Historical Fiction

A Duke in Time + Giveaway!

A Duke in Time
by Janna MacGregor

Publication Date: June 29, 2021
St. Martin’s Paperbacks

Series: The Widow Rules, Book One
Genre: Historical Romance

Katherine Vareck is in for the shock of her life when she learns upon her husband Meri’s accidental death that he had married two other women. Her entire business, along with a once-in-a-lifetime chance to be a royal supplier, is everything she’s been working for and now could be destroyed if word leaks about the three wives.

Meri’s far more upstanding brother, Christian, Duke of Randford has no earthly clue how to be of assistance. He spent the better part of his adult years avoiding Meri and the rest of his good-for-nothing family, so to be dragged back into the fold is…problematic. Even more so is the intrepid and beautiful Katherine, whom he cannot be falling for because she’s Meri’s widow. Or can he?

With a textile business to run and a strong friendship forming with Meri’s two other wives, Katherine doesn’t have time for much else. But there’s something about the warm, but compellingly taciturn Christian that draws her to him. When an opportunity to partner in a business venture brings them even closer, they’ll have to face their pasts if they want to share each other’s hearts and futures.

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“Janna MacGregor dazzles her readers with sexy stories that are also endearingly tender. Her characters tug at your heart-strings and make you sad to turn the last page.” – New York Times bestseller Eloisa James

“Mesmerizing! Janna MacGregor pens enchanting characters and passionate romance that offers the perfect escape.” – New York Times bestseller Lorraine Heath

“Janna MacGregor’s stories positively sparkle. Filled with heart, humor, and passion, she is an absolute must read!” – USA Today bestselling author Christi Caldwell

“If…looking for something new with Austen’s spirit, humor, and dashing heroes, they can’t do better than McGregor.” – Entertainment Weekly


Oh my stars, this book was such a fun read!

The author wastes no time in introducing you to each characters’ personality. Katherine and her big heart, who is a feisty class-act. Her companion, Willa, who’s Scottish brogue will absolutely make your day. The Duke of Randford with his giving heart and somewhat cold exterior. Not to mention the tough job of introducing us to the quirks and uh…failings…of a dead man, who just happens to be the Duke of Randford’s brother and the deceased husband of Ms. Katherine.

As well as the deceased husband of Miss Constance Lysander and Miss Blythe Howell.

When Katherine attends the reading of her husband’s will, she is stunned to find that she is one of three wives. And the Duke is in no mood to get involved in his brother’s scandal. At Willa’s urging, Katherine asks Constance and Blythe to come live with her, until they can get their dowries…and the whole sordid mess…sorted out. What surprises Katherine further is the sweet friendship she forms with these two women, as well as her deepening feelings for the Duke of Randford.

Y’all, Janna MacGregor is literally the reason that I keep reaching for these regency romance novels. She tells the story, and my goodness does she tell it well. While there are difficulties and obstacles that our characters must face, the author is more interested in weaving their tale, rather than throwing them (and the reader) into angst and unnecessary drama. The result is a book that is impossible to walk away from, a story that reads like a cozy, real-to-life movie, and a happy ending that stretches your grin from ear-to-ear. I could not possibly be more excited about this new series, and cannot wait to read more from Janna MacGregor.

Bottom Line: Let me introduce you to how historical romance should be written.


About the Author

Janna MacGregor was born and raised in the bootheel of Missouri. She credits her darling mom for introducing her to the happily-ever-after world of romance novels. Janna writes stories where compelling and powerful heroines meet and fall in love with their equally matched heroes. She is the mother of triplets and lives in Kansas City with her very own dashing rogue, and two smug, but not surprisingly, perfect pugs.

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Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, July 5
Guest Post at Novels Alive
Review at Two Bookish Babes

Tuesday, July 6
Excerpt at Bookish Rantings

Wednesday, July 7
Excerpt at Probably at the Library
Review + Excerpt at Robin Loves Reading

Friday, July 9
Review at Pursuing Stacie

Monday, July 12
Review at Michelle the PA Loves to Read

Tuesday, July 13
Review at Gwendalyn’s Books

Wednesday, July 14
Review at Anna’s Book Blog

Thursday, July 15
Feature at The Lit Bitch

Friday, July 16
Review at andreajanel_reads


Enter to win a paperback copy of A Duke In Time by Janna MacGregor!

The giveaway is open to US residents only and ends on July 16th. You must be 18 or older to enter.

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