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The Duchess: From the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Governess

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But the press vilifies her over her refusal to marry a man she loathes, so Margaret goes to live in exile in Ireland, helping the poor and starting to write her own children’s stories. She makes her way in New York as a journalist and philanthropist, and eventually marries the man who has loved her for years. She was born to received the curse, to disappear. So, she accepted the marriage proposal to be free from her family before she dies but... the hospitality and affection she received from her in-laws are endless and her husband's obsession is mysterious... A flower path unfolds in front of her, who was a time limit! I don't know who cursed me and why but lately I have problems finding books that are not unnecessarily lengthy. Sadly, this one is not an exception. Wallis gets everything she has ever wanted but then feels trapped in a life now controlled by the prince

One thing I do not like are book snobs. I know people who flat out refuse to read Danielle Steel because of her reputation for writing romance novels. I think book snobs lose out on alot of opportunities to read good literature simply because they judge themselves and others to harshly when it comes to their reading choices. The true love of her life was the handsome young Whig politician Charles Grey, whom she had an affair with in 1791, before finding out she was carrying his child.

Is the Duchess a true story?

Unable to secure employment without references or connections, Angélique desperately makes her way to Paris, where she rescues a young woman fleeing an abusive madam—and suddenly sees a Open an elegant house of pleasure that will protect its women and serve only the best clients. With her upper-class breeding, her impeccable style, and her father’s bequest, Angélique creates Le Boudoir , soon a sensational establishment where powerful men, secret desires, and beautiful, sophisticated women come together. But living on the edge of scandal, can she ever make a life of her own—or regain her rightful place in the world?

On the ship over to America, Angelique meets Andrew and they fall in love. He too was enthralled with her beauty and intelligence. They marry and have a son. Fastfoward six years--now this is where the author really slayed me. I'm no expert on English law but I believe the historical inaccuracy in this book was outrageous. Not only were dates and events mentioned that made no sense but the final craziness was when Angelique heard that her brother Tristan, now the Duke, had blown through all their father's money and was going to sell the ENTAILED property. He also was willing to SELL his title. The other half brother had died so he wasn't around to protest. And to top it off, it was stated that Angelique's son would be the heir to the Dukedom. Again, I'm no expert but can the son of the daughter of a Duke inherit the title? I thought all heirs came from only the male side, unless you are talking Kings and Queens. Even so, the Duke could not have put entailed property up for sale. That is the whole idea behind making it entailed. It seems like an author with the resources available to Danielle Steel would have researched some of this. And what about her editor? I think this is sloppy work at best. The writing: The writing doesn't strike me as "the author is an expert and has made her living out of writing." For some additional book suggestions in this genre, just head on over and explore more historical fiction now. The omniscient point of view was perfect for this story. The book flowed so smoothly, leaving me with an experience, I'll not soon forget. She “is said to have persuaded Charles to withdraw the use of Frogmore Cottage” from the couple, Scobie claims.Unable to secure employment without references or connections, Angélique desperately makes her way to Paris, where she rescues a young woman fleeing an abusive madam—and suddenly sees a possibility: Open an elegant house of pleasure that will protect its women and serve only the best clients. With her upper-class breeding, her impeccable style, and her father’s bequest, Angélique creates Le Boudoir , soon a sensational establishment where powerful men, secret desires, and beautiful, sophisticated women come together. But living on the edge of scandal, can she ever make a life of her own—or regain her rightful place in the world? I think for 70 years we were spoiled with the Queen because she was close to perfection,” he added. “Charles is just a human being, with his faults.” By the end of the book we see a lady who wants to shun this attention and live her simple life with her memories of the man she adored. With real historical events and facts to hand, my imagination took over. I invented a history for her that incorporated real people and events, including some of my other ancestors.

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