The Heiress Gets a Duke (The Gilded Age Heiresses #1) by Harper St. George

Book Review

The Heiress Gets a Duke by Harper St. George is a debut Historical Romance following an American Heiress and the British Duke.

Tropes: Regency, Marriage of Convenience


Synopsis

Even a fortune forged in railroads and steel can’t buy entrance into the upper echelons of Victorian high society–for that you need a marriage of convenience.

American heiress August Crenshaw has aspirations. But unlike her peers, it isn’t some stuffy British Lord she wants wrapped around her finger–it’s Crenshaw Iron Works, the family business. When it’s clear that August’s outrageously progressive ways render her unsuitable for a respectable match, her parents offer up her younger sister to the highest entitled bidder instead. This simply will not do. August refuses to leave her sister to the mercy of a loveless marriage.

Evan Sterling, the Duke of Rothschild, has no intention of walking away from the marriage. He’s recently inherited the title only to find his coffers empty, and with countless lives depending on him, he can’t walk away from the fortune a Crenshaw heiress would bring him. But after meeting her fiery sister, he realizes Violet isn’t the heiress he wants. He wants August, and he always gets what he wants.

But August won’t go peacefully to her fate. She decides to show Rothschild that she’s no typical London wallflower. Little does she realize that every stunt she pulls to make him call off the wedding only makes him like her even more.


My Thoughts

In this enchanting marriage of convenience, we follow an American heiress and the British duke whose banter is just the beginning of their match made in.. well, you’ll see.

This fast-paced historical is one of many that I’ve devoured recently. And let me say the cover doesn’t disappoint! I wouldn’t say that I was over-the-moon after reading this book, but the characters were such a cute, nightly entertainment that I couldn’t put down.

What I Liked:

  • strong, independent characters
  • centered around an American-based family (you almost never see those in historicals)
  • the family business
  • fun, sizzling romance

What I Didn’t Like:

  • typical regency vibes 
  • can be a bit slow-paced

In the end, I give this one a solid 3 out of 5 stars. I’d recommend this debut for readers who adore historical romances!

Rating: 3 out of 5.

More Book Info

Published: 26 January 2021

Publisher: Berkley

Genre: Adult Historical Romance

Pages: 316

How I Read It: NetGalley eARC

*Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*


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