Bringing Down the Duke (A League of Extraordinary Women, #1)



Bringing Down the Duke (A League of Extraordinary Women, #1) A stunning debut for author Evie Dun and her Oxford Rebels, in which a fiercely independent vicar s daughter takes on a duke in a fiery 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 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 Queen s command Her challenge not to give in to the powerful attraction she can t deny for the man who opposes everything she stands for.Sebastian is appalled to find a suffragist squad has infiltrated his ducal home, but the real threat is his impossible feelings for green eyed beauty Annabelle He is looking for a wife of equal 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 duke. Free Download Bringing Down the Duke (A League of Extraordinary Women, #1) author Evie Dunmore For Kindle ePUB or eBook – therehabboutique.co.uk

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  • Paperback
  • 320 pages
  • Bringing Down the Duke (A League of Extraordinary Women, #1)
  • Evie Dunmore
  • English
  • 06 January 2018
  • 1984805681

8 thoughts on “Bringing Down the Duke (A League of Extraordinary Women, #1)

  1. Paromjit says:

    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 Queen 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 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 Queen 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...

  2. Hollis says:

    And another debut author smashes it out of the park in 2019 It is becoming clear to be me why a fair girl like you has been left on the shelf You are not only bookish but a radical political activist All highly impractical in a wife. BRINGING DOWN THE DUKE was just. pure fun Deliciously swoony Just the right amount of angst There came a time in a duke s life when he rarely encountered an honest opinion, where he could be on his way to hell in a handcart and everyone would politely step asi And another debut author smashes it out of the park in 2019 It is becoming clear to be me why a fair girl like you has been left on the shelf You are not only bookish but a radical political activist All highly impractical in a wife. BRINGING DOWN THE DUKE was just. pure fun Deliciously swoony Just the right amount of angst There came a time in a duke s life when he rarely encountered an honest opinion, where he could be on his way to hell in a handcart and everyone would politely step aside and wish him godspeed.You might find yourself looking at this plot summary and thinking, sure sure, read that HR a thousand times Bluestoc...

  3. Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader says:

    Somehow this cover brought to mind a rom com, but that is not what unfolds within these pages Instead, it s a clever historical romance, one like nothing I ve read before, though I admit I am not a frequent historical romance reader.In late 19th century England, Annabelle Archer is the daughter of a country vicar, now penniless Annabelle has joined the first class of female students at the University of Oxford Her scholarship has a price, though, and a worthy one she must advocate for women Somehow this cover brought to mind a rom com, but that is not what unfolds within these pages Instead, it s a clever historical romance, one like nothing I ve read before, though I admit I am not a frequent historical romance reader.In late 19th century England, Annabelle Archer is the daughter of a country vicar, now penniless Annabelle has joined the first class of female students at the University of Oxford Her scholarship has a price, though, and a worthy one she must advocate for women s suffrage.She s been told she must recruit men to support the cause, and in her sights is the Duke of Montgomery, Sebastian Devereux.Oh, and the Duke happens to be her p...

  4. Corina says:

    Bringing Down the Duke is a debut novel with lots of potential The book had some of my favorite aspects and it also played during a time, the late 1800s, which isn t often portrait in historical romance novels Most stories are set during Regency England between 1811 and 1820 This novel plays during the time of suffragettes, when women were being allowed at college and during the time of winning voting rights for females It was certainly an exciting time With many strong and forward thinking Bringing Down the Duke is a debut novel with lots of potential The book had some of my favorite aspects and it also played during a time, the late 1800s, which isn t often portrait in historical romance novels Most stories are set during Regency England between 1811 and 1820 This novel plays during the time of suffragettes, when women were being allowed at college and during the time of winning voting rights for females It was certainly an exciting time With many strong and forward thinking women.I really enjoyed the different era The author kept the information about that particular time well balanced And I applaud her for writing about a not so overly covered period of time Although not everything resonated with me the way I hoped it would Nevertheless I really enjoyed the way the author portrayed that specifi...

