To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. It also analyses reviews to verify trustworthiness.
Historical Romance is my favorite genre and I am still caught off guard when I read women being seen as delicate and unable to have any thoughts of substance. Nora is spectacular, strong, smart and competent. She knows her mind and is mostly not afraid to voice her opinion.
I was surprised by Sinclair's reaction to discovering his correspondence was with Nora. His ego was dented and he reacted like a little boy. That was disappointing, but he rebounded nicely after she called him on it.
The Duke effect was an enjoyable read which followed a very predictable storyline. The youngest Langley sister, Nora, has followed in her physician father's footsteps and cares for folks in their village. She's corresponded with Col. Sinclair on medical subjects for several years, signing her letters with her father's name. When Col. Sinclair shows up on her doorstep wanting her father's help, her deception is revealed. But Nora goes to help anyway, hoping he'll not reveal her deception to the world at large.
It's a pleasant read with likable characters (though I didn't much care for the duke by the end). But it had no real surprises. And the book's catchy name seemed only to refer to the fact that there's a duke in it. While well worth reading, it's not as good as other novels I've read by Ms Jordan.
Nora has been writing to others as her deceased father for 5 years. Trying to use her knowledge from her physician father to help others in a society that says women can't. When Constantine Sinclair comes looking for her father to help a family member he discovers the truth and Nora is ever more determined to prove herself. What's not to love about a woman who knows her Mind and is determined to break through barriers and the man that falls for her. Loved this book.