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PDF ç BOOK Bringing Down the Duke FREE É EVIE DUNMORE Ø A stunning debut for author Evie Dun and her Oxford Rebels in which a fiercely independent vicar's daughter takes on a powerful duke in a love story that threatens to upend the British social order England 1879 Annabelle Archer the brilliant but destitute daughA stunning debut for author Evie Dun and her Oxford Rebels in which a fiercely independent vicar's daughter takes on a powerful duke in a love story that threatens to upend the British social order England 1879 Annabelle Archer the brilliant but destitute daughter of a country vicar has earned herself a place among the first cohort of female students at the renowned University of Oxford In return for her scholarship she must support the rising women So much FUN

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's suffrage movement Her charge recruit men of influence to champion their cause Her target Sebastian Devereux the cold and calculating Duke of Montgomery who steers Britain's politics at the ueen's command Her challenge not to give in to the powerful attraction she can't deny for the man who opposes everything she stands forSebastian is appalled to find a suffragist suad has infiltrated his ducal home but the real threat is his impossible feelings Evie Dun writes a smart historical romance set in the Victorian era that takes place amidst the suffragette campaign for women's rights by getting parliament to amend the married women's property act There is implacable opposition to this from all corners not just from men alone but other women too and including the Tory party and ueen Victoria It is 1879 and the over educated beautiful but destitute 25 year old Annabelle inveigles her way to study amongst the first group of women at Oxford University after gaining a modest scholarship for which she must support the radical political suffragettes led by Lady Lucie Tedbury and their campaign to recruit powerful men of influence to champion their cause Annabelle has the task of recruiting one of the most powerful men in the land the Duke of Montgomery Sebastian Devereux a cold hard man whose home Annabelle and her two fellow bluestockings Hattie and Catriona manage to infiltrateThings do not go to plan as Annabelle becomes ill and a surprisingly strong attraction between the two of them grows However after an affair gone wrong in the past Annabelle is distinctly wary determined not to repeat her errors of judgement Montgomery himself is taken aback by his feelings for Annabelle but he has his future mapped out with the possibility of finally attaining what he has always wanted Additionally his hands are full with a troublesome brother Peregrin a meddling ueen and organising a political campaign to ensure the Tories win the next election This is a time where the upper classes in England used marriage as a tool to secure alliances that enriched them further in the acuisition of land money and power Marriage to Annabelle a country girl of no conseuence would cause a scandal of earth shattering proportions that Montgomery cannot afford Other possible arrangements for their love are stymied by an Annabelle unwilling to ruin her life her reputation or lose her self respect Dun writes a fun and highly entertaining historical novel that takes account of some serious issues of the day regarding the fight for women's rights outlining just how much it cost women to fight the ruthless forces arraigned against them many finding themselves imprisoned their reputations in tatters not to mention having their educational opportunities taken away The characterisation is done well with the smart charismatic Annabelle and Sebastian's character development shifting him fundamentally from the person he was at the beginning to who he becomes by the end This a a novel that I enjoyed reading far than I expected to and would recommend to others It's the first of a series and I look forward to the next one Many thanks to Little Brown for an ARC

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Bringing Down the DukeFor green eyed beauty Annabelle He is looking for a wife of eual standing to secure the legacy he has worked so hard to rebuild not an outspoken commoner who could never be his duchess But he wouldn't be the greatest strategist of the Kingdom if he couldn't claim this alluring bluestocking without the promise of a ringor could he?Locked in a battle with rising passion and a will matching her own Annabelle will learn just what it takes to topple a du In Bringing Down the Duke Annabelle is strong and capable but destitute When an opportunity to study at Oxford presents itself she grabs it with both hands It comes with a scholarship that stipulates her involvement with the women's suffrage movement She needs to lobby men of influence to their cause which is how her path crosses with the Duke of Montgomery'sThis story has everything I love in a romance Annabelle is smart and competent and she's not afraid to work hard to make the best of her meager situation Montgomery is dashing and attentive Though he comes across a bit cold in the beginning Annabelle slowly thaws him out He finds her fascinating not just for her pretty face but also for her sharp mind Even though she's resilient and can take care of herself he's still protective of her and comes to her aid There is so much witty banter and meaningful dialog everywhere And the Victorian era reticence and propriety just adds to the whole charming atmosphereI also really enjoyed the look into the women's suffrage movement It's the perfect companion and back story to this romance as it mirrors the value Annabelle places on her independence and her reluctance to hand over any powers to a man It's uplifting and thought provoking to read about what strong women went through back in the day to ensure we have the rights we do todayI'm a romantic at heart so I'm always searching for the perfect romance that speaks to me And I found exactly what I was looking for in this book Strong women and the dashing men who value them for their mind and their wit will do it for me every time I pretty much swooned from beginning to end After this I'll read anything by Evie Dun The next book in the series comes out in the fall and I can't wait