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by Marion Chesney

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ISBN: 0754045536
ISBN13: 978-0754045533
Category: Literature
Subcategory: Contemporary
Author: Marion Chesney
Language: English
Publisher: Chivers (June 1, 2001)
Pages: 301 pages
ePUB size: 1497 kb
FB2 size: 1905 kb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 435
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The most miserable book in the series that I have ever read. Rape, attempted rape, murderous plots all through. The duke was a horse's patootie. Charlotte and her mother were even more selfish and horrible. I forced myself to finish, but I would not recommend this book to my worst enemy.
I will start this by saying that I love Marion Chesney novels. They are clean, funny, romantic, and quick reads. I really liked the hero and heroine in this novel, but too much of this novel was taken up by the plots to destroy their marriage. Also, too much time was spent describing their friend and all of his ridiculous clothes. I would have enjoyed somre more conversations between the main characters, rather than conversations between the plotters. I was looking for a quick read and found that in order to make it one I had to skip many pages to get to the point.
Characters: Miss Frederica Sayers, Henry Wright the Duke of Westerland, Miss Clarissa Sayers, The Honorable Jack Ferrand. Forced to stay in the schoolroom until her title hungry old stepsister is married, Miss Frederica Sayers can only watch the coming and going of visitors from the top of the stairs. Her step sister, Miss Clarissa Sayers, enjoys using her amazing beauty to manipulate men. Her latest conquest Mr. Henry Wright, tries to propose to her, only to be rejected for his lack of title. Taking his hurt pride home, Mr. Wright is shocked to find lawyers waiting for him, eager to inform him of his succession to the Title Duke of Westerland. However, as part of the will, Mr. Wight must marry to inherit the old Dukes fortune.

Miss Frederica, knowing her sister to have turned down Mr. Wright, ran away to his house to offer herself as his mistress. Mr. Wright, needing a bride, proposes to Miss Frederica, who of course accepts. The new Duke and Duchess have an enemy in The Honorable Jack Ferrand, who was expecting to inherit the title instead. Mr. Ferrand forces Clarissa into helping him keep the marriage apart, to avoid any offspring, by blackmailing her. Mr. Ferrand forced Clarissa to undress at gunpoint, revealing a birthmark which would give credence to the rumor that she had laid with him. The new Duchess has an enemy of her own in the old Groom of Chamber, Lawton, who ran the country house during the old Dukes life.

While in London, Mr. Ferrand makes many attempts to ruin Frederica's reputation in hopes that the Duke will divorce her. He even hires a French émigré to take her to an abandoned Inn. Frederica makes an incredible escape by using her hatpin to create a hole in the thatch roof. Mr. Ferrand almost succeeds in causing a divorce when he tricks Frederica into going to a common gambling hell. The Duke finds her there and banishes her to the country, to suffer at the hands of Lawton.

Frederica, with the help of a small knife boy, play a number of practical jokes on the Lawtons. The Duke soon discovers that he and Frederica have been the victims of Mr. Ferrand and sets off to the country to rescue his wife and confess that he is now in love with her.
Enjoyed this story. It was well written thus the story line was easy to follow. The author drew the reader in and allowed to experience the many emotions of her characters. The story had intrigue, suspense, danger, betrayal, misunderstandings, sabotage, and romance.
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This continues the entertaining Dukes and Desires Series that Beaton wrote while a successful Recency romance author . Fun, witty, clean in comparison to the explicit stuff that's being published now. She wrote much under the name Marion Chesney, and there is rarely one that is disappointing.
loved the characters and engaging story line. I will be reading more of her work. Very well done Ms. Beaton
Old stories written by dead authors, new stories written by authors still alive, can be just as good to read today as they were when written. Reading about Regency England is my favorite time period to enjoy. I picked this story because the author's style of storytelling matches my reading interest level. An easy story for an easy read.
This series was acceptable as light fiction. The author has perhaps improved with experience, but I purchased this entire series on sale and while it was fairly well entertaining, it was extremely light reading. There is a sameness to her heroines when you read the entire set. She is not a bad author, just perhaps lacking in polish.