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Project Duchess [PDF / EPUB] Project Duchess From New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries comes a sparkling new series about an oft widowed mother s grown children, who blaze through society in their quest for the truth about their fa From New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries comes a sparkling new series about an oft widowed mother s grown children, who blaze through society in their quest for the truth about their fathers and in the process find that love just might conquer allA series of stepfathers and a difficult childhood have left Fletcher Grey Pryde, th Duke of Greycourt, with a guarded heart, enviable wealth, and the undeserved reputation of a rogue Grey s focus on expanding his dukedom allows him little time to find a wife But when his mother is widowed yet again and he meets the charmingly unconventional woman managing his stepfather s funeral, he s shocked to discover how much they have in common Still, Grey isn t interested in love, no matter how pretty, or delightfully outspoken, the ladyBeatrice Wolfe gave up on romance long ago, and the arrogant Duke of Greycourt with his rakish reputation isn t exactly changing her mind Then Grey agrees to assist his grief stricken mother with her latest project schooling spirited, unfashionable Beatrice for her debut Now that Beatrice is seeing through Grey s charms to his wounded heart, she s having trouble keeping him at arm s length But once Grey starts digging into her family s secrets, she must decide whether her loyalties lie with her family or with the man whose lessons capture her heart.

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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 304 pages
  • Project Duchess
  • Sabrina Jeffries
  • English
  • 03 July 2019
  • 1420148559

About the Author: Sabrina Jeffries

Sabrina Jeffries is the NYT bestselling author of over novels and works of short fiction some written under the pseudonyms Deborah Martin and Deborah Nicholas Whatever time not spent writing in a coffee fueled haze of dreams and madness is spent traveling with her husband and adult autistic son or indulging in one of her passions jigsaw puzzles, chocolate, and music With over million books in print in different languages, the North Carolina author never regrets tossing aside a budding career in academics for the sheer joy of writing fun fiction, and hopes that one day a book of hers will end up saving the world She always dreams big.



10 thoughts on “Project Duchess

  1. says:

    Sabrina Jeffries is one of my favorite authors so I was eagerly anticipating this new series Fletcher Pryde, the Duke of Greycourt, is called to the country after his stepfather dies quite suddenly Grey has a tense relationship with his mother I won t spoil the reasonyou have to read the book but he loves her and his siblings deeply While visiting Lincolnshire he meets Beatrice Wolfe, cousin of his younger brother Sheridan It sounds confusing because it is Grey s mother has been marr Sabrina Jeffries is one of my favorite authors so I was eagerly anticipating this new series Fletcher Pryde, the Duke of Greycourt, is called to the country after his stepfather dies quite suddenly Grey has a tense relationship with his mother I won t spoil the reasonyou have to read the book but he loves her and his siblings deeply While visiting Lincolnshire he meets Beatrice Wolfe, cousin of his younger brother Sheridan It sounds confusing because it is Grey s mother has been married multiple times and bore three dukes Grey is pleasantly surprised to meet the outspoken Beatrice and the story begins of their relationship I enjoyed this romance Grey and Beatrice both have issues and secrets but they spend a lot of time getting to know one another Their romance develops quite quickly but it is filled with passion and mutual respect They have some hiccups to their HEA but they eventually get there.The book was well written Ms Jeffries uses a lot of dialogue which helps the story move along I did find it a slow start and I did pick it up and down frequently, not reading it straight through There were areas scenes and dialogue that seemed to be repetitive especially regarding the murder mystery, but overall it was a great read The secondary characters are quite interesting leading to interest in their upcoming stories I am looking forward to reading the rest of the series.4 stars

  2. says:

