The Duchess

The Duchess

A Novel

eBook - 2017
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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?
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, [2017]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780425285367
Characteristics: 1 online resource (336 pages)


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IndyPL_ShelbyP Mar 03, 2020

I'm glad I gave Danielle Steel a second chance. I couldn't finish The Apartment, but this was a great casual read. It was also satisfying to see certain characters get their just desserts...hehe.

Dec 30, 2018

A nice historical story of royalty and the plight of inheritance (for women). Alot of tragedy but a great story.

Feb 05, 2018

Loved this book, wonderful story

Thanks, Gail

Dec 07, 2017

It was an enjoyable read. All of Danielle Steel’s books are great. This one was a little different style than many of the other plots. I found it very good.

Nov 03, 2017

A really great story of loss and love... with a few surprises thrown in! well recommended!

caj1222204441801 Aug 11, 2017

I enjoy Danielle books alot. It's history of a young woman betrayed by her brothers after the death of father and England's heirs lineage. Her mother was her dads second wife. Characters are defined and enjoyable.

Aug 08, 2017

Any woman reading this should be so happy to be living in this century.

Aug 05, 2017

Over half of Danielle Steel's book "The Duchess" seemed rather preposterous. Of course when one realizes she is trying to make a point about inheritance laws in days of yore one is inclined to forgive Steel. The book does become somewhat interesting and moving towards the end, and at the risk of being a spoiler I'll have to say I enjoyed the twist of fate which gave "the Duchess's" brother his just desserts. Not a bad read.

Jul 07, 2017

This was one of her best books yet. Lots of twists and turns.


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