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Summary

The brooding, illegitimate son of a duke meets his match in the determined woman hired to transform him into a gentleman from USA Today best-selling author Christi Caldwell - perfect for fans of Bridgerton.

Rafe Audley lives to thwart his father, the duke of Bentley. The ne’er-do-well who abandoned his children claims he wants to make up for his failures, but Rafe only cares about protecting the people of his mining community and providing for his three siblings, who've been his sole responsibility since childhood. So far, Rafe has turned away the duke's man of affairs, solicitor, and other interlopers, until the clever duke sends the unlikeliest of people to convince Rafe to join English High Society - a bold and intriguing woman.

Edwina Dalrymple has never failed a charge. She's quite adept at successfully transforming young women of the gentry and daughters of newly minted lords to take their place in society. Taming a bastard son of a duke will be child's play, plus this job promises to enhance her reputation within the ton. All she has to do is fetch the wayward Rafe and groom him to be presentable to Polite Society. 

As the tenacious teacher and her domineering, stubborn, refuses-to-be-taught pupil engage in a fiery battle of wills, their chemistry ignites and the true lesson becomes clear: Opposites attract and hearts must be heard.

©2021 Christi Caldwell (P)2021 Penguin Audio

Critic reviews

"Along Came a Lady is exactly what I needed to read right now. Edwina and Rafe’s love story is ribboned with subtleties about gender roles and class expectations that make this novel both thoughtful and delightful all at once.” (Jodi Picoult, number one New York Times best-selling author of The Book of Two Ways)

"Christi Caldwell's crisp, sparkling writing is infused with emotion, passion, and a belief in the healing power of love. This is terrific Regency romance!" (Amanda Quick, New York Times best-selling author) 

"Emotional, funny, and filled with passion - everything I want in a romance.” (Lorraine Heath, New York Times best-selling author of The Duchess Hunt

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  • 26-08-21

Yawn.

Suuuuuuuuuuper boring. The story is terribly slow and the main characters are surprisingly uninteresting. So disappointing.

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  • Maine Knitter
  • 22-09-21

This series should be good

This is a delightful story with two strong main characters. I enjoyed it. The narration by Tim Campbell is his usual tad overly dramatic but it wasn’t distracting.

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  • Jennifer Friedrich
  • 30-08-21

I can't wait for the next book!

The narrator was so good, he brought the story to life. He had the right voice for the story line.

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  • Roxie
  • 29-08-21

WHEN'S THE NEXT ONE COMING?!?!!!

Loved it! Another perfect collaboration between Christi Caldwell and Timothy Campbell! I'm ready for the next one!!!

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  • Joyce Reece
  • 27-08-21

Beautiful Story

Christi Caldwell has done it again. I laughed, I cried, I sighed, I thoroughly loved it. Great story line, deep characters and a wonderful performance by Timothy Campbell.