Autumn Duchess

A beautiful duchess mourns for her belovedA sun bronzed merchant returns to claim a birthrightDisparate souls in need of love and renewalPaths cross and the journey beginsHampshire, England, 1777 Antonia, Dowager Duchess of Roxton, has been mourning the loss of her soul mate for three long years Her despair is all consuming until into her life steps a devilishly hand A beautiful duchess mourns for her belovedA sun bronzed merchant returns to claim a birthrightDisparate souls in need of love and renewalPaths cross and the journey beginsHampshire, England, 1777 Antonia, Dowager Duchess of Roxton, has been mourning the loss of her soul mate for three long years Her despair is all consuming until into her life steps a devilishly handsome younger man Unconventional and self assured, wealthy merchant Jonathon Strang will stop at nothing to convince Antonia she can love again, and deeply.The highly acclaimed historical romance AUTUMN DUCHESS is widely regarded a classic and a rule breaker A rare example of a much loved heroine s second chance at love in the autumn of life Deeply emotional and uplifting, AUTUMN DUCHESS is the stand alone story that takes the Roxton Family saga into the bold new future of the next generation, led by Antonia s son, the 6th Duke of Roxton.Character driven romantic adventureNon explicit mild sensuality Story length 131,000 words
Autumn Duchess A beautiful duchess mourns for her belovedA sun bronzed merchant returns to claim a birthrightDisparate souls in need of love and renewalPaths cross and the journey beginsHampshire England Anto

  • Title: Autumn Duchess
  • Author: Lucinda Brant
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 255
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. Review of the Audiobook narrated by Alex WyndhamA beautiful and deeply emotional second chance love story by Lucinda Brant superbly narrated by Alex Wyndham – it doesn’t get any better than this!This is the third book in the Roxton family saga and I would definitely recommend reading the first two books because I feel it gives the reader a fuller understanding of Antonia’s emotional state at the beginning of this book. They are also well worth reading.It has been three years since her husb [...]

    2. I've given this an A for narration and an A- for content at AAR.One of the things I really like about Autumn Duchess is the way in which Lucinda Brant has upended a number of different romantic tropes all in the one book. Firstly, her central couple are a bit older than usual – the heroine is (by my reckoning) forty-eight – and not only that, but the hero is ten years her junior. And THEN, there is the fact that the eponymous duchess is a widow still mourning for the loss of the love of her [...]

    3. *I gave this audiobook an A+ for the narration and A for the story at AudioGals*If you listen to only one historical romance all year, I highly recommend that it be Autumn Duchess! Wow, this story blew me away! Not only does it sport one of the best narrations I have ever listened to – I will definitely be seeking out more of Alex Wyndham’s narrations in the future! – but it also brings to the table a fantastically developed historical romance with real depth to its plot and a heartfelt, u [...]

    4. Antonia, Dowager Duchess of Roxton, has been in mourning for three years for her beloved dead husband and soul mate. Antonia has lost the man who meant everything to her and it appears she no longer has any enjoyment for life. That is until Jonathon Strang, a larger-than-life, forceful character bursts into her life like a hurricane, and turns it upside down. Although Antonia is easily ten years older than he is, her amazing beauty and enchanting aura soon have him captivated. Jonathon began lif [...]

    5. As many people who will read this already know, I am a history geek with a singular fascination with the Georgian era. This also make me a pretty harsh critic of any book set in this period. Autumn Duchess makes the fourth book I have read by author Lucinda Brant and I now declared myself a true blue fan.In her Georgian set romances Ms. Brant recreates the lives of the Georgian nobility, allowing us to venture beyond the closed doors and hear the whispers behind painted fans,to walk as equals am [...]

    6. Each time I listen to hugely talented Alex Wyndham narrating one of Lucinda Brant’s novels, I am utterly blown away. This duo is so perfect together that I am completely lost to all else once I have started a Brant/Wyndham audiobook – indeed I have to ration myself; at present I have Dair Devil waiting in my Audible library and I dare not start it yet or there will be nothing done in my house!Autumn Duchess opens with Indian-born (of British parents) merchant Jonathon Strang attending the an [...]

