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The French Duchess is historical romance lush with details of intrigue and adventure Read full review in the 2018 February issue of InD tale Magazine The French Duchess is historical romance lush with details of intrigue and adventure Read full review in the 2018 February issue of InD tale Magazine Though it is set for release on September 25, 2017, reading this book was a charming if not an interesting way to pass my afternoon.The book s leads are Richard and Mari who find themselves crossing the sea, traveling to and from England and France to stop an assassination attempt on Napoleon.What begins as mistrust on Richard s part soon turns out to be a negative perception and thetime he spends with Mari, thehe realizes just how harsh the English society has been on her following Though it is set for release on September 25, 2017, reading this book was a charming if not an interesting way to pass my afternoon.The book s leads are Richard and Mari who find themselves crossing the sea, traveling to and from England and France to stop an assassination attempt on Napoleon.What begins as mistrust on Richard s part soon turns out to be a negative perception and thetime he spends with Mari, thehe realizes just how harsh the English society has been on her following the death of her husband, who was Richard s friend.It s a historical romance and therefore it was no surprise that Mari would play the role of damsel in distress and Richard would be the knight in shining armor who would fall hopelessly in love with her What I did come to appreciate was that Mari, though, she found herself in desperate situations, she did everything she could to try and get out of them by her own will She was not as witty and cautious as Richard, especially in handling sensitive matters but her promptness at jumping into action made this quite the thrill I am in a romance mood this week, taking in as much as I can on love, passion and lust before diving into other genres and this was a great way to end my romance streak I did receive an advance uncorrected readers copy in exchange for my honest views and let s just say that it was a great read,however if you expect a serving of something steamy between Richard and Mari, I d say you ought to hold your horses on that one Nonetheless you ll enjoy their company as they set out on the mission. @PDF õ The French Duchess ñ Like countless men who faced the French armies, men who loved Lady Marielle Petersham, Duchess of Stonegreave usually died Hence the ton dubbed her The French Duchess Because of one indiscretion Marielle retired from society Now, she must riskthan the censure of the ton She must risk her life and everything she holds dear orof her loved ones will die Marielle Petersham, Duchess of Stonegreave, retired from society after a particularly notorious indiscretion, the ton has dubbed her the French Duchess She s trying to restore the family name wants to avoid further scandal at all costs Captain Sir Richard Campion despises his childhood friend Mari 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 King Louis that could plunge Europe Marielle Petersham, Duchess of Stonegreave, retired from society after a particularly notorious indiscretion, the ton has dubbed her the French Duchess She s trying to restore the family name wants to avoid further scandal at all costs Captain Sir Richard Campion despises his childhood friend Mari 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 King Louis 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, he then learns that there s also a plot to assassinate Napoleon before he begins his exile on Elba.A very enjoyable read that had lots of action, which was kept up throughout the book The characters were well developed Mari has been manipulated for years, Richard thinks the worst of her but his opinion is gradually changed as they spendtime together Mari does find herself in dangerous situations but does try to extricate herself however Richard does play the part of knight in shining armour at times A well written book that kept me turning the pages, I took the historical events for what they were fiction I look forward tofrom the authorMy honest review is for a special copy I voluntarily read 2.5 StarsI found this book enjoyable albeit a little slow It took me a while to get into the Mari s and Richard s story The plot revolves around their platonic like to hate to love relationship While there is adventure and suspense as the synopsis hints, I would have preferredI did not find Napoleon s part in all this believable This is historical fiction, but much of the events are pulled from true history as is the case surrounding this plot an assassination attempt false of Nap 2.5 StarsI found this book enjoyable albeit a little slow It took me a while to get into the Mari s and Richard s story The plot revolves around their platonic like to hate to love relationship While there is adventure and suspense as the synopsis hints, I would have preferredI did not find Napoleon s part in all this believable This is historical fiction, but much of the events are pulled from true history as is the case surrounding this plot an assassination attempt false of Napoleon before he can surrender I feel his portrayal didn t stay true to his character I did like the roles Mari and Richard donned throughout the story They played off of each other well, even when they didn t like each other The bad guys in all of this were a little caricature for my liking Too much talking about the why and how instead of just being mysterious and evil However, I enjoyed Mari s cousin, Rene I could see him getting his own book if this turns into a series and I d be interested to see what personality his love interest would have This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This is a charming book with charming lead characters Their charm and like ability is what turns this into a likable read for a escapist evening in the tub with bubbles Or wherever you escape to Why only three stars The villains were a little too cookie cutter for me I d like them to be a littlecomplex I had trouble believing their motivations, coincidences and backstories And all the crossing and double crossing was a little much at times Also, all of them don t get tidied u This is a charming book with charming lead characters Their charm and like ability is what turns this into a likable read for a escapist evening in the tub with bubbles Or wherever you escape to Why only three stars The villains were a little too cookie cutter for me I d like them to be a littlecomplex I had trouble believing their motivations, coincidences and backstories And all the crossing and double crossing was a little much at times Also, all of them don t get tidied up in the end, will they show up in the sequel The hero heroine and their VERY convenient sidekicks have all the right skills and weapons at all the right times costumes lockpicking sharpshooters I found myself playing amateur historian when was the rifle invented, would they serve lemonade at a wharf pub, how realistic is this version of Napoleon How did her title pass to her Would our hero end up in the House of Lords if he marries her Also, there is lot of cross dressing as plot device And a lot of French words in italics, often unclear who is speaking English or French There is a little bit of sexy time but it left me withquestions and seemed mildly out of character nottoosteamy Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC in exchange for an honest review I am voluntarily submitting my honest review after receiving an ARC of this ebook from NetGalley.This novel is an entertaining romp through the dangerous and unstable last days of Napoleon s reign Centered around a fictional plot to assassinate Napoleon before he can be sent into exile, this novel plays fast and loose with the historical record, but I find it hard to find that too objectionable as the novel is fiction and does not purport to be anything else Those seeking educational material I am voluntarily submitting my honest review after receiving an ARC of this ebook from NetGalley.This novel is an entertaining romp through the dangerous and unstable last days of Napoleon s reign Centered around a fictional plot to assassinate Napoleon before he can be sent into exile, this novel plays fast and loose with the historical record, but I find it hard to find that too objectionable as the novel is fiction and does not purport to be anything else Those seeking educational material on the Napoleonic Wars and any assassination plots would be better served by the reference section That said, without giving away any spoilers, there are too many coincidences, fortuitous occurrences, etc that simply require too much suspension of disbelief for this novel to live up to its full potential The main characters are well developed and have great chemistry, however, some of the minor players are almost caricatures of what villains, servants, etc would be Overall, this novel is a fun, light read, good for fans of historical romance looking to while away a lazy afternoon What a story Starts in England and goes to France at the end of Napoleon s reign Hero fights his attraction for the heroine due to 2 things, she was to marry his best friend, who died, and rumors that she was a lover to another The words between the two, the history, Napoleon Whatcould you ask for 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 t 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 FREE onon iBooks today 7 31 2018 FREE onon iBooks today 7 31 2018