    HISTORICAL ROMANCE WITH A MURDER MYSTERY TWIST I picked up this book because I got the arc of the second book, The Bachelor, from Netgalley Honestly, I didn t have the biggest expectations, but this was sweet and nice though nothing out of the ordinary However, they characters were engaging and this book nicely introduced the main characters of the next couple of books in a way that makes me want to keep on reading WHAT I LIKED Bea The female lead, Beatrice, was an absolute delight I l HISTORICAL ROMANCE WITH A MURDER MYSTERY TWIST I picked up this book because I got the arc of the second book, The Bachelor, from Netgalley Honestly, I didn t have the biggest expectations, but this was sweet and nice though nothing out of the ordinary However, they characters were engaging and this book nicely introduced the main characters of the next couple of books in a way that makes me want to keep on reading WHAT I LIKED Bea The female lead, Beatrice, was an absolute delight I loved her fierceness and her outspokenness but also her tenderness towards her brother, Joshua, and the male lead, Grey Grey fell in love with her feistiness and so did I Murder mystery Though I have read many historical fiction books and many of these with some sort of mystery twist, I still felt like this was somewhat new and engaging So I liked that part and will look forward to diving deeper into the mystery WHAT I DIDN T LIKE Writing Like I said, I read a lot of historical fiction, though this is my first Sabrina Jeffries book Honestly, most of this book felt like it was written on auto pilot It resembled so much other historical romance that it was a little boring at times

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    Beatrice Wolfe has too much experience organizing funerals When she is called upon to help her Aunt Lydia after the death of her husband, she does so without hesitation But when Fletcher Pryde, the Duke of Greycourt arrives, and not knowing who he is, she doesn t hesitate to speak her mind regarding his rudeness Just looking at him, she knows exactly what a man of his ilk are like and she wants nothing to do with him.Grey is instantly taken with the woman who gives him her blunt rebuttals to Beatrice Wolfe has too much experience organizing funerals When she is called upon to help her Aunt Lydia after the death of her husband, she does so without hesitation But when Fletcher Pryde, the Duke of Greycourt arrives, and not knowing who he is, she doesn t hesitate to speak her mind regarding his rudeness Just looking at him, she knows exactly what a man of his ilk are like and she wants nothing to do with him.Grey is instantly taken with the woman who gives him her blunt rebuttals to his inquisition When his brother shares concern that the woman s brother may have been involved in a murder, he offers to spend time with her to learn what he can Soon, he s battling a mixture of emotions that offer him no peace except to claim Beatrice as his own.Poor Grey He had an awful childhood that left him untrusting of people in general Trying to fit in with his half siblings, he struggles with old wounds even as he hungers for Beatrice and the satisfaction that her presence brings to him I loved that he adored Beatrice for her hoyden ways and her straight forward honesty The very thing that would keep her from finding a suitable husband, and the things his mother s project would fix, were the things that drew him to her Sigh Exactly what I look for in a historical romanceShe was perfect for him in every way And all she asked was that he let her look inside his very soul.He should let her It meant nothing, right It meant everything It meant sharing his secrets with her, taking hers on faith, trusting her to hold his heart in her hands and not crush it, the way everyone else had Because apparently he did have a heart if he were to judge from the searing pain in his chestBeatrice was amazing She was so kind and caring, always ready to help at a moment s notice With the weight of the her and her brother s world on her shoulders, she s fighting to do what needs to be done to assure they are not cast aside and found homeless But as suspicions of murder arise, she can t help but worry that they are true She was a strong heroine, determined to solve her problems in the best way society would allow Her ability to speak her mind to Grey and stand up to him made me like her even .This has a lot of steam for a regency, but I LOVED it If I want to read a flat historical romance, I ll pull out one of my momma s old books Instead, this is what I want A romance with suspense, mystery and intrigue all laced with sizzling passion With enough uncertainty and drama to keep the story moving and a pace that matches it, I found myself reading this within an afternoon I couldn t stop Project Duchess sets up this series as we meet the characters that I assume will have their own books There isn t a one of them I don t want to knowabout With the possibility for danger and mayhem as this series progresses, I m eagerly awaiting the next book.I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book provided by NetGalley and Kensington Books All thoughts and opinions are my own.Dual POVSafe view spoiler no om drama h is virgin ow drama is caused by the ow s mother and the H is able to quickly deal with it while the h never doubts that he will H is rud to be a womanizer and rake, but he has actually been celibate for years hide spoiler Triggers view spoiler childhood abuse not on page hide spoiler

