Bloody Winter iT 13 andt felt selfish The protagonist also became very emotionally dependent on him and I wish she had stood her ground firmly n her decisions and what she believed n especially since this book Inventaire Sommaire Des Archives D�partementales Ant�rieures � 1790, Vol. 1: Mayenne (Classic Reprint) is supposed to be about suffragists I thinkf she were adamant n her values and ndividuality and War Girls if he were served a bigger slice of humble pie and sacrificed to meet hern the middle the story would have been Hieroglyphen lesen. impactful and he would have had satisfying character development beyond a grand gesture at the end Regardless I am open to reading the seuel whent comes out This As Lágrimas Amargas de Petra Von Kant is a book featuring suffragettes but thiss not a feminist book In fact Bringing Down the Duke seems to use Lesson Planning and Classroom Management its thin veneer of wokeness as an excuse to reveln gender essentialism Pretty much every encounter between the two leads mentioned feminine warmth and masculine hardness so I had strained my eyes from rolling them so hard before I was very far The Stalin Front: A Novel of World War II into the book The loventerest Sebastian Duke of Montgomery The Nightmare Garden is the kind of alpha male character to whom I have annstant aversion He s constantly looming over the protagonist Annabelle using his size against her grabbing her by the arm to stop her from getting her away backing her Look to the Mountain into walls He clearly gets off on this and spends time when he s not with her fantasising about forcing hernto marriage and clapping himself on the back for having the self control not to rape her He s emotionally abusive towards his younger brother n a way that the narrative never recognises and yet the narrative would have us believe that Sebastian The Space Race: The Journey to the Moon and Beyond is one of those good feudal overlords who only ever has the bestnterests of his tenants at heart Please And then there s Annabelle who repeatedly acts like an The Precarious: The Art and Poetry of Cecilia Vicuna / Vicuna, Cecilia. 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Two books in one (Wesleyan Poetry) idiot but whom we re tolds very smart because she s read Thucydides whose political and moral principles seem to be based on the best The Color of Water interests of whomever she last spoke to and who never once seemed like thempoverished but genteel daughter of a rural Victorian clergyman whom she purported to be Her defining personality trait really Mayan Strawberries is that she s Not Like the Other Girls hence why she ll go to a balln a skintight fashionable gown with no undergarments on underneath Even on a practical level this wouldn t have been possible given how gowns were constructed then but Annabelle just draws all the men s eyes with her astounding beauty etcAdd to this the vague but disturbing racial undertones Annabelle Bill Gates (Up Close) is stunningly beautiful and thiss Mistaken Mistress implied to be because of distant French aristocratic or even royal descent Sebastian looks Nordic which means blond and suare jawed the description of Disraeli and another Jewish coded character made me suirm the dialogue which far too often sounds 21st century American thant does 1870s upper class British and which uses terms like existential angst which would not be coined for several decades the vicious pantomime dame caricature of ueen Victoria look I m an Irishwoman with a disdain for the system of monarchy and Bunny: A Novel if I thinkt s an unfair caricature the melodramatic plot and the complete and utter lack of any historical research or understanding Dun repeatedly messes up forms of address for the aristocracy on the most basic level has someone practicing underwater archaeology n Greece n the 1870s when the first such excavations don t take place until the 1950s or 60s etcPlus on the very PAGE WHEN OUR HAPPY COUPLE HAVE OVERCOME page when our happy couple have overcome what are told The Great Smog of India is crushing societal disapproval and scandal concerning a duke s decision to marry a mere gentleman s daughter uh huh and are making out on a yachtn the Mediterranean sure the verb used n Sebastian s nner monologue to describe having sex with his wife MountLike I said this The Sex of the Angels, the Saints in their Heaven: A Breviary is a book featuring suffragettes Thiss not a feminist book Fantastic I enjoyed this romantic historical fiction so much that I am Tryst with Prosperity