Wednesday, July 7, 2021

BLOG TOUR - A Duke in Time

A Duke in Time by Janna MacGregor

Publication Date: June 29, 2021
St. Martin's Paperbacks

Series: The Widow Rules, Book One
Genre: Historical Romance


Katherine Vareck is in for the shock of her life when she learns upon her husband Meri's accidental death that he had married two other women. Her entire business, along with a once-in-a-lifetime chance to be a royal supplier, is everything she's been working for and now could be destroyed if word leaks about the three wives.

Meri's far more upstanding brother, Christian, Duke of Randford has no earthly clue how to be of assistance. He spent the better part of his adult years avoiding Meri and the rest of his good-for-nothing family, so to be dragged back into the fold is…problematic. Even more so is the intrepid and beautiful Katherine, whom he cannot be falling for because she's Meri's widow. Or can he?

With a textile business to run and a strong friendship forming with Meri's two other wives, Katherine doesn't have time for much else. But there's something about the warm, but compellingly taciturn Christian that draws her to him. When an opportunity to partner in a business venture brings them even closer, they'll have to face their pasts if they want to share each other's hearts and futures.

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:   A Duke in Time
Author:  Janna MacGregor
Series:  The Widow Rules #1
Publisher:  St. Martin's Press
Genre:   Historical Romance
Format:  Kindle ARC
No. of Pages:   384
Date of Publication:   June 29, 2021
My Rating:   4 Stars

Katherine Vareck is more than shocked that her husband married two other women. He is now deceased and the three of them must figure out what to do with their lives. What is more is that Katherine has a successful business that could be threatened if this news, as well as secrets of her past came to light.

Christian is the Duke of Randford and was Katherine's husband's half-brother. Christian is a war hero, but he is much more than that. He is an upstanding man who will go to any lengths to right the wrongs of his half-brother Meri. The last thing Christian expected was to fall for Katherine. 

Katherine's textile business is thriving. What is more is that she has drawn quite close to Meri's other wives, finding friendships with them that she never expected. Katherine is rather surprised when Christian approaches her for a business opportunity and soon finds that she experiences warm feelings towards him.

I loved A Duke in Time and think this book was an exceptional start to what promises to be an enjoyable series. I loved all of the characters, the relationships and the conflicts. And, of course, I enjoyed the happily ever after, all while more than eager to see where this series leads. 

Many thanks to St. Martin's Press and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.


“Janna MacGregor dazzles her readers with sexy stories that are also endearingly tender. Her characters tug at your heart-strings and make you sad to turn the last page.” ― New York Times bestseller Eloisa James

“Mesmerizing! Janna MacGregor pens enchanting characters and passionate romance that offers the perfect escape.” ― New York Times bestseller Lorraine Heath

“Janna MacGregor’s stories positively sparkle. Filled with heart, humor, and passion, she is an absolute must read!” ― USA Today bestselling author Christi Caldwell

“If…looking for something new with Austen’s spirit, humor, and dashing heroes, they can’t do better than McGregor.” – Entertainment Weekly

Blog Tour Schedule
Monday, July 5
Guest Post at Novels Alive
Review at Two Bookish Babes

Tuesday, July 6
Excerpt at Bookish Rantings

Wednesday, July 7
Excerpt at Probably at the Library
Review + Excerpt at Robin Loves Reading

Friday, July 9
Review at Pursuing Stacie

Monday, July 12
Review at Michelle the PA Loves to Read

Tuesday, July 13
Review at Gwendalyn's Books

Wednesday, July 14
Review at Anna’s Book Blog

Thursday, July 15
Feature at The Lit Bitch

Friday, July 16
Review at andreajanel_reads


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A Duke in Time


Janna MacGregor was born and raised in the bootheel of Missouri. She credits her darling mom for introducing her to the happily-ever-after world of romance novels. Janna writes stories where compelling and powerful heroines meet and fall in love with their equally matched heroes. She is the mother of triplets and lives in Kansas City with her very own dashing rogue, and two smug, but not surprisingly, perfect pugs.

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  1. I'm so glad you enjoyed A Duke in Time! Thank you for hosting the tour!

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  2. A Duke in Time sounds like an interesting read. Great review.

  3. Historical romance isn't for me, but glad you enjoyed A Duke in Time. Great review.

  4. A Duke In Time sounds interesting. Glad you enjoyed it.

  5. I'm glad you enjoyed A Duke in Time. It sounds like a fun historical romance.