(Mouse-over to see the cover’s stepback) Secrets of an Accidental Duchess. Hachette Book Group February 1, ISBN ISBN Jennifer Haymore is back with book two of her Donovan series-when the Jennifer Haymore – Secrets Of An Accidental Duchess – Little, Brown Book Group. Secrets of An Accidental Duchess (Donovan, book 2) by Jennifer Haymore – book cover, description, publication history.

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She figured her destiny would be to live alone, so she had stopped wishing for a husband and children. I personally cannot wait. She raised her hand to stop his words, then closed her eyes and bent her head forward with a groan, slapping her palm over her forehead.

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Books by Jennifer Haymore. In this vivid, utterly compelling novel, Nicola Griffith has brought the Early Middle Ages jennifwr life in an extraordinary act of alchemy.

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Both are caring and so full of love. As her widowed father’s hostess, she set up a rival court” against Mary Lincoln in hopes of making her father president and herself his First Lady. There are important details to this story that prior knowledge would have saved me the epiphany moment when I finally understood why some things were playing out they way they were.

She stopped speaking abruptly as the truth slammed into her.

But quickly fizzled and in my opinion is a forgettable book once read. This is why Fenwicke has always been in self competition with Max to prove to himself that he is better while Max see Fenwicke as nothing but a bother. But like all romance stories there is a HEA for the hero and heroine.

Fate intervenes and she meets Max Buchanan. Our Authors See all Authors.


The combination of romance and high stakes makes it riveting. There was also some serious set up for the next book in the series, Pleasures of a Tempted Eecretswhich I will have to read when it comes out in August of You can learn more at: This engrossing read grabbed my attention and pulled me into the story.

Secrets Of An Accidental Duchess

Don’t let yourself be put off by them if you find yourself annoyed like I was, because Secrets of jennifeg Accidental Duchess turned out to be a lovely story! And in Guillaume de Tignonville, we have an unforgettable detective for the ages, a classic gumshoe for a cobblestoned era.

The story of Jesus in a way you have never experienced it. The whole suspense of Fenwicke trying to break apart Max and Olivia and take Olivia for himself was riveting. Yet the wild, soon-to-be Duke never imagined he’d fall in love with this innocent beauty. Feb 03, Emily rated it it was amazing Shelves: He brings a dangerous angle to the story, and it is not for certain that Olivia will live to see her sister from book one again, or to survive this actual tale. Maviah, a woman whose fate was sealed on her birth by this world-unwanted, illegitimate, female, a slave-subject to the whims of all.

Now, Max accidenhal beat a Madman at his own twisted game-or forever lose the only woman to have ever won his heart.

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The love story between Olivia and Max is mostly light-hearted with a little bit of a wrench thrown in the works when respectively her malaria flares up, and she finds out that it all started because of a bet.

He lowered her hand and squeezed it between both of his own. The secrecy of her health was unnecessary, but later it does give Max a better picture on why her family protects her so much. So the thing that annoyed me was that the hero had this instant-possessiveness going on and well, that just really puts me off.


But beneath her delicate facade, Olivia guards a bold, independent spirit and the kind of passionate desires proper young ladies must never confess Secrets of an Accidental Duchess started off as a stronger story than book one, Confessions of an Improper Bride. Apparently if OD is to live her life as a spinster, she might as well enjoy the pleasures of the flesh while it’s available to her.

I think I would have enjoyed it more if I had read the first book in the series, since there were multiple references to one of her sister’s marriage and some intense family activity. It swept me away, with emotion that jumps out of the pages.

Watching him and Olivia both fall in love with each other was great to watch. It was a reckless wager, and one Max couldn’t resist: Dec 21, Alycia rated it liked it Shelves: She’s content to let ‘the Americans’ settle their differences-until her brothers hhaymore Missouri’s Irish Brigade, and one of their names shows up on a list of injured soldiers. What he never expected was that once he really got to know Olivia just what he truly risked in the wager he agreed to.

Which is something I should rectify soon. Return to Book Page. Thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish, I will now be looking up the next in the series. She may not be physically strong,but she is strong enough to take everything that was thrown at adcidental in this book.

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