"Eloisa James is extraordinary." -Lisa Kleypas "Nothing gets me to the bookstore faster than a new novel by Eloisa James." -Julia Quinn New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James gives the classic Hans Christian Andersen story of "The Ugly Duckling" a wonderful, witty, and delightfully passionate twist. The Ugly Duchess is another fairytale inspired romance from the unparalleled storyteller whose writing, author Teresa Medieros raves, "is truly scrumptious." A sexy and fun historical romance, James's winning tale of a glorious reawakening does not feature ducks and swans-rather it's a charming story of a young woman unaware of her own beauty, suddenly duty-bound to wed the dashing gentleman who has always been her platonic best friend...until now.