The Making Of A Duchess
The first in a trilogy of three brothers struggling to reconnect and restore their noble heritage in the aftermath of the French Revolution, each losing his heart along the way.
Sons of the Revolution #1
On Sale: June 1, 2010
Featuring: Sarah Smith; Julien Harcourt
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
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Twelve years after fleeing their burning chateau, Julien
Harcourt, Duc de ValĂ¨re, searches for his lost twin
brothers. His frequent travels between England and France at
a time when the exiled Napoleon is reported to be
marshalling his troops raises the suspicions of English
authorities who set secret operative Sarah Smith on his
trail. A risky game of cat and mouse leads the two from the
ballrooms of London to the prisons of Paris and into a
fragile love that neither dares to hope for.
first in a trilogy of three brothers struggling to reconnect
and restore their noble heritage in the aftermath of the
French Revolution, each losing his heart along the way.
Sons of the Revolution
39 comments posted.
Re: The Making Of A Duchess
Wow, The Making of a Duchess
sounds like my kind of
romantic adventure. It is a
bonus to me that the story
takes place in France for a
change. Wishing you the best
of success, Shana. I'm
certain readers are going to
love this story.
(Lettetia Elsasser 7:19am June 2, 2010)
I have read a couple of books where the heroine pretended to be someone else and 1 that the hero pretended to be someone else but it was a while back and can't remember the titles or authors. Blame it on old age. lol
I love these type stories and can't wait to read your book. I have added you as new author and your book to my wish list. Thanks for the great story and keep on writing for us readers.
(Brenda Hill 9:22am June 2, 2010)
Oh, I'm interested because of the era and location. It's good to see authors mix it up a bit.
(Cathie Veres 9:28am June 2, 2010)
When I was young my girlfriends and I used to trade names and act like one another when we would go out.Now that I look back I think it was silly but we had fun at the time. I do love these kinds of books that are fun to read, I can't wait to pick yours up.
(Vickie Hightower 11:41am June 2, 2010)
I love this kind of book. don't you think a lot of ladies of that period were bored to tears by living a "proper" life? Or maybe their corsets cut off enough air to their brains that they didn't notice.
(Caroline Kolb 12:05pm June 2, 2010)
I never have, but Suzanne Brockmann's Prince Joe has a black ops operative posing as a prince to save the prince's life.
(Kelli Jo Calvert 12:14pm June 2, 2010)
As a kid, My friends and I were great at pretending, but as an adult nope... I have read a few historicals that had someone pretending to be someone else, whether another person or a person with a title...
(Colleen Conklin 12:59pm June 2, 2010)
This happens yet today.
(Marjorie Carmony 1:42pm June 2, 2010)
I have enjoyed a lot of
historical romances with a
mistaken or false identity
theme. Most recently Jennifer
Haymore's A Touch of Scandal.
(Jacqueline Cook 1:45pm June 2, 2010)
I love historical romance, they are my favorite read! I can't say I have ever pretended to be someone else. Maybe as a child but not since I have been an adult!
(Gail Hurt 1:48pm June 2, 2010)
Thanks for the book recommendations, Kelli and Jacqueline. I'm adding them to my TBR list. Good luck to everyone!
(Shana Galen 1:57pm June 2, 2010)
Sounds great!!! I love coming to Fresh Fiction to learn all about the new books coming out!
(Veronica Jarvis 2:07pm June 2, 2010)
(Deb Pelletier 3:04pm June 2, 2010)
Great to visit Fresh Fiction and
hear about new releases-thanks
for the contest!
(Barb Kettler 3:15pm June 2, 2010)
Congrats on the new release, Shana. I have never pretended to be someone else. In Kathryn Caskie's "How to Propose to a Prince" the hero masquerades as his cousin who is a prince.
(Jane Cheung 3:31pm June 2, 2010)
SOUNDS VERY INTERESTING.
(Debbi Shaw 4:28pm June 2, 2010)
I've never truly pretended to be anyone else except when I was 11 and a friend and I played being the wives of famous TV characters. I can remember it was kinda fun. However, I think that is one reason I've always loved spy stories; they've got a cover and a different identity and have to make sure they're not "un"covered.
I think the joy of reading such books is that you try to pick out instances where the characters are giving themselves away. In reality that is what we would fear.
In the book I'm reading right now, Karyn Monk's THE WEDDING ESCAPE, the heroine is an American heiress who runs away from her wedding to a duke. She is rescued by a former thief and thus has the reverse problem of being a poor girl after growing up with wealth, as well as needing to disguise herself to evade being captured for a large reward.