  4. says:

    Lydia, the 4th Dowager Duchess of Armitage has married either very well or very badly, depending on your prospective She has married three dukes, all who have left her widowed, the first two in a three year time span The third duke had at least hung around for 30 years From those marriages Lydia has produced three dukes, one spare and one daughter It will be these adult children who are at the center of Sabrina Jeffries new series the Duke Dynasty Jeffries is getting off to a stellar start Lydia, the 4th Dowager Duchess of Armitage has married either very well or very badly, depending on your prospective She has married three dukes, all who have left her widowed, the first two in a three year time span The third duke had at least hung around for 30 years From those marriages Lydia has produced three dukes, one spare and one daughter It will be these adult children who are at the center of Sabrina Jeffries new series the Duke Dynasty Jeffries is getting off to a stellar start with her first entry, Project Duchess Those who know Lydia have no doubt that at least the second and third marriages were love matches The very recent death of the 4th Duke of Armitage leaves her heartbroken To help her grief Lydia has taken on two projects The first is the rapprochement with her oldest son, Fletcher Pryde the 5th Duke of Greycourt The second project is the simultaneous launch into society of her daughter Gwyn along with a niece she never really knew, Beatrice Wolfe Since it is a long time until mourning ends and the launches launch, Lydia has time to remove all of the rough edges from Beatrice There are many since she grew up roaming the estate when she wasn t serving as companion to the late Duchess or reluctant hostess to the widowed and now late 3rd Duke of Armitage.To help with this grand project, the Dowager Duchess has enlisted the help of Greycourt After meeting the acerbic Beatrice, Greycourt has found himself less resistant to this idea than he would have first supposed.Although Beatrice is the grand daughter of a duke, fate has ordained that she and her war damaged brother, Joshua, reside in the Dower house Joshua holds the job of head gamekeeper on the Armitage estate a job far below his status but one suiting the reclusive Joshua just fine Beatrice had made herself useful in other ways, being an efficient manager of estates, homes, and people If Beatrice and Joshua lose their residency in the dower house they will be homeless and destitute so Beatrice does her best for the Armitage estate.In Project Duchess Duke Dynasty 1, Jeffries introduces all of the adult children who will be starring in the forthcoming books with teasing glimpses that perfectly whet the appetite.Fair warning though, rough seas ahead, with Project Duchess tackling dark issues a serial killer, physical, mental, sexual abuse, and PTSD These threads don t overwhelm Project Duchess but make it deeper andabsorbing than the usual HR.I m greedy I wish authors could just stream books as do so many of the cable and internet channels with their series Especially with a series that starts out so wonderfully.There are heartbreaking back stories, intricate plots, and characters whose stories one can t wait to read and that s just with the first, Project Duchess.Thank you to NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review

