The Duchess Author:Bertrice Small From Booklist: The queen of the lusty medieval romance has switched time periods to the Georgian era to portray Allegra Morgan, the richest girl in England, who goes to London to hunt for a husband and the best title she can find. Luckily for her, the truly blue-blooded Quinton Hunter, Duke of Sedgwick, has come to town to look for a rich wife b... more »ecause his estate is impoverished. All his predecessors married for love and gambled their assets away, so Quinton wants nothing to do with romance and decides that Allegra will do nicely as a bride. She has decided that love only brings pain and agrees to Quinton's suit on the condition that love not enter into the contract. Naturally, love intrudes, but will it hold as they travel into France during the Revolution to rescue a friend's relative? All of Small's winning trademarks are here: a headstrong heroine, a dynamic hero, and steamy goings-on.