Bringing Down the Duke

Bringing Down the Duke : swoony, feminist and romantic, perfect for fans of Bridgerton

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'I have read the future of historical romance, and it's Evie Dunmore' Eva Leigh, author of Dare to Love a Duke

Oxford, 1879. A beautiful bluestocking is about to teach a duke a lesson . . .

Brilliant but destitute Annabelle Archer is one of the first female students at Oxford University. In return for her scholarship, she must recruit influential men to champion the rising women's suffrage movement. Her first target is Sebastian Devereux: cold, calculating and the most powerful duke in England.

When Annabelle and her friends infiltrate his luxurious estate, she's appalled to find herself attracted to the infuriatingly intelligent aristocrat - but perhaps she's not the only one struggling with desire. . . Soon Annabelle is locked in a battle with rising passion and a will matching her own. She'll need to learn fast just what it takes to bring down a duke.

Praise for Bringing Down the Duke

'Evie Dunmore's debut is a marvel . . . a witty, richly detailed, historically significant, and achingly romantic celebration of the power of love and the passionate fight for women's rights' CHANEL CLEETON, bestselling author of Next Year in Havana

'Dazzles and reminds us all why we fell in love with historical romance' JULIA LONDON, New York Times bestselling author of Seduced by a Scot

'Simply superb! Evie Dunmore will wow you' GAELEN FOLEY, New York Times bestselling author of Duke of Storm

'Bringing Down the Duke is the best historical romance I've read all year.. . . Evie Dunmore is a marvellous, fresh new voice in romance who is sure to go far. Don't miss her brilliant debut!' ANNA CAMPBELL, bestselling author of the Dashing Widows series

'Evie Dunmore's Bringing Down the Duke delivers the best of two worlds - a steamy romance coupled with the heft of a meticulously researched historical novel...Readers will be entranced' RENEE ROSEN, author of Park Avenue Summer
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 126 x 196 x 30mm | 260g
  • Piatkus Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0349424101
  • 9780349424101
  • 3,984

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I have read the future of historical romance, and it's Evie Dunmore -- Eva Leigh, bestselling author of Dare to Love a Duke Evie Dunmore's debut is a marvel . . . a witty, richly detailed, historically significant, and achingly romantic celebration of the power of love and the passionate fight for women's rights -- Chanel Cleeton, bestselling author of Next Year in Havana Dazzles and reminds us all why we fell in love with historical romance -- Julia London, New York Times bestselling author of Seduced by a Scot Simply superb! Evie Dunmore will wow you -- Gaelen Foley, New York Times bestselling author of Duke of Storm Bringing Down the Duke is the best historical romance I've read all year. . . Evie Dunmore is a marvellous, fresh new voice in romance who is sure to go far. Don't miss her brilliant debut! -- Anna Campbell, bestselling author of the Dashing Widows series Evie Dunmore's Bringing Down the Duke delivers the best of two worlds - a steamy romance coupled with the heft of a meticulously researched historical novel . . . Readers will be entranced -- Renee Rosen, author of Park Avenue Summer Charming, sexy, and thoroughly transportive . . . [a] delightful romance * Publishers Weekly (starred review) * Dunmore's beautifully written debut perfectly balances history, sexual tension, romantic yearning, and the constant struggle smart women have in finding and maintaining their places and voices in life and love, with the added message that finding the right person brings true happiness and being with them is worth any price. A brilliant debut * Kirkus Reviews (starred review) * A wildly entertaining historical romance with a feminist twist . . . I truly adored Bringing Down the Duke * The Bookish Libra * Funny, witty, swoony and feminist . . . I would highly recommend this book! * Book Rambler * If you're looking to kick off the fall with a romance, Bringing Down the Duke has our vote! * Bookish * A charming twist to a classic romance plot . . . there is nothing quite so satisfying as seeing such a man brought to his knees by a beautiful woman with nothing to her name except an inviolable sense of her own self-worth * Maya Rodale * There is nothing quite so satisfying as seeing such a man brought to his knees by a beautiful woman with nothing to her name except an inviolable sense of her own self-worth * NPR * With her sterling debut, Evie Dunmore dives into a fresh new space in historical romance that hits all the right notes * Entertainment Weekly * Brilliant and enchanting! Miss Dunmore is about to take the historical world by storm! -- Rachel Van Dyken, No. 1 New York Times bestselling author One of my all-time favourite historicals -- Maisey Yates, New York Times bestselling author Bringing down the Duke was one of the best books I've ever read - absolutely adored it. Dunmore had me in tears, had me holding my breath . . . the emotion and passion made the book ache and sing -- Jane Porter, New York Times bestselling author Funny, smart, and a fantastic read! Bringing Down the Duke was absolutely brilliant! -- Corinne Michaels, New York Times bestselling author Full of witty banter and swoonworthy moments . . . A deliciously delightful romance * Woman's World * Chock-full of verve, history, and passion * Library Journal (starred review) * Full of witty banter, rich historical detail, and a fantastic group of female friends, the first installment in Dunmore's League of Extraordinary Women series starts with fireworks as Annabelle and Montgomery try to find a path to happiness despite past mistakes and their vastly different places in society. Dunmore's strong debut is sure to earn her legions of fans * Booklist (starred review) * What an absolutely stunning, riveting, painfully gorgeous book! It's going straight to my keeper shelf, and I will be buying a copy the moment it comes out to reread again and again. It's not only the best historical romance I've read in a long, long time, it's one of the best books I've ever read! I adored it! -- Megan Crane, USA Today bestselling author of Sniper's Pride With just the right blend of history and romance (and a healthy dash pride from the British suffragists that would make Jane Austen proud), I was hooked on Annabelle and Sebastian's story from the very first page. I can't wait for the rest of League of Extraordinary Women novels! -- Stephanie Thornton, USA Today bestselling author of American Princess Evie Dunmore's debut novel Bringing Down the Duke is about personal growth, leaving preconceived notions behind and the long hard fight for women's rights. The novel is hilarious in many parts, but it also provides more serious lessons for the reader. Best of all it has a Happily Ever After * Historical Novel Society * Evie Dunmore has written a story we need right now-strong, smart, and passionate, featuring a heroine who won't settle for less than what she deserves and a swoony hero who learns to fight for what really matters. With her debut novel, Dunmore has instantly become a must-read for me -- Lyssa Kay Adams, author of The Bromance Book Club A deliciously original debut featuring a fiercely passionate suffragette who melts an icy duke's heart. Set against the backdrop of the fight for women's rights, Bringing Down the Duke is the perfect blend of romance and history -- Diana Quincy, author of The Rebellious Brides Series A stunning debut for author Evie Dunmore and her Oxford Rebels * The Nerd Daily * Bringing Down the Duke is a historical romp that will make you giggle and swoon in equal measure * Popsugar *
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About Evie Dunmore

Debut author Evie Dunmore wrote Bringing Down The Duke inspired by the magical scenery of Oxford and her passion for romance, women pioneers, and all things Victorian. In her civilian life, she is a consultant with a M.Sc. in Diplomacy from Oxford. Evie lives in Europe and pours her fascination with 19th century Britain into her writing. She is a member of the British Romantic Novelists' Association (RNA).
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Rating details

42,915 ratings
3.98 out of 5 stars
5 30% (12,897)
4 44% (19,088)
3 20% (8,717)
2 4% (1,767)
1 1% (446)
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