Nathaniel Hughes and Elizabeth Smith meet when he rescues her and her half brother in a tavern in the Arkansas Territory. Nate takes Lizzie and her brother to New Orleans and then New York where she acts as his secretary.
When Nate has to return to England after leaving when he was a young man and making his fortune in America, it is only logical that he takes Lizzie with him. Nate has a new challenge as the Duke of Beckworth revitalizing the estate that has been left in limbo for the past year.
Lizzie has secretly loved Nate since he rescued her. Will Nate be able to see her as more than his secretary when he is being pushed to do his duty to the estate and provide an heir?
This was the perfect end to the series. I loved the characters and the slow build of a romance between Nate and Lizzie. It provided the perfect wrap to the lives of the characters in the other four novels. I enjoyed reading this novel.
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