Day 94 – Bringing Down The Duke by Evie Dunmore
Okay friends. If you’re a fan of historical romance, then put this at the top of your pile. Goodness, this one is breathtaking!
It’s hard to believe this title is a debut, because everything about it is practically perfect.
The writing is beautiful and lush, the language elegant and brilliant. The story is complex and sophisticated. The conflict is authentic and problematic, with every step the characters take complicating matters even more.
Especially once they realize they can’t be together, even though they’re falling in love.
I think it’s received starred reviews from everyone. All the big ones anyway.
Just lovely and joyful and heart-wrenching and delicious.
You don’t want to miss it. Really.
Bringing Down The Duke
A stunning debut for author Evie Dunmore and her Oxford Rebels in which a fiercely independent vicar’s daughter takes on a powerful duke in a love story that threatens to upend the British social order.
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 renowned University of Oxford. In return for her scholarship, she must support the rising women’s suffrage movement. Her charge: recruit men of influence to champion their cause. Her target: Sebastian Devereux, the cold and calculating Duke of Montgomery who steers Britain’s politics at the Queen’s command. Her challenge: not to give in to the powerful attraction she can’t deny for the man who opposes everything she stands for.
Sebastian is appalled to find a suffragist squad has infiltrated his ducal home, but the real threat is his impossible feelings for green-eyed beauty Annabelle. He is looking for a wife of equal standing to secure the legacy he has worked so hard to rebuild, not an outspoken commoner who could never be his duchess. But he wouldn’t be the greatest strategist of the Kingdom if he couldn’t claim this alluring bluestocking without the promise of a ring…or could he?
Locked in a battle with rising passion and a will matching her own, Annabelle will learn just what it takes to topple a duke….
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