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A Stunning Debut For Author Evie Dun And Her Oxford Rebels, In Which A Fiercely Independent Vicar S Daughter Takes On A Duke In A Fiery Love Story That Threatens To Upend The British Social Order England,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 ForSebastian 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 Ringor 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 Woohoo Somehow this cover brought to mind a rom com, but that is not what unfolds within these pages Instead, it s a clever historical romance, one like nothing I ve read before, though I admit I am not a frequent historical romance reader.In late 19th century England, Annabelle Archer is the daughter of a country vicar, now penniless Annabelle has joined the first class of female students at the University of Oxford Her scholarship has a price, though, and a worthy one she must advocate for women s suffrage.She s been told she must recruit men to support the cause, and in her sights is the Duke of Montgomery, Sebastian Devereux.Oh, and the Duke happens to be her political polar opposite, and handsome So very handsome.At the same time, Sebastian is finding Annabelle s green eyes irresistible however, she s a commoner and not fit to be his duchess.Even though this wasn t a rom com, there were still funny moments There were also some emotional times I found the romance between Sebastian and Annabelle to feel authentic The women s suffrage movement during the Victorian era was a fascinating backdrop.Overall, Bringing Down the Duke surprised me with its heart, and I look forward to the next in the series.I received a complimentary copy All opinions are my own.Many of my reviews can also be found on my blog I seriously question my life because I m reading all these September releases which, particularly in this case, means I have a very long wait for the next book. and boy do I want it.Is this my favourite HR of 2019 I think it might be I m not quite rounding up here but man this is a strong, high, four star read This has a plot we ve all seen done a million times but omg Dun makes it feel fresh and new and fun I devoured this in a handful of hours which, considering this slump BS, says a lot I m blown away this is a debut It s always a gamble, particularly in this genre, but don t sleep on this one, bookies BRINGING DOWN THE DUKE has smart ladies, women s rights, a romance that defies societal rules. banter, swoons, tension, chemistry, fabulous secondary lady characters, and .If you can, request If you can t, preorder If you don t want to do either, recommend to your library 4.5 starsReview to come on the bloggity blog I received an ARC from the publisher thank you in exchange for an honest review. Bringing Down the Duke is a debut novel with lots of potential The book had some of my favorite aspects and it also played during a time, the late 1800s, which isn t often portrait in historical romance novels Most stories are set during Regency England between 1811 and 1820 This novel plays during the time of suffragettes, when women were being allowed at college and during the time of winning voting rights for females It was certainly an exciting time With many strong and forward thinking women.I really enjoyed the different era The author kept the information about that particular time well balanced And I applaud her for writing about a not so overly covered period of time Although not everything resonated with me the way I hoped it would Nevertheless I really enjoyed the way the author portrayed that specific epoch of time.I think what was crucial for me was that even though I love modern and trail blazing heroines, I didn t feel that Annabelle was extraordinary for her time, not like the series promised Moreover if it boils down to her fears, they were pretty much the same as any other woman in historical times, scandal, getting pregnant out of wedlock, being shunned, having to marry without love, and ending up as a mistress I expected something different.But, I m not saying it wasn t a great novel I just wasn t wowed by it Nevertheless, the writing was great The story flowed and it easily engaged, I just didn t love it.But above all else I love seeing debut authors write about an era that is not as overly used as Regency England is And a new and different voice to a popular genre is always welcome Especially if I can see this author going far Because this author is one that I ll be watching.ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review.