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Velvet is the Night: The Devereux Trilogy - Book Two (Deveraux Trilogy #2)

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From the USA TODAY bestselling author.

"I consider Elizabeth Thornton a major find." —Mary Balogh, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of ONLY ENCHANTING

Book 2 in the Devereux Trilogy

As the newly appointed commissioner, Phillipe Dubet has the power of life and death over the local French aristocracy. In return for her family's safe passage out of the country, the breathtaking
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ebook, 323 pages
Published January 27th 2015 by Diversion Books (first published April 1st 1992)
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Fre06 Begum
Great read!
Tina
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Katharina
Nearly a year later I still think about this book from time to time- Thornton created a truly unforgettable couple and despite the flaws I happily put this book on my all-time-favs shelve.
5 stars it is :)
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Uff- I just finished the book some minutes ago and oh my good there were so many emotions- so.much.pain., so.much.drama.! I have to write a review to get this out of my head and move on... Right, so there are a lot of aspects that I really liked about this book and some things that I didn'
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Being Human
Jun 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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One of the best books I've read so far!! It has a great beginning, a great middle part and a great ending. With great leads. Simply loved Adam and Claire!! This writer is amazing!!
Regan Walker
Set in France in 1794, during the French Revolution, this is the story of beautiful Claire Deveraux, the bastard child of a prominent American who fell in love with her mother on a trip to France, though he already had a wife and children. Raised by her uncle Claire loves his family as her own. When they are threatened with the guillotine, she agrees to a bargain with the diabolical new commissioner in Rouen, Phillipe Dehet, the protégé of Robespierre: she will become Phillipe’s mistress in exch ...more
Jynt
Feb 13, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The writing style was too detached for me and there was too much telling rather than showing. Even the emotions of the characters were hard to grasp. I did feel sorry for Claire eventually but Adam was a frustrating character to get behind.
Agnes
Dec 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This follow-up to Tender the Storm got me hooked from page one with the glimpse into the Adam's and Philippe's childhood and the genesis of their rivalry. As the story begins with the meeting of Claire and Philippe, and takes the reader through the switching of identities and budding love between Claire and Adam, i became absorbed by the angst and trust issues the protagonists had to deal with, all while trying to survive in Revolutionary France.

The heartaches, betrayals, big-Misunderstanding, a
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Anneliese Bennion
As always, Elizabeth Thornton has written a delightful book. I've read the other ones in the series. I think I read them out of order, but that really didn't matter. I was a little frustrated at the amount of miscommunication between the main characters though. Although, what great story doesn't have miscommunication. All in all it had some really low moments and some really great ones. It's not my favorite in the series, but it was a lot of fun anyway.
Frances
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Why am I surprised that a book that starts with a rape scene is a one?
Marianne
Interesting story. Learned more about the French Revolution.
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