New York Times and USA Today bestselling author LAURA LEE GUHRKE returns with the exciting new DEAR LADY TRUE LOVE series.
At the center of the first installment, THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE AND DUKES (on sale March 28, 2017; ISBN 9780062469854; $7.99) is the tempestuous and independent Irene Deverill.
A thoroughly contemporary heroine, Irene is a rare woman for her time. A suffragette and champion of higher education for women, she is also the publisher of a scandalous newspaper column which dispenses practical wisdom about the most impractical of matters—love. Maintaining a hidden identity is essential to the success of the Dear Lady True Love column. However, the longevity of the popular gossip mill is threatened when Henry Cavanaugh, Duke of Torquil, becomes enraged by the publication of his mother’s advice-seeking letter, and embarks on a mission to uncover the publisher of the rag, and take them to task for daring to disclose his mother’s scandalous affair.
Duke Torquil’s mother has set the ton a-titter by falling in love with Foscarelli, an Italian painter of limited means. When his mother writes to Lady True Love and is advised to elope with her lover, to Henry’s horror she actually takes up the suggestion. Henry is then left to fear his mother’s aristocratic standing has been compromised.
When Henry finally tracks down the author of the reckless advice, and discovers the beautiful, vivacious Irene Deverill, he is instantly disarmed. One scandal gives way to another for the alluring pair, equaling more fodder for the high society rumor mill. But with a shot of Cupid’s arrow, perhaps Irene will give up her penchant for gossip altogether and rise to the social heights for which she seems destined, and maybe Duke Torquil will learn to put family happiness above social perfection, for after all—with love, anything’s possible.
In THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE AND DUKES, the first installment in the DEAR LADY TRUE LOVE series, LAURA LEE GUHRKE has crafted another intriguing romance that will have both ardent fans and newcomers quickly turning the page.
LAURA LEE GUHRKE spent seven years in advertising, had a successful catering business, and managed a construction company before she decided writing novels was more fun. A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Laura has penned over twenty historical romances. Her books have received many award nominations, and she is the recipient of romance fiction’s highest honor: the Romance Writers of America RITA Award. She lives in the Northwest with her husband, along with two diva cats and a Golden Retriever happy to be their slave. Laura loves hearing from readers, and you can contact her via her website: