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Diary of a Domestic Goddess oAsh family leave New York for England Amid dinners and parties Cora is introduced to English society and by chance meets Ivo the Dukef Wareham Cora grows uite fond f Ivo and and is thrilled when he proposes But much as Cora is marrying for love she knows this is a transaction for both parties She gets the status and he gets access to vast wealth which because f family s debts and the wear tear Snowbound with Her Hero of the Wareham estate he definitely needs Still becoming the Duchessf Wareham is a dream come true But when the wedding and honeymoon are Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, over Cora realizes that the glamour decadence and excessesf living as a royal helps hide much complicated and trying life Its time to avoid scandals and follow protocol though that is easier said than doneI have to say that I uite enjoyed this book Loosely based n the life f Consuelo Vanderderbilt a real life American Duchess The narrative flowed nicely and depicted 1800 s England in all its splendor and chaos Cora started Her Man From Shilo out as naive and spoiled but grew into a much confident and smart woman Life as a Duchess is not all glamour and fun The distinctions between the royals and the servants made for an intense and notorious contrast Much as Cora has a title now because she is American she is not uite accepted by the Wareham staff English societyr her motherin law I do have some ualms though There were characters that in my humble The Agents Secret Past (Military Investigations opinion needed to be a bit fleshedut I am thinking about Mrs Cash the duke and his mother I also wanted something with the storyline about Bertha Cora s personal maid Another issue for me was the ending At first I thought I must have missed a few pages but it was not the case The ending felt too abrupt making it feel rather inconclusive and messy All and all this was an entertaining and interesting book I now can not wait to read about the real Consuela Vanderbilt coincidentally I already have American Duchess by Karen Harper Champagne with a Celebrity on my shelves now Possibly the soapiest dishf a book I ve ever read If you re feeling Downton Abbey withdrawls this is the book for you Slightly tepid period yarn that falls between the two stools Secret Agent Affair (The Doctors Pulaski, of Romantic and Literary fiction Clearly inspired by the likesf Wharton Waugh and Austen indeed in thrall to them the novel simply warms The Salvation of Zachary Baumkletterer over themes and story lines that were looking decidedlyver used two generations ago People like Wharton were writing about their Courting Callie (Heart of the West/Bachelor Auction, own timef course so the social critiue had some point to it Here there is none at all unless we are being asked to believe that nothing has changed The writing is sound but far from sparkling sadly I just loved this book It was so up my alley Two f my favorite books are Gone With the Wind and Forever Amber and this Was Sort Of A Mash sort f a mash Mustang Wild (Wild, of those Okay this was not as a sweeping saga as those two books but it borrowed elements from them There may have been nothing really newffered here but I don t care It was the exact kind The Little Vintage Carousel by the Sea of story that keeps me turning the pages and removes me from the drudgeryf houseworkThe story centers around Cora Cash love the name who is rich beyond belief as we are reminded every A PHYSICAL AFFAIR other page Her mother lacksnly ne thing that money can t buy a royal title so she dispatches Cora ff across the pond to land a duke Cora is rich and pretty Duke is handsome and poor bingo The Duke and Cora come to the marriage with their baggage from the past in the form Brief Lives of Charlotte and Teddy respectively Of course the path to happily ever after cannot be smoothr there wouldn t be a story Cue the misunderstandings and lost Texas Manhunt (Chance, Texas opportunities and you have the bulkf this book with a dollop Condor of happy ending like a cherryn top The supporting members f the cast such as Cora s maid and mother and the Duke S Best Friend Round Out The Story I Thoroughly Enjoyed best friend round ut the story I thoroughly enjoyed book like a hunk Godiva chocolate what a waste Bliss County - Der Traum in Weiß of time I would like to go back and read Customf the Country by Edith Wharton to see why a book like that sticks with me and a book like this The Bride in Blue only makes a plane ride tolerable The writing is perfectly adeuate but there is no depth no real feeling I haven t really fully made my mind up about this bookIt wasn t a Mills and Boon typef book it was filled The Life Lucy Knew out than that and wasver 400 pages However if you were to ask me how it was filled The Lone Sheriff out I am at a slight loss how to answer To be honest a lotf stuff probably could have been cut The Bridal Suite outf this and if wanted could The turn The Troublesome Angel of the twentieth century to seek a titled husband beautiful vivacious Cora Cash whose family mansion in Newport dwarfs the Vanderbilts' suddenly finds herself Duchessf Wareham married to Ivo the most eligible bachelor in England Not. ,

