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Why Do Dukes Fall in Love?

Why Do Dukes Fall in Love? asks the overly cutsey title of this, the fourth book in Megan Frampton’s Dukes Behaving Badly series.  Before I answer that, I’m going to ask a question of my own.  Is there anyone out there who isn’t fed up with the current vogue for horribly contrived romance no ...

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Belgravia

What a delightful, gossipy book this is. Unlike the excesses of Downton Abbey, Julian Fellowes’ Belgravia has all the tightness and subtlety of Gosford Park. It is written with the soaring arc of a saga and the delicacy of shifting emotions. At its core are two intense love stories spanning two ge ...