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By Danielle Steel | Comments: ( 758 ) | Date: ( Nov 21, 2019 )

The incomparable Danielle Steel breaks new ground as she takes us to nineteenth century England, where a high born young woman is forced out into the world and begins a journey of survival, sensuality, and long sought justice.Angelique Latham has grown up at magnificent Belgrave Castle under the loving tutelage of her father, the Duke of Westerfield, after the death of heThe incomparable Danielle Steel breaks new ground as she takes us to nineteenth century England, where a high born young woman is forced out into the world and begins a journey of survival, sensuality, and long sought justice.Angelique Latham has grown up at magnificent Belgrave Castle under the loving tutelage of her father, the Duke of Westerfield, after the death of her aristocratic French mother At eighteen she is her father s closest, most trusted child, schooled in managing their grand estate But when he dies, her half brothers brutally turn her out, denying her very existence Angelique has a keen mind, remarkable beauty, and an envelope of money her father pressed upon her To survive, she will need all her resources and one bold stroke of fortune.Unable to secure employment without references or connections, Angelique desperately makes her way to Paris, where she rescues a young woman fleeing an abusive madam and suddenly sees a possibility Open an elegant house of pleasure that will protect its women and serve only the best clients With her upper class breeding, her impeccable style, and her father s bequest, Angelique creates Le Boudoir, soon a sensational establishment where powerful men, secret desires, and beautiful, sophisticated women come together But living on the edge of scandal, can she ever make a life of her own or regain her rightful place in the world From England to Paris to New York, Danielle Steel captures an age of upheaval and the struggles of women in a male ruled society and paints a captivating portrait of a woman of unquenchable spirit, who in houses great or humble is every ounce a duchess.


  • Title: The Duchess
  • Author: Danielle Steel
  • ISBN: 9780345531087
  • Page: 336
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

Danielle Steel

Since 1981, Ms Steel has been a permanent fixture on the New York Times hardcover and paperback bestseller lists In 1989, she was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for having at least one of her books on the Times bestseller list for 381 consecutive weeks But Guinness was premature The fact is that one or of Ms Steel s novels have been on the New York Times bestseller list for over 390 consecutive weeks Twenty one of Ms Steel s novels have been adapted for television, each earning high ratings and critical acclaim, including two Golden Globe nominations for JEWELS, a four hour mini series that starred Anthony Andrews In addition, Ms Steel is the author of the Max and Martha series of books for young readers They are ten illustrated storybooks written to comfort the young as they face problems, such as a new stepfather, new baby, new school, loss of a grandparent, and other crucial dilemmas in a child s life She has also written the Freddie books, four of them, about real life situations in children s lives, like a visit to the doctor and the first night away from home Ms Steel has also written nonfiction, HIS BRIGHT LIGHT, about the life and death of her son Nicholas Traina, released by Delacorte Press in September 1998 and immediately jumped to the New York Times Non Fiction bestseller list and Having a Baby She has also written a book of poetry entitled LOVE POEMS BY DANIELLE STEEL In 2002, Ms Steel was decorated by the French government as an Officier of the distinguished Order of Arts and Letters, for her lifetime contribution to world culture She was awarded the second highest rank of the Order Ms Steel also has a passionate interest in emerging contemporary artists She has had an art gallery for several years, and and continues to sponsor and organize free lance art shows and events to show the work of emerging and mid career artists She has a degree in design herself In addition to her writing, Ms Steel has varied philanthropic interests She founded and runs two foundations, one named in honor of her late son, The Nick Traina Foundation, which funds organizations involved in mental illness and child abuse The second was established to assist the homeless She has won numerous awards for her personal work with mentally ill adolescents and children Ms Steel maintains a passionate interest in the welfare and well being of children, particularly those in jeopardy She has raised nine children of her own And they continue to keep her busy, as she juggles writing and family Her family is her first priority, despite her many interests From an education in New York and Europe to a professional background in public relations and advertising, and teaching, Ms Steel moved on quickly to her literary career and has been hard at work writing ever since She wrote her first book at nineteen Often, she works on five books at a time researching one storyline, writing another, and editing the third Still, she often spends two to three years researching and developing a single project In the heat of a first draft, it is not uncommon for her to spend eighteen to twenty hours a day glued to her 1946 Olympia manual typewriter Family, children, and young people are the central focus of her life, and her passion, which frequently shows in her writing She deals with the themes that touch on the most pressing issues of real life, which makes her books universal, and touch so many people She is fascinated by the pressing life situations that affect us all, how people handle them and are often transformed as a result And her novels have explored subjects such as kidnapping, incest, mental illness, suicide, death, divorce, adoption, marriage, loss, cancer, war, among others She also frequently writes about historical themes, shedding new light on familiar historical events with meticulously accurate research Despite her varied interests and activities,



