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The Suffragette Scandal
     

The Suffragette Scandal

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by Courtney Milan
 

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An idealistic suffragette...

Miss Frederica "Free" Marshall has put her heart and soul into her newspaper, known for its outspoken support of women's rights. Naturally, her enemies are intent on destroying her business and silencing her for good. Free refuses to be at the end of her rope...but she needs more rope, and she needs it now.

...a jaded

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An idealistic suffragette...

Miss Frederica "Free" Marshall has put her heart and soul into her newspaper, known for its outspoken support of women's rights. Naturally, her enemies are intent on destroying her business and silencing her for good. Free refuses to be at the end of her rope...but she needs more rope, and she needs it now.

...a jaded scoundrel...

Edward Clark's aristocratic family abandoned him to die in a war-torn land, so he survived the only way he could: by becoming a rogue and a first-class forger. When the same family that left him for dead vows to ruin Miss Marshall, he offers his help. So what if he has to lie to her? She's only a pawn to use in his revenge.

...and a scandal seven years in the making.

But the irrepressible Miss Marshall soon enchants Edward. By the time he realizes that his cynical heart is hers, it's too late. The only way to thwart her enemies is to reveal his scandalous past...and once the woman he loves realizes how much he's lied to her, he'll lose her forever.

The Suffragette Scandal is the fourth full-length historical romance in The Brothers Sinister series. The other books in the series are:

½. The Governess Affair (a prequel novella)
1. The Duchess War
1½. A Kiss for Midwinter (a companion novella to The Duchess War)
2. The Heiress Effect
3. The Countess Conspiracy
4. The Suffragette Scandal
4½. Talk Sweetly to Me (a coda to The Brothers Sinister Series)

The Suffragette Scandal was originally listed as The Mistress Rebellion in some promotional materials, but the title has changed.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940149678891
Publisher:
Courtney Milan
Publication date:
07/14/2014
Series:
Brothers Sinister Series , #4
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
61,413
File size:
1 MB

