Bringing Down The Duke by Evie Dunmore Review

Bringing Down The Duke is yet another fun rom-com I read this summer.  It had two of the genres I want to read more of mixed together - historical and romance. Just like any other novels from these genres, I went in nervous, but it turned out to be just as good as I expected.

The writing was excellent. It was clear and the reader could clearly get a feel for the time period. The main character was a favorite of mine. She has an impressive forward-thinking philosophy without being annoying. The romance was perfect and refreshing.

It's an incredibly strong debut novel. It's charming with a touch of feminism and I highly recommend for readers who enjoy both, romance and historical fiction. 

Thank you to Penguin Random House Canada for my gifted copy.

My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Here's a quick synopsis:
England, 1879. Annabelle Archer, the brilliant but destitute daughter of a country vicar, has earned herself a place among the first cohort of female students at the renowned University of Oxford. In return for her scholarship, she must support the rising women's suffrage movement. Her charge: recruit men of influence to champion their cause. Her target: Sebastian Devereux, the cold and calculating Duke of Montgomery who steers Britain's politics at the Queen's command. Her challenge: not to give in to the powerful attraction she can't deny for the man who opposes everything she stands for.

Sebastian is appalled to find a suffragist squad has infiltrated his ducal home, but the real threat is his impossible feelings for green-eyed beauty Annabelle. He is looking for a wife of equal standing to secure the legacy he has worked so hard to rebuild, not an outspoken commoner who could never be his duchess. But he wouldn't be the greatest strategist of the Kingdom if he couldn't claim this alluring bluestocking without the promise of a ring...or could he?

Locked in a battle with rising passion and a will matching her own, Annabelle will learn just what it takes to topple a duke.... (Reference : Goodreads)

Happy reading,

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