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An American Duchess
An American Duchess
Author: Sharon Page
Set on a crumbling English manor estate during the height of the Roaring Twenties, An American Duchess must decide how much she's willing to risk for the life she truly desires?  — It's 1922, and New York heiress Zoe Gifford longs for the freedoms promised by the Jazz Age. Headstrong and brazen, but bound by her father's will to marry before she ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780373779291
ISBN-10: 0373779291
Publication Date: 9/30/2014
Pages: 384
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Harlequin HQN
Book Type: Paperback
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I've read a couple of Sharon Page's Regency era books, but this is a new direction for her. Not only is it set in the post World War I era, it's more women's fiction than romance. Her Regency books have much more explicit eroticism in them, so depending on your tastes, that may be a plus or a minus!
Although there is an HEA, along the way there is tragedy and multiple complications, I would call it more of an old-fashioned saga.
I think the author's prose doesn't flow as easily in this book as in the earlier historicals. And she overdid it a bit with the 1920's flapper cliches for her heroine, Zoe. Reckless and drives too fast, check; likes to frequent nightclubs and drink cocktails, check; wears short flapper dresses, check; smokes cigarettes, check!
None the less, I got caught up in the plot and the characters, and it certainly kept me turning the pages. So I give it 3 stars for good storytelling. If you like Downton Abbey type books, you'll enjoy it.
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