The Duchess

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Pan Macmillan, Jun 27, 2017 - Aristocracy (Social class) - 400 pages
Angélique Latham has grown up at magnificent Belgrave Castle under the loving tutelage of her father, the Duke of Westerfield, after the death of her aristocratic French mother. But when he dies, her half-brothers brutally turn her out, denying her very existence. Angélique has a keen mind, remarkable beauty, and an envelope of money her father pressed upon her. To survive, she will need all her resources--and one bold stroke of fortune. Unable to secure employment without references or connections, Angélique desperately makes her way to Paris, where she rescues a young woman fleeing an abusive madam--and suddenly sees a possibility: Open an elegant house of pleasure that will protect its women and serve only the best clients. With her upper-class breeding, her impeccable style, and her father's bequest, Angélique creates Le Boudoir, soon a sensational establishment where powerful men, secret desires, and beautiful, sophisticated women come together. But living on the edge of scandal, can she ever make a life of her own--or regain her rightful place in the world?

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User Review  - LenoreR - LibraryThing

This book was horrible!! I felt that the author needed to repeat herself over and over, like she forgot where she was in the story. I just couldn't/bother reading the rest of this book! Read full review

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User Review  - soosthemoose - LibraryThing

Interesting book about the unfairness of the treatment of women in the 1800's and how one privileged woman overcame it and sought redemption in the end. Read full review

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Danielle Steel has been hailed as one of the world's most popular authors, with nearly a billion copies of her novels sold. Her recent many international bestsellers include Blue, Precious Gifts and The Apartment. She is also the author of His Bright Light, the story of her son Nick Traina's life and death; A Gift of Hope, a memoir of her work with the homeless; and the children's books Pretty Minnie in Paris and Pretty Minnie in Hollywood.

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