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Three new historical romances for Spring

Redemption of the Duke by Gayle Callen
courtesy of Avon Books

"How to Lose a Duke in Ten Days" by Laura Lee Guhrke, "Redemption of the Duke" by Gayle Callen, and "It Takes a Scandal" by Caroline Linden are historical romances by award-winning authors.

These romantic stories will make your spring more enjoyable. They are available now.

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Redemption of the Duke by Gayle Callen
Redemption of the Duke by Gayle Callen courtesy of Avon Books

Redemption of the Duke by Gayle Callen

"Redemption of the Duke" is the last in Callen's three-part series about soldiers who try to make amends for mistakes made during a war. Although the reader meets many of the characters in the previous two books, the author says, "And it's always a fun challenge to make sure the book stands alone for a first-time reader." This story is filled with generosity, passion and heartfelt kindness.

'It Takes a Scandal' by Caroline Linden
'It Takes a Scandal' by Caroline Linden courtesy of Avon Books

'It Takes a Scandal' by Caroline Linden

With "It Takes a Scandal," Caroline Linden explores earlier incarnations of "Fifty Shades of Grey." Specifically, versions of erotica that existed in Regency England and what might have happened to society ladies that obtains such a booklet.

Linden manages to combine historical detail with romance and a bit or erotica to create an engrossing historical fiction.

'How to Lose a Duke in Ten Days' by Laura Lee Guhrke
'How to Lose a Duke in Ten Days' by Laura Lee Guhrke courtesy of Avon Books

'How to Lose a Duke in Ten Days' by Laura Lee Guhrke

Laura Lee Guhrke gave herself a challenge with "How to Lose a Duke in Ten Days." She wanted to write a romance with a marriage of convenience -- but a different book from other romances. A ruined American heiress marries a duke, but they agree to live separately. He changes his mind, but she doesn't. You'll have to read the book to see if you agree that the author met her challenge.