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When a Duke Says I Do by Jane Goodger
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Feb 22, 2012

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bookshelves: victorian-england, tortured-hero, 2012-reads, historical-romance, arranged-marriage, artist
Read from April 09 to 10, 2012

I was drawn to this book by the fascinating premise. I love reading about heroes (or heroines) with some type of special need that isn't always understood during its historical era. Alex's selective mute nature was interesting to read about and I really felt for his plight throughout the book. I also enjoyed the character of Elsie and how she was able to understand Alex without pitying him.

The beginning was the best part with all the romantic moments between Alex and Elsie. The middle got too melodramatic for me and seemed out of place compared to the sweetness of the early scenes. The book did pick back up by the end, but I had lost most of my interest by that point. I did enjoy Goodger's writing style though and will check out more of her books soon.

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