The Truth About Love and Dukes by Laura Lee Guhrke #review

The Truth About Love and Dukes by Laura Lee Guhrke #review

The Truth About Love And Dukes

By Laura Lee Guhrke

On Sale March 28, 2017

ISBN: 9780062469854 | E-book ISBN: 9780062469861

$7.99 (Bound Version)

“Laura Lee Guhrke can steam up the pages with nothing more than a kiss on the hand.”

# 1 New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn


“Guhrke takes the concept of a second chance at love to a new level and creates a deep-sigh romance that wins hearts and minds.”   ─ RT


New York Times and USA Today bestselling author LAURA LEE GUHRKE returns with the exciting new DEAR LADY TRUE LOVEseries.  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.

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.

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 rise to the social heights for which she seems destined, and maybe Duke Torquil will 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 theDEAR LADY TRUE LOVE series, LAURA LEE GUHRKE has crafted another intriguing romance that will have both ardent fans and newcomers quickly turning the page.

My Review:

This was a fun story, full of witty banter. I found both Henry and Irene to be enjoyable characters. Irene is progressive for the time, marching for women’s rights and running the family newspaper. She was raised to believe in love and doesn’t agree with society’s rules. She even goes so far as to recommend a duchess give up her place in society and marry a painter for love. She’s been dispensing this advise in the paper, and being that Dear Lady Truelove is the name of the series, this won’t be the last we see of her. When Henry comes to the paper in an attempt to find his mother, he meets the lady in charge of it all, and spark begin to fly. They have quite a bit of amusing back and forth that will make you chuckle. This is the first I’ve read this author, and after this delightful tale, it won’t be my last. I voluntarily reviewed this book.


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:

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