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Summary Ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Julia Justiss Julia Justiss ✓ 6 Read & Download review Stolen Encounters with the Duchess She would rather burn in his presence than pine in his absence Faith Wellingford Evers Duchess of Ashedon is tired of society's endless gossiping about her failings and her late husband's in. This second book in Julia Justiss Hadley s Hellions series is easily read as a standalone although characters from the previous book Forbidden Nights with the Viscount do have parts to play in this one Stolen Encounters with the Duchess is a very readable cross class romance which plays out against the solidly crafted backdrop of the work of a group of political reformers in which our hero David Tanner Smith is one of the key playersReaders of one of the author s previous books From Waif to Gentleman s Wife may recall that a lad called Davie Smith was instrumental in rescuing the heroine and thereby earned the gratitude of the hero Sir Edward Greaves Davie was sponsored by Ned at Oxford then worked as his secretary before realising his political ambitions and becoming MP for Hazelwick He is now a hard working respected member of parliament and is particularly dedicated to the cause of political and social reformYears earlier when Davie was working for Ned he encountered sixteen year old Faith Wallingford whose brother the Maruess of Englemere was one of Ned s closest friends In spite of the huge difference in their stations Faith and Davie became fast friends freuently enjoying discussions about anything and everything from art to music to books and of course politics But theirs was not a friendship that could last and they haven t seen each other for than a decadeWhile Davie has spent the last ten years living a fulfilling and interesting life doing something he loves Faith s life has been the opposite She fell in love with the handsome charming Duke of Ashedon married him and gave him three sons only to discover that his freuent and indiscreet infidelities had made her a laughing stock among the ton Not only that he had insidiously made sure that all ties with her family and friends were cut leaving her completely dependent on him for everything It s only now in the months since his death that Faith has discovered how isolated she is cut off from everyone she used to know and even prevented from spending much time with her sons she is a very different young woman to the vibrant and uick witted girl that Davie Smith fell for all those years agoTo make matters worse Faith s critical officious mother in law has decided to move with her so that she can make sure the new eight year old duke is receiving the proper guidance Which to her means teaching him to be a rude arrogant and self entitled arse like his father And then Faith s dissolute brother in law keeps making unwanted advances which are becoming and threatening She is anxious about her boys weighed down by the continual carping of the dowager and is at a very low ebb having no friends or family she can confide in Until that is an odd uirk of fate propels her into the arms of a stranger who saves her from the unwanted attentions of a couple of ruffians and turns out to be none other than Davie Smith all grown up filled out and ridiculously handsome They haven t seen each other for over ten years but Faith knows he has become a rising star in political circles even though such things as politics are thought to be far too difficult for ladies to understand Realising that Faith is starved for good company and intellectual stimulation Davie invites her to the discussion evening being held by friends of his the next night and agrees to meet her earlier in the day to bring her up to speed on the likely topics for discussionI enjoyed this story of young lovers reunited after a long separation Davie is as much in love with Faith as he ever was and just as aware of the distance between them Even though he knows he can never be to Faith than a friend he helps her to rediscover herself and to again be the bright assertive and lively woman she had been before her marriage With Davie s support Faith is able to start living her own life once re connect with her family take control of her sons education and to stand up to the dowager His obvious admiration also helps Faith to regain confidence in herself and her attractiveness but she is as conscious of the social gulf between them as Davie is and worries that their relationship will be misconstrued in such a way that will affect her position in her sons livesCross class romances can be difficult to pull off in historicals because the social strata were so strictly defined and I appreciated the fact that Ms Justiss has taken such a detailed look at the difficulties faced by her protagonists in this story In fact their consciousness of the difference in their stations is really the only thing keeping Davie and Faith apart but it s not a pointless road block on the way to HEA land it s a real concern and both characters are going to have to make major reassessments as to how they see themselves each other and what they want from life if they are going to be togetherFaith s situation as a woman worn down through an unpleasant marriage is presented with accuracy and sympathy and her dilemmas feel very real Davie is a steadfast honourable and attractive hero and I particularly liked the few scenes which clearly show what a good influence he will be on Faith s sons in spite of his low station The character of Faith s brother in law effectively shows the fallacy of the assumptions made at the time that those of the upper classes must necessarily have been everything that was right and good and presents a strong contrast to Davie an orphaned nobody who has integrity in his little finger than can be found in half the aristocracyStolen Encounters with the Duchess is enjoyable and emotionally satisfying with a well integrated historical background and two engaging and attractive protagonists At category length it s a uick read but it doesn t lack depth or nuance and I d certainly recommend it to anyone looking to read a tender second chancereunion story

