Title Bringing Down the Duke (A League of Extraordinary Women #1)
Author Evie Dunmore
Release Date September 3, 2019
Description from Amazon
England, 1879. Annabelle Archer, the brilliant but destitute daughter of a country vicar, has earned herself a place among the first cohort of female students at the renowned University of Oxford. In return for her scholarship, she must support the rising women’s suffrage movement. Her charge: recruit men of influence to champion their cause. Her target: Sebastian Devereux, the cold and calculating Duke of Montgomery who steers Britain’s politics at the Queen’s command. Her challenge: not to give in to the powerful attraction she can’t deny for the man who opposes everything she stands for.
Sebastian is appalled to find a suffragist squad has infiltrated his ducal home, but the real threat is his impossible feelings for green-eyed beauty Annabelle. He is looking for a wife of equal standing to secure the legacy he has worked so hard to rebuild, not an outspoken commoner who could never be his duchess. But he wouldn’t be the greatest strategist of the Kingdom if he couldn’t claim this alluring bluestocking without the promise of a ring…or could he?
Locked in a battle with rising passion and a will matching her own, Annabelle will learn just what it takes to topple a duke….
Notes About the Description
I saw that this is one of the choices for Book of the Month this month. While I don’t subscribe, I follow a lot of people on Instagram who do and this book caught my eye. I love that Annabelle is among the first group of women to go to Oxford. The premise sounds perfect.
I have already started this one – started on my commute this morning as an audiobook 😉.
Stay tuned for my review!