Title: An American Duchess
Author: Sharon Page
About An American Duchess:
Set on a crumbling English manor estate during the height of the Roaring Twenties, an American duchess must decide how much she's willing to risk for the life she truly desires…
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.
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?
I gravitated to this book because of the 1920’s era, and also because it was touted for Downton fans.
It didn’t disappoint. From the vivid descriptions to the real emotions, Sharon Page delivered a page turner that will delight fans across a broad spectrum of genres.
From the vivid descriptions to the real and sometimes intense emotions, there were moments when I stopped reading and had to remember I wasn’t the one in the 1920’s. I was quite surprised at the amount of emotion she was able to develop and make you, the reader experience. The characters, from the main characters, to the support characters, were fleshed out and real. And Zoe, what can I say about Zoe, she was a trailblazer for her time, somewhat brazen in fact. I absolutely loved her! To me she epitomized the struggle for independence that the women of the 1920’s quested for. The plot was well conceived and followed through, I was not left with unanswered questions, but still a desire for more of the characters. There were many elements to this story, all woven seamlessly. I look forward to what the author has in store for us in books to come.
Highly recommended read, 4.5 stars!
About Sharon Page:
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Sharon Page sold her first book, an erotic romance novel A GENTLEMAN SEDUCED, in 2004. Since then, she has published more than 20 novels and novellas, both traditionally through NY publishers (Kensington, Random House, Harlequin), and on her own through self-publishing.
Historical romantic women’s fiction (AN AMERICAN DUCHESS)
Erotic historical romance (SIN, DEEPLY IN YOU)
Erotic paranormal romance (BLOOD RED, BLOOD CURSE)
Sensual historical romance (THE CLUB, ENGAGED IN SIN)
New adult contemporary erotic romance (The Yardley College Chronicles series).
She graduated with a degree in Industrial Design (
) and worked for years in the structural engineering field. Married, with two children, School of Engineering Sharon now writes almost full time.