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Summary Ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Julia Justiss Julia Justiss ✓ 6 Read & Download review Stolen Encounters with the Duchess Fidelities Seeking escape one night she's attacked by ruffians but is saved by an unlikely figure from her past Having risen from penniless orphan to Member of Parliament David Tanner Smith. Stolen Encounters with the Duchess Written by Julia JustissWhen Faith Wellington Evers married the Duke of Ashedon she was a girl stepping off to a new life and was so in love as well as infatuated by himHer sister tried to discourage the marriage She saw another uite evil side to this Duke and could readily see the lies he shaped for her sister Faith did her duty and gave the Duke his heirs three boys Edward Matthew and ColinDuring the marriage and shortly after the birth of her last son the Duke made it clear to her he has no use for her any longer It was during one of his many debaucheries the Duke was in a carriage accident and diedFaith at that point had no love for him and found herself as a shell of the person she once was Living with the mother of the Duke only contributed to her depressed state On one evening when she escaped a drawn out evening of belittlement by her mother in law Faith was accosted by robbers and ruffians To her surprise she is saved by an old friend from ten years prior Faith spent a summer ten years back at her uncle and met Davie Tanner Smith who apprenticed for her uncle Davie had now become a well known member of Parliament Both Faith and Davie were like an incandescent flame to each other as they reacuainted that night Davie saw just how mentally beaten down the sparkle of a girl he once knew had becomeDavie being a son of a farmer always placed Faith and her Ton family way beyond his reach He has loved her for ten years unbeknownst to herThis story is so magnificently written as you find yourself entering the lives of these two people due to class issues were deprived of their true love I so enjoyed the way the author did not hesitate to bring in some unsavory characters to help develop her plots She had several going at once This was no run of the mill historical This book was orchestrated to perfection I love the way Ms Justiss takes her characters to the limit and back Not to spoil this story for anyone but there is a touching part when Ms Justiss brings in a simple piece of string wait for it you won t be disappointed I would highly recommend this novelA Book Obsessed Team Review Selection

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Summary Ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Julia Justiss Julia Justiss ✓ 6 Read & Download review Stolen Encounters with the Duchess Is no longer the uiet boy Faith once knew With the first spine tingling kiss their old friendship is transformed And in its place is an explosive mix of illicit encounters and forbidden desir. David Smith is on his way home back from a long day in Parliament when he hears a scuffle and witnesses a woman being robbed by two men He rushes to her rescue swiftly disposes of her aggressors then runs after the fleeing woman to see if she s alright To his astonishment the victim is Faith Wellingford Evers the widowed Duchess of Ashedon David s best friend from ten summers ago David has been madly in love with Faith since then but he knew marrying her was impossible she an aristocrat he a penniless farmer s orphan Even though David is now a respected politician and rather well off he is still not her eual in society However both miss that bygone enchanting summer and decide to rekindle their friendship David surmises that it s better than nothing but his feelings for Faith have never dimmed and keeping it platonic will reuire efforts on his part than he ever imagined David is a very honourable man and even if it weren t for the malicious gossip he wouldn t consider an affair with Faith however she is not averse to the idea What to do STOLEN ENCOUNTERS WITH THE DUCHESS is a very ingenious love story where the romance is directly related to the hero s occupation and preoccupations David is fighting to have the Reform Bill approved which would also make it possible to marry Faith without any problem especially since Faith had sons with her late husband Ms Justiss knowledge of the era s political scene is staggering as is her understanding of the class differences and this makes for captivating reading from a historical point of view but also how it affects Faith and David s relationship No matter how hard they try to convince themselves the fires of passion still burn bright for Faith and David but Faith s sons and mother in law also live with her which makes it very difficult to meet without doing anything publicly scandalous Ms Justiss has created in David a wonderful hero understanding upright loyal and compassionate he and Faith are an ideal match as she is adventurous and uite passionate but still respectful of society s rules at least in public The author handles prickly situations very adroitly and I loved the subterfuge when getting rid of a villain Julia Justiss writing is as gorgeous as ever measured yet lyrical the dialogues are impeccable and always according to the era s language Readers who enjoy a tale of true love where historical accuracy is paramount will be delighted with STOLEN ENCOUNTERS WITH THE DUCHESSI received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review