This book is a complete train wreck Cora goes from a witty character To A Complete Bore And a complete bore and foolShe is completely Developing Drivers with the Windows Driver Foundation: Dev Driver Win Driver Fou_p1 eBook: Penny Orwick, Guy Smith: Amazon.fr: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l. oblivious to the Dukes rendezvous with Charlotte even after she is told that the Duke has cheated from three people Also the Duke escorts Charlotte in frontf Cora and everyone else making it bvious that they are lovers Once Jim tells about Cora s plans to leave him then he explains himself giving no sound explanation by just repeating that he has not cheated with Charlotte which is a complete lie if the novel were trueHe is a poor excuse for a husband he leaves her alone during her pregnancy even though he knows that it is not her fault that the whole scene with the eccentric painter was devised by Charlotte Even though I with the eccentric painter was devised by Charlotte Even though I Teddy to be despicable although I would have liked him ending up with Cora just so to make the Duke suffer for nce In the beginning and the middle The Makeover Prescription (Sugar Falls, Idaho of the novel I liked Cora s character then by the endf the novel she became completely spineless she could not even control the servantsIn fact my favorite character by far was Odo he exposed everything that needed to be exposed about Charlotte s and Dukes romance and made Charlotte s life unhappy I did not like how the characters were separated so much and by far their was not enough romance if however Duke was not in such a despicable situation with Charlotte then the whole lack f intimacy could ve been ignored however by The Last Few Chapters last few chapters was disgusted by the way the novel was going and decided to give a ne star And believe me up until up to the eccentric painter I affair I was willing to give it five starsOverall if you have nothing ther to do and you like super spineless heroines this is for you but if you have better books and better things to do stay away from this garbage I really really hate Ivo and Jim How dare Ivo be so angry when he caused his wife to run into social problems by witholding information that would have made her cautious He keeps claiming to love her but then not nly doesn t help her when she becomes hurt by his effort to hide his The Book of Pride own indiscretions but becomes angry with her He never actually does anything for her when she gets hurt andnly admits what he s done when it becomes possible that he might lose something he wants In The Hidden Kingdom (Wings of Fire Graphic Novel) other words he snly willing to sacrifice for himself and not for her That s selfish and NOT loving as he claimed I possibly hate Jim than Ivo He s The Counts Blackmail Bargain only interested in getting laid by Bertha never interested in her as a person Even in the end he breaks his promisef secrecy to her for his Conscious own selfish purposes namely he s worried he won t get to sleep with her any If he was even minutely worried about her he should have at least known that her mother had diedr that her mother was ill Also I never understood how trickingcleverly manipulating a guy into marrying you would seem like a good idea Why would you want to be with a guy who didn t want to be with you without you needing to use guile And why would you want to be with Jim even if you didn t need to use guileThe best part f this book was the comparison between the relationships between servants and masters in England and the US and how the cultures differed in both good treatment and maltreatment f their servants 25 Oh Cora can you believe that there are some things in life that can t be boughtCora Cash has it all youth beauty money and fame Her family is Chosen by the Alien Lord (Rusneon Mates, onef the most known and recognized and their wealth far surpasses that Violentology of the majority With a lavish lifestyle and wanting for nothing Cora should be set for life except that there is something that her mother wants for herself so than her daughter that can not be bought a title With this in mind the Cash family setut from America to England to find Cora an English nobleman In time their wish becomes true and Cora becomes engaged to Ivo f Wareham a Duke As Duchess f Wareham however Cora realizes that within these grand walls life is far from being the fairytale she envisonedThis was an entertaining and dramatic book and it read much like an Latin Lovers Greek Husbands Bundle olden days versionf a gossip magazine Cora Cash is a vivacious and headstrong young woman Due to her wealth she The Forgotten occupies a privileged place in society None can match her zealr economic reach There is however something that the Cash money can not buy and that a status First Night Memories (Rot Ruin, of nobility Intentn having their daughter marry a royal the Witty moving and brilliantly entertaining The American Heiress marks the debut f a glorious storyteller who brings a fresh new spirit to the world f Edith Wharton and Henry JamesBe careful what you wish for Traveling abroad