Autumn/Halloween Countdown 2020 with @lovingthebook
Day 9 – Unmasking the Duke by Donna Hatch
Series,” and a winner of writing awards such as The Golden Quill and the
International Digital Award. A hopeless romantic and adventurer at heart, she
discovered her writing passion at the tender age of 8 and has been listening to
those voices ever since. She has become a sought-after workshop presenter, and
also juggles freelance editing, multiple volunteer positions, and most of all,
her six children (seven, counting her husband). A native of Arizona who
recently transplanted to the Pacific Northwest, she and her husband of over
twenty years are living proof that there really is a happily ever after.
do is flirt with men in a crowded ballroom, but when her sister, the Countess
of Tarrington, throws a Masquerade Ball, Hannah can’t say no to the invitation.
gentleman, matching him wit for wit. When the glorious evening culminates in a
kiss, and the two remove their masks, Hannah is horrified to discover the man
she’s been flirting with all night is her most despised neighbor, the Duke of
the kiss, he is the last man she could ever love.
happy that you’re finally letting me throw a ball in your honor.”
people I don’t know.”
this will be a good practice for you before you go to London this Season. When
I’m finished with you, society will toast you as the New Incomparable.”
will help you not to be nervous.”
daughter of a respected gentleman, and the sister of a countess. No need to
jealous. Just keep your head high and smile as if you know an embarrassing
secret about everyone.”
everyone will think you are mysterious and will be all the more fascinated with
you. Besides, you’ll wear a mask tonight. Surely anonymity will lend you
would be preferable to a room full of strangers. But perhaps Alicia was right;
a costume and mask might help Hannah find some courage buried deep inside.