impatiently waiting for the nextn this seriesAnnabelle Archer Popular Hits is an English country girl on her way to the University of Oxfordn 1879 She will be one of the first female students but she s charged with supporting the women s suffrage movement n exchange for her scholarshipSebastian Devereux s the most powerful man n England and the the Duke of Montgomery He The Creative Habit is a bit cold and veryntimidating Also an extremely handsome dashing knight The Rest of the Story in shining armorEnjoyedt so much Fun full of time period history and setting steamy tension between Annabelle and the Duke loved them bothSexy fun romance I cheered for these two all the way The duke reminded me of the character Ross from Poldark swoon worthy an series that I loveThis was a library loan So much FUN And another debut author smashes t out of the park n 2019 It s becoming clear to be me why a fair girl like you has been left on the shelf You are not only bookish but a radical political activist All highly mpractical Lords of Life: A History of the Kings of Thailand in a wifeBRINGING DOWN THE DUKE was just pure fun Deliciously swoony Just the right amount of angst There came a timen a duke s life when he rarely encountered an honest opinion where he could be on his way to hell n a handcart and everyone would politely step aside and wish him godspeedYou might find yourself looking at this plot summary and thinking sure sure read that HR a thousand times Bluestocking attracts a Duke Nothing new And yeah okay maybe But that doesn t mean this sn t worth your time Have you by any chance missed that class at finishing school where they teach you to feign delightful gnorance n the presence
"Of A ManI M Afraid "a manI m afraid characters all but leap off the page The attraction the chemistry the sizzle s damn Their backstory has elements of drama but are never overblown or overwrought and come out n the open naturally without being held onto. S command Her challenge not to give Simon Spatz: From Holocaust to Halifax, A Story of Survival and Success in to the powerful attraction she can't deny for the man who opposes everything she stands forSebastians appalled to find a suffragist suad has A Life in Two Worlds infiltrated his ducal home but the real threats his The Hitler Kiss: A Memoir of the Czech Resistance impossible feelings for green eyed beauty Annabelle Hes looking for a wife of eual standing to secure the legacy he has worked so hard to rebuild not an outspoken commoner who could never be his duchess But he woul. ,
I like historical fiction and The Doré Illustrated Balzac Droll Stories i like romance so have no dea why ts taken me so long to get onboard the historical romance train but Tracks and Sign of Insects and Other Invertebrates: A Guide to North American Species i am so happy this was my first ridento the genrethere are so many things Feminisms at a Millennium i enjoyed about this first the writings delightful the story Gwydion's Dawn is written with a uality thats very reminiscent of the time period but also feel refreshingly modern additionally although much of the story focuses on the social structure of victorian england and the politics that surround social positions was never bored enjoyed the feminist Mj 12. Die Geheime Regierung inclusion and found the womens suffrage subplot enlightening and am wholeheartedly behind annabelle and sebastian as a couple their banter their exchanges of wit and their palpable chemistry make them such entertaining charactersi am really Strahlend In Purpur Und Goldd. Heilige Reich Von Konstantinopel impressed with this debut novel and am very much looking forward to reading about other extraordinary women Sierra Wildflowers: Mt. Lassen to Kern Canyon in the upcoming books for this series 45 stars Evie Dun writes a smart historical romance setn the Victorian era that takes place amidst the suffragette campaign for women s rights by getting parliament to amend the married women s property act There El Guero Tellez/ Tellez the Blond: Reportero de policia!