Review: An American Duchess by Sharron Page

20579284An American Duchess

Sharron Page

Paperback, 384 pages
Published September 30th 2014 by Harlequin HQN
It’s 1922, and New York heiress Zoe Gifford longs for the freedoms promised by the Jazz Age. Headstrong and brazen, but bound by her father’s will to marry before she can access his fortune, Zoe arranges for a brief marriage to Sebastian Hazelton, whose aristocratic British family sorely needs a benefactor.

Once in England, her foolproof plan to wed, inherit and divorce proves more complicated than Zoe had anticipated. Nigel Hazelton, Duke of Langford and Sebastian’s older brother, is as austere and imposing as the family’s ancestral estate. Still reeling from the Great War, Nigel is now staging a one-man battle against a rapidly changing world—and the outspoken Zoe represents everything he’s fighting against.

When circumstances compel Zoe to marry Nigel rather than Sebastian, their heated quarrelling begets passion of another sort. But with Nigel unwilling to change with the times, will Zoe be forced to choose between her husband and her dreams?

3.5 Stars
Zoe, a new world heiress, is a girl ahead of her time.  She is not what you would call a proper girl. Her skirts are short, she can fly a plane and is willing to take on the world with her head held high. Zoe is a girl who can turn a world of black and white into color with just her presence.  Zoe has loose lips, is sassy and has a hard head. She knows what she wants, she’s gonna go after it and the girl is going to get it. Having fun while she does it. She’s a modern girl, and a modern world, during the 1920s.

Duty, honor and tradition are etched into who Nigel, the Duke of Langford is. Serving his country and crown by fighting in war, Nigel was left with both mentally and physically scars that go as deep as his soul. A man who wants thing to be as they have been, gets shaken to his core when a lively American throws the modern world into his life. Overwhelmed with emotions, the past, and what the future could be.  Sometimes a Duke has to do things that you would a Duke doesn’t normally do.

A fun and feisty Romance set in the 1920s. Combining an old world England with the jazzy times of America.  Zoe and Nigel could not be more different, the banter of the two will make you smile and want to smack them both. A good story with a very Downton Abby feel with a lot more pizzazz and jazz.


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