[PDF] Bringing Down the Duke Author Evie Dunmore
Reminded me of the character Ross from Poldark swoon worthy an series that I loveThis was a library loan Evie Dun writes a smart historical romance set in the Victorian era that
Takes Place Amidst Theplace amidst the campaign for women s rights by getting parliament to amend the married women s property act There is implacable opposition to this from all corners not just from men alone but other women too and including the Tory party and ueen Victoria It is 1879 and the over educated beautiful but destitute 25 year old Annabelle inveigles 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 influence to champion their cause Annabelle has the task of recruiting one of the most powerful men 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 to infiltrateThings do not go to plan as Annabelle becomes ill and a surprisingly strong attraction between the two of them grows However after an affair gone wrong in the past Annabelle is distinctly wary determined not to repeat her errors of judgement Montgomery himself is 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 is a time where the upper classes in England used marriage as a tool to secure alliances that enriched them further in 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 issues of the day regarding the fight for women s rights outlining just how much it cost women to fight the ruthless forces arraigned against them many finding themselves imprisoned their reputations in tatters not to mention having their educational opportunities taken away The characterisation is 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 series and I look forward to the next one Many thanks to Little Brown for an ARC And another debut author smashes it out of the park in 2019 It is 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 impractical inthe shelf You are not only bookish but a radical political activist All highly impractical in wifeBRINGING DOWN THE DUKE was just pure fun Deliciously swoony Just the right amount of angst There came a time in a duke s life when he rarely encountered an honest opinion where he could be on his way to hell in 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 isn t worth your time Have you by any chance missed that class at finishing school where they teach you to feign delightful ignorance in the presence of a manI m afraid soThese characters all but leap off the page The attraction the chemistry the sizzle is damn Their backstory has elements. S command Her challenge not to give in to the powerful attraction she can't deny for the man who opposes everything she stands forSebastian is appalled to find a suffragist suad 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 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.
IN VICTORIAN ENGLAND AT THE TIME OF THE SUFFRAGETTEVictorian England at the time
Of The Suffragette 1879the Suffragette 1879 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 is 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 is *a powerful man with great ambition who is looking for a *powerful man with great ambition who is looking for a 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 ick ass feminists 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 that it is part of a series and cannot wait to continue it It was well written funny angsty and yet sweet and I had a lot of fun reading it It actually reminded me a lot of Pride and Prejudice with its slow building romance which started off as hostilityI looooved Annabelle She was so strong independent smart and feisty I want her as my friendSebastian was so lovely and attentive I love 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 fiercely intelligent and stubborn with so much chemistry The sexual tension was strong in this one and I revelled in it Their relationship was actually a lot steamier than I expected it to be Oh the angst as the Duke battled with his duty and his heartswoon I also really enjoyed the other characters in 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 in 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 intelligent 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 injustice and ineuality in 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 it Fantastic I enjoyed this romantic historical fiction so much that I am impatiently waiting for the next in this seriesAnnabelle Archer is an English country girl on her way to the University of Oxford in 1879 She will be one of the first female students but she is charged with supporting the women s suffrage movement in exchange for her scholarshipSebastian Devereux is the most powerful man in England and the the Duke of Montgomery He is a bit cold and very intimidating Also an extremely handsome dashing night in shining armorEnjoyed it 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. 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 ueen'.
summary ô eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Evie DunmoreOf drama but are never overblown or overwrought and come out in the open naturally without being held onto until "the last minute Every up and down back and forth push and pull was so " last minute Every up and down back and forth push and pull was so 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 injustice of the sexes I mean there s never a wrong time to tackle those issues but right now it feels so so timely And how sad is that this book is set in 1879 and here we are still fighting She had never really nown her place Where others were appropriately intimidated she seemed oddly intrigued by the challengeThis debut is so strong and so clever The cover might make it seem that this is all lighthearted joy and hijinks but don t be fooled This is a love story between people who have their eyes wide open Who are sensible and logical and intelligent Who Rising Above The Influence: A True Story about Alcohol, Drugs, and Recovery know the implausibilities of a union between them and fight it because theynow better Which makes that tension even delicious And yes sure there is still fun to be had Would you have me change my place in history to prove how much I want youBRINGING DOWN THE DUKE is compulsively readable and a delight to devour I finished this in a shockingly small handful of hours which considering my slumpy month is a miracle And I m ecstatic to see that not only are we guaranteed from this debut author but we re getting from this series and set of characters I m going to be clamouring for A League of Extraordinary Women books and likely seriously regretting my decision to read this early because now the wait will feel even longer than just a year45 stars I received an ARC from the publisher thank you in exchange for an honest review This review can also be found at A Take From Two Cities 35 stars There are many good ualities with this book but at the same time I wasn t as invested 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 in society and their own homes the friendship between the suffragists the banter between the protagonist and the love interest and the yearning from the love interest as well While their initial attraction to each other felt forced at first I enjoyed their intelligent conversations they felt genuine and showed the characters making real *Connections Over Important Topics *over important topics wish they had connected this way first and the physical attraction came in slowly later as that would have been natural Unlike other romances I ve read the conflict in 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 lovesacrifices that weighed their actions However I was a little turned off by how often the love would get angry and arrogant towards the protagonist if he didn t get his way this was his reaction to everything even in the last 13 and it felt selfish The protagonist also became very emotionally dependent on him and I wish she had stood her ground firmly in her decisions and what she believed in especially since this book is supposed to be about suffragists I think if she were adamant in her values and individuality and if he were served a bigger slice of humble pie and sacrificed to meet her in the middle the story would have been impactful and he would have had satisfying character development beyond a grand gesture at the end Regardless I am open to reading the seuel when it comes out. Dn't be the greatest strategist of the Kingdom if he couldn't claim this alluring bluestocking without the promise of a ringor could heLocked in a battle with rising passion and a will matching her own Annabelle will learn just what it takes to topple a dukeA stunning debut for author Evie Dun and her Oxford Rebels in which a fiercely independent vicar's daughter takes on a duke in a fiery love story that threatens to upend the British social order. ,