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The Duchess War by Courtney Milan
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Dec 16, 12

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Read from December 12 to 16, 2012

An excellent story. Very different from any other historical romance I've read.

The hero, Robert, is a Duke with a conscience. He feels the need to right the wrongs his father created in his factories by abusing his workers. He is anonymously inciting strikes for better pay and conditions. He is doing this by authoring handbills. He is also attempting to expose an officer of the courts who is illegally prosecuting workers for sedition. Robert, being a peer, can't be prosecuted. So he is setting his trap.

The heroine, Minnie, had to adopt a new identity at the age of 12 when her father wrongly accused her of being responsible for his illegal investment schemes. She was attacked and injured by a mob after his trial and still suffers the psychological scars as wells as a nasty facial scar.

Minnie is highly intelligent and had no trouble figuring out it was Robert who authored the handbills. Once they become enemies of sorts, the attraction begins. I almost felt as if the romance took a back seat to the political and legal issues involved.

I am looking forward to the next book in this series, for sure.
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