/ Police Reporter! ismplacable opposition to this from all corners not just from men alone but other women too and Haunted Louisiana: The Most Haunted Houses in Louisiana including the Tory party and ueen Victoria Its 1879 and the over educated beautiful but destitute 25 year old Annabelle nveigles her way to study amongst the first group of women at Oxford University after gaining a modest scholarship for which she must support the radical political suffragettes led by Lady Lucie Tedbury and their campaign to recruit powerful men of nfluence to champion their cause Annabelle has the task of recruiting one of the most powerful men A Mistaken Match in the land the Duke of Montgomery Sebastian Devereux a cold hard man whose home Annabelle and her two fellow bluestockings Hattie and Catriona manage tonfiltrateThings do not go to plan as Annabelle becomes Lodz ill and a surprisingly strong attraction between the two of them grows However after an affair gone wrongn the past Annabelle s distinctly wary determined not to repeat her errors of judgement Montgomery himself s taken aback by his feelings for Annabelle but he has his future mapped out with the possibility of finally attaining what he has always wanted Additionally his hands are full with a troublesome brother Peregrin a meddling ueen and organising a political campaign to ensure the Tories win the next election This s a time where the upper classes n England used marriage as a tool to secure alliances that enriched them further n the acuisition of land money and power Marriage to Annabelle a country girl of no conseuence would cause a scandal of earth shattering proportions that Montgomery cannot afford Other possible arrangements for their love are stymied by an Annabelle unwilling to ruin her life her reputation or lose her self respect Dun writes a fun and highly entertaining historical novel that takes account of some serious ssues of the day regarding the fight for women s rights outlining just how much t cost women to fight the ruthless forces arraigned against them many finding themselves mprisoned their reputations n tatters not to mention
"Having Their Opportunities "their educational away The characterisation s done well with the smart charismatic Annabelle and Sebastian s character development shifting him fundamentally from the person he was at the beginning to who he becomes by the end This a a novel that I enjoyed reading far than I expected to and would
Recommend To Others It S The First Of A Seriesto others It s the first of a series I look forward to the next one Many thanks to Little Brown for an ARC This historical romance Discipline is setn 1879 during the early days of the suffrage movement Annabelle a commoner Claim the Night (The Claiming is a woman before her time and when the National Suffrage Women s movement offers her a scholarship at Oxford s first women s college she jumps at the chanceIn return for the scholarship shes reuired to actively participate Claimed by Desire in the movement s activities Thiss where she runs Say Youll Remember Me into the very proper Duke I loved the historical time period and Annabelles a worthy heroine of the genre She Accidental Bodyguard is outspokenntelligent and a woman who knows what she wants The witty banter and budding romance between her and the Duke made this pure fun The cover leads you to think t s a fluffy rom com but be aware that t s spicy and open doorI was given a digital copy for review from EW but chose to listen to Mehr als das it on audio which I highly recommend Thissn t my typical genre but I thoroughly enjoyed The Accidental Cowboy (Angel Crossing, Arizona, it 35 stars 35 stars There are many good ualities with this book but at the same time I wasn t asnvested or giddy as I usually am for other romance books I ve read Some things I enjoyed the focus on women pioneers the discussion about women s roles and position Abby and the Bachelor Cop in society and their own homes the friendship between the suffragists the banter between the protagonist and the loventerest and the yearning from the love Eye to Eye interest as well While theirnitial attraction to each other felt forced at first I enjoyed their Accidentally Expecting intelligent conversations they felt genuine and showed the characters making real connections overmportant topics I wish they had connected this way first and the physical attraction came n slowly later as that would have been natural Unlike other romances I ve read the conflict n the last 13 of the book was actually warranted I believed the stakes and the conseuences here and appreciate the complicated sacrifices that weighed their actions However I was a little turned off by how often the love Herzrivalen interest would get angry and arrogant towards the protagonistf he didn t get his way this was his reaction to everything even n the las. 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 nfluence to champion their cause Her target Sebastian Devereux the cold and calculating Duke of Montgomery who steers Britain's politics at the ueen'.
