Eloisa James: MUCH ADO ABOUT YOU

Much Ado About You by Eloisa James
Essex Sisters #1
Avon 2005
387 pages
4/5 stars

Although a bit slow to start, this first book in a series does a really good job introducing the main players in the series and is a pleasant read. I would say I like this series better than Desperate Duchesses, and here’s why.

The Essex sisters series – of which I have previously read the third and fourth ones – focuses on the four sisters whose father, in his will, has decreed that their guardian is to be the Duke of Holbrook. The poor, drunk duke expect four little girls and instead receives four young women, all but one old enough to marry, and, well, you can guess the rest.

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Eloisa James: MY AMERICAN DUCHESS

My American Duchess by Eloisa James
Avon 2016
400 pages
4/5 stars

I’m a little unclear about whether this book is part of the Desperate Duchesses series exactly, but nonetheless, My American Duchess is without a doubt one of the most anticipated releases of early 2016. James’s first American heroine takes London, and her readership, by storm.

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Eloisa James: FOUR NIGHTS WITH THE DUKE

Four Nights with the Duke by Eloisa James
Desperate Duchesses #8
Avon 2015
367 pages
4.5/5 stars

After a small battle with my usual bookstore, I finally managed to get the edition I wanted (Piatkus) and, coming home, rather impatiently finished the book I was in the middle of before finally being able to make some tea, curl up on the couch, and start reading.

Turns out this was the exact book I needed right now.

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