Bringing Down the Duke
England, 1879. Annabelle Archer, the brilliant but destitute daughter of a country vicar, has earned herself a place among the first cohort of female students at the renowne ...more
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Giveaway dates: Jun 03 - Jul 03, 2019
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Pre-reading comments: Fascinating cover choice for a historic ...more
I had a feeling when I read the blurb, this book was going to be amazing...and I was right!
Everything is perfection or as to close to it as possible! The characters are wonderful and well developed. The story is complex but easy to follow. The slow pace helps build this intense chemistry that builds anticipation with every moment and page. I love how the difference in their socio-economic statuses was not glossed over nor ignored.
My only complaint is that I felt down by the lack of e ...more
Even better than the romance was all the goodness that’s feminism and the ladies who fought to bring justice to all womank ...more
With humble beginnings as a vicar's daughter Annabelle had to fight against a tenuous past to make it to Oxford and join the fights for the suffragette cause. With her powerful bluestocking mind and equally alluring exterior she's the idea candidate to win over the intimidatingly dynamic Duke of Montgomery.
The snag in the pl ...more
Entertaining, lovely debut. I am surprised by how much I enjoyed this, considering that I’m ridiculously picky re: historicals and find most new-to-me authors boring. This is not the case here: witty banter + swoonworthy moments in alcoves (seriously, I think every historical must have a debauched moment in an alcove, ...more
Is this my favourite HR of 2019? I think it might be. I'm not quite rounding up here but man this is a strong, high, four star read. This has a plot we've all seen done a million times but omg Dunmore makes it feel fresh and new and fun. I devoured this in a handful of hours which, considering this slump BS, says a ...more
I say faults mainly due to the fact that most side characters are barely even deloped and seem to be put in place only to move the plot along. There are little insights into who they are but you never really get a sense of them. They are introduced, but not explored. My guess is it's because this will be a whole series and ...more
Annabelle, our heroine, is incredibly smart, determined and driven, while the hero is everything you need in a brooding, closed off love interest. He isn’t charming, but pragmatic and occasionally harsh. I loved their conversations—so cerebral, and they truly went toe to toe. The pages made me ...more
In her civilian life, she is a strategy consultant with a M.Sc. in Diplomacy from Oxford. Scotland and the great outdoors have a special place in her heart, so she can frequently be found climbing the Highlands and hunting for wooll ...more