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The Scandalous Duchess If you will be a great man s mistress you must pay the price, The Savoy Widow Lady Katherine Swynford presents herself for a role in the household of merciless royal prince John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, hoping to end her destitution But the Duke s scandalous proposition leaves her life of pious integrity reelingSeduced by the glare of royal adoration, Katherine becomes John s mistress She will leave behind everything she has stood for to play second fiddle to his young wife and ruthless ambition She will live in the shadows of the most powerful man in England in the hope of a love greater than propriety But soon the court whispers whore, harlot, vile temptress reach the ears of not just John s bride but his most dangerous political enemies As the Plantagenet prince is accused of bringing England to its knees, who better to blame than shameless she devil Katherine Swynford Dragged from the shadows, Katherine must answer for her sins Anne O Brien has joined the exclusive club of excellent historical novelists Sunday Express [PDF / Epub] ☁ Forever Across The Marsh By Jeff Pearson – Lavons.co.uk The Savoy Widow Lady Katherine Swynford presents herself for a role in the household of merciless royal prince John of Gaunt ❮Download❯ ➹ The Russians Tender Lover (The Sisterhood, Author Elizabeth Lennox – Lavons.co.uk Duke of Lancaster [Download] ➼ Cross on Evidence Author Rupert Cross – Lavons.co.uk hoping to end her destitution But the Duke s scandalous proposition leaves her life of pious integrity reelingSeduced by the glare of royal adoration ❴PDF❵ ❤ The Comics Journal Author Gary Groth – Lavons.co.uk Katherine becomes John s mistress She will leave behind everything she has stood for to play second fiddle to his young wife and ruthless ambition She will live in the shadows of the most powerful man in England in the hope of a love greater than propriety But soon the court whispers whore ➹ [Download] ➵ Betty the Yeti By Jon Klein ➼ – Lavons.co.uk harlot [BOOKS] ✸ Ramadan and Id Al-Fitr By Dianne M. MacMillan – Lavons.co.uk vile temptress reach the ears of not just John s bride but his most dangerous political enemies As the Plantagenet prince is accused of bringing England to its knees ❰BOOKS❯ ✯ The Rocker That Uses Me Author Terri Anne Browning – Lavons.co.uk who better to blame than shameless she devil Katherine Swynford Dragged from the shadows ➺ [Reading] ➼ Ellie and the Harpmaker By Hazel Prior ➯ – Lavons.co.uk Katherine must answer for her sins Anne O Brien has joined the exclusive club of excellent historical novelists Sunday Express


About the Author: Anne O'Brien

Librarian Note There isthan one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread forinformation My home is in the Welsh Marches, although much of my early life was spent in Yorkshire, most recently in the East Riding.Ann O Brien The Marches is a remote region of England, surrounded by echoes from the past Hereford is close with its famous Mappa Mundi and chained library.So is Shrewsbury, and also Ludlow with its splendid castle and its connections with our Plantagenet and Tudor kings With my husband, I live in an eighteenth century timber framed cottage, which itself must have seen much history over two hundred years.I have always enjoyed the appeal of History.I taught the subject with enthusiasm but it became my ambition to write historical romances My first novel, The Runaway Heiress, was published by Mills and Boon in 2004.This first book was a Regency Romance in the great tradition of Georgette Heyer who has not admired her skill and delicate touch for the period I have drawn on my interest in the Stuart century to write about the English Civil War and Restoration England of Charles II Living in the Marches however I soon discovered the wealth of atmosphere and legend in this isolated part of England from medieval times It was not long before I was encouraged to create a medieval romance inConquering Knight, Captive Lady.When not writing, I have a large rambling garden where George and I grow organic vegetables and soft fruit or perhaps I should admit that he grows them whilst I pick and cook them We have a wild garden, an orchard, a formal pond and herbaceous flower borders We share it all with rabbits and pheasants, frogs and goldfinches, hedgehogs and buzzards It is a beautiful place When we first settled into our cottage I planted a herb garden on a Tudor pattern with stone pathways and clipped box hedges From this I developed my interest in herbs and their uses.Nicholas Culpeper s The Complete Herbal, a fascinating resource to a historical novelist first published in 1649, has become essential bedside reading As a result the use of herbs in medicine and witchcraft, for both good and ill, has appeared in some of my novels.For pure relaxation I enjoy yoga as well as singing with a local Choral Society Watercolour painting allows me to simply sit and appreciate the landscape and the flowers in my garden, when my mind is busy constructing my next plot.



10 thoughts on “The Scandalous Duchess

  1. says:

    There are few things we know about Katherine Swynford, the Duchess of Lancaster Married at sixteen to Hugh Ottes Swynford, a Knight from the manor of Kettlethorpe in Lincolnshire It would be after his death with her time spent John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, first as his lover and then after the death of John s second w


  2. says:

    Unlike many court dramas, THE SCANDALOUS DUCHESS is focused almost wholly on its female protagonist, Katherine Swynford, and the matters of her heart rather than on politics and royal intrigue, an important point of difference from other such books The story mentions political events only in as much as they have an impact on Kath


  3. says:

    I came to this novel with very low expectations I felt surprisingly indignant that another author had tried to remake Katherine and The Scandalous Duchess format was not designed to quell my concerns The cover features a model with an obviously twenty first century blonde dye job and within the first three pages, I spotted three typos da


  4. says:

    Its historical fiction, about a lady we know little about for sure, so there are liberties taken with history However, I liked itthan Anya Seton s Katherine There s a lot of fluff, but you tear through all 500 pages quickly.


  5. says:

    The least enjoyed of Anne O Brien s books that I have read.Possibly because I found her Katherine Swynford a boring, pious, at times selft righteous, cow.Worth reading if you have nothing else on hand.


  6. says:

    Royal scandals are not confined to the current history of bare bottomed princes and topless brides they have been with us since royalty began and the love affair between Katherine Swynford and John of Gaunt was the hugest scandal of Plantagenet era In a world where sin was blamed for every little thing that went wrong, Katherine and John were sitting ducks to b


  7. says:

    The book had a beginning that wasn t too bad, despite 20% of it being too much UST unresolved sexual tension between the main characters all along In the end, though, the story in 1st person started to falter, focusing overmuch on the romance and the inner emotions over a good plot, combined with a so so writing I also really failed to feel the characters were Katherin


  8. says:

    First off I would like to recommend that you don t embark upon this novel if you know you re going to spend every second comparing it to Anya Seton s Katherine It would be entirely unfair do to this as Katherine is one of the most magnificent historical fiction books ever written and it s unlikely to be matched That being said, I enjoyed this novel by Anne O Brien and found fa


  9. says:

    3 stars is a little generous.I have read several by this author now and they are mildly diverting but not outstandingly historical I do take the point that not a lot is known etc but others have done well on just as little to go on The outstanding thing that struck me reading this is that all this author s heroines they areromances than HF really are alike they could almost be the sam


  10. says:

    Thank you to the author publisher for the advance reading copy.If you will be a great man s mistress you must pay the price 1372, The Savoy Widow Lady Katherine Swynford presents herself for a role in the household of merciless royal prince John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, hoping to end her destitution But the Duke s scandalous proposition leaves her life of pious integrity reeling Right so


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