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    E–pub/E–book [Stolen Encounters with the Duchess] Stolen Encounters with the Duke by Julia Justiss is a 2016 Harleuin Historical publication I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review Honor passion and politics collide when the Duchess of Ashedon and her old friend David Tanner Smith meet up once again when he saves her from an attack by street thugs For Davie the reunion is bittersweet because Faith Evers is the only woman he has love

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    E–pub/E–book [Stolen Encounters with the Duchess] Summary Ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Julia Justiss 'Stolen Encounters with the Duchess' is book two in the Hadley's Hellionsseries This is the story of Faith Wellingford Evers Duchess of Ashedon and Member of Parliament David Tanner Smith Davie and Faith meet when she was

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    E–pub/E–book [Stolen Encounters with the Duchess] Summary Ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Julia Justiss This second book in Julia Justiss’ Hadley’s Hellions series is easily read as a standalone although characters from the previous book – F

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    E–pub/E–book [Stolen Encounters with the Duchess] Faith Wellingford Evers Duchess of Ashedon anxiously flees a soiree to escape the endless slights and gossip about her philandering late husband Unfortunately she stumbles right into the path of thugs Just when they are poised to attack an unexpected but unforgotten savior appears David Tanner Smith the orphaned son of a f

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    Julia Justiss ✓ 6 Read & Download Summary Ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Julia Justiss E–pub/E–book [Stolen Encounters with the Duchess] Good combination of a second chance and friends to lovers story Faith is the widow of a Duke one who had professed his love for her until they were married After that he became controlling cut her off from friends and family and carr

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    E–pub/E–book [Stolen Encounters with the Duchess] Stolen Encounters with the Duchess ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Written by Julia JustissWhen Faith Wellington Evers married the Duke of Ashedon she was a girl stepping off to a new life and was so in love as well as infatuated by himHer sister tried to discourage the marriage She saw another uite evil side to this Duke and could readily see the lies he shaped for her sister Faith did her duty and gave the Duke his heirs three boys Edward

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    review Stolen Encounters with the Duchess Summary Ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Julia Justiss Julia Justiss ✓ 6 Read & Download I won a copy of this book from the author and was not reuired to give a favorable review This is the second book

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    Julia Justiss ✓ 6 Read & Download Summary Ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Julia Justiss E–pub/E–book [Stolen Encounters with the Duchess] David Smith is on his way home back from a long day in Parliament when he hears a scuffle and witnesses a woman being robbed by two men He rushes to her rescue swiftly disposes of her aggressors then runs after the fleeing woman to see if she’s alright To his astonishment the victim is Faith Wellingford Evers the widowe

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    review Stolen Encounters with the Duchess Julia Justiss ✓ 6 Read & Download Summary Ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Julia Justiss David Smith is a member of Parliament even though he is a commoner he is sponsored by a Maruess and a baronet he is still in not acce

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  • Paperback
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  • Stolen Encounters with the Duchess
  • Julia Justiss
  • English
  • 20 July 2020
  • 9780373298969