The French Duchess

The French Duchess

by Rue Allyn

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The French Duchess by Rue Allyn

In this rollicking Regency novel, a breathless chase through England and France to stop an assassination attempt on Napoleon leads to love.

Like the Englishmen who faced down the French army, the men who love Marielle Petersham, Duchess of Stonegreave, usually die. Hence, the ton has dubbed her the French Duchess. After a particularly notorious indiscretion, Marielle retired from society, determined to immerse herself in good works to wash the stain from her family name for the next generations.

Captain Sir Richard Campion despises his childhood friend for the mess she made of her life, especially since it led to his best friend’s death. But now Richard has been tasked by the Crown to stop a plot to assassinate Napoleon Bonaparte that could plunge Europe back into war. Marielle is the one person who holds a clue to the plotters, and so he must seek her out and discover where her loyalties lie, even if it involves a bit of subterfuge.

As they dash through France, determined to head off disaster, old affections begin to reignite. But can they truly trust one another long enough to save the continent?

Sensuality Level: Sensual

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781507206485
Publisher: Adams Media
Publication date: 09/25/2017
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 259,355
File size: 784 KB

About the Author

Historical romance author Rue Allyn lives in southeast Michigan with the love of her life and one tyrannical cat, where she works daily on making Happy Ever After come true. Find Rue Allyn at, on Facebook, and on Twitter @RueAllyn.

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georgia1 4 months ago
Rue Allyn does an excellent job of weaving intrigue, suspense and romance together for a nonstop read until the last page. The story begins in London, 1814 and travels to France during the final reign of Napoleon. Captain Sir Richard Campion is asked to visit Marielle Petersham, the Duchess of Stonegreave and determine if she has become a spy for Napoleon. Richard had been friends with Marielle, who was to have wed his good friend Jennings before Jennings was killed in battle. Visiting her was the last thing he wanted to do because of how Jennings had died and the rumors of her scandalous behavior with another man. Mari is headed to France to find her cousin Rene, who her aunt thinks is going to attempt to poison Bonaparte. So Richard goes with her and the adventure begins. Mari and Richard's characters are well developed and I loved the back and forth between them. Of course Richard does not trust Marianne, but he cannot help his attraction for her. Prepare to be entertained and follow this journey to see if there can be a happy ending for the two. You will not be disappointed!! Lori Dykes