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An American Duchess

Narrated by: Stina Nielsen
Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
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A woman’s heart dares to defy the rules of Victorian society in USA Today bestselling author Caroline Fyffe’s novel of romance, royalty, and a little revenge.

In Kent, England, the arrival of Beranger Northcott, Duke of Brightshire, causes a stir. Because with the duke comes his new American bride, who isn’t quite what anyone expects. By accepting the hand of her beloved, Emma Brinkman went from hardworking Colorado rancher to duchess. Now she’s expected to comport herself as nobility. Overnight. For Emma - stifled, homesick, and unable to shake the feeling she’s being watched - the metamorphosis is a challenge. And if Emma’s suspicions are correct, perhaps even a dangerous one.

Fortunately, Emma has found a trusted friend in the orphaned Charlotte, Brightshire’s scullery maid. Charlotte longs to experience - if only for a moment - the luxuries and gentry romance that come with a titled life. When one of the duke’s handsome cousins takes notice of Charlotte, the castle kitchen is set abuzz with speculation.

In navigating their two different stations, both servant and duchess alike will discover all they have in common - from secret fantasies to daring hearts to upending the rules of society. And that finding their places in the world - and love - is a dream that can come true - no matter the risks.

©2019 Caroline Fyffe (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Critic Reviews

An American Duchess is a gorgeous novel featuring a delightful cast of upstairs and downstairs characters, rich historical detail, and an absorbing tale that will keep the pages turning until the very end.” - Mary Ellen Taylor, author of Amazon Charts bestseller Winter Cottage

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  • Donna Smith McG
  • 14-07-2019

What do I say about..sigh..another ‘Harlequin Romance’

Ok I’ve read Caroline Fyffe book on the ‘sisters’ or ‘The Five Sisters Ranch’ series and I couldn’t wait for this one to come out. I completely remember how Emma & Berenger fell in love in Colorado—ᴀɴᴅ no matter how it came across with a more like a ‘June to July romance, fell in love & got married” pretty faster than June to July. The Duke by his late father in England, Berenger was determined to marry Emma. Of course she wss reluctant, but at the late minute while one of her other sisters was getting married, Beranger told her he had to leave the Colorado to go back to claim his name, so the real heir would get what was deserved. That was all a review on how they met & fell in love....That’s where the book shouldn’t have become ‘An American Duchess’. Nothing wrong with the narration, in fact she gave excellent voices as a Londoner, Yorkshire, proper English & as Emma with an American accent. Maybe it’s me since I’m originally from the 🇬🇧 but Emma travels a long voyage to a mansion and WHY during this LONG voyage, I can’t believe Berenger doesn’t give her what to expect, how a Duchess should understand the snobby rich Brits?! It was as if they spoke about nothing on this?! Especially since she was now going to be the woman in charge of A LOT OF ROOMS, household servants, etc. But the minute she arrives she seriously acts like she knew nothing & started giving rides to strange lower class set of people and doesn’t know the difference between a foot man or a butler?! It frustrated me to no end, because Berenger didn’t want her to change, and loved her naivety. But that’s the way it was run in the 1800’s with Dukes & their Duchess! It’s no different today either! So no matter how much he loved her as herself, he had an obligation to show her the robes & give her all the info about his step mother, who hated him & Emma made sure she found out about this horrible woman. Sʜᴇ ᴅɪᴅ...ʙᴜᴛ ɪᴛ ɪs SOOO sʟᴏᴡ ɢᴏɪɴɢ ɪɴ ᴛʜᴇ ʙᴇɢɪɴɴɪɴɢ ᴛʜᴀᴛ ɪ ʟɪᴛᴇʀᴀʟʟʏ ʜᴀᴅ ᴛᴏ sᴛᴀʀᴛ ᴏᴠᴇʀ manny TIMES cuz fell asleep many TIMES listening! As far as the rest of the book. There were so many other characters and it was if I was reading “Downton Abby”! Many times it was too many to remember. I love books with other characters than the main ones, but when these appeared, I again fell asleep. So In my ending, don’t NOT read the book because it wasn’t my favorite! I can be very picky, but it’s just me. If certain characters were not involved, about 30-40 minutes could have been edited from the book, and my review may have different. As I said in my title it’s too close to a Harlequin Romance, and that’s not why I decided to read it, those are books I try my hardest to stay away from!

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  • AnnieS
  • 26-06-2019

An American Duchess

After reading Heart of Mine, which is my absolute favorite book in the Colorado Hearts Series, I fell in love with Emma and Beranger. In my review, I mentioned my wish that they get a spin-off series of their very own. Imagine my delight when I found out that An American Duchess was the next book being released by Caroline. I loved this story even more and fell deeper in love with Emma and Beranger. Caroline did an amazing job writing about Victorian society. I really hope that there will be more Victorian tales to come! The Narrator did a remarkable job bringing these characters to life.

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  • Tiffany Hemenway
  • 02-07-2020

great story

performance was excellent. the voices were well done. if you enjoy Caroline's other titles this is consistent. I enjoyed this setting very much.

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  • Katie
  • 04-12-2019

Wonderful

always feel like you are part of the story. great author. liked the narrator

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  • Marilyn Chantrill
  • 14-11-2019

As good as all the others

I loved this book the narration was awesome as always. The carrying over of characters was well done.

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  • Mia
  • 11-09-2019

An American Duchess

Loved this story about Emma and Berenger. Great character development and some unexpected twists. Recommend.

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  • Nina
  • 13-08-2019

Wow

If you like downtown Abbey I know I did it was so Lovely and I do say , 😂you will enjoy this book.🕵🏿‍♀️😍😍

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  • Jane Ann Greer
  • 05-08-2019

Great listen

Loved the story. Good plot. Pleasant to listen to. Will look for more like this.

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  • Kimberly C. Harris
  • 22-07-2019

compelling

the story was a parallel to Downton Abbey, in a way. Held my interest throughout.

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  • SDM
  • 22-07-2019

So elementary

Story line weak. Character development weak. Offered a picture of life in the Uk among the aristocracy vs the staff and community. Won’t recommend

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