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The Duchess

Written by: Danielle Steel
Narrated by: Gideon Emery
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An enthralling novel set in early 19th-century England, Paris, and New York, featuring an indomitable young heroine who rises from ruin to become the toast of Paris, by way of the chic bordello she establishes for the most powerful men in France.

Turned out of her ancestral home by her vicious half brother, the orphaned daughter of an English duke and a French noblewoman makes her way to Paris and takes in abused French streetwalkers, transforming them into sought-after courtesans in the city's most exclusive bordello, Le Boudoir. It is only the beginning of her return to the upper reaches of society and ultimate justice.

©2017 Danielle Steel (P)2017 Recorded Books

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Loved this book!

I love historical novels. This one was charming, with unexpected turns and outcomes!
No time wasted on sex scenes, which have become a bit tiresome, adding nothing to a plot.
Haven’t read this authors books for a long time but will look for another. Surprisingly good!

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it's a good book

loved it and feels like I travel back to old England the story is beautiful, just other stories that Danielle S. writes

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Rambling and predictable

Rambling, predictable story with no climax or depth to any of the characters. Just moved from one tragic event to bounce back from to the next with no depth of feeling. Narration was good.

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Simple yet very entertaining

I am still a fairly new fan of DS. I really enjoyed this book and how it ended. Narration really added to the story and brought out the best in each character.

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Un voyage dans le temps

J ai adorer le narrateur j ai eu l impression d être transporté dans l histoire , très bien écrit.






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Easy listen

Predictable read… it was a different plot for sure but very predictable and well.. I haven’t read Danielle Steel for many years and thought this might be decent because of the plot … just ok for me

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Excellent

The story was very interesting l loved it the narrator made the story even better. Excellent!!

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Excellent thoroughly enjoyed this book

I really enjoyed reading the Duchess. I found the reader excellent. I highly this book.

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Enjoyed this

Lighthearted period piece. Well narrated. A bit windy but otherwise enjoyable Daniel Steele. Worth the listen.

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Danielle Steele at her best

just loved my first audible book I must admit it took me a few chapters to kind of get used to listening instead of reading the words but for someone who has sight issues it was fantastic. highly recommend audible and of course you can't go wrong with a boo of DS.

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