How To Seduce A Duke

Written by Kathryn Caskie
Review by Audrey Braver

One of the astounding things about the Royle sisters is that they are fraternal triplets. Another is their mission to prove the Prince Regent and Mrs. Fitzherbert are their natural parents. Livelier nor more disparate sisters would be hard to find. Mary, the oldest and most levelheaded, talks her siblings into masquerading as garden statuary during a party so she can point out the man she wants to marry. However, it is the Duke of Blackstone, the older brother of the object of her affections, who is captivated by the lifelike statue. He cannot resist touching her. Unfortunately, before his hand reaches her breast, the statue comes to life, slaps him, and runs off.

Caskie has written a sometimes hilarious, although choppy, madcap Regency romp. Throughout, the villain is referred to only as Lady Jersey. It should be pointed out that it is Lady Frances Jersey, one-time mistress of the Prince Regent, and not Lady Sarah (Sally) Jersey, patroness of Almack’s, who is well-known to Regency readers.