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The Accidental Duchess [Mass Market Paperback]

Jessica Benson
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Dec 30 2003 Pocket Books Romance
Dear Reader,I married the wrong man. I had every intention of doing the thing right. Of saying my vows and walking out on the arm of Bertie Milburn. Nice, safe, easygoing Bertie. And that is precisely what I thought I had done.But as it turned out, I'd been tricked! Tricked into marrying Bertie's twin brother Harry, the Earl of Cambourne and (as my mother would insist on reminding me at every opportunity) future Duke of Winfell! And the shocking way in which I found out -- on my wedding night, no less...well, it doesn't bear repeating here!And the truth is that Harry, who is my husband, but should not be, makes my hands shake and my heart pound in a way that Bertie never has and never will. Vexing, dangerously charming Harry, who won't tell me why he had to marry me, why he insists on masquerading about town as his brother, or most bothersome still, why he won't stop that annoying (and rather excitingly successful) habit of trying to seduce me!What is a young lady to do? Gwen

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Julia QuinnAuthor of "To Sir Phillip, with Love"Regency romance at its best.

About the Author

Jessica Benson has won numerous awards for her previous novels, historical romances hailed for their fresh and humorous voice. Her novels include The Accidental Duchess, available from Pocket Books. She lives in London with her husband and two children.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Funny and romantic. July 3 2004
By Lupe M.
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I read this book in 3 hours I'couldn't put it down. I recomend it for a weekend reading.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Accidental Duchess June 23 2004
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Jessica Benton has written the funniest & best regency romance I've ever read and I've read them all. I will buy, as the saying goes, 'anything with her name on it' henceforth.
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2.0 out of 5 stars disjointed and short on romance March 28 2004
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Started off well with the twin switch, then spent way too many pages explaining why. The heroine starts off biddable and ends a tyrant. Really no development of a relationship between the two leads just boom they are in love. Disappointing.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Great premise, but lacked follow through March 9 2004
Format:Mass Market Paperback
The premise was great - the bride marries the wrong man! The rest of the book is attempts to untangle this mess. I was captivated in the first few chapters, but then became frustrated with the increasingly outlandish reasons/ways the heroine is prevented from finding out the truth behind her marriage to Harry. The actual blooming of Gwen and Harry's relationship gets sort of lost between the twists and turns necessary to keep Gwen in the dark. Gwen does seem very naive about all of it. The chemistry between the hero and heroine is good, but it takes too long for it to um, come to fruition. One can't help but feel that if Harry had taken 5 minutes to have a little chat with Gwen right after wedding, things could have resolved themselves happily much, much sooner. In essence, sort of a silly frustrating read.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Slick but disappointing Feb. 6 2004
By A Customer
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This book disappointed: the plot, while full of twists and complications, was unconvincing, and the characterization was inconsistent. I enjoy Regencies that are full of fun, but I expect more than this book provided.
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