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Saturday, March 7, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: An Unlikely Duchess by Nadine Millard Narrated By Beverley A. Crick

Book Review An Unlikely Dutchess by Nadine Millard Beverley A Crick

"Irish Scoundrel Vs. Handsome British Duke"

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This historical romance starts off with a twist when two best friends make plans to wed their future children. Little did the two men know what twists and turns fate would make for their future children. In a lot of ways this story plays by the typical historical love story template, but luckily it has a deeper plot than most of these types of books.

An Unlikely Duchess has a few antagonists plotting against the happiness of the main characters. Overall this is a happy story with light hearted characters who are at the whimsy of their hearts and notions. The story makes 18th century London society sound like child's play. It's an enjoyable book to pass the time with very little reference to day-to-day life.

Light hearted Regency Romance

I recommend the book to anyone looking for a light hearted chic literature. The reader should enjoy period romances. The plot does take a desperate turn for the worse a time or two, but mostly works out.

This is not a Jane Austen rival but if you enjoy Austen books you may enjoy this book. Don't worry though, the writing style is fairly modern.

“Caroline, I get jealous when those men breathe the same air as you," he answered matter-of-factly. "Of course I was jealous at the thought of you marrying one of them.” ― Nadine Millard Seeking Scandal

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Publisher's Summary

Edward Crawdon, Duke of Hartridge, is being forced by his slightly overbearing but loving mother to spend time with her old friends at their estate in Ireland. He does not know it, but a contract exists between the two families stating that Edward must marry their eldest daughter.

On the day of his arrival, Edward meets Lady Rebecca, Caroline's younger sister, under very unusual circumstances. Edward cannot stop thinking about Lady Rebecca, but she is completely unsuited to being a duchess. However, she becomes rather a toast of the Ton, and even though he cannot marry her, Edward realizes that he cannot stand idly by and watch Rebecca marry someone else.

Will Edward admit his true feelings for Rebecca? Will he defy his responsibilities and duties, his idea of a "proper" duchess, and follow his heart?

©2014 Nadine Millard (P)2014 Tantor

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