Comments The Duchess

  • MaryannC.Book Fiend

    Originally 3 Stars. A fairly quick read that I will say was Historical Fiction fluff. 18- year old Angelique Latham has just lost her father The Duke of Westerfield when her half brothers from the Duke's first marriage promptly throw her out since British Law does not entail women to inherit only the first born son. On her father's deathbed he secretly gives her a large sum of money to live by in case her greedy brothers didn't help her, with that, her newly titled brother Tristan informs her th [...]


  • Amanda - Mrs B's Book Reviews

    *mrsbbookreviews.wordpressMy book club read this month was a Danielle Steel book of our choice. I selected a recent release from the worldwide bestselling author, The Duchess. I was quite taken in by the beautiful cover that features an aristocratic woman in an eye-catching hat. I was also in the mood for a historical fiction novel and The Duchess seemed to fulfil my needs.Belgrave Castle, owned by the Duke of Westerfield in Hertfordshire, is the home to Angelique Latham. The daughter of a Duke [...]


  • Suzanne

    The beginning you will just hate a lot of the characters. However, as the book goes on you are so wrapped up in Angelique's unfolding story that you can overlook the meh moments at the beginning. Redemption is beautiful! Overall, a great lead character who you cannot help but root for. Her way of redeeming career move is one very unforgettable route!


  • Jennifer Manley

    What a great story!By the time I was finished with this I felt emotionally drained from reading about this one woman's life. So many ups and downs especially downs but when she triumphed boy did she ever. But going through her losses with her just wrung me out. I have read Steel all my life but I have to say that for some reason I related to this woman I felt her pain and suffering and I felt her joy and love and happiness. Steel just did a magnificent job with her character and she came alive f [...]


  • Bj

    *I gave this audiobook a B+ for the story and A for the narration at AudioGals*Narrated by Gideon EmeryIt has been a long time since I’ve read or listened to a Danielle Steel story. The blurb of The Duchess intrigued me though, so I thought I’d go back to try the latest from an author that used to be a mainstay on my library shelves. Interestingly, The Duchess turned out to be more historical fiction than romance, though it does have romance elements. Moreover, the plot of this story set in [...]


  • kathie

    OMGI am half embarrassed to even admit I read this book but here goes. The last time I read a Danielle Steel book has to be at least 25 years ago. However, I see this historical (almost always my first choice) highly rated (GR: 4.21 and over 4 stars) novel available to borrow as an e-book from Overdrive library. I figure what the heck, perhaps I should give Steel another chance. If I were to buy the book on it would be $14.99 so why not take the opportunity to borrow. I should have just went w [...]


  • Jeanne

    In typical Danielle Steel fashion, we have lifestyles of the rich and famous, but around the times of the French Revolution. "The Duchess" basically goes from riches to rags . . . will she get back to riches? Read to see how this inspiring and entrepreneurial young woman makes lemonade out of lemons! Enjoyable read - 6 out of 10.


  • Betsy Wolfenden

    For such an accomplished author, this book was awful. The plot was thin, predictable and the character development was poor at best. Why does the author feel she needs to tell us what the characters think. Why not reveal it through better dialogue.Don't waste your money or your time.


  • Emmy H. Nathasia

    My rating 3.5/5. Sigh, it's been a while since I read a Steel. It warms my heart, the plot reminds me of Harlot TV series. A good read on a cold day with a warm tea, I'd say.


  • Denise

    Sadly, the story did not live up to expectations. The most interesting part of the story was Paris and that just felt rushed and was completely lacking the details and time it deserved. By the time she got to New York, I just didn't give af anymore what happened.


  • KYReader

    Regular Danielle Steel. Heroine is battered by life. Makes it through tragedy after tragedy. Finally happy and husband dies. Gets back at everyone who's wronged her.


  • Bev Taylor

    orphaned. betrayed. determined. angelique loves her father, the duke of westerfield. his daughter by his second wife, a frenchman, there is no love lost between her and her 2 brothers born to the duke's first wife, whom they also disliked when the duke died, tristan throws her out, despite her father asking that she should stay in the castle as long as she likes and then moves into a cottage on the estate. worse, he disowns her as a far, lowly cousin and gives her employment as a nanny with a fa [...]


