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When You Give a Duke a Diamond by Shana Galen
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Nov 04, 12

Read on November 04, 2012

It is rare these days when I read a book and just allow myself to enjoy it for the entertainment that it is. I’ve started looking at all of the nooks and crannies within a story to find some deeper meaning to the characters and their motivations. However, when the premise of the story is a Duke falling in love with a Courtesan, then my critical side has to take a backseat to the romantic side and just appreciate the story.

The story opens with an introduction of The Three Diamonds; London’s most famous courtesans for their unique beauty and more popularly known by the individual nicknames bestowed on them by the Prince Regent. Juliette, the “Duchess of Dalliance” has become the latest ondit of the ton when she is linked to the very proper Duke of Pelham on the eve of his engagement. At first, Juliette is amused by the gossip sheets as being linked to such a high member of society could only help her own popularity as any gossip is good gossip. In fact, she has built all of her infamy on the basis of rumors and innuendos others have spread about her life. Very little of the real Juliette has ever made it into the papers, and that’s exactly how it is meant to be.

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