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My husband is a surgeon so I felt a lot of empathy for Jemma as she struggled with how hard to push Elijah to make time for her and to rest, even though his work IS important to other people’s lives. View all 5 comments.

But, I must say that it was remarkably good idea, to decide to read this story after all. James should have cured Elijah in the first chapter and found another conflict to hang this story on. I get that these are the top of the top of the aristocracy in the Georgian era – and that they’re going to be spoiled, arrogant and proud. Romantic, sad, hot etc. Only strangers — or at best, acquaintances — thronged below in the drawing room, begging for the favor of being asked to help her place a patch, or choose a gown.

I found it very romantic to know that Elijah is good duchesss to his wife and honest enough with himself to realize the truth of the matter.


Well, I’ve been dying to read Jemma’s story – but I have to say, I was a little disappointed. Jamea helps you keep track of books you want to read. Speaking of annoying I thought Elijah’s excuse as to why he kept sleeping with his mistress after marrying Jemma really tacky and patronizing as hell.

The Taming of the Duke April has obvious Shakespearean resonances, as do many of my novels.

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Even though the things he does i. His book is next and I’m anxious to see how his plays out as well. Jemma ran off to Paris hoping that Elijah would follow and bring her back, but he waited 3 years to come to her rescue and even then he didn’t take her back.

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View all 4 comments. And the prize is a love that could last beyond a lifetime. The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy. What her husband doesn’t know is that she was in love with him when she fled, her heart broken by his infidelity.

The man who loved honor more leoisa his life, and certainly more than his wife. Mature grown ups don’t engage in these destructive games of tit-for-tat.

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He is dying from a heart condition and needs his wife to produce an heir for him. To me, their building story was often just as interesting if not more so than the main story in those books. I felt like I was walking straight into the middle of the story rather than the beginning. Jemma looked jamse herself again in the glass over her dressing table. As a newlywed, Jemma, the Duchess of Beaumont, had her heart broken when she discovered her husband had a mistress.


An above average book, but not all that inspiring and memora ble. The other day I bought a delicious pink suit to tape a television segment on romance; I’ll never wear that suit to tye in, nor even to give a paper at the Shakespeare Association of America conference. Elijah has been working himself almost to death at his job and Jemma wan Well, I’ve been dying to read Jemma’s story – but I have to say, I was a little disappointed.

I promise I would.

This Duchess of Mine by Eloisa James

So no way in hell am I complaining! Awwww tree hugger and bunny…. The story of the Duke of Beaumont and his Duchess – trying a cautious rapprochement in their broken marriage – has been woven through the previous 4 books in duchesss series some of which, I confess, I only read for their parts but honestly, reading the other books is not even necessary to get the emotional heft of this one.

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