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Secrets of a Duchess

3.60  ·  Rating Details  ·  243 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
Amid the seductive swirl of London's high society, a woman plays a dangerous game-with her heart...

On the death of their beloved father, Caroline Armstrong and her sister are whisked away to London by their grandparents. Though determined to please her doting relatives, there is one thing Caroline vows she will never do: marry. So at her society debut, she decides to use
Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Published February 1st 2007 by Zebra
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Katherine 黄爱芬
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May 12, 2009 Katie(babs) rated it it was ok
Give a few more novels in the future, O'Riley can become an author to look forward to in the historical romance genre. With this debut, she needs more work. There are some cliches such as the heroine feeling unworthy and dirty since she had a love affair before she was married and met her hero. But the hero had a mistress, so that was acceptable (see what I am talking about?) Plus the fact that a servant kept the love letters from heroine's first love when disaster could have been diverted... bu ...more
May 03, 2014 DemetraP rated it did not like it
This was a did-not-finish book for me. I was bored. Heroine is beautiful, speaks several languages, is practically perfect. Hero is a handsome, rich duke who is head over heels in love with her because she does not want him.

Nothing special. Very bland.
Zulqa'ida Rizha Vahlevi
Saya sangat menikmati membaca buku ini. Buku ini mengajarkan pada pembacanya bahwa: Jangan pernah menyembunyikan sesuatu yang sangat penting pada calon masa depanmu. Baik atau buruknya hal tersebut.

Namun buku ini bagi saya terasa janggal.
1. Saat Caroline mengakui bahwa ia sudah tidak perawan lagi pada Alex, dan disitu Caroline terlihat lega, seperti tidak ada rahasia yang mengganjal lagi yang ia simpan. Tetapi di puncak konflik, ternyata terpapar bahwa Caroline telah menikah sebelumnya.

2. Tok
Apr 23, 2013 Lindy marked it as did-not-finish-skimmed-to-end
That's her secret and she didn't think it was important to tell him before they married!?!? DNF :(
Rebecca (everyday reader)
Caroline is a country girl who has come to London for a Season, but does not want to find a husband, and has a deep secret. Alex is a duke and expected to marry, but he wants to marry for love and has not found her yet. They make a deal that shows everyone that they are a pair to keep unwanted suitors at bay. They spend all their time together and fall in love and marry. Alex helps her with her secret and they put a mean, spoiled brat in her place. Good read!!
Genella Degrey
Jan 04, 2013 Genella Degrey rated it it was amazing
O'Riley's writing shines in this wonderful period piece! Boldly she took societal manners and decorum of the time and gave them slight twists as to make such archaic practices believable, if not do-able, to the modern reader. Brava!
*Highly recommended Secrets of a Duchess by Kaitlin O'Riley
Siti Robiah A'dawiyah
Caroline Amstrong memulai debutnya di usia yang saat itu dianggap sudah cukup tua, usia 22 tahun. Ia gadis yang cantik dan terpelajar serta berasal dari keluarga yang berada. Hanya saja kisah cinta orang tuanya yang menurut Caroline romantis, namun di mata keluarga, hal ini adalah aib. Caroline punya agenda tersendiri dalam debutnya ini. Ia tak berniat menikah dengan siapapun. Ia sungguh-sungguh tidak ingin pernikahan. Debut hanya ia lakukan untuk menyenangkan hati sang nenek.

Walaupun nenekny
Jun 22, 2012 Soccergypsy rated it really liked it
Funny and interesting.
Fanny Roswita Ria
Unpredictable utk novel yg ini. Awalnya gw berekspektasi akan membosankan tapi dr awal baca sampai endingnya ga berasa cmn 3 jam gw habiskan untuk melahap buku ini:)

4 star dari gw. Suka dg karakter hero yang begitu sabar dan humoris tapi ga terkesan lenyeh2 alias masih maskulin. Suka dg kekeuhan sang heroine dg prinsipnya walopun pada satu section bikin gw gemes knp ga berterus terang dr awal biar ga perlu ada adegan pisah2an segala

Happy reading guys:)
May 29, 2016 Al rated it did not like it
Shelves: donated
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May 21, 2014 Mariah rated it liked it
If I ever have such a secret to keep I hope I could keep it as well as she had. Although if someone I knew kept a secret as important as hers from me I'm not sure how I'll react and I'm glad that although at first it was quite a shock it all worked out well in the end. And if I were to find someone to love as much as she loves him I would be a happy woman.
Nov 01, 2015 Natha rated it did not like it
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Alurnya kurang asyik. flash back nya terlalu banyak diulas, jadi bertele-tele.
Jul 21, 2015 NaiaraGarmen rated it it was amazing
Jan 20, 2014 Wii rated it really liked it
lama bgt aku nyelesaiin baca novel ini, ga tega pas ada bagian yang bikin sedih hiks... stephen bennet ini ternyata licik bgt ya, untung Alex begitu cinta sama si heroinnya :)
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