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Annabelle, The American: The Real Duchesses of London (The Real Duchesses of London #3)

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Regency England just got real(ity)

Episode 3: Annabelle and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad rumor

Annabelle, Marchioness of Tattingstong, always thought she was a good wife. She’s put up with all thetitters and stares in the ballroom that go along withbeing a rich American married only for her wealth andlooks. But, when it’s rumored that her husbandhas a secret fam
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Published August 16th 2011 by Avon Impulse
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Episode 3: Annabelle and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad rumor

And oh, what a rumor it is! Annabelle, Marchioness of Tattingstong, is stunned to see the newest cartoon and the picture it shows. It is a cruel drawing of her and her husband, with her husband and another woman, who is shown with two children, all while sneaking away Annabelles large fortune. Naturally, Annabelle is beyond hurt as she believes her husband, Thomas, has had a mistress the entire time of their short marriage a
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"I really liked the beginning of this book but after a few chapters the characters still hadn't captivated me. I lost a bit of interest after the middle of the novella. Also, the plot didn't follow the blurb because Annabelle doesn't seek any sort of revenge. There were too many of characters around and I couldn't feel related enough to care about the hero and heroine's story. What might have caused that is the amount of description through the book, where we could have seen some more action goi
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Annabelle discovers via gossip and Regency tabloid that her husband has another family. One, moreover, that he seems to be supporting using her money.

Annabelle is the outsider in this situation. The brash American who was married only for her money. Her husband admits as much. He doesn't cuddle, doesn't tell her she's beautiful and makes no move to help her make friends in London. And when the news of his second family breaks, is Thomas comforting his wife and telling her all? Nope.

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ANNABELLE,THE AMERICAN by Lavinia Kent is another exciting historical romance set in Regency London. It it the third in "The Real Duchesses of London". See " Kathryn,The Kitten" and The "Linnette,the Lioness".It is written with depth and details.The characters are engaging and enchanting. This is the story of Annabelle,Lady Tattingstong,an American and her husband, Thomas,Duke of Tattingstong. It has secrets,romance,trust,betrayal,a wife's money,a family secret,love,a few twists and turns,and of ...more
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Annabelle, Lady Tattingstong, was delightful from the start. It’s clear she loves her husband despite the list of reasons why she doesn’t. Her humor shows through in her thoughts.

Thomas, her husband, isn’t quite as charming. Handsome, yes, but it’s not terribly attractive that he freely admits he married Annabelle for her money and maybe her breasts especially since he’s never told her he finds her beautiful. However, there’s an inte
A little hard to follow at times. I know the author was trying for suspense but mostly that tended to confuse me as I couldn't really grasp the relationships.
Jo (My House of Books)
Another quick installment of The Real Duchesses of London series by Ms. Kent. While I liked learning more about Annabelle, the token American heiress, I didn't feel as connected to her or Thomas as I did to the previous duchessess featured. I also wanted to know more about how and why Mr. Swatts became involved in the publication of the cartoons. Perhaps these are questions that will be answered as we continue the series. I am most interested to learn more about Elizabeth and am pleased hers wil ...more
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