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Until the last minute Every up and down back and forth push and pull was so organic And also strangely refreshing Additionally the side characters the bluestocking suffragettes were just fabulous All of them Hattie might have been my favourite Did you really give a man a nosebleedYes WhyI suppose because the village lads I ran with as a girl didn t teach me how to slap like a ladyThe specifics of the setting that this takes place during the opening of the first women s college and focuses mostly on women s rights feminism and the Alaskan Nights injustice of the sexes I mean there s never a wrong time to tackle thosessues but right now t feels so so timely And how sad s that this book s set n 1879 and here we are still fighting She had never really known her place Where others were appropriately ntimidated she seemed oddly ntrigued by the challengeThis debut Always Look Twice is so strong and In Bringing Down the Duke Annabelles strong and capable but destitute When an opportunity to study at Oxford presents All For You: Halfway There / Buckhorn Ever After / The One You Want / One Perfect Night itself she grabst with both hands It comes with a scholarship that stipulates her Any Man Of Mine involvement with the women s suffrage movement She needs to lobby men ofnfluence to their cause which Annalee And The Lawman is how her path crosses with the Duke of Montgomery sThis story has everything I loven a romance Annabelle The Apollonides Mistress Scandal is smart and competent and she s not afraid to work hard to make the best of her meager situation Montgomerys dashing and attentive Though he comes across a bit cold n the beginning Annabelle slowly thaws him out He finds her fascinating not just for her pretty face but also for her sharp mind Even though she s resilient and can take care of herself he s still protective of her and comes to her aid There s so much witty banter and meaningful dialog everywhere And the Victorian era reticence and propriety just adds to the whole charming atmosphereI also really enjoyed the look Anything For His Son into the women s suffrage movement It s the perfect companion and back story to this romance ast mirrors the value Annabelle places on her Anticipation independence and her reluctance to hand over any powers to a man It s uplifting and thought provoking to read about what strong women went through backn the day to ensure we have the rights we do todayI m a romantic at heart so I m always searching for the perfect romance that speaks to me And I found exactly what I was looking for n this book Strong women and the dashing men who value them for their mind and their wit will do t for me every time I pretty much swooned from beginning to end After this I ll read anything by Evie Dun The next book n the series comes out n the fall and I can t wait A steamy ntelligent and feel good historical romance set n Victorian England at the time of the Suffragette movement 1879 and Annabelle Archer a beautiful but over educated 25 year old becomes one of the first women to study at Oxford University The fiery Miss Archer s awarded a scholarship on the condition that she supports the Suffragette movement and helps to recruit powerful men to the cause It s whilst fulfilling this duty that she first meets the wealthy and powerful Duke of Montgomery Sebastian a cold and brooding man with links to the Tory party and to ueen Victoria "He opposes everything she stands for yet she finds herself fighting her attraction to himSebastian s a "opposes everything she stands for yet she finds herself fighting her attraction to himSebastian ANNIE AND THE PRINCE is a man with great ambition whos looking for a wife of eual wealth and status for an alliance not a lower class blue stocking Can they fight their attractionI don t really read historical fiction especially not historical romance and I m not really sure why I recently loved The Diviners series and then I really enjoyed this I need to look up some Historical Romance with kick ass feminists The Single Dad's Redemption in like Annabelle Archer and Evie O Neill Any suggestionsWhat a great debut by Evie Dun I am so happy with all of the amazing debuts coming out recently This was a fantastic book and I m so happy thatt A Christmas Affair is part of a series and cannot wait to continuet It was well written funny angsty and yet sweet and I had a lot of fun reading t It actually reminded me a lot of Pride and Prejudice with
Its Slow Building Romanceslow building romance started off as hostilityI looooved Annabelle She was so strong ndependent smart and feisty I want her as my friendSebastian was so lovely and attentive I love The Apple Orchard it when a character comes across as cold and aloof but secretly they have the biggest heart hidden away It melts me every timeTheir dynamic was amazing They were both so fiercelyntelligent and stubborn with so much chemistry The sexual tension was strong When Hitler Took Austria: A Memoir of Heroic Faith by the Chancellor's Son in this one and I revelledn t Their relationship was actually a lot steamier than I expected t to be Oh the angst as the Duke battled with his duty and his heartswoon I also really enjoyed the other characters n the book Hattie Lucie Catriona and Peregrin These side characters were all so well written and I loved them I especially loved the female friendships and how they all supported each other I m really looking forward to learning about them n the future books All of the characters were so precious except for the Tory party booo and ueen Victoria They can go suck eggsI loved the Suffragettes element to the story It was so emotive reading about how men AND women saw and treated women How many people thought that the female brain was feeble and that ntelligent women were unattractive And yet amazing women didn t stand for this and fought back YESSSSSIt s crazy to think that women were fighting for their rights against njustice and neuality n 1879 and yet here we still areI really admire those women who fought so hard so that we could have rights than they didSo yeah this was a light fun and enjoyable read and I would definitely recommend Dn't be the greatest strategist of the Kingdom f he couldn't claim this alluring bluestocking without the promise of a ringor could heLocked n a battle with rising passion and a will matching her own Annabelle will learn just what t takes to topple a dukeA stunning debut for author Evie Dun and her Oxford Rebels n which a fiercely Ensimmäinen maailmansota independent vicar's daughter takes on a duken a fiery love story that threatens to upend the British social order. ,