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In Duke of a Gilded Age, Brooklyn-born Wesley Parker discovers he’s the heir to an English dukedom. Crossing the Atlantic in 1890 can be fraught with peril, however, from errant icebergs to mechanical failure. When Wesley volunteers for a rescue mission in the middle of the ocean, he never dreamed his adventure could cost him his life.
The ship rolled to the one side just then, lying almost flat in the water. Stephen was thrown into Wesley and they both ended up on the floor. Nearby, the sound of breaking glass was followed closely by the strong odor of alcohol. The ship finally righted itself, accompanied by a cacophony of ominous creaks. Wesley and Stephen got to their feet.
“Do you smell that? We must still be in the saloon,” Stephen said. “And if the ship experiences another roll like the one we just had, it will sink…
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