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I'm pretty certain that etiquette would not have allowed this
on 7 August 2014
Read most of it before in other books, didn't feel it was really original. Felt that this was written by someone that had read quite a few books and thought, I'll write one. I don't believe for one second that a lot of the behaviour by the Duke would have happened. She would have had her maid with her, not allowed to go in coaches on her own with a single man, even if he was a duke... I was also surprised to see a young lady that hadn't had her debut yet, attend a ball and went straight in to a waltz, I'm pretty certain that etiquette would not have allowed this. Even her nightgown I'm sure an unmarried lady wouldn't have worn the ones described.
I have no idea if the author is American, but to me it felt like it was written by an American trying to sound English.
Saying that, I did carry on reading and it was okay. Not sure if I would read another one or not by this author. To me she doesn't do her research and there was nothing original in what was written. It's a shame as she is obviously a good writer.