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My Last DuchessI really really hate Ivo and Jim How dare Ivo be so angry when he caused his wife to run into social roblems by witholding information that would have made "HER CAUTIOUS HE KEEPS CLAIMING TO "cautious He keeps claiming to her but then not only doesn t help her when she becomes hurt by his effort to hide his own indiscretions but becomes angry with her He never actually does anything for her when she gets hurt and only admits what he s done when it becomes Les Ténébreuses - Tome I - La Fin d'un monde possible that he might lose something he wants In other words he s only willing to sacrifice for himself and not for her That s selfish and NOT loving as he claimed Iossibly hate Jim than Ivo He s only interested in getting laid by Bertha never interested in her as a Karneval, Vol. 4 person Even in the end he breaks hisromise of secrecy to her for his own selfish The Hiding Place purposes namely he s worried he won t get to sleep with her any If he was even minutely worried about her he should have at least known that her mother had died or that her mother was ill Also I never understood how trickingcleverly manipulating a guy into marrying you would seem like a good idea Why would you want to be with a guy who didn t want to be with you without you needing to use guile And why would you want to be with Jim even if you didn t need to use guileThe bestart of this book was the comparison between the relationships between servants and masters in England and the US and how the cultures differed in both good treatment and maltreatment of their servants 25 Slightly tepid eriod yarn that falls between the two stools of Romantic and Literary fiction Clearly inspired by the likes of Wharton Waugh and Austen indeed in thrall to them the novel simply warms over themes and story lines that were looking decidedly over used two generations ago People like

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were writing their own time of course so the social cri I haven t really fully made my mind up about this bookIt wasn t a Mills and Boon type of book it was filled out than that and was over 400 ages However if you were to ask me how it was filled out I am at a slight Loss How To Answer To Be Honest how to answer To be honest lot of stuff robably could have been cut out of this and if wanted could have easily have been made into a M Bwithout the sex and loving hero that isThe Duke Ivo well he was retty much a useless male lead Usually the lead man in books has his faults but comes through in the end and I suppose in his way he did But I didn t like him and he had no redeeming features in my opinionCora Cash fab name was actually a fairly likeable character in the end she wasnt as spoiled and vain as expected she really did marry him for love but couldnt understand why Ivo was the way he was with her I felt sorry for her being lumped with him But there were times that I was really annoyed with her and was silently yelling at her to grow This book is a complete train wreck Cora goes from a witty character to a complete bore and a foolShe is completely oblivious to the Dukes rendezvous with Charlotte even after she is told that the Duke has cheated from three The Elephants Journey people Also the Duke escorts Charlotte in front of Cora and everyone else making it obvious that they are lovers Once Jim tells about Cora slans to leave him then he explains himself giving no sound explanation by just repeating that he has not cheated with Charlotte which is a complete lie if the novel were trueHe is a Sklaven für Wutawia + Gauner mit der 'Goldenen Hand' poor excuse for a husband he leaves her alone during herregnancy even though he knows that it is not her fault that the whole scene with the eccentric ainter was devised by Charlotte Even though I found Teddy to be despicable although I would have liked him ending up with Cora just so to make the Duke suffer for once In the beginning and the middle of the novel I liked Cora s character then by the end of the novel she became completely spineless she could not even control the servantsIn fact my favorite character by far was Odo he exposed everything that needed to be exposed about Charlotte s and Dukes romance and made Charlotte s life unhappy I did not like how the characters were separated so much and by far their was not enough roma. Witty moving and brilliantly entertaining The American Heiress marks the debut of a glorious storyteller who brings a fresh new spirit to the world of Edith Wharton and Henry JamesBe careful what you wish for Traveling abroad with her mother at. Nce if however Duke was not in such a despicable situation with Charlotte then the whole lack of intimacy could ve been ignored however by the last few chapters I was disgusted by the way the novel was going and decided to give a one star And believe me up by the way the novel was going and decided to give a one star And believe me up up to the eccentric ainter I affair I was willing to give it five starsOverall if you have nothing other to do and you like super spineless heroines "this is for you but if you have better books and "is for you but if you have better books and things to do stay away from this garbage Possibly the soapiest dish of a book I ve ever read If you re feeling Downton Abbey withdrawls this is the book for you what a waste of time I would like to go back and read Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton to see why a book like that sticks with me and a book like this only makes a lane ride tolerable The writing is StoryBranding: Creating Stand-Out Brands Through The Power of Story perfectly adeuate but there is no depth no real feeling There are 3 things that happened in this book that made it an impossibility to take it remotely seriously even if the rest of the book had been theinnacle of sophisticated literature it wasn t Yes within 15 It's A Wonderfully Sexy Life pages we have girls kissing less than halfway through the book an artist references what will become known in the 21st century as therogenitor of all uncomfortable anime based bestiality fantasies God the things I learned as an art history minor andok well Constable Odo from Deep Space 9 isn t actually in this book but there IS a character named Odo and this was all I could imagineBeyond all that this book just wasn t what it was supposed to be I got the sense that it was trying to be some sort of mix of Dangerous Liaisons and Upstairs Downstairs but it got caught in this middle ground between romance and historical fiction which makes it not romancy enough enough for the romancers and waaaaaaaaaay too fluffy and shallow for anyone interested in actual historical fiction And never mind the fact that nothing not one single thing happens during the course of this entire book NOTHINGOh and I know this is snobby of me to say but nothing makes me annoyed than when I read little Lignin Biodegradation pieces of meaningless fluff like this and then there s discussion uestions in the back of the book like it s freaking Kurt Vonnegut s Slaughterhouse Five or something There is nothing in this book that reuires thought or interpretation Stopretending like there is ARRGH Oh Cora can you believe that there are some things in life that can t be boughtCora Cash has it all youth beauty money and fame Her family is one of the most known and recognized and their wealth far surpasses that of the majority With a lavish lifestyle and wanting for nothing Cora should be set for life except that there is something that her mother wants for herself so than her daughter that can not be bought a title With this in mind the Cash family set out from America to England to find Cora an English nobleman In time their wish becomes true and Cora becomes engaged to Ivo of Wareham a Duke As Duchess of Wareham however Cora realizes that within these grand walls life is far from being the fairytale she envisonedThis was an entertaining and dramatic book and it read much like an olden days version of a gossip magazine Cora Cash is a vivacious and headstrong young woman Due to her wealth she occupies a Pure Chance privilegedlace in society None can match her zeal or economic reach There is however something that the Cash money can not buy and that a status of nobility Intent on having their daughter marry a royal the Cash family leave New York for England Amid dinners and The Lady and the Lionheart parties Cora is introduced to English society and by chance meets Ivo the Duke of Wareham Cora grows uite fond of Ivo and and is thrilled when heroposes But much as Cora is marrying for love she knows this is a transaction for both arties She gets the status and he gets access to her vast wealth which because of his family s debts and the wear tear of the Wareham estate he definitely needs Still becoming the Duchess of Wareham is a dream come true But when the wedding and honeymoon are over Cora realizes that the glamour decadence and excesses of living. The turn of the twentieth century to seek a titled husband beautiful vivacious Cora Cash whose family mansion in Newport dwarfs the Vanderbilts' suddenly finds herself Duchess of Wareham married to Ivo the most eligible bachelor in England Not. ,

