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Saturday, July 7, 2012

The Duchess of Love (Duchess of Love 0.5) by Sally MacKenzie

The Duchess of Love

Summary:

A Duke In Disguise...

The day was as hot as the pond was inviting. It’s not as if anyone in Little Huffington was going to happen upon a secluded vale on the Duke of Greycliffe’s lands. And Venus Collingswood didn’t want to get her shift all wet. It was the perfect setting in which to plan her lovely bookworm of a sister’s betrothal to the mysterious new duke arriving seven days hence. If only she had a suitable accomplice...

Andrew Valentine, Duke of Greycliffe, never thought arriving at his own household a week early would cause so much trouble. The housekeeper thinks he’s his own cousin. Actually, the chance to not be the duke for a while is a pleasant opportunity indeed. It might even help him interrogate the delectable little nymph he’s discovered swimming in his pond—if he can manage to get a word in edgewise...

Summary taken from Goodreads.com
Length: 106 pages (E-book)
Source: Kindle Freebie
Publication Date: April 24th 2012 by Zebra         

I'm all for trying new authors so when this author was recommended to me I started looking for her books in all the used bookstores I frequent but I just never saw any so when this one came up as a kindle freebie I jumped on it.

I was actually surprised by how much I liked this book considering its a take on the classic Pride & Prejudice and we all know that I detest Pride & Prejudice (I know it's shocking) and all the re-tellings of it really don't help endear the original to me.

However, there was just something about the way the author wrote this one that I felt compelled to like it more than any other re-telling I've read. What I think really worked for the author was that used her sense of humour quite a lot in the story of Venus and the Duke of Greycliffe.

Plus unlike Jane Austen you can tell that the author wrote this just  for the fun of writing it and that she intended for it to be a story that is light, easy and fun to read. I think it's the perfect read for a commute or just sitting on the beach beacause of it only being 106 pages long. If you like romance, and want a light hearted read this one may just be up your alley and for that I have no problem recommending it to a few of my friends. Just don't go into reading it thinking the writing will be superb it's just a fun bit of fluff to be enjoyed.

Do you like Pride & Prejudice re-tellings? Do you have any favourites?


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2 comments:

  1. Wow you must have really liked the book. Cause i can testify on how much you usually dislike those kinds of books. The book must have been really impressive

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  2. Hi,
    I found you on Goodreads, I am following you, Pls follow me back
    Thanks,
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