"I have to wear what?" No woman in her right mind would
consent to wearing a corset for a month. Especially a
"skinny-challenged" woman like myself. But dreams of being
debt-free danced in my head when I received the offer to
appear on a reality TV show. A Month in the Life of a
Victorian Duke is about real people--people like
me--pretending to live on an English estate, circa 1879.
Sounds fun, no? Well, it wasn't all it was cracked up to be.
We're talking no televisions, no cell phones, no PMS
medication. And did I mention the corsets? No breathing for
a full month. Luckily, when I met the real-life descendant
of a duke who was to be my pretend husband, he took my
breath away... In a manor in which everyone must strictly
follow the Victorian lifestyle, things were bound to go
wrong. Like when some harmless lust turned into that other
thing... Love was definitely not in the contract!