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    Series Duke Dynasty 1Publication Date 6 25 19Number of Pages 352This was an absolutely wonderful introduction to Sabrina Jeffries new series There is an overall mystery to the series, I ll not tell you what that is but you ll discover it in this book We meet and love the five children of a duchess who has had three husbands all dukes She had one child, Fletcher Grey , with her first husband two children twins Marlowe Thorn and Gwyn with her second husband two children, Sh Series Duke Dynasty 1Publication Date 6 25 19Number of Pages 352This was an absolutely wonderful introduction to Sabrina Jeffries new series There is an overall mystery to the series, I ll not tell you what that is but you ll discover it in this book We meet and love the five children of a duchess who has had three husbands all dukes She had one child, Fletcher Grey , with her first husband two children twins Marlowe Thorn and Gwyn with her second husband two children, Sheridan and Heywood with her last husband The series revolves around solving the mystery introduced in this book, the children learningabout their fathers, and each of them pursuing and finding their own HEA s I found each of them intriguing and can t wait to get to know them better in their own stories The next story featuring Heywood will be a novella, A PERFECT MATCH released in an anthology Seduction on a Snowy Night with authors Madeline Hunter and Mary Jo Putney Then, in February of 2020, we get Gwyn s story The Bachelor Fletcher Pryde, the 5th Duke of Greycourt, had a lovely family life until he was ten years old He lost his father when he was very young, so he didn t remember him, nor does he really remember his first step father However, his second step father created a happy, loving family for all of them That idyllic family lasted until Grey was ten and the uncle his father had named as his guardian came to claim him He even thought he might want to go with him Then he saw his aunt and uncle s true colors and his nightmare of a life began He quickly walled off his heart and all emotions He became cold and always, always in control He also distanced himself from his family and had little interaction with them even after his uncle died.We first meet Grey as he s receiving word that his step father, Maurice, has died He doesn t want to, but he leaves for Armitage Hall He ll do his duty and then leave as soon as he can However, he s not prepared for what he finds when he gets there He meets a sassy young woman standing in the hall and immediately starts making demands as dukes do She was having none of it and gave as good as she got He had to wonder who that sharp tongued woman was Then, his brother arrived and introduced them Uh oh he d assumed she was a servant or merchant of some sort.Beatrice Wolfe is the granddaughter of a duke, but she is penniless She and her brother, Joshua, live in the dower house at Armitage Hall Joshua was severely wounded in the Peninsular wars and he now acts as head gamekeeper for the estate He is grouchy, uncommunicative, etc all those things we associate with PTSD today.Beatrice has handled all of the arrangements for the funeral of her uncle, the Duke of Armitage, who has just died She loves the family and wants to ease their way as much as possible As she s standing in the entryway arranging the funeral cookies, a man approaches and starts making demands and berating her She knows he has to be the Duke of Greycourt just from what she s heard of him Well he s not going to speak to her that way.Grey and Beatrice bicker right along with all of the other siblings in the house It was so much fun to read because I ve known big loving families who bickered just that way Grey can t believe he s attracted to Beatrice but he is and he just won t allow it He s in full control of himself and will absolutely not allow it RightWe all know how that s going to end.With a mystery to solve, an acerbic brother to manage and a cruel aunt still reaching out to cause trouble, you begin to wonder if they can truly find their way to their HEA Never fear, Grey is up to the task of assuaging Beatrice s fears and concerns it just takes him a while to get there.This was an excellent read and I can t wait for the next book in the series.I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book All thoughts and opinions are my own

  6. says:

    The makeout sex scenes in this were so utterly inappropriate Each and Every time they popped up Revving from 0 60 for no legitimate reason, ignoring all boundaries of class and good manners Seriously why is your hand up your brother s cousin s who ha outdoors With y all s siblings a few feet away Y all don t know each other near well enough to be considering bumping uglies Overall the plot was weak, the original reasons for suspicions flimsy as all hell, the characters thoughts were circui The makeout sex scenes in this were so utterly inappropriate Each and Every time they popped up Revving from 0 60 for no legitimate reason, ignoring all boundaries of class and good manners Seriously why is your hand up your brother s cousin s who ha outdoors With y all s siblings a few feet away Y all don t know each other near well enough to be considering bumping uglies Overall the plot was weak, the original reasons for suspicions flimsy as all hell, the characters thoughts were circuitous and repetitive and much of the book is straight up filler The females also had a very cavalier attitude to cursing for the time period Like eight year old boys seeing how far they could push Mama I would rate it lower but there is still some underlying charm to the writing so I ll leave it at a solid three It s readable Just ratherof a forgettable time passer than any kind of emotive memorable tale

