The Duchess by Bertrice Small

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In this lush new novel, Bertrice Small has created a moving story of consuming passion and undeniable love set against the noble splendor of Georgian England. . . .

As the daughter of the richest man in England, Allegra Morgan attracts a number of fortune hunters willing to overlook her flawed pedigree to gain her enormous wealth. Her most ardent suitor is the arrogant but impoverished Quinton Hunter, duke of Sedgwick, who has little to offer a prospective wife except his grand title. Allegra decides that if she must marry, she might as well be a duchess. So she agrees to the match with one condition: her husband must never ask for her love. She has seen the misery love can cause and has vowed to give her heart to no man--especially a dangerously alluring duke.

Quinton is dazzled by his new wife's grace and fortitude, as well as the fierce desire that rages between them. Despite his best intentions, he finds himself falling in love with her. Then the terrors of the French Revolution hit close to home, and the two of them set off on a treacherous adventure that could cost them everything . . . including their final chance at happiness.


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About Bertrice Small

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The author of more than fifty historical, fantasy and erotic romance novels, New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Bertrice Small lives on the North Fork of the East End of Long Island with her husband and two overfed felines. She is a member of the Authors Guild, Romance Writers of America and RWA's PAN and PASIC. Bertrice Small is the recipient of numerous awards and was honored as a Pioneer of Romance by RT Book Reviews.
 
Published March 5, 2009 by Ivy Books. 449 pages
Genres: History, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Allegra Morgan is the daughter of the richest man in England, but because her mother was a woman of questionable virtue who left her husband and remarried an Italian count, a permanent stain mars polite society's view of her.

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In her latest novel, Betrice Small - long known for her seemingly gleeful tendency toward shocking readers with highly erotic and often kinky (and always very purple) love scenes, in romances usually set in exotic locales and time periods - has done perhaps the most shocking thing of all: she has...

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And blame the new biographies, including That Woman: The Life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor, by British writer Anne Sebba.PHOTOS: The life of 'That Woman' - Wallis SimpsonIn contrast to most British assessments of Wallis Warfield Spencer Simpson, later the Duchess of Windsor, this book is...

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The Duchess already is sure who did it but Bones isn’t sure and before long the two are investigating suspects and working the case.

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