Virtual Tour - The Day of The Duchess By Sarah MacLean

A love that neither can deny…

Scandal & Scoundrel #3
Sarah MacLean
Releasing June 27, 2017
Avon Books

The one woman he will never forget…

Malcolm Bevingstoke, Duke of Haven, has lived the last three years in self-imposed solitude, paying the price for a mistake he can never reverse and a love he lost forever. The dukedom does not wait, however, and Haven requires an heir, which means he must find himself a wife by summer’s end. There is only one problem—he already has one.

The one man she will never forgive…

After years in exile, Seraphina, Duchess of Haven, returns to London with a single goal—to reclaim the life she left and find happiness, unencumbered by the man who broke her heart. Haven offers her a deal; Sera can have her freedom, just as soon as she finds her replacement…which requires her to spend the summer in close quarters with the husband she does not want, but somehow cannot resist.

A love that neither can deny…

The duke has a single summer to woo his wife and convince her that, despite their broken past, he can give her forever, making every day...

I love Sarah MacLean  books and I am just obsessed with her Scandal & Scoundrel series , when I found out who  The Day of The Duchess  was about my  first thought was how is this going to  work  out because after reading about this  couple in the first book in this series,  I  thought there was no hope for this couple at all  , however after reading this  story I was just  blown away . The Day of the Duchess was fantastic.

In this book we follow  Seraphina and Malcolm and  as I said  , when I first  read about these two I had no hope what so ever   that they would reconcile, Malcolm did some very horrid  things and honestly  just based of what I knew about him prior to the start of this book  , If   Sarah  decided to  get rid of him of him  early  off  in the  series I would not have been sad  about it, I could not  stand him . However, I have complete faith  in Sarah MacLean, she always deliver fantastic romance so I dived into this book intrigued to see what would happen and I was just amazed. I loved that we got to see so many flashbacks in this book as well as read from both of their perspectives, it was perfect because you got to see both sides of the story and really understand how they got to this stage.  Reading this romance was like watching a beautiful flower grow in the most unusual conditions.  Watching Seraphina and Malcolm find there way back to each other, forgive each other and in many ways start over was just amazing and again shows you just how powerful love can be and of course lets not forget the steamy sexy time lol. I loved this story !!! I had the biggest smile on my face reading the epilogue, I had so much joy in my heart for these two. The Day of The Duchess is one of the best historical romances I have read this year. If you are looking for sexy, swoon-worthy historical romance filled with redemption and second chances with an epilogue that fills you with all those happily ever after feels. Then you should definitely pick up a copy of The Day of The Duchess as soon as you can.


Chapter 1
August 19, 1836
House of Lords, Parliament

She’d left him two years, seven months ago, exactly.
Malcolm Marcus Bevingstoke, Duke of Haven looked to the tiny wooden calendar wheels inlaid into the blotter on his desk in his private office above the House of Lords.
August the nineteenth, 1836. The last day of the parliamentary session, filled with pomp and idle. And lingering memory. He spun the wheel with the six embossed upon it. Five. Four. He took a deep breath.
Get out. He heard his own words, cold and angry with betrayal, echoing with quiet menace. Don’t ever return.
He touched the wheel again. August became July. May. March.
January the nineteenth, 1834. The day she left.
His fingers moved without thought, finding comfort in the familiar click of the wheels.
April the seventeenth, 1833.
The way I feel about you . . . Her words now—soft and full of temptation. I’ve never felt anything like this.
He hadn’t, either. As though light and breath and hope had flooded the room, filling all the dark spaces. Filling his lungs and heart. And all because of her.
Until he’d discovered the truth. The truth, which had mattered so much until it hadn’t mattered at all.
Where had she gone?
The clock in the corner of the room ticked and tocked, counting the seconds until Haven was due in his seat in the hallowed main chamber of the House of Lords, where men of higher purpose and passion had sat before him for generations. His fingers played the little calendar like a virtuoso, as though they’d done this dance a hundred times before. A thousand.
And they had.
March the first, 1833. The day they met.
So, they let simply anyone become a duke, do they? No deference. Teasing and charm and pure, unadulterated beauty.
If you think dukes are bad, imagine what they accept from duchesses?
That smile. As though she’d never met another man. As though she’d never wanted to. He’d been hers the moment he’d seen that smile. Before that. Imagine, indeed.
And then it had fallen apart. He’d lost everything, and then lost her. Or perhaps it had been the reverse. Or perhaps it was all the same.
Would there ever be a time when he stopped thinking of her? Ever a date that did not remind him of her? Of the time that had stretched like an eternity since she’d left?
Where had she gone?
The clock struck eleven, heavy chimes sounding in the room, echoed by a dozen others sounding down the long, oaken corridor beyond, summoning men of longstanding name to the duty that had been theirs before they drew breath.
Haven spun the calendar wheels with force, leaving them as they lay. November the thirty-seventh, 3842. A fine date—one on which he had absolutely no chance of thinking of her.

New York Times, Washington Post & USA Today bestseller Sarah MacLean is the author of historical romance novels that have been translated into more than twenty languages, and winner of back-to-back RITA Awards for best historical romance from the Romance Writers of America.

Sarah is a leading advocate for the romance genre, speaking widely on its place at the nexus of gender and cultural studies. She is the author of a monthly column celebrating the best of the genre for the Washington Post. Her work in support of romance and the women who read it earned her a place on's Sheroes list of 2014 and led Entertainment Weekly to call her "gracefully furious." A graduate of Smith College & Harvard University, Sarah now lives in New York City with her husband and daughter.


  1. Thank you for sharing your lovely review!! Happy 4th of July!


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