  • Marianne

    The story is a little far fetched. But the main reason I just started to skim through it, was that many things were very repetitive. I really got tired reading the same thing over and over.


  • Judy

    predictable, but a good read anyway.


  • Amy

    Steel's The Duchess started off regally but had a pauper continuance. I felt the overabundance of misfortune that fell-upon Angelique Latham took away from the novel and at one point I even said "enough already!" The final chapters made up for the lackluster middle but I was disappointed in the read and was surprised to find others giving it such high marks. Although my favorite Steel genre is when she takes on historical matters such as in "Echoes" I felt this one was a noble intent but without [...]


  • lacy [a ravenclaw library]

    DS's latest books have really been hitting the mark lately! A woman, who is a duchess with royalty on both sides of her family, owning a brothel after being a nanny? She has never written something like that! Or if she has, I haven't read it yet. She is on a roll and I'm really glad I picked up her books again. The story of Angelique was so heartbreaking and maddening. I can't believe the way nobility treat their own flesh and blood. I hated the way nobility treated their servants. i was just so [...]


  • Kathryn

    Enjoyable enough. However a little too much telling with long sections of prose. Just felt a tad lack of character development or something. I liked the main character but felt a step removed from her.


  • Sheila Siarkiewicz

    Another excellent read from Danielle Steel. I had a hard time putting it down! Definitely recommend!


  • Jayne

    In the spirit of trying everything at least once, I picked this up.It was very floofy and felt like what you might get at a creative writing workshop. The premise was interesting but suffered terribly at the hands of bad writing. I'm not quite sure how or why Steel can be so popular. The whole book felt like a never-ending summary and the writing was childlike. Am never coming back to Steel again.


  • Randy Tramp

    Angelique Latham, daughter of the Duke of Westerfield, is thrown out of the castle she'd grown up in. She nannies several children, then, unfortunately, looses her job. Angelique moves to Paris, but can't find any employment. Rescuing a young woman fleeing an abusive madam, gives her an idea. Open a brothel.When I first read the description of the book I nearly put The Duchess back on the shelf. (I like clean reads.) I wasn't disappointed. Angelique stayed true to her honorable self, through out [...]


  • Abby

    I had mixed emotions about this throughout the whole book. The ending really saved it for me. Angelique coming out on top like she did kept this from being a 3 star rating. What I really didn't like about it was that after reading the overview you really don't need to read the book. Everything that happens you already know about from the overview, you just get the details from the rest of the story. That takes a lot of the enjoyment out of it for me. Not to mention anything that happens that wil [...]


  • Donna

    3.5 stars. Eighteen year old Angelique Latham's father, the Duke of Westerfield, is near death when he gives her a large packet of money because he's afraid her half-brother will not take care of her once he dies. He was right. The new Duke immediately sends her away to work as a nanny. She's successful at this job but a man makes a pass at her which she rejects and she is fired from her position. With no chance of getting a job without a reference, she goes to Paris and establishes the most sou [...]


  • Yvette

    I vacillated between giving this 2 stars instead of 3. I chose to rate up. This reminded me of a Cinderella story. Poor rich girl gets thrown out of her home after her father’s funeral by her older half brother who claims the title of duke and all properties. He has always hated her. Upon their father’s death, he finally gets rid of her, or so he thinks. In short, she gets her revenge. The story takes a strange turn in the middle with her choice to make a living, she becomes a madam in a ups [...]


  • Joyce

    Another quick read by this author where the heroine goes from rags toriches and gets back at the people who hurt her. The time is nineteenth-century England and the rules that apply at that time. Angelique Lathamis forced from her home at the age of 18. The story covers a span of nineyears. It is enjoyable and takes the reader to England, Paris, and New York with a woman who has spirit, love, and humality.


  • Dragana

    This was just O.K. Nothing special. Actually, I am quite disappointed, having in mind the price of this book. The beginning was promising, but the middle became boring rather quickly and this was followed by the third, very predictable and boring, part It was not dreadful but I would certainly not recommend it, especially for purchase


  • Jamie

    Ha ha ha. No.I tried?Esteban Chaves, #1 fan, is still too cute for this world. I’ll let him have Steele, she wasn’t for me. (Maybe it’s better when it isn’t in English…)


  • Ann

    A great Danielle Steel book. How you do what you got to do in life!!!


  • Montse G.

    I loved it! there were a lot of moments where I thought "OH MY GOSH!".


  • Sharon Bruce

    this was a great book! I loved it!


  • Rita Hardy

    Typical Danielle Steele other than taking place in nineteenth century England, Paris and New York rather than current day.


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