The Portrait of a Duchess by Peckham, Scarlett
Scarlett Peckham

The Portrait of a Duchess -- Scarlett Peckham

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The scandalous women of the SOCIETY OF SIRENS are back with an explosive secret...their ranks include a duchess in disguise

Once upon a time she married in secret...

An activist painter of radicals and harlots, Cornelia Ludgate dismisses love and marriage as threats to freedom. But when an inheritance gives her the chance to fund the cause of women's rights--on the condition she must wed--she is forced to reveal a secret: she's already married. To a man she hasn't seen for twenty years.

Oh...and her husband is a duke.

A horse breeder with a clandestine taste for revolution, Rafe Goodwood never expected to become a duke. But now that the title is his, he is plotting to shock the ruling class with ambitions of reform--and reveal the infamous Cornelia is his duchess. That just presents one problem: he must not fall in love with her--again.

Now they must resist the temptation to rekindle an affair...

Although determined not to sacrifice her principles for passion, Cornelia is still drawn to the man whose very being threatens her independence. Hurt too many times, Rafe can't risk love again--especially with the woman who once shattered his heart. But a conspiracy to upend the inequalities of the aristocracy bring Cornelia and Rafe closer, forcing them to finally decide what--and who--they hold dear.

Author: Scarlett Peckham
Publisher: Avon Books
Published: 03/07/2023
Pages: 384
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.40lbs
Size: 6.50h x 4.10w x 1.20d
ISBN: 9780062935632

Review Citation(s):
Library Journal 11/01/2022 pg. 97
Publishers Weekly 11/21/2022
Kirkus Reviews 01/15/2023
Booklist 02/01/2023 pg. 26