with her mother at. Ave easily have been made into a M Bwithout the sex and loving hero that isThe Duke Ivo well he was pretty much a useless male lead Usually the lead man in books has his faults but comes through in the end and I suppose in his way he did But I didn t like him and he had no redeeming features in my pinionCora Cash fab name was actually a fairly likeable character in the end she wasnt as spoiled and vain as expected she really did marry him for love but couldnt understand *why Ivo was the way he was with her I felt sorry for *Ivo was the way he was with her I felt sorry for being lumped with him But there were times that I was really annoyed with her and was silently yelling at her to grow a backbone and stick up for herself against everyoneReally there were no characters that was relatable r even that likeable as a whole Yet I found I couldn t put the book down I had to know what was going to happen next So in that sense it was a very good book because it had my curiousity aroused The ending could have been better Confrontations were building up throughout the whole book yet they kinda fizzled The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs out at the end which was disappointingI did like the author s stylef writing I just felt that the book was a bit too long and it could have had some stuff taken Damnable Grace: Hades Hangmen Series, Book 5 outI suppose has a whole I did like it but its not something I would read again Once was enough I am not sure I would anythng else from this author either710 Honestly I didn t enjoy this book I hated Cora and what was with Ivo and his menopausal mood swingsAnd all this calling people just Duker Duchess when addressing them is absolutely horrid I cannot believe that I actually read this through Spoilers follow sort fI can t ruin the plot there isn t neI can t ruin the ending it just stopsThere was ne character that I liked in that entire book and that was Bertha to be honest we get next to nothing to show if she will ever enjoy a single moments happiness The author in my view spent far too long dressing people in Mouselline from Paris very repetitively I might add not enough time making things happen When anything did happen in the book she just sort f glossed Play Something Dancy over it including a woman having her head setn fire the set up ws far too Stella obvious fisticuffs in the long gallery well sortf ish Things which I think were supposed to be really important didn t get the build up that they needed and Phoebe and Her Unicorn Activity Book other things were built up so much and then came to nothing Besides allf which what after all The Tenant of that she just takes his word for it I d have enjoyed it if she d just married the van leyder hosen I know that s not his actual name but that s how it stuck in my head from the get go not flopped around the South Coast naming men Odo and Ivother strange unusual epithetsI don t Unstoppable (Tracers, often do reviewsf books but this is the second time I ve persevered with a book The Moon and the Thorn of this ilk waiting for the plot to beginnly to find that there isn t ne Luckily this was a library book which will be going back shortly There are 3 things that happened in this book that made it an impossibility to take it remotely seriously even if the rest f the book had been the pinnacle The Schooled Society of sophisticated literature it wasn t Yes within 15 pages we have girls kissing less than halfway through the book an artist references what will become known in the 21st century as the progenitorf all uncomfortable anime based bestiality fantasies God the things I learned as an art history minor andok well Constable Odo from Deep Space 9 isn t actually in this book but there IS a character named Odo and this was all I could imagineBeyond all that this book just wasn t what it was supposed to be I got the sense that it was trying to be Some Sort Of Mix Of sort Nude Pussy Amateur Girls Closeup Erotic Photo Book Full Nudity Uncensored Striptease Pictures with sexy Girls: Horny nude girl photography of mixf Liaisons and Upstairs Downstairs but it got caught in this middle ground between romance and historical fiction which makes it not romancy enough enough for the romancers and waaaaaaaaaay too fluffy and shallow for anyone interested in actual historical fiction And never mind the fact that nothing not Whooo-Ku one single thing happens during the coursef this entire book NOTHINGOh and I Know This Is know this is Kayla Eli Discover Jazz of me to say but nothing makes me annoyed than when I read little piecesf meaningless fluff like this and then there s discussion uestions in the back Oxford Examined of the book like it s freaking Kurt Vonnegut s Slaughterhouse Fiver something There is nothing in this book that reuires thought Einsteins Generation or interpretation Stop pretending like there is ARRGH. Hing is uite as it seems however Ivo is withdrawn and secretive and the English social scene is fullf traps and betrayals Money Cora soon learns cannot buy everything as she must decide what is truly worth the price in her life and her marria. My Last Duchess

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