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The Suffragette Scandal 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a another marvelous book in the Sinister series. Free is a unconventional lady in her time. She runs a Womens Magazine and is pushing for women's write to vote. Edward has such a cynical way of looking at life due to unfortunate experiences in his younger years. When Free and Edward meet they begin a new and unforseen adventure. The author has an amazing talent for making the most mundane things be hilarious or thought prevoking.
mlorio More than 1 year ago
The last novel in the series was probably the best. It has two larger than life but still interesting characters. The story really makes you think about the reality of being a woman during the Victorian era, which makes the story even more endearing. Once I started the story I found it hard to put down. I read in less than two days, even though I was visiting family at the time. ¿
krystolla More than 1 year ago
This last full novel in the brother's sinister series lives up to the standard of the three previous installments. (I'm waiting impatiently for the final novella to be released soon.) An excellent balance of suspense, love and humor and worth it for the rousing speech about lost causes alone. Free (who we've met in the previous books) is just as determined and headstrong as one might wish and she makes Edward fight for every inch of her regard. The author deftly avoids preachy sermons on political issues instead fitting the politics neatly into the plot without vast digressions. This is a story that respects the determination of both main characters, allowing them to be funny, smart, and still fall in love without compromising their characters. It is a pet peeve of mine that so many smart women in romance novels degrade to simpering idiots when they fall in love, or the hero makes in clear he loves her in spite of her intelligence. This smart, funny romance is a treasure worth re-reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A lovely story from a lovely writer
avidreader78WA More than 1 year ago
loved it and immediately shared.  will reread over and over again...
Historical_Romance_Lover More than 1 year ago
This is book 4 in the Brothers Sinister series. Miss Frederica "Free" Marshall is in independent woman known for her support of women's rights. She has enemies that are determined to destroy her and her business, a thriving newspaper. She will do anything to save the newspaper, even trust a stranger to help her. Edward Clark has his own reasons for wanting to help Free, but he hadn't counted on one of them being his attraction to her. Getting revenge against his brother was top on Edward's list, but it soon takes second place to his attraction to Free. But to vanquish their common enemy, Edward must reveal his past. Can Free forgive him after all is said and done? I really didn't think I read a book that I liked more than Milan's The Countess Conspiracy, but this book comes pretty close. Free has been a part of the Brothers Sinister series and has always intrigued me. Milan did not disappoint. I will say that I've not read many books with suffragettes as the main character, so I don't know how they are normally portrayed. I thought that Milan did a nice job of not overplaying the suffragette card. We see that side of Free, but it wasn't the only dimension se see of her. She has taken charge of her life in a time when most women weren't allowed or didn't choose to do so. The feisty ones are always some of my favorite heroines. Edward was definitely not your typical hero. He stated up front to Free that he couldn't be trusted, but boy did he worm his way into my heart!! There was just something about him that draws you to him. He couldn't be all bad when he still had two very loyal friends. I'm so sad that this series is coming to an end. There is an additional novella to end the series which will be out in August. Thanks go to Courtney Milan via NetGalley for a copy of the book in exchange of an honest review.
Denise_P More than 1 year ago
"The smile Mr. Clark gave her felt like a weapon—one that he'd chosen carefully from his massive arsenal. It was the smile of a man who knew that he could charm and devastate, and he employed it with the precision of a master." This is the last full length book of the Brothers Sinister series (there is just a novella to be released later this year). Frederica "Free" Marshall (who, if you remember from previous books, is the half-sister of Oliver Marshall) and Edward Clark are the female and male main characters. Free is the headstrong owner (and investigative reporter) of a newspaper called Women's Free Press. Edward Clark is the son of a Viscount, who was sent by the Viscount to a war-torn area years ago as a punishment. Edward has come back for his revenge and meets Free hoping to use her to get his revenge. Little did he know that Free won't just lay down nicely and be used, as she has plans of her own. Even though neither of them want to, they find themselves falling for each other. Free is probably my favorite female character in this series. She is such a strong female who is fighting for a cause that she supports with her whole heart. Her investigative reporting, inspired by a real woman, is daring and can be scary but she doesn't shy away from it because she has a need to help others. Edward's past really haunts him and has turned him into the self-proclaimed scoundrel that he is today. He was definitely one hot scoundrel but once his past was revealed you couldn't help but be devastated for him. What I loved most about Free and Edward was their banter, especially when it came to their discussions about Edward's muscles. Before I read this book I was alerted to the fact that the term 'suffragette' was first used in 1906. This book takes place in 1877. 'Suffragette' is used not only in the title but also in the book. As the term hadn't even been coined yet it couldn't possibly be used in the book's time period. I had hoped that there might be an explanation in the author note but there was not [I received a galley copy of this book and in the final version the author's note does talk about the word "suffragette"]. There was some great information about the real women that Free and her investigative reporting and newspaper were based on. I would recommend this book if you like characters with real depth, especially a strong female character who won't be seduced in a second. Courtney Milan's characters always shine and these characters are no exception. I received a galley copy so content of the book and quotes that I've included in my review may have changed in the final version. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the galley.
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ReaderWriterEditor More than 1 year ago
Great heroine and hero -- superb banter! Courtney Milan's The Suffragette Scandal contains some of the most charming and interesting banter between hero and heroine that I have read in a long time. The interaction between them is white-hot, and that is just their conversation! Her hero is fascinating: his personal history shapes his character into a vivid, multi-layered enigma that the heroine must puzzle out, and ultimately trust, though she trusts him before he trusts himself. Wonderful love story with themes that resonate deeply today. The dedication is one of the most moving I have ever read in any book.
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Under_The_Covers_BookBlog More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars ~Reviewed by FRANCESCA & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog There’s something comforting about cracking open a Courtney Milan book.  Every time.  Maybe it’s that sense of expect the unexpected.  THE SUFFRAGETTE SCANDAL is again, an unconventional historical romance.  And for all the unconventional it bring, it’s such a fun read. This is the story of Edward Clark (or is he?) and Free Marshall.  Edward had to take on that name after his family’s betrayal.  He lost his chance at the inheriting the family title and position, and suffered unimaginable tortures.  He is now a changed man.  No longer the norm with the aristocracy.  He could never go back to being and thinking that way after what he’s seen and endured.  What he’s had to do.  But he is not all bad. When he realizes his brother is out to ruin Free Marshall and her newspaper, because of her revolutionary ways and thoughts, he sets himself to help her in the battle to their common enemy.  What he wasn’t expecting was how much he came to care for her. Courtney Milan has a knack for writing smart and daring heroines.  I think the adventures and troubles they get into are always fun and interesting.  And may leave you hanging a bit on whether they’ll come out ok on the other side or not.  This book was no different. It had my attention from the very beginning and through all their adventures. And I loved our main couple.  Their chemistry was amazing.  And I loved how he was never to be trusted.  But in the end, he’s one of the most honorable men around.  Edward Clarke will probably steal your heart as well. I can’t wait for the next time I can dive into a Courtney Milan story.  I anxiously await them every time. *ARC provided by author
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I love her other books but i didnt buy the attraction between the main characters. Props for LGBT friendly side story though
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