Duchess By Chance By Wendy Vella – FictionDB. Cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and time period. Duchess By Chance. (Book 1) Buy on Amazon It is a standalone story in Wendy Vella’s popular Regency Rakes series. All books in the series can be read out. Duchess by Chance by Wendy Vella on BookBub. Daniel, Duke of Stratton, learns of his betrothal to Miss Berengaria Evangeline Winchcomb minutes before his.

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It has been a good while since I read one. On the other hand, I liked how the Duke decided to give her a chance, realizing that she was in the same predicament as himself- forced to marry. Not the delightful quick read I was hoping for. May 26, Kathy rated it really liked it. Potter, the vicar’s wife, and the Dowager Duchess of Stratton and Ladies Fairlie and Dunbar — but the author also steps out of traditional regency with her commentaries and insights into the Ton: It was not only eye rolling, it is extremely lazy writing, using attempted rape as a plot device over and over.

To add to their differences, she is from a humble background and he isn’t.

Duchess By Chance was intriguing right from the start. I loved that she was so loyal and liked that she didn’t forgive easily.


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Duchess By Chance by Wendy Vella – FictionDB

All of the characters have their own necessity in the story and as always, I appreciate a loveable cast of characters. Anyways, I loved his relationship with his grams and was just overly fond of him and our heroine together.

Eventually they bloom into a wonderful couple- the highlight of the novel. Historical English romance with an arranged marriage set-up that turns from bitterness to friendship to love in a steady meaningful way. An aerage below 4 on goodreads?? It develops in its own time and I was completely engrossed by it. There are strains of traditional regency romances in how Vella highlights manners and social mores: Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Daniel wanted his freedom once his father died, but on his death bed he was told that he was to marry an unknown woman.

It’s all in there and I loved reading this novel. Open Preview See a Problem? It was nice to see Eva blossom as a duchess and embrace her new role but then her nasty old father and his lecherous friend had to blackmail her by threatening her younger brother with harm.

There is Daniel’s friend Simon who I love and he offers a strong friendship and hilarity.

Duchess By Chance

Will cyance marriage last? Eva’s friend Claire supports Eva when she really needed it. However, her courage falters when she faces the devilishly handsome but unyielding Duke who is now her husband. The names of some of the characters were a bit strange: Wendj hey, whatsoever, right? She was a strong character. I love the simplicity in the story, and truly enjoyed the very well written characters and the action and humor found within the pages.


Jun 14, Heather rated it really liked it Shelves: I found that our heroine was a bit too timid at first but I loved her in the end. The story line and the characters are well developed, the requisite villains and the supportive characters are well done, and the travel toward the HEA moves swiftly without a lot of extraneous padding and unnecessary details. How does her husband handle falling for his wife and protecting her?

Duchess By Chance (Regency Rakes, #1) by Wendy Vella

So, that doesn’t make him inclined to be warm to Eva. What a great idea for any couple!

I thought she was great and I really liked her. I went into this chane with high expectations. Others I thought I might swoon over something Daniel did or said.