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    This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceI received this book for free from Zebra in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Project Duchess is the first book in Jefferies NEWEST series Duke Dynasty and I am such a fan for Sabrina Jeffries and she is pretty much an auto read author since she was one of my very firsts adult authors to pick up Now lately I never know if a regency will work for me or not but this book This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceI received this book for free from Zebra in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Project Duchess is the first book in Jefferies NEWEST series Duke Dynasty and I am such a fan for Sabrina Jeffries and she is pretty much an auto read author since she was one of my very firsts adult authors to pick up Now lately I never know if a regency will work for me or not but this book was so delicious in every way and I just didn t want to put it down There was something so sweet and connecting about this story that I gravitated towards and I have no REGRETS in any way because once again this author has delighted me and I amthan happy with that.Every time you offer to do whatever I wish, you tempt me, Beatrice So don t offer unless you mean itIn Project Duchess, our story sets off when our hero has come to his family s estate when he hears that his step father has been killed and rushes home He has had a great distance from his family and mostly that is due to his own actions and decisions and what happened to him when he was young and sent away from his family Now having lost the only real father he ever really knew he is devastated and regrets that they weren t able to mend fences before he was killed When he arrives he meets a cousin of one of his step brothers, Beatrice, who is sassy and smart and doesn t hold back with him and he finds her refreshing and wanting her like a breath of fresh air Beatrice is in training to have her come out under the guidance of Grey s mother But there is a murder to solve and Beatrice s brother is their primary suspect Can he get to the truth without compromising the love that is forming between himself and Beatrice or will that bride be burned unable to be rebuilt What I want is to make love to you What I want is to show you what it feels like to need someone so desperately that nothing else makes sense, that the mere thought of seeing that person makes one s heart race.Project Duchess was a stunning story and I was really captivated by the sweet and fun bantering that these two had whenever they were near to each other but at the same time, there is powerful chemistry that is built between them that really stuns you in all the delightful ways I truly didn t want to let go of what these two had together The chemistry that slowly forms between them is powerful from their walks in the woods, to Grey teaching her to dance and the slow passion that forms into burning desire was captivating I honestly found myself caught in these fiery moments between these two I had forgotten how well that Sabrina Jeffries crafts these steamy moments between a couple and she did it just right for these two.At last he d found a woman who could not only know him thoroughly, but could accept him for what he was a man with flaws and fears, but a man still capable of loving.The story itself is highly engaging and I was really curious about this murder mystery that is brought into the story and found wonderful balance with the romance itself It is so intricately placed into the story that we find the ways that these two come together and see what is really going on with her brother Joshua We also see a delightful connection form between Gwen Grey s sister and Joshua and they are book two so I love the little teasers and their book I have a feeling is going to be explosive.Overall I found Project Duchess to be a truly entertaining and edge of your seat fun.a true pleasure to read and become engaged in You can t go wrong with this one here, so grab it up, settle in with a nice cup of tea and embrace this love story bound to curl your toes and leave you with a smile

  8. says:

