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An enthralling novel set in early 19th-century England, Paris, and New York, featuring an indomitable young heroine who rises from ruin to become the toast of Paris, by way of the chic bordello she establishes for the most powerful men in France.

Turned out of her ancestral home by her vicious half brother, the orphaned daughter of an English duke and a French noblewoman makes her way to Paris and takes in abused French streetwalkers, transforming them into sought-after courtesans in the city's most exclusive bordello, Le Boudoir. It is only the beginning of her return to the upper reaches of society and ultimate justice.

©2017 Danielle Steel (P)2017 Recorded Books

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Great book!

If you like Downton Abbey, you will enjoy this book. Could not stop listening to it.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Awesome

Loved the storyline and the narrator did a fabulous job! When do we get a sequel?

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Keeps you guessing!

I couldn't stop listening. Right when you thought you knew what was going to happen, there was a curve ball. Great story.

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Granny Dan may take a side seat to this one!

As a dance teacher my favorite book by DS has always been Granny Dan however this title will be a very , very close second if not right beside on the "favorite shelve" !

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Very nice

It was real fine listen, entertaining book to listen to, a good story about Angelique

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Love

So enjoy Danielle Steele Books. Love the history and the way she tells the story.

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DS is back!

Finally, DS is back with this one! Reminds me of all her early books......
What a great storyline, characters, time period. Not predictable at all and loved all the turns and twists.
This is a must read for all the DS fans out there! You will not be disappointed.

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A Real Bummer

Normally I really enjoy Danielle Steel. Maybe this one would be good in book form but, as an audio book it was really bad. I didn't get to chapter 2 it was that bad.

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Enjoyed, The Duchess!

Karma, Drama, and intrigue. I really enjoyed this book. The narration was great, the story while sad and just a bit seedy was entertaining. I found some moral contradictions in the character's methods, but she did what she had to do to survive and I still found myself cheering her on.
Go for it! If you like Danielle Steele you will love this one!
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Excellent listen.

I liked the authentic accents most of all. Tastefully done and bravo! I enjoyed it immensely.

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  • Lesley Owen
  • 08-13-17

another great book

Lovely listen never tired of the story. Great once again. can't wait to start my next one right away.

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  • sunglo
  • 08-11-17

Feel good book

Really enjoyed this book. DS can sometimes be a little predictable, this book wasn't. It had some twists and turns and was a very enjoyable read.

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  • Jennifer Ginda
  • 07-19-17

absolutely spellbinding book and storyline! great!

wonderful book...top notch storyline and felt like I was taken back in time.Yet again another fab book by Danielle steel

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  • Sarah James
  • 07-02-17

Danielle has still got the touch!

If you're a fan then you won't be disappointed with The Duchess as it romps along at a good pace travelling from England to France to New York and has the usual twists and turns. One of her historical novels, and I prefer her contemporary ones, but the skill is to keep her listener entertained and that is exactly what Danielle Steel achieves. Now that I have finished this book I find myself thinking about the characters and missing them. The heroine can be a bit too good to be true and the coincidences are sometimes far fetched but on the whole I got what I wanted, a jolly good story that took me away from everyday life for a couple of days. The narrator was excellent. We don't usually get a British reader! And his American accent was superb as were all his many character portrayals. Well done. Danielle is prolific, and writes a few books each year. I recommend this one and eagerly await my next feel good fix.

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