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Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore
Historical romance

Bringing Down the Duke

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by Evie Dunmore

Quick take

A little feminist, a little romantic, but mostly just fun—and downright dirty on top of that. Yes, please.

Good to know

  • Feminist

  • Light read

  • Forbidden love

  • Salacious

Why I love it

When I started at BOTM, I was a professed literary snob—and probably flaunted that term with pride (cue eye roll). I never read romance books because I assumed they were too cheesy and poorly written to be considered worthy of my time. Years later, dozens of romance books devoured, I’m so happy to report that, on that score, I was wrong.

Set in turn-of-the-century England, this is the story of An...

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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 calculatin...

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    September 2019