    Formulaic, tropey in the worst way, uninspired, and tossed together like a bad salad Not even 300 pages and I had to force myself to not skim large chunks of it I just was not captured by anything here My mind wandered so long and so far while I struggled to read this book I decided to fold the laundry so that I could have a few minutes away from it I even put the folded laundry away That s how unexcited I was about these characters and the plot what little there was of one at least.Ther Formulaic, tropey in the worst way, uninspired, and tossed together like a bad salad Not even 300 pages and I had to force myself to not skim large chunks of it I just was not captured by anything here My mind wandered so long and so far while I struggled to read this book I decided to fold the laundry so that I could have a few minutes away from it I even put the folded laundry away That s how unexcited I was about these characters and the plot what little there was of one at least.There is no legitimate chemistry between Grey and Beatrice and I lost track of the number of times I rolled my eyes or flat out had to put the book down over the shit they did and said Grey pops a stiffy every time she s in his general vicinity and it s always for reasons he doesn t want to examine too closely I never believed that he felt anything genuine for her, just physical attraction I know the aristocracy are repressed, but COME ON PAL A little self reflection and emotional intelligence isn t going to cause you to lose your standing to Society or turn you into a weeping Byronic mess Just stop thinking with your dick for five seconds Please.And Beatrice Beatrice was so focused on hating Grey for half the book that those swoopy feelings in her gut whenever he was around soundedlike an impending IBS flareup than any kind of romantic attachment These two ran lukewarm then cold and it was taxing to read Physical lust is not the same as being emotionally engaged with a person and you can t change my mind The smutty bits were AWFUL If I ever have to see the phrase earthquake in her soul when describing an orgasm again, the offending book will be buried in my garden as fertilizer and maybe serve a useful purpose Vaguely referenced feelings and motivations that didn t make sense dragged down what little actual story there was and just didn t inspire me to want to care about these characters For example, Grey keeps thinking about how bitter he was about Things Did I care about this and how it shaped him into the man he is No No I didn t Because he did not display any depth of character or redeeming qualities At all Finally, there was a lot of foreshadowing about an overarching plot but little of it actually interests me The only character I m actually curious about and want to readof Joshua Wolfe We see far too little of him but his page time was the only thing that had me actively engaged with the story Which is why I ll read the next book, dammit Jeffries knew what she was doing when she made him the focus of the next in the series.In summary, I can t recommend this to anyone Save yourself and go find something else to read

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    Two and a half stars.Fletcher Grey Pryde, 5th Duke of Greycourt is summoned to his stepfather s estate when he receives news that his stepfather Maurice has died unexpectedly His mother had married three Dukes and had five children, three of whom were now Dukes in their own rights following the deaths of their respective fathers Grey has never forgiven his family for sending him to England to live with his abusive uncle when he was only a young boy, leaving him to grow up alone.When Grey a Two and a half stars.Fletcher Grey Pryde, 5th Duke of Greycourt is summoned to his stepfather s estate when he receives news that his stepfather Maurice has died unexpectedly His mother had married three Dukes and had five children, three of whom were now Dukes in their own rights following the deaths of their respective fathers Grey has never forgiven his family for sending him to England to live with his abusive uncle when he was only a young boy, leaving him to grow up alone.When Grey arrives he mistakes his stepfather s niece Beatrice Wolfe for a maid or a representative from the undertakers, he is arrogant and abrupt for which Beatrice cuts him nicely down to size.Originally Grey intended to spend only a night with his family before returning to London, but when his stepbrother Sheridan shares his suspicion that Maurice was murdered, and indeed that his brother Armie was also murdered before him, Grey feels compelled to stay and help with the investigations, especially when suspicion falls on Beatrice s older brother Joshua.Meantime, Grey s mother is determined to present Beatrice at court when she presents her own daughter Gwynn, ashamed that Maurice s brother Armie didn t dofor his niece She forces Grey and his brothers to help in coaching the girls in the etiquette of high society, including teaching them to dance.At first Grey cultivates Beatrice s company to further his investigations into Joshua but soon he is intrigued by her honesty, her beauty and her wit But his childhood has made him slow to trust others, especially with his heart, and a lowly woman with no dowry is not a suitable candidate for the role of Duchess of Greycourt.I really enjoyed the start of this novel, the idea of a woman who had been married three times, the hint of mystery, the feisty heroine and the supercilious hero catnip I tell you Unfortunately, all too soon the focus of the novel turned to page, after page, after page of heavy petting and sexual encounters with little to no plot development On and on it went, full of florid language like his large staff and references to ravishing and plundering , it felt repetitive and frankly derivative I was also massively disappointed by the end view spoiler which left the identity of Maurice s killer a mystery hide spoiler This felt wrong , also the heavy handed use of historical words alongside the modern sexual attitudes just didn t sit right for me Even the cover doesn t fit the novel, given that the family is in mourning and Beatrice is a poor relation.I have only read one novella written by Sabrina Jeffries which I really enjoyed, maybe her writing style isappealing to me in a shorter format.I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in return for an honest review.Bumped for release

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