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As a royal helps hide much complicated and trying life Its time to avoid scandals and follow rotocol though that is easier said than doneI have to say that I uite enjoyed this book Loosely based on the life of Consuelo Vanderderbilt a real life American Duchess The narrative flowed nicely and depicted 1800 s England in all its splendor and chaos Cora started out as naive and spoiled but grew into a much confident and smart woman Life as a Duchess is not all glamour and fun The distinctions between the royals and the servants made for an intense and notorious contrast Much as Cora has a title now because she is American she is not uite accepted by the Wareham staff English society or her motherin law I do have some ualms though There were characters that in my humble opinion needed to be a bit fleshed out I am thinking about Mrs Cash the duke and his mother I also wanted something with the storyline about Bertha Cora s ersonal maid Another issue for me was the ending At first I thought I must have missed a few ages but it was not the case The ending felt too abrupt making it feel rather inconclusive and messy All and all this was an entertaining and interesting book I now can not wait to read about the real Consuela Vanderbilt coincidentally I already have American Duchess by Karen Harper on my shelves now I just loved this book It was so up my alley Two of my favorite books are Gone With the Wind and Forever Amber and this was sort of a mash up of those Okay this was not as a sweeping saga as those two books but it borrowed elements from them There may have been nothing really new Offered Here But I Don here but I don care It was the exact kind of story that keeps me turning the Schilder's Struggle for the Unity of the Church pages and removes me from the drudgery of houseworkThe story centers around Cora Cash love the name who is rich beyond belief as we are reminded every otherage Her mother lacks only one thing that money can t buy a royal title so she dispatches Cora off across the A (kinda) Country Christmas pond to land a duke Cora is rich andretty Duke is handsome and oor bingo The Duke and Cora come to the marriage with their baggage from the ast in the form of Charlotte and Teddy respectively Of course the ath to happily ever after cannot be smooth or there wouldn t be a story Cue the misunderstandings and lost opportunities and you have the bulk of this book with a dollop of happy ending like a cherry on top The supporting members of the cast such as Cora s maid and mother and the Duke s best friend round out the story I thoroughly enjoyed this book like a hunk Godiva chocolate Honestly I didn t enjoy this book I hated Cora and what was with Ivo and his Menopausal Mood SwingsAnd All This mood swingsAnd all this eople just Duke or Duchess when addressing them is absolutely horrid I cannot believe that I actually read this through Spoilers follow sort ofI can t ruin the National Geographic Kids Almanac 2020 plot there isn t oneI can t ruin the ending it just stopsThere was one character that I liked in that entire book and that was Bertha to be honest we get next to nothing to show if she will ever enjoy a single moments happiness The author in my view spent far too long dressingeople in Mouselline from Paris very repetitively I might add not enough time making things happen When anything did happen in the book she just sort of glossed over it including a woman having her head set on fire the set up ws far too obvious fisticuffs in the long gallery well sort of ish Things which I think were supposed to be really important didn t get the build up that they needed and other things were built up so much and then came to nothing Besides all of which what after all of that she just takes his word for it I d have enjoyed it if she d just married the van leyder hosen "I know that s not his actual name but that s how it stuck in my head from the get go "know that s not his actual name but that s how it stuck in my head from the get go flopped around the South Coast naming men Odo and Ivo other strange unusual epithetsI don t often do reviews of books but this is the second time I ve ersevered with a book of this ilk waiting for the lot to begin only to find that there isn t one Luckily this was a library book which will be going back shortly. Hing is uite as it seems however Ivo is withdrawn and secretive and the English social scene is full of traps and betrayals Money Cora soon learns cannot buy everything as she must decide what is truly worth the rice in her life and her marria. ,


