Book Reviews of The Duchess

The Duchess
The Duchess
Author: Bertrice Small
ISBN-13: 9780345434357
ISBN-10: 0345434358
Publication Date: 7/3/2001
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 39 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
Not as steamy or sensual as most of her books. A good romance set in the 1700s.
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A duke with the bluiest blood and a rich girl with a tarnished background that refuses to ever love...
This book kept me up late most nights reading...this was my first bertrice small read..i have since bought several more of her books and love them!!
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Bertrice Small is one of my fav historical romance authors!
As the dd of the richest man in England, Allegra Morgan attracts a number of fortune hunters. She agrees to a marriage to Quinton Hunter under one condition, he must never ask for her love.
French Revolution,Adventure, sexually explicit
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pretty good book- I found myself wanting to keep reading even though the plot could be plodding or predictable at times.
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Tedious and mediocre at best. The thing is, i still couldn't put it down! That is the spell that Beatrice Small puts on her readers. By the end of the book, i found myself smiling.

Not part of any trilogy or series, but a good "in between" book when you have nothing else to read.

-Aurielle
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How everyone can be rich and titled is not answered in this predictable story by Bertrice Small who seems to be stuck in this gendre. I usually like how she builds up the romance side of her story, but don't appreciate the violence against women.
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As the daughter of the richest man in England, Allegra Morgan attracts a number of fortune hunters willing to overlook her flawed pedigree to gain her enormous wealth. Her most ardent suitor is the arrogant but impoverished Quinton Hunter, Duke of Sedgwick, who has little to offer a prospective wife except his grand title. Allegra decides that if she must marry, she might as well be a duchess. So she agrees to the match with one condition: her husband must never ask for her love. She has seen the misery love can cause and has vowed to give her heart to no man-especially a dangerously alluring duke.

Quinton is dazzled by his new wife's grace and fortitude, as well as the fierce desire that rages between them. Despite his best intentions, he finds himself falling in love with her. The the terrors of the French Revolution hit close to home and the two of them set off on a treacherous adventure that could cost them everything...including their final chance at happiness.

This was a great read.
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Bertice Small has creted a moving story of consuming passion and undeniable love set against the noble splendor of Georgian England, and the terrors of the French Revolution.
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"In this lush novel, Bertrice Small has created a moving story of consuming passion and undeniable love set against the noble splendor of Georgian England"
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Daughter of the richest man in England, Allegra Morgan. Quinton Hunter, Duke of Sedgwick from the family with the bluest blood in England. He and his three closest friends decide that they shall take wives this season in London. Allegra and her cousin are to attend the Season for the first time, and her PaPa has declared no expense will be spared for both girls. What fireworks!!!!
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A moving story of consuming passion and undeniable lvoe set against the noble splendor of Georgian England.
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As the daughter of the richest man in England, Allegra Morgan attracts a number of fortune hunters willing to overlook her flawed pedigree to gain her emormous wealth. Her most ardent suitor is the arrogrant but impoverished Quinton Hunter, duke of Sedgwick, who has little to offer a prospective wife except his grand title. Allegra decides that if she must marry she might as well be a duchess. So she agrees to the match with one condition:her husband must never ask for her love. She has seen the misery love can cause and has vowed to give her heart to no man, especially a dangerously alluring duke.Quinton is dazzled by his new wife's grace and fortitude, as well as the fierce desire that rages between them. Despite his best intentions, he finds himself falling in love with her. Then the terrors of the French Revelution hit close to home, and the two of them set off on a treacherous adventure that could cost them everything...including their final chance at happiness.
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Romance novel, late 18th century. I picked it up because a friend of mine likes the author, but I didn't myself.