    7. I am rapidly running out of superlatives to describe the audiobooks produced by author Lucinda Brant and actor Alex Wyndham, but "sublime" comes to mind here.

    8. I haven't read the precursor to this book (Roxton 1), which I think is the story of how Antonia, the current heroine, met her first husband, the Duke of Roxton. It is an unashamed tribute to Heyer's These Old Shades, the first of hers I ever read and for many years a favourite, which is a very brave thing to do. Even braver on Lucinda Brant's part was to write the sequal where Antonia, who was about 30 years younger than her beloved Monsigneur, is left a distraught widow, and three years after h [...]

    9. This is an unusual book, in that it takes the heroine of Noble Satyr and continues her story after the death of her hero. Her mourning has lasted 3 years but she cannot seem to snap out of it. Her son has called in a self-styled doctor specializing in treating "hysterical" ailments of females, and here if anything the descriptions have been toned down: the treatment of mental patients at the time was most brutal. But her recovery must start with her new hero.The subject is treated with sensitivi [...]

    10. Shared review with Rakes and Rascals (Carol) and Booktalk with Eileen (Eileen)Eileen: You certainly read lots of books in the genre I enjoy, and with your reviews, I’ve found when I read them, you are spot on! Since we’re here today talking about an audiobook we’ve both listened to, why not let you start the ball rolling? We’re both revved up about this book/listen. What do you like most about the book?Carol: Firstly, thank you for being so complimentary about my reviews, Eileen. Now tur [...]

    11. As many people who will read this already know, I am a history geek with a singular fascination with the Georgian era. This also make me a pretty harsh critic of any book set in this period. Autumn Duchess makes the fourth book I have read by author Lucinda Brant and I now declared myself a true blue fan.In her Georgian set romances Ms. Brant recreates the lives of the Georgian nobility, allowing us to venture beyond the closed doors and hear the whispers behind painted fans,to walk as equals am [...]

    12. ***SPOILER ALERT***I admit it: I am a sucker for a dastardly duke, and I was more than half in love with the Duke of Roxton in Noble Satyr. I’ve been putting off reading Autumn Duchess, because I feared for his life, and didn’t know how the Roxtons (or I) could go on without him.Indeed, he is sorely missed in this volume, even if ever-present. However, his bride, the intriguing, playful, headstrong Antonia, has grown up! She is now a sadder-but-wiser, still playful, still fascinating woman [...]

    13. I became hooked on Lucinda Brant's novels after reading Salt Bride. Ms. Brant has a masterful way of weaving complex, exciting, page-turning suspenseful romances. I recently finished her Georgian historical romance, Autumn Duchess, in which the beautiful Antonia Roxton deeply mourns the loss of her beloved duke. Three years after his death, Antonia continues to wear black and makes regular visits to his crypt in the Roxton ancestral pavilion to speak to him as if he could hear her.Ms. Brant mesm [...]

    14. Absolute yummy Georgian deliciousness! Complete review in May's flagship issue of InD'Tale magazine!!! indtale/reviews/autumn-duc

    15. For those who have been waiting, holding out for Autumn Duchess book three of the Roxton Series to be published, what are you waiting for? Download now, it won't disappoint. This book is not only outstanding, exceptional, unique and spectacular it holds a special place in my heart and on my bookshelf. Just as Autumn Duchess should for you. Lucinda has written yet another brilliant Georgian Historical Romance involving Antonia, Duchess of Roxton the incredible sweet-natured beauty that mourns the [...]

    16. OMG. Not sure there can be a better couple. How can you not love Antonia, Dowager Duchess of Roxton? Pair her with Jonathon Strang and you've got magic people!!! I can't even try to explain how delicious this book is. If you have not read Lucinda Brant, I suggest starting with The Roxton Series, hands down!!! I'm to the point where I don't want this series to end. Realllly well done. I loveeeeeeee how the narrator does Antonia's voice. Author and Narrator are a dynamic duo. 10 stars!!!!!!!!!!!!! [...]

