Bringing Down the DukeBook - 2019
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LPL_PolliK Aug 16, 2019
A winning historical romance debut from Evie Dunmore! When an "overeducated" young woman attends a newly co-ed Oxford, her scholarship requires she works for the suffragist cause. In the line of duty, she runs headlong into confrontations with a frosty Duke who has reasons of his own f... Read More »
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The sensation of balancing on the edge of an abyss gripped her, and for a moment she couldn’t breathe. One word, and she’s take a mighty plunge. She had thought it took all her courage to build a life of her own, and now, swaying on the precipice, she understood she had to be even braver to give herself, heart and soul, into the hands of another and build a life with him.
“Perhaps you can explain it to me, then,” she said, “how is it fair that my utterly inept cousin is in command of me, for no reason other than that he’s a man and I’m a woman? How is it fair that I master Latin and Greek as well as any man at Oxford, yet I am taught over a baker’s shop? How is it fair that a man can tell me my brain was wired wrong, when his main achievement in life seems to be his birth into a life of privilege? And why do I have to beg a man to please make it his interest that I, too, may vote on the laws that govern my life every day?”
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