New York Times, Washington Post & USA Today bestseller Sarah MacLean is the author of historical romance novels that have been translated into more than twenty languages, and winner of back-to-back RITA Awards for best historical romance from the Romance Writers of America.
Sarah is a leading advocate for the romance genre, speaking widely on its place at the nexus of gender and cultural studies. She is the author of a monthly column celebrating the best of the genre for the Washington Post. Her work in support of romance and the women who read it earned her a place on Jezebel.com’s Sheroes list of 2014 and led Entertainment Weekly to call her “gracefully furious.” A graduate of Smith College & Harvard University, Sarah now lives in New York City with her husband and daughter.
A very emotional and heartbreaking story.
I wasn’t a big fan of the previous installment in the series, A Scot in the Dark, but The Day of the Duchess was a smashing addition to the Scandal and Scoundrel series. Despite being the third book in the series it can be read as a standalone.
I struggled in the beginning with the back and forth timelines, it threw me off and messed with the pacing, I would’ve preferred to read them in chronological order. Aside from that, I really have no other critique about this book, it was a special piece of writing.
I loved how the author crafted this story and I appreciated the uniqueness of it. The Day of the Duchess might be one of my favorites of MacLean’s so far. This novel won’t be easily forgotten.
I voluntarily reviewed an eARC.