(Sigrun Schulz 5:46pm June 2, 2010)
Congratulations on the new book. I love to read historical, romantic fiction.
(Teresa Ward 5:56pm June 2, 2010)
these sound sooo good!!!
(Brandy Blake 6:44pm June 2, 2010)
When I was in my early
twenties, my friends and I did
a 4 or 5 day trip to Myrtle
Beach every spring as a kinda
recharge your batteries type
of trip. Well, when we out to
the clubs dancing, we always
took on an alternate
personality. We used a
character from the soaps, you
know, like Nicki, Ashley, Jill
from Y&R. Well, we also had
to take on their
personalities. It was all in
fun and we still laugh about
it today when we get together.
(Lisa Richards 6:53pm June 2, 2010)
Thanks, Jane and Sigrun. I love Kathryn Caskie and Karyn Monk's books. Lisa, your Myrtle Beach escapades sound too fun. Thanks everyone for the support.
(Shana Galen 7:11pm June 2, 2010)
I love stories where one pretends to be someone's else. A person could also pretend that they're someone they're not but the person's personality never changes. That's where the the revelation if the relationship can really survive.
(Kai Wong 8:40pm June 2, 2010)
Your new novel, THE MAKING OF A DUCHESS, will be a perfect summer read. I am looking forward to this guilty pleasure.
(Rosemary Krejsa 8:41pm June 2, 2010)
When I was much younger, I had to pretend I was someone I wasn't at times to make my parents happy. I can't say that it made me happy, though, because I've always believed in being myself, and honest with myself and others. I'd much rather be reading the pretentious stories like the one in your new book.
(Peggy Roberson 9:51pm June 2, 2010)
Hello Shana, Please enter me in your fantastic contest and please let me know when I am a winner too! May God bless you with success too!
(Cecilia Dunbar Hernandez 10:38pm June 2, 2010)
Congrats on your new release! I'm not too
much into the mistaken identity stuff. I
feel rather frustrated while reading those
(Molly Wilsbacher 11:37pm June 2, 2010)
happy writing and hope you have a great summer, congrats on your new release
(Gloria Vigil 11:45pm June 2, 2010)
(Sagrario Vigil 12:12pm June 3, 2010)
No, I have never pretended to be someone else; but in a story like yours, the ides sounds intriquing.
(Gladys Paradowski 12:42pm June 3, 2010)
Back in the seventies the drinking age here was 19 and my girlfriend and I would hit the bars and if we were approached by some losers we would tell them we were undercover narcs.
(Susan Lathen 1:42am June 3, 2010)
When I was in college, a girl in my dorm mistook me for another girl. Since I was too embarrassed to correct her (after the third time) I let her call me "Irene" for the next five years. Does that count?
(S Tieh 2:18am June 3, 2010)
The Making of a Duchess sounds wonderful. I have never pretended to be other than I am.
(Mary Preston 4:54am June 3, 2010)
No, I have never pretended to be someone else, I have one of those faces that says guilty as charged so would not be able to get away with it. Your books sounds so goods!
(Barbara Hanson 5:10am June 3, 2010)
I've never pretended to be someone else & I can't say that I ever would. However, I do like a good masquerade story. I'm out on a limb here because I can't remember the author or the titles, but one of my favorites wrote a 2 book series about 2 sisters (or perhaps cousins) where one lady found herself in a situation she didn't want to be in and asked the other lady to impersonate her. All worked out well for both at the end of the 2 stories. Dang me, wish I could remember but it's either Medeiros, Quinn or Laurens. Anyway, fun stories & enjoyable reads.
(Karen Haas 8:51am June 3, 2010)
Me again. I forgot to ask what time period your new book was set in. I also forgot to congratulation you on the release of a new book. Good to see something by you back on the market after a long spell away.
(Karen Haas 8:55am June 3, 2010)
I do love historical romance. At a Winking Lizard in the 70's, each table had a phone where you could contact the number at another table. You chose who to contact, but the fabrications still make me giggle.
(Alyson Widen 10:12am June 3, 2010)
I some times fantasize about being trapped in a time when I can't be who I am or do what I want, and then I break all the rules!
(Mary Lynn Hayes 11:57am June 3, 2010)
I don't need to pretend to be someone
else in my everyday life, because books
provide me that outlet.
(Sue Ahn 5:42pm June 3, 2010)
I like to fantasize I am someone different. Not celebrities, but a better version of myself.
(Marianna Gizzarelli 8:57pm June 3, 2010)
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