    17. Lucinda Brant has a way of writing that her characters come to life within your head. Antonia, Jonathon, Justin and Deb.e vibrant characters that keep you interested from the very start of the book. Even though this is the third book that Antonia is in.e is delightful. If youare looking for a great Historical Fiction series.ese books are great. (Noble Satyr, Midnight Marriage and now Autumn Duchess) Now I am onto Salt Brided I can't wait.

    18. Seldom has history and romance melded together with such beauty and delectable deliciousness than this! Read full review in the 2012 May/June issue of InD’tale Magazine.

    19. Last in the Roxton series, and terribly poignant. Made me shed a tear, even. Read all three in the series; hell, read everything Lucinda Brant's ever written, including her grocery lists. She's that good.

    20. originally appeared on:Bookshelf ConfessionsI always love novels that have historical setting and Autumn Duchess is definitely one, much more it’s a Georgian historical romance.The first chapter of the book already piqued my attention, it is well written and the words were used convincingly enough to lure the readers in. I had read every word from there, especially the way Ms. Brant describes how they dress, the setting and their customs. I anticipated the next event that is going to unfold.Th [...]

    21. Autumn Duchess is the third book in the "Roxton Series" by Lucinda Brandt following Midnight Marriage.Let me start off by saying I wish more authors could/would write in this style. The dialogue and narration writing styles, as well as the "stage", stay true to the period. Intelligent, proper English. Obviously, thought and imagination were in full use during the writing of this book. Reminiscent of Georgette Heyer. This is the type of historical romance that has actual believable romance illust [...]

    22. On audio, the best thing about this book is Alex Wyndham's narration (even his name sounds like something from a romance novel!) He brings all the characters to life! For a man, he does a great job with Antonia's French accent and her voice is just fine. As much as I love this series, this was a bittersweet book. The former Duke who we fell in love with in Noble Satyr, has been dead for over 3 years and Antonia must cope with the loss of Monseigneur and get on with her life. She insists on mourn [...]

    23. Reviewed By-ShannonReview Copy Provided By- AuthorAntonia, dowager Duchess of Roxton still mourns the death of her husband three years later. He was the love of her life and she misses him greatly. Her son, however, feels that she should leave her blacks behind and re-enter society. He’s worried about what people think, especially when his children come home from their bi-weekly visits with their grandmother to say she speaks to the statues in the mausoleum. The Duke threatens his mother, sayi [...]

    24. As much as I loved Midnight Marriage (the second book in this trilogy), and as much as I see my friends have loved it, this just didn't rock my world. The hero was absolutely delicious and swoon-worthy, but I couldn't get past the heroine's whiny, snively, never-ending pity party over her poor dead husband. And did she even remember for all those three or so years that she had a younger son who might need his mother? A son with the falling sickness and supposed to be under constant medical care? [...]

    25. I love Lucinda Brandt. She writes with a depth of understanding emotion rarely felt in a contemporary book, let alone a historical novel. Her characters come alive, their pain, frustration so relatable. It was sad to see the characters growing old, feeling what time does to people. Brandt's brilliance is that what she sees, she writes, whether it's in this century or Georgian England. Love is eternal, renewable and so it seems, timeless too.

    26. In my opinion, Brant is a genius storyteller. She translates her love of the time period flawlessly. I really didn't know how she was going to tell Antonia's story after Roxton's death in a convincing manner, but she does.4.75 stars, and this is only because of one small complaint which didn't keep me from enjoying this next episode in the Roxton chronicles.

    27. Great epic story. Unusual romance in that it starts with our heroine's loss of her beloved husband to whom she had been married to since she was eighteen years old. She is the mother of two sons and a grandmother when she looses her husband. This is her story. The story of her finding life again after this loss. Of finding love again with a younger man.

    28. 4.5 StarsDelicious consistent story that unravels from a taunt, frustrating, eminently painful place into a Happy New Beginning. Love the characters both new and old.Sincerely hope one day the 7th Duke of Roxton's tale will be told, as well as his younger sister Juliana (the next Antonia).

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