  5. Book of the Month says:

    Why I love itby Siobhan JonesWhen I started at BOTM, I was a professed literary snob and probably flaunted that term with pride queue eye roll I never read romance books because I assumed they were too cheesy and poorly written to be considered worthy of my time Years later, dozens of romance books devoured, I m so happy to report that, on that score, I was wrong.Set in turn of the century England, this is the story of Annabelle Archer, a plucky woman with the opportunity to become one of th Why I love itby Siobhan JonesWhen I started at BOTM, I was a professed literary snob and probably flaunted that term with pride queue eye roll I never read romance books because I assumed they were too cheesy and poorly written to be considered worthy of my time Years later, dozens of romance books devoured, I m so happy to report that, on that score, I was wrong.Set in turn of the century England, this is the story of Annabelle Archer, a plucky woman with the opportunity to become one of the first female graduates at the prestigious University of Oxford Upon enteri...

  6. WhiskeyintheJar/Kyraryker says:

    3.7 starsI received this book for free in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.In 1870s Victorian England, Annabelle didn t have a lot options when her father dies and is forced to live with her cousin who treats her like help he doesn t have to pay When a former friend of her father and professor from Oxford who she has been corresponding with offers a scholarship to their women s college, she works out a plan to attend There s 3.7 starsI received this book for free in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.In 1870s Victorian England, Annabelle didn t have a lot options when her father dies and is forced to live with her cousin who treats her like help he doesn t have to pay When a former friend of her father and professor from Oxford who she has been corresponding with offers a scholarship to their women s college, she works out a plan to attend There she joins up with the National Society for Women s Suffrage, makes friends, see s a pathway to gaining any smidgen of freedom, and meets a Duke.Having to take over the Dukedom at the age of nineteen, that his father did his best to gamble away, Sebastian has always felt the heavy weight of responsibility The Queen...

  7. ♥Rachel♥ says:

    4.5 StarsBringing Down the Duke was sooo good There was a delicious push and pull between Annabelle and Sebastian They started out as enemies with opposing political views, and Sebastian was quite arrogant at first It was a meeting of minds with intelligent conversation, and an undercurrent of intense attraction For as much as they were at odds at times, Sebastian was quite the knight in shining armor often coming to the rescue even when it put him at risk I fell hard for him Annabelle was 4.5 StarsBringing Down the Duke was sooo good There was a delicious push and pull between Annabelle and Sebastian They started out as enemies with opposing political views, and Sebastian was quite arrogant at first It was a meeting of minds with intelligent conversation, and an undercurrent of intense attraction For as much as they were at odds at times, Sebastian was quite the knight in shining armor often coming to the rescue even when it put him at risk I fell hard for him Annabelle was a breath of fresh air The kind of woman I hope I d be in the face of such obstacles It really was a tough time for women back then This was set in a time when women had few rights, really appalling when you think of it The situation Annabelle found herself in with her cousin was infuriating, and I m glad he had little to do with the story other than at the beginning I can t believe Bringing Down the Duke was a deb...

  8. Christie«SHBBblogger» says:

    Title Bringing Down The Duke Series A League of Extraordinary Women 1Author Evie DunRelease date September 3, 2019Cliffhanger NoGenre historical romancePerhaps, her father should have made her read Sleeping Beauty instead of The Iliad her life might have turned out quite differently.There s been a lot of early hype for this book, and I m here to say that every bit of it has been earned I ve read a lot of historical romances with strong heroines who overcome the obstacles and restr Title Bringing Down The Duke Series A League of Extraordinary Women 1Author Evie DunRelease date September 3, 2019Cliffhanger NoGenre historical romancePerhaps, her father should have made her read Sleeping Beauty instead of The Iliad her life might have turned out quite differently.There s been a lot of early hype for this book, and I m here to say that every bit of it has been earned I ve read a lot of historical romances with strong heroines who overcome the obstacles and restrictions put on them What I genuinely don t think I ve read is a heroine who joins the women s suffrage movement, and that was a big drawing point for me I was really in...

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