The Duke Is But A Dream by Anna Bennett

Once upon a time three young ladies vowed to record their first London seasons…and to fill in the gaps of their finishing school educations. Thus began The Debutante Diaries—and London will never be the same…


Miss Lily Hartley is the anonymous mastermind behind the ton’s latest obsession: The Debutante’s Revenge, a titillating advice column for ladies on the marriage mart. To keep her identity secret, Lily delivers her columns disguised as a chimney sweep—which is all well and good, until she unwittingly lands in the middle of an ugly tavern brawl. Fortunately, the devastatingly handsome Duke of Stonebridge sweeps in to rescue her.Unfortunately, Lily’s dressed as a boy—and holding rather incriminating evidence linking her to the scandalous column. Drat.


When Eric Nash, Duke of Stonebridge, sees a helpless lad receive a nasty blow to the head, he’s outraged. But when he discovers there’s a beautiful woman hiding beneath the chimney sweep’s cap, he’s positively stunned. Nash would happily escort her home, but she’s forgotten her name—leaving him little choice but to take her in himself until he can locate her family. But the closer he gets to finding them, the more he doesn’t want to let her go.


Lily’s trying to figure out exactly who she is…in more ways than one. With so much at stake—her column, her reputation, and even her heart—she needs a plan, and she needs it fast. Before Nash finds her family. Before he learns who she is. Before they fall totally, completely, and utterly inconveniently in love.

Title: The Duke Is But A Dream (Debutantes Dairies #2)

Author: Anna Bennett

Published: July 30th 2019 by St. Martin’s Press

Genre: Romance

Stars: 3.5 Content: 6

The story sucked me right in! Lily is a young, vibrant girl that is clever with words. When she starts writing to help other young girls to know their hearts and marry for love she begins to think that it will never happen for herself. Little does she know that love is right around the corner. After a mishap in a tavern Lily looses her memory and in so doing she find out more about herself than she knew before. More about family, friendship and love. If only her rescuer can learn to trust again before it’s too late! It really was such a cute story. I read it quick because Anna Bennett is amazing at making the story feel effortless. It pulls me in and then I’m lost until I finish it and get my happy ending!

Thanks for reading!

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