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I fell flat just for it. Jemma was wearing a honey-pale corset, adorned with daring bows of sheer black ribbon. I’ve now been married almost as long as the duke and duchess and I think that may be part of the reason I connected so strongly with this book and finished it in less than a day. She should behave as if there was nothing untoward about the evening.

He loosens up a little, though he’s still pretty set in his ways. She was a dunce.

Before everyone starts groaning, let me assure you that this dying thing is handled excellently and is not contrived in the least. A Day for Love. You were worried what your mistress would think if you said no?!

But at the same time, I sobbed real live tears because just when Jemma and Elijah were falling in love and were happy, their time was limited due to Elijah’s heart problems which are not a secret if you’ve read any other books in the series LOL Without saying too much and spoiling it for you, I’ll just say that I ended the book with a smile: It was just what I wanted for Jemma.

The Taming of the Duke April has obvious Shakespearean resonances, as do many of my novels. A Gentleman Never Tells. Eloisa made up these gorgeous collectible cards for readers to celebrate the Desperate Duchesses, Original Six series. Earn his place in heaven? James writing, I though the focus should have been more on the building up of their marriage – more interactions and dialogue between them as a couple – all of the ridiculous problems and ideas were just too distracting.


EJ has a witty, amusing style and the book proceeds at a steady pace with no noticable lull. After all, Elijah had been her husband for years.

It just needed to be pointed out once Another good one in the series!

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The problem, it seemed to her, was that to Elijah she was a wifenot Jemma. I’d be a hysterical crying mess. Elijah let Jemma left her because he felt guilty? Jemma and Elijah have decided to finally consummate their marriage – again – after nine years of separation.

With his generosity, kindness, and all the warm-feeling he could give. In this series View all Book 6. Please stop by and join the conversation on my readers’ pages. It had been her experience that men were driven by lust above duty.

Second, she invented some stupid plan to win her husbands heart. The audio with Susan Duerden narrating was very enjoyable. They were just as unsuccessful as Jemma was. Elijah, Jemma, and Villiers. Eloisa James writes light historicals often featuring multiple and ongoing storylines. Since I read this, I guess I have to finish this series off with Villier’s story.

This Duchess of Mine by Eloisa James

For the next nine years she cavorted abroad, creating one delicious scandal after another if one is to believe the rumors. I found it very romantic to know that Elijah is good enough to his wife and honest enough with himself to realize the truth of the matter.


She dressed to amuse herself, and to dazzle the court. I was anxious to see how their story played out. For a minute I thought I was reading a flashback to the earlier days of their marriage where Jemma is head over heels in love with her husband.

I have girlfriends who are writers and girlfriends who are Shakespeare professors. They have a shared history but not the same perspective definitely opposites attractand eloissa struggle to find a way out of repeating their old mistakes rang true. Wives wore little caps on their fading hair and suffered from broadening hips due to child-bearing.

But after reading it, I’m a little disappointed. The hero Elijah and heroine Jemma have been married for nine years but they got off on the wrong foot and have been living apart for all but the past year during which the first four books occur.

Wedding bells celebrating the arranged marriage between the lovely Duchess of Beaumont and her staid, imperturbable thiz had scarcely fallen silent when a shocking discovery sent Jemma running if the ducal mansion. Jemma minr at Elijah’s cool eyes and icy heart—but to her secret shock, she doesn’t share his feelings. James should have cured Elijah in the first chapter and found an I was very much looking forward to reading Elijah and Jemma’s story, after their recurring, ‘teaser’ appearances in the other stories.

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