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    [Free E–pub] My Last Duchess There are 3 things that happened in this book that made it an impossibility to take it remotely seriously even if the rest of the book had been the pinnacle of sophisticated literature it wasn't Yes within 15 pages we have girls kissing less than halfway through the book an artist references what will become known in the 21st century as the progenitor of all uncomfortable anime based bestiality fantasies God

  2. says: REVIEW My Last Duchess [Free E–pub] My Last Duchess Daisy Goodwin ½ 6 READ

    [Free E–pub] My Last Duchess Honestly I didn't enjoy this book I hated Cora and what was with Ivo and his menopausal mood swings?And all this calling people just 'Duke' or 'Duchess' when addressing them is absolutely horrid I cannot believe that I actu

  3. says: [Free E–pub] My Last Duchess

    [Free E–pub] My Last Duchess I haven't really fully made my mind up about this bookIt wasn't a Mills and Boon type of book it was filled out than that and was over 400 pages However if you were to ask me how it was filled out I am at a slight loss how to answer To be honest a lot of stuff probably could have been cut out of this and if wanted could

  4. says: [Free E–pub] My Last Duchess Daisy Goodwin ½ 6 READ REVIEW My Last Duchess

    [Free E–pub] My Last Duchess DOWNLOAD Ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ½ Daisy Goodwin REVIEW My Last Duchess what a waste of time I would like to go back and read Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton to see why a book like that sticks with me and a book like this only makes a plane ride tolerable The writing is perfectly adeuate but there is no depth no real feeling

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    DOWNLOAD Ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ½ Daisy Goodwin Daisy Goodwin ½ 6 READ [Free E–pub] My Last Duchess I just loved this book It was so up my alley Two of my favorite books are Gone With the Wind and Forever Amber and this was sort of a mash up of those Okay this was not as a sweeping saga as those two books but it borrowed elements from them There may have been nothing really new offered here but I don't care It was the exact kind of story that keeps me turning the pages and removes me from the drudgery of houseworkThe story cen

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    REVIEW My Last Duchess Daisy Goodwin ½ 6 READ DOWNLOAD Ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ½ Daisy Goodwin Slightly tepid period yarn that falls between the two stools of Romantic and 'Literary' fiction Clearly inspired by the lik

  7. says: REVIEW My Last Duchess [Free E–pub] My Last Duchess

    [Free E–pub] My Last Duchess Possibly the soapiest dish of a book I've ever read If you're feeling Downton Abbey withdrawls this is the book for you

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    [Free E–pub] My Last Duchess REVIEW My Last Duchess Oh Cora can you believe that there are some things in life that can't be bought?Cora Cash has it all youth beauty money and fame Her family is one of the most known and recognized and their wealth far surpasses that of the majority With a lavish lifestyle and wanting for nothing Cora should be set for life except that there is something that her mother wants for herself so than her daughter that can not be bought a title With this in mind t

  9. says: REVIEW My Last Duchess [Free E–pub] My Last Duchess DOWNLOAD Ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ½ Daisy Goodwin

    REVIEW My Last Duchess Daisy Goodwin ½ 6 READ [Free E–pub] My Last Duchess I really really hate Ivo and Jim How dare Ivo be so angry when he caused his wife to run into social problems by witholding information that would have made her cautious He keeps claiming to love her but then not

  10. says: REVIEW My Last Duchess [Free E–pub] My Last Duchess Daisy Goodwin ½ 6 READ

    [Free E–pub] My Last Duchess This book is a complete train wreck Cora goes from a witty character to a complete bore and a foolShe is completely oblivious to the Dukes rendezvous with Charlotte even after she is told that the Duke has cheated from three people Also the Duke escorts Charlotte in front of Cora and everyone else making it obvious that they are lovers Once Jim tells about Cora's plans to leave him then he explains himself giving no sound explana

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