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The Ultimate Epilogue
Desperately Seeking Duke #3.5
ISBN 979-8-9862584-0-9

The final word in the Desperately Seeking Duke story, from the hills of Scotland and the potteries of Perusia and even the wilds of America to the corridors of Carlyle Castle, wherein all questions about the series are answered.

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Dear Reader

The complete series

Praise for the Desperately Seeking Duke series


A- "Caroline Linden never misses … a darned fine romance, and a lovely book that stands among Linden’s best." —All About Romance

"Brilliant story telling." —Buried Under Romance

"ALL THE DUKE I NEED is fun, warm, and touching, and one that I can heartily recommend." —Roses are Blue

"The romance delivered … a beautiful and emotional ending!" —Overflowing Shelf


"A Scotsman discovers he’s the heir to an English dukedom in Linden’s enchanting second Desperately Seeking Duke historical romance… fans will adore this sparkling love story." —Publishers Weekly

"I was sucked into the story … found myself glued to the page until I reached "The End."" —Novels Alive

"A SCOT TO THE HEART brings a smile to my face and joy to my heart in these two delightful characters finding their heart’s desire in each other." —Fresh Fiction

"Drew and Ilsa have terrific chemistry… the characters and relationships in A Scot to the Heart are beautifully developed and a testament to Linden’s skill as an author." —All About Romance


“Linden begins her “Desperately Seeking Duke” series with a beautifully written, sensual tale that combines slow-burn heat, witty enemies-to-lovers banter, and lush detail…" —Library Journal

☆ "A marriage of convenience becomes more … Warmly satisfying." —BookPage

"Readers will love this fresh take on a classic plot. The distinctive setting and engaging characters are delightful while the Taming of the Shrew aspects of Bianca and Maximilian's relationship provide tart, insightful dialogue." —Shelf Awareness

Dear Reader…

Each book in the Desperately Seeking Duke series tells the story of a couple: Max and Bianca (About a Rogue), Drew and Ilsa (A Scot to the Heart), Will and Philippa (All the Duke I Need), as well as Agnes and Felix (How the Scot Was Won), and Kit and Jennie (About a Kiss). I wanted to tell their romances completely, and I hope readers ended each book knowing that particular couple had found their happily-ever-after.


This series is about more than three couples with a common name. It has always been about a family—a family who suffered terrible losses and heartaches as well as immense joy and love. A family led by an indomitable woman trying to navigate increasingly difficult and heartrending circumstances, and mostly succeeding, simply because she would not allow herself to fail. I opened with the duchess on one of her darkest days, the death of her youngest child, and I wanted to end with the duchess, on a far happier day.

In addition, there were scenes I could not add to the individual books because they would have been spoilers, or they would have added too many pages, or because they weren’t about any of the main couples. I wanted to revisit the characters from earlier books when they learned who would inherit the dukedom, and see how they were getting on a year or more after the end of their story. These scenes didn’t fit in the context of any one book, but they add something to the overall series.

So here is the epilogue to the Desperately Seeking Duke series. I hope I’ve answered most of your questions here (no, I am not planning to write a book about Jack, but I’m thrilled so many people want more of him). Thank you, dear reader, for reading along, and I hope you’ve come to love this family as much as I do.

The Desperately Seeking Duke Series

<About a Rogue> A Scot to the Heart All the Duke I Need

About a Kiss How the Scot Was Won Desperately Seeking Duke: The Ultimate Epilogue