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Duchess by Night (Desperate Duchesses Series #3)

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Duchess by Night

Eloisa James is one of my favorite historical romance writers.

posted by 2689319 on January 9, 2010

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Good One

I really liked this story. Harriet and Jem were a great couple of characters. I also like how the author doesn't drag out her sickbed/deathbed scenes too long.

posted by curlyloulou on February 16, 2010

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  • Posted December 28, 2011

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    A Lady In Disguise

    Harriet, the Duchess of Berrow, is bored with her privileged life. She needs a challenge. Thus begins her elaborate plan to disguise herself as a notorious rake at one of Justinian Strange¿s unique parties. Lord Strange entertains actors and actresses, rakes, scoundrels and ladies of questionable character. His parties are lively, scandalous and the talk of the town. Harriet is both shocked and intrigued.

    Jem Strange watches his new arrival with curious interest. Although the gentleman seems but a pretty youth, he is unaccountably attracted to him. Steeling himself against the young man¿s charms, he tries to distance himself, but is thrown together with Harriet repeatedly. How long can Harriet maintain her disguise before Jem¿s probing eyes?

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2013

    Liked it!

    I like this series, and this book is a good entry. Liked the main characters, liked the peripheral characters, good storyline. I'm looking forward to the next one in the series!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2008

    Better than the first two

    I personally like this novel better than the other two in the Desperate Duchesses series. I felt like James gave us more of the personalities and fears of the characters. I liked and understood the heroine but I never really appreciated the hero. I'm sure others would find him charming and redeemable but I thought him a bit of a jerk and a terrible father. I can forgive a fictional hero a lot of things but not neglecting their children. Oddly, I found his attraction to her before finding out she was really a woman a little off-putting. I'm sure there's more free-spirited people out there who accept this without a raised eyebrow. Since there are people who work hard at cross-dressing and never pull it off, even with drugs, in the 20th century, I have to think that Harriet was a little more masculine than most! The love scenes are steamier than the other two in this series. You don't get any of the Duchess of Beaumont's certain